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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2000, 02:38 PM
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Leaks Covered Under Warrany??

Are leak's typically covered under warranty? Our TJ only has 6K on it, and with our first rain the other day, I found my leg getting soaked from water dripping from under the dash. I felt underneath, and the water was definitley coming down the backside of the dash. I didnt have time to inspect it any further. This is our first "convertible" type vehicle, so I'm unsure if something of that nature would be a warranty item, or if its just considered to be an aspect of owning a Jeep!

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Re: Leaks Covered Under Warrany??

Yes, take it back immediately. They are not covered under the extended warranty though. Just FYI.

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i have to agree. take it back. i might be the odd man out, but i've had nothing but good luck with my dealership. when my TJ was still under 36K i took it back like once a month with some petty gripe. your's is more than a petty gripe. leaking is bad sh1t. they at least try to fix it, and when it still leaks...take it back again

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Re: Leaks Covered Under Warrany??

I don't know what the current wording is in the warranty. Be careful to declare it a leak, though. Back in '80 (yeah I'm an old fart) I bought a new Jeep with a bad OIL leak. They tried to get me to agree that the oil was only seeping, and not leaking. Then they pulled out the warranty and showed me that seeping was excluded. It has probably all changed since then, but I have never forgotten the experience.

BTW, the SEEP was so bad that I lost all the oil on my way home from the dealership the first day I bought it (about a 5 mile drive). Now that is a TEXAS sized oil seep! The block had a flaw in it and the oil came straight out. They tried to epoxy it for two years with no luck. Never would give me a new engine or Jeep. I finally sold it in disgust. Not one of my best Jeep memories. Back then, I was a kid and pretty defenseless. They had their way with me. If it happened today, I have more money and know a lot of attorneys that would be glad to help. Sure wish I could go back and do it again knowing what I know now.

Sorry for the long tale. When I see or hear the word leak, I kind of have a flashback.

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