2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4 door 3.8L
This is one great fun vehicle to own!
The speakers were popping on the premium Infinity 368 watt sound system (speakers sounded like they were blown). The Jeep dealer said there was a Technical Service Bulletin on it and that they had to flash the amplifier with an update. I believe this was to lower the output a little so the speakers wouldn't pop. This seemed like it worked, but some of the speakers pop at times, but not as bad as before. Before there was an update, I had the dealer try installing the 368 watt amplifier from the 2007 models (Chrysler's idea). Although it fixed the popping sound the stereo was not the same. The new amplifier is a 368 watt high power amp (RCY). It didn't have that rich sound and was sort of flat. When the update came they re-installed the old amplifier and did the update. Has anyone else had this problem?
This is a great riding and good looking Jeep.
The road noise is minimal and the interior treatments are fantastic.
The Infinity sound system is awesome. I do hope they get a better fix on the speaker issues. I believe that the standard Sahara AM/FM/CD/Mp3 radio can't mesh with the amplifier and that an upgraded radio should be installed in it's place. I haven't heard of anyone having speaker problems with the MyGig Multimedia Infotainment System.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2008
15th Dec 2008, 13:59
I am having the same problem. I've taken it in twice to the jeep dealership and they keep installing "software". We will see if it works this time.
30th Apr 2009, 07:42
I have the same thing,
However I drive a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. On songs with a heavy bass, or just some other random ones, my speakers will "pop". It is extremely annoying.
13th May 2009, 12:56
All I have the same issue with my 2008 Sahara Unlimited with My Gig system. I've changed out the all speakers with the exception of the sub and still the same problem. Would an after market amp fix the problem?
4th Sep 2010, 06:00
My amp caught fire after popping the other day.