1st Feb 2003, 15:48
I just had my transmission replaced at 40,000 miles and they told me the exaust manifold was under a 7yr 70,000 warranty. Check with your dealer. My jeep is a 98. The new jeeps all have extended warrenties to 7yrs or 70,000.
5th Feb 2003, 15:17
I hear ya! In the last 2 months I had to get a new water pump, radiator, my 3rd catalytic converter, and fan clutch. I take very good care of my jeep! Now, it is a piece of junk as far as I am concerned. My first catalytic converter was covered under warranty and when it went out again, service at Bob Baker Jeep in Carlsbad, CA informed me that it was 'too bad' and said that I had 'bad luck' and they won't fix it. Lovely! On top of all of the expensive repairs... in about a 2 week period my rear view mirror fell off, both of my speaker covers fell off, my ashtray broke and fell out and my glove box door fell off. Now that is ridiculous! Do not buy a Jeep unless you have a lot of $$ for repairs and some serious patience.
10th Jun 2003, 13:31
I currently have a 97 Jeep Wrangler with 101,000 miles. However, she has had three catalytic converters. My vent cable has snapped which cause the heat to only work. I have had two radiators installed. Also, my gas gage stopped working, which caused three days without my vehicle, do they had to dropped the fuel tank and replace the cable. I am now experiencing problems with my manifold for the second time in the last two years. Oil pump has gone out and is currently being replaced. I have constantly being replacing something on my Jeep. If I had to do over again, I would have never bought a Jeep and will never buy another Chrysler product. If you see a Smoking Jeep or hear a loud thunderous Jeep passing by your house. That's me because I have run out of money trying to keep it up. Good Luck to all Jeep Owners.
A Jeep Owner.
11th Jun 2003, 13:15
My 98 jeep wrangler is now on its third catalytic converter. I have 83,000 miles on it. It just so happens that it is 3,000 miles over warranty. Did anyone else have to pay $500 to have theirs fixed??? What is the life expectancy of this part anyway??? This shouldn't be a part that is replaced as often as windshield wiper blades should it? Will I be paying $500 every year and a half? Help.
8th May 2005, 23:41
Jeeps used to be great products when owned by AMC after chrysler bought them out the turned them to rolling pieces of crap... by all means buy jeep vehicles 1995 or older. Those are real quality.
24th Apr 2007, 13:15
Well I have to agree with you all on a lot of points. Just Empty Every Pocket when it comes to Jeeps, but I think a lot of these issues can be avoided with routine maintenance. I love my wrangler and don't mind fixing it up every now and again because I don't think an unbreakable car exists.
13th Dec 2010, 13:48
I have had my 97 Wrangler 4.0L for three years now. It is at 125,000 miles. The first year was wonderful in terms of how little it was in the shop. The next was OK. It started breaking about half way through. This year has been horrible. I am almost certainly buying... well, anything with 4wd would be better. I need 4wd 'cause I need to get through five or more inches of powder snow before the plow comes around. I bet I've spent more in 3 years of repairs than on just buying it. Oh, and I thought both the tires it came with and the current ones would last twice as long as they have too.
That said, it's an incredibly fun and capable vehicle. I have always loved it... when it wasn't costing me money. It handles great, feels great (apparently I am immune to bumpy roads in Wranglers), has incredible low-end grunt for an unmodified gas vehicle. I rarely go above 2k rpms unless I'm towing something.