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post #111 of 120 (permalink) Old 04-04-2017, 10:02 PM
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Are used cherokee's bringing that kind of dollars. 2014 with 40K for $25,000.?? Wow, think I better think about upgrading mine.
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post #112 of 120 (permalink) Old 04-05-2017, 03:48 PM
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So I dropped my 2014 cherokee 2.4 back in for Chrysler to diagnose why oil consumption was so high, 2+ qrts low after driving 625 miles. The dealer had the jeep for 5 business days. I called for an update, i was told they replaced a faulty PCV valve which would cause exsesive oil consumption. Go figure, I'm no mechanic, but I can tell you a faulty PCV vavle will not cause the consumption of 2+ qrts of oil in 625 miles. A faulty PCV valve should also trigger a check engine akert, no alert. My assigned Chrysler case manager called too stating the issue was remediated after a faulty PCV vavle was detected and replaced. I'm in the same boat again after the service manager topped of the oil instructed me to drive another 500 miles then bring back to check oil levels. I have another 200 miles till the next consumption test. after 160 miles, the oil reading was almost below the diamond indicators. I'll continue to run this vehicle to dangerously low oil levels so Chrysler can try to figure out their KNOWN failures......i will ask for another case manager as the one assigned was usless and closed my case 2 days after picking up my heep....i put down 14k cash and financed another. 11k. If Chrysler wants to make right, refund my expenses, stop the nonsense. Remember the engine in this vehicle was replaced 3200 miles ago due to the exact same issues that were not disclosed to me when i purchased the vehicle from an audi dealer in greenwich CT 4 months ago. The engine was replaced due to extensive oil consumption, at the time the engine was ONLY burning 1qtr per 500 miles, 2 of the 4 cylinders were eventually scored. So here i am , continuing to score cylinders snd who knows what else damage.
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post #113 of 120 (permalink) Old 04-05-2017, 04:53 PM
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I brough the jeep back to the dealer today after driving 625 miles. The oil was 1 1/2 qrts low. The dealer topped off the oil and scheduled an appointment to tear down the engine next week to identify root cause. I just got off the phone with Chrysler to determine my options. I noted i want a refund. Oil changes should occur every 3000 miles, not engine replacements.
Actually if you follow the oil gauge you can now go as long as 12 months/10,000 miles if it allows.

Now the only thing I can think of in your 2 engine vehicle situation is maybe the prior owner used the wrong oil/ weight. Using a higher weight than 0 on a I4 would not provide enough lubrication on start up.
If that person continued that into the replacement engine it would start the process all over leaving you with the situation now.
Many burp at the cost when they find out the $$'s with synthetic oil on the oil changes vs conventional.
Also losing 2 engines is almost unheard of unless other things are involved.
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Are used cherokee's bringing that kind of dollars. 2014 with 40K for $25,000.?? Wow, think I better think about upgrading mine.
Mine was fully loaded (minus tech package) with 51k miles on it, got it for 24. Considering all the options, the specs of what I wanted, it was a good deal, and it's been working flawlessly so far the past 4 months I've owned it *knock on wood*

It also doesn't burn a drop of oil as the oil level has been consistent since the last oil change almost 4k miles ago.
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The previous owner was very meticulous bringing the jeep back to the dealer on a regular basis for service, I found the invoices in the glove box to prove so. When i came across the invoice noting engine long block replacement i was livid "what did I get into". I called the dealer I purchased the jeep from as that tidbit of information was not disclosed. The dealer claimed no prior knowledge, i told the dealer in disgust "maybe you should have gone through the glove box". I personally called the jeep dealer that sold the jeep to the prior owner, i was provided with the full history of the jeep. Anyway I thought i was good to go, i have a new engine with less than 700 miles on it, of which 400+ miles were those the dealer drove to ensure issue was mitigated. The invoice too indicated oil-0w20, 68152004ap (genuine oem Mopar part number) along with all other engine replacement items. When the jeep stalled on my daughter the new engine had only 1,850 miles on it. The dealer performed an oil and filter change too after the jeep stalled on my daughter back in February. I've racked up an additional 1100 miles, planning to drop off jeep this Saturday for my second oil consumption test. In all the new engine has less than 3,200 miles since replacement. I'll post my findings this weekend.. After the first oil consumption test (625 miles) the oil level was ONLY down 2+ qrts. The dealer found a faulty PCV valve, replaced it and instructed me to drive another 500 miles and then test.

I have to laugh at these comercials permoting new oil blends allowing vehicles to go a year between routine oil changes when I can't drive 500 miles without consuming 2+qrts. The other thing that i don't understand is why no low oil or check engine indicator ever came on. Not even when the engine stalled containing barely any oil. What's the deal there? If i had a fault PCV valve too, i would have expected to see a check engine indicator. My odometer too began to recently flash, the heated seats and steering wheel go on, then immediately off. The dealer checked for error codes but failed to address and fix last visit. If it's below 30 degrees you better have a full tank of gas, the gas door cylinoide mechanism fails to pop, have to wait till the temperature rises above 30 to get gas. The emergency gas door release found in rear hatch by rear passenger wheel hub busted in my hand when i tried pulling it. Just a bundle of joy.

This is my 4th jeep. The first 3 were purchased new, 84' renegade, 01' wrangler and a 10' jeep liberty limited. I purchased the 2014 jeep cherokee this past November after my liberty was totalled in an accident. My daughter was traveling to college on a state road when a car blew through a stop sign. My daughter never had a chance to stop, striking the car at fault totalling both vehicles. I thought i was stepping up with the cherokee. Although the liberty had a v6, the cherokee limited is fully loaded, nice vehicle however the 4 cyl 2.4 is under powered. In my opinion the oil weight is to light for that engine too. I've owned 8 chrysler vehicle's, several fords, ford ranger, tuarus wagon, vans; never once had to worry about adding oil between routine oil changes.
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post #117 of 120 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 10:14 AM
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525 miles later or second oil consumption test, down 2 qrts of oil. The original engine which was replaced less than 3200 miles ago was consuming 1 qrt every 500 miles. The situation went from bad to worst. HELP!!!
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I would almost think it was worth it (if mine) to take to a non-dealer mechanic and ask them if they can troubleshoot an oil leak for you. Explain the loss of 2 quarts over 550 miles (I am assuming you're not leaving puddles of oil wherever you park). That oil has to be going somwhere, whether leaking or burning, and a good mechanic should be able to tell you why. I'm thinking $200 or so for the troubleshooting. If you're stuck with the vehicle and can't get rid of it (I also might talk to a lawyer about dealer selling me a car with a replaced engine...how did that NOT show up on Carfax before the dealer took it in trade?) you may as well see if you can find out what's actually wrong with it..

Could also contact previous owner and ask if dealer was aware of engine swap...might help you get rid of vehicle back to dealer. I've had owners of cars I traded in call me about stuff before, like door keless lock codes. I was more than happy to talk to them.

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post #120 of 120 (permalink) Old 04-26-2017, 06:17 PM
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New engine was ordered, this will be the third engine. The original engine replaced @ 40,300 miles, the 1st replacement engine replaced less than 4000 miles ago. More bad news to report. While jeep was sitting on dealers lot a tree limb fell and dented my left rear passenger quarter panel and damaged the rear passenger side window too. What else can go wrong?
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