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Hydrolocked my engine with dealer plates still on...

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So here's my story. I was out playing around in puddles...really nothing big at all. On my way out I made one final run, a little water splashed on the hook and the engine died. I still have the dealer plates on her and they towed me, after my friends got me out of the water, to the dealership. I've read some of the threads and seen some people say that it was covered by Jeep for the repairs. I have a video of my final death run and it shows I was not exceeding the limits of "the most capable offroad vehicle". She's a stock JK Rubi and can climb anything I point her at...water seems to be an issue. I would love to hear any thoughts on this, what it could be, best wat to prevent it (what is the best snorkel?) and if anyone has had this happen and had it covered by warranty I'd really love to hear from you so I can have a little ammo when I go in to fight them.
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Not really in this case....the dealer does make the rules to a large extent. Jeep does not have a hard fast pass/fail criteria for warranty repairs, just like they don't for mods causing issues. In reality, the dealer can pretty much warranty anything they want. It just depends on how they feel about you, the day, if they argued with the g/f that morning, the phase of the moon etc....
I believe the dealer gets reimbursed from Chrysler for warranty work and the dealer wouldn't get paid if the work wasn't approved by Chrysler.
 

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That's one reason I keep going back to the same VW dealer.
VW is one of the most successful car manufacturers on the planet--Chrysler isn't. It's been having bankruptcy problems for at least a generation with many owners--Fiat/tax-payer, Cerberus, Mercedes, and a tax-payer bailout years before they became popular.

Given that, they can't afford to be as generous with warranty claims. I wish I even had a Jeep dealer near me. There's not one within sixty miles of me now. The two I've bought Jeeps from over the years have both shut down. I'm glad mine haven't had any issues and I'm taking it slow through the puddles this winter.
 
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