Is the Wrangler dead? Repairs threaten project’s future

No, the Wrangler isn’t dead, at least not yet, but Project Wrangler is on hold. It’ll stay in a state of suspended animation until I get my Jeep back from the dealer. The last two weeks it has undergone extensive engine repairs, thankfully all under warranty.

The dealership has been great so far, but it’s a slow process and one that shouldn’t be rushed.

The prognosis is promising, but still uncertain. From what I’m hearing, it may be a few more weeks before I get it back depending on when they can get parts in.

Given the extent of the repairs, I don’t want to jinx myself by sharing too many details just yet. Rest assured, I’ll have a full write-up when things are back to normal. Hopefully, that will be sooner than later.

I’ve been forced to put several projects on hold until the repairs are completed. Some of you may have noticed that there haven’t been as many posts recently. Unfortunately, for some of these projects, I need access to my vehicle to complete them.

In the meantime, I’ll continue working on my review of the Jeep Cherokee KL (my loaner) and finishing up a gallery from our January trip to Phoenix, where we hiked along White Tank Mountain.


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  • Customs -N- Classics

    Sorry about how long it is taking. I hope when it gets done you will have a lot of fun and no down time for quite a while!

    February 27, 2017 - 7:30 am Reply
    • tobiasmann

      Thanks. I am quite frustrated, but I can’t do anything but wait at this point. The dealership has been great to work with and they have taken care of me these last few weeks with a loaner vehicle. I just hope to be back in my Jeep sooner than later.

      February 27, 2017 - 7:07 pm Reply
  • Boots on the Trail

    I’d worry that these problems you’ve encountered that are currently under warranty might perist past it – so you’d get hit with big out-of-pocket repairs costs in the future. I’d want some reassurance from the dealer that these fixes are indeed that and not just bandaids.

    February 27, 2017 - 9:16 am Reply
    • tobiasmann

      The good news is I have an aftermarket powertrain warranty good for another 10 years after my factory warranty expires. I hear aftermarket warranties can be tricky and you’ll end up paying something, but something is better than nothing I suppose.

      February 27, 2017 - 7:16 pm Reply
  • usathroughoureyes

    A patience building moment and in due time you’ll reap. Waiting is the hardest job/joy there is.

    February 27, 2017 - 11:39 am Reply
    • tobiasmann

      Yes, absolutely a patience building moment and with any luck, it’ll end well.

      February 27, 2017 - 7:16 pm Reply
      • usathroughoureyes

        Keep thinking positive and whatever the outcome it will be for a reason that isn’t always revealed at the moment but in time will. You have many more adventures in a jeep to share. We’ll stay tuned.

        February 28, 2017 - 9:05 am Reply

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