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post #1 of 14 Old 09-12-2017, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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New Online Service for Jeep Owners + JeepForum.com exclusive promo code

Fellow Jeep lovers!

We're excited to join your community and offer a great service everyone will benefit from! CarMD is looking for feedback from JeepForum members on our new (and FREE!) online CarMD Garage Vehicle Health Report service available at www.carmd.com/garage. We also offer a Premium Report with additional vehicle maintenance insights, normally a paid feature BUT because we want your insightful feedback, use promo code "Jeep" to unlock additional information on vehicle history, upcoming repairs, TSBs & maintenance (good thru 9-18-2017).

You may already be familiar with CarMD, a leading provider of automotive diagnostic code readers and check engine light trend data for vehicles manufactured since 1996. Now we are offering a new service, CarMD Garage Vehicle Health Reports, with insight that can reduce the cost of your Jeep's ownership. Less money and headaches on maintenance means more towards cool modifications, right!?

All you need is the vehicle’s year, make, model – or vehicle identification number (VIN) – and mileage to get a report. It’s a great way to quickly decode a VIN. It also shows your average MPG, upcoming maintenance, safety recalls, warranty status, technical service bulletins (TSBs) and if the vehicle has any upcoming issues. View a sample report here: https://www.carmd.com/garage/sample. View a sample report with premium data unlocked for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler with 75,330 miles here: https://goo.gl/qG2J6Z.

Running a report is completely free. There are no tricks. You don’t even have to input your email. Optional in-report purchases include maintenance details, including parts and labor times; details for all of the TSBs; and percentage likelihood, parts costs and labor time for predicted repairs. Vehicle history reports from InstaVIN are also available, which is a great way to avoid purchasing a vehicle that’s been totaled or in a flood. If your warranty has expired, you can also get $100 off all CARCHEX extended Vehicle Protection plans.

You’re probably familiar with TSBs. But if you work on your own Jeep, you might not have access to these known issue advisories because unlike recalls, the manufacturer isn’t required to send TSBs to vehicle owners. TSB content varies in severity from hard-to-start engines to inoperable windows. TSBs often deal with a recurring problem and include instructions for the repair, parts needed, warranty status and labor charges. They’re also usually covered for free under your warranty so being in the know can save you headaches and money! If you shop online for car parts, you’ll appreciate that the CarMD Garage reports help you find the right replacement part for your vehicle. Our search tool can save you time, and as much as 50% percent on markup.

Try it out and post a comment here to let fellow forum members know what you think about www.carmd.com/garage. Post your questions below, and we'll be happy to answer! Promo code "Jeep" unlocks CarMDģ Garage vehicle history upcoming repairs, TSBs & maintenance (good thru 9-18-17).

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-12-2017, 02:40 PM
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Worked for me. Thanks.
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post #3 of 14 Old 09-12-2017, 03:08 PM
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You don't have a listing for the XJ Cherokee??
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post #4 of 14 Old 09-12-2017, 03:10 PM
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The system will not recognize the correct VIN for my 1983 AM General Postal Jeep....and will not recognize any Jeep Cherokee.
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post #5 of 14 Old 09-12-2017, 04:18 PM
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Didn't work for me

Tried to put in an '89 YJ (although only a TJ was the only model offered for 1989) and it wouldn't let me input an engine size... and wouldn't provide results without that info.
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The system will not recognize the correct VIN for my 1983 AM General Postal Jeep....and will not recognize any Jeep Cherokee.

The CarMD Garage reports are for 1996 and newer OBD-II vehicles, which is why it wouldn't recognize your '83 VIN.
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post #7 of 14 Old 09-12-2017, 05:22 PM
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worked on my 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

found 52 TSBs... YIKES !!!
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post #8 of 14 Old 09-12-2017, 05:52 PM
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Beware, not all of those TSB's may affect you. I tried it out before they were a vendor here and found many TSB's that didn't apply to my JK. Same with the recalls.

It's not model/year specific, just does a dump of everything for a model series. Now trying it out again, calls my 12 JK a TJ and won't let me enter the engine size. I did look at all the TSB's and they are missing the one about the front brake hose for the JK.

Tried my 17 WK2 also, shows one recall thats not applicable, missing the recall for the EGR valve I just had done and no TSB's in which there is at least 1 for the missing Pitch and Roll page that is applicable.

Somewhat disappointed in this.

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post #9 of 14 Old 09-12-2017, 07:51 PM
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What's free is basically useless, and it was incorrect re: my JK's lifetime powertrain warranty. Given all that I'd not be inclined to pay for the additional information.

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post #10 of 14 Old 09-13-2017, 12:18 AM
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Followed the provided link, input VIN, and was provided with service bulletins and other general information. However, after creating an account, the only way to receive information was to purchase a scanner...for $139. The service bulletins were interesting to read through but the other routine maintenance intervals were not helpful. Do you really need to be reminded to change your oil? Perhaps some do...
Most links you click on lead you to purchasing a scanner or to the home page; not very helpful. Perhaps this tool would be helpful if you invested the time to become familiar with the website and purchase a scanner, but I don't see the advantages of either. Some may find benefits of using CarMD, I just don't.
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Followed the provided link, input VIN, and was provided with service bulletins and other general information. However, after creating an account, the only way to receive information was to purchase a scanner...for $139. The service bulletins were interesting to read through but the other routine maintenance intervals were not helpful. Do you really need to be reminded to change your oil? Perhaps some do...
Most links you click on lead you to purchasing a scanner or to the home page; not very helpful. Perhaps this tool would be helpful if you invested the time to become familiar with the website and purchase a scanner, but I don't see the advantages of either. Some may find benefits of using CarMD, I just don't.
The OBD scanner is an optional purchase and not necessary to access the garage info. The scanner is helpful when you need to diagnose/solve a check engine light issue because it provides an accurate fix, including parts, labor time and repair difficulty.
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56 JeepForum members have already received their PremiumReports in the last 24 hours!
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post #13 of 14 Old 09-14-2017, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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All 1996 and newer Jeep makes now active

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The system will not recognize the correct VIN for my 1983 AM General Postal Jeep....and will not recognize any Jeep Cherokee.
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You don't have a listing for the XJ Cherokee??

All Jeep makes from 96 are now active. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
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93 JeepForum members have run CarMD Garage reports so far. Give it a try and let us know what you think. The promo code "Jeep" is good until 9/18/17 at www.carmd.com/garage.
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