It's been a while since I really did an update on mine so here is another boring
report. Of course when you're looking for defects, drawback and problems, boring is a good thing. One year, 18K miles and no significant problems, that's more than I had hoped for with something that's a new design.
I had another nail in a tire
, the TPMS worked fine but when I went to take it off the lug nuts were really torqued on and I ended up rounding one of them off
. I had it trailered to the dealer, no charge to get the lug nut off, insurance paid for the towing (Chrysler's Roadside Assistance doesn't cover towing for a flat tire even if the real problem is caused by the inability to remove said tire
). So it was $8 for a lug nut and fix the tire plus the standard Oil Change and service at 18K. It's best to invest in a good 19mm deep, half inch drive socket, breaker bar and maybe even a 2 foot piece of pipe to carry along in the boot.
I had intended on this report being called "half way through my warranty" but on Monday I will pay the $900 for the Lifetime Power train extension that is available until Sept 30.
and $1500 after that. Whatever mods that I do will be primarily with factory available pieces to maintain the warranty as necessary. By being stubborn and not buying in to the original extended warranty has paid off big time, I got lucky! I plan on keeping my MK a looooong time
and now with the new warranty I have no
of any unexpected expenses for tranny, engine or other power train components.