Unless you have been under a rock, you surely have heard and read about the many Jeep water leak claims we have handled over the past few years. And those water leak problems continue…..not just with the Wranglers, but with the Patriots and Grand Cherokees as well. Sadly though, Wrangler drivers now have another issue to deal with. This is a Jeep Wrangler clutch problem where clutches are wearing out very quickly.
In one recent Jeep Wrangler clutch case we handled, our client was back to a Jeep authorized dealer six times to address the clutch problem. At first, the clutch was operating fine but it was making a suspicious ticking noise. The dealer diagnosed the problem as a bad throw out bearing and replaced the part under warranty. The ticking noise continued, required a second repair visit and again the throw-out bearing was replaced under warranty. Two weeks later, our client lost all pressure in the clutch and the dealer blamed the problem on the Wrangler being stuck in the sand (The client works on an air force where the roads are covered with sand from the nearby bay.) The charged our client over $1,250. A month alter, the clutch failed again. This time, the Jeep dealer told our client that there was mud under the vehicle and charged them over $2,300.
Sure enough, the clutch failed a third time and our client went back to the selling Jeep dealer. The dealer agreed that the clutch should be fixed by Chrysler but the manufacturer now argued that the car was out of warranty. So, again our client forked out almost $1,000 to fix this car.
All in all, our client forked out almost $5,000 to repair a matter which has been lighting up the message boards and should have been fixed right the first time under warranty. If you are dealing a Jeep Wrangler clutch issue, make sure you repeatedly go to a Jeep-authorized dealer to have the matter addressed. Keep these invoices in a safe place and if you return to the dealer three or more times for the matter, look into your Lemon Law rights. You can fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form and we will be glad to review your situation and try and connect with someone who can help. Don’t let a Jeep Wrangler clutch problem wear you out. Take action and fight for your rights!