Well, as I type this my car is in getting the infamous Drivers Side door lock fixed. And they are saying it's NOT the actuator, but some clip? And a whopping $320.00 fix which is why I'm on here to read up on other peoples experiences. We have already replaced the actuator in the Passenger side, and were able to do that MUCH cheaper because we could get the door open. This time the Drivers side door locked, and we could not get it open manually, with the remote door lock opener, OR with the keys from outside. So we were FORCED to take it to the dealership, which I try to avoid at ALL costs due to the jacked up prices.
I loved my jeep up until about 2 years ago, when all reliability went out the window. I think it's a bit ridiculous to have that at like 75,000 miles. It's been properly maintained with EVERY recommended oil change, and service being done to it. So all these issues are just beyond ridiculous.
We too have had the numerous issues with the tail lights. Replace bulbs, check for shorts etc... thought we had it working again, only to be pulled over AGAIN! Thank GOD my husband is a police officer, and so I've managed to not be ticketed as a courtesy. Every time I've thought it was fixed again, only to find out at very INCONVENIENT times (like when being pulled over) that they've been out again.
We also had an issue with our Drivers Seat breaking. My husband got it fixed the first time, but it recently popped again, so now for safety reasons we have to look for a whole replacement seat. And no, we are not obese people, there is NO reason for this.
We ALSO have had issues with the spring or whatever mechanism is in the tail gate that lifts it. It simply does NOT lift anymore. I cannot tell you how many times I've hit my head on that dang thing moving quickly to put groceries in or something, and not realizing that the hatch did not lift all the way up.
I had always heard Jeeps were great up until 100,000 miles then they fell apart, but I didn't believe. I do now. And as much as I love the look and size of my jeep. All the issues we have had, are just beyond ridiculous and we will NEVER own one again. Unfortunately with the economy right now we cannot take on a car payment, and this is paid for so we are stuck for now with this lemon. And I'm VERY unhappy about it.
Anyone reading this, and considering getting a jeep. Seriously unless you have a LOT of extra disposable money that you don't mind paying out on stupid fixes, DON'T DO IT!
Wish I had researched more before picking this out.