Jeep has an unusually loyal following. Perhaps, this fanbase stems back from the brand’s glory days as a military vehicle. However, many still are unhappy with the brand. For the past years, Consumer Affairs have been receiving complaints surrounding the several types of Jeep models. So, if you are a Jeep owner, you might want to be prepared to contact the Jeep repairers Perth residents rely on.
When Consumer Affairs collated the data, they found that one of the biggest problems with the various Jeep models was stalling at both high and low speeds.
The complaints date back to 2008, during which Chrysler recalled about 1.3 Cherokee and Commander units with stalling problems. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the problem may be attributed to a software glitch. More specifically, it was noted that there were several Grand Cherokee and Commander models with incorrectly manufactured front control modules.
If you’re experiencing the same problem, it would be ideal for you to bring your Jeep to one of our service centers. With the latest diagnostic technology, we will be able to pinpoint exactly why your vehicle is stalling. Our expert technicians have the tools, equipment, skills and experience needed to resolve this problem permanently. What’s more, we offer logbook service so that you can keep your new car warranty.
Several Jeep owners also reported water leakage at the front edge of the passenger and driver side doors, near the A-pillar. Some, complaining about water penetrating the upper corner of their windshield.
You can test if you have the same problem by following the steps below:
- Remove the carpet and mats to check if the floor is soaked.
- Check if there are water beads forming along the crevasse where the pillar meets the dash.
- Remove the corner plastic panel and see if there are water droplets between the frame and the rubber.
If you see any of these signs, then it is likely that your Jeep is one of the vehicles affected by the problem. You can always try fixing this on your own. After all, some useful material can be found online. However, you should know that the process can be time-consuming and complicated. To give you an idea, let us show you the process:
- The first thing you have to do is remove the hard top on the side with leaking water.
- Then you need to inspect the top of the windshield frame and the rubber channel along it.
- Go toward the corner and lift it up. Check if there is enough butyl applied in the area. It is likely that you will see that the amount does not suffice and it is unevenly applied.
- Remove all the old butyl you can see. It will be difficult to get rid of because it has the same consistency as a discarded chewing gum. The butyl will most likely stick to your fingernails for several days.
- Go out and purchase new butyl, keeping aware that the market supplies lengths of mostly 15 ft. You will only need a small portion.
- Apply a solid bead of butyl, then firmly press along the weather strip, ensuring that there are no air bubbles.
- Try spraying water at the corner to check if it is still leaking.
- If you happen to see leaks, you again need to locate the gap somewhere in the application.
As you can see, the process can consume a lot of your time and effort. If you do not have the patience, you might end up doing it wrong. When the rain comes, you might regret your decision. So, we recommend leaving this task to a trusted Jeep mechanic. We have all the Jeep parts needed to fix this issue.
Malfunctioning Ignition Switch
Several Jeep Wrangler units were also recalled because of a malfunctioning ignition switch. There are reportedly 13 model years affected with this problem, including 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000, among others. Jeep owners reported that they had trouble getting the starter to engage. Some tried to replace the starter or the starter relay. The issue got worse as the weather got colder but it temporarily went away as the weather became warmer.
Do you Need to Replace your Jeep’s Ignition Switch?
Problems with the ignition switch can mask themselves as other issues. One of the most obvious signs of ignition trouble is when you can’t get your car to start. You will notice your Jeep cranking, but the engine will not start. It is also possible that the vehicle will not crank at all and there are no signs that it will start. In most reported ignition switch problems with Jeep, a replacement is necessary.
When you bring your Jeep to European Prestige Auto Service, our expert technicians will assess the exact issue with your ignition switch. We will also evaluate whether it can still be repaired or if it needs replacement. Don’t worry because if we have the necessary Jeep parts in stock, we can perform the replacement in less than an hour. The process involves removing all the different screws, latches and bolts holding the cover together and we will ensure that there will be no damage to the exposed wires.
When you are looking for a trusted and experienced Jeep specialist, search no further than European Prestige Auto Service. Our mechanics know Jeep vehicles like the back of their hands! And we will provide you with a courtesy vehicle while you are getting yours serviced.
So, if you need the Jeep repairs Perth drivers always trust, contact European Prestige Auto Service today!