Hi all -
So I have a 2017 Jeep Wrangler JKU and I just got it from Carvana. I have 100 day warranty so they are going to pay to have this looked at, but it almost stalls on a cold start (and I mean 10 deg Michigan cold) but only when I shift to reverse from being parked. It only has 61K miles on it and otherwise runs great. It runs fine after that intial backing out of my parking space, and I can’t replicate the problem until the next day when the engine is again very cold. Any ideas what could cause this and if it is worth repairing/diagnosing or should I just wash my hands of it and send back to Carvana?
Thanks for your time,
Hi all -
I would send it back . Even if they look at it the problem might return then you are stuck with it.
The electronic throttle body is what controls the engine idle speed.
If it’s dirty, it can cause idle/stalling problems.
Yup, I’m taking it back…too risky with a potentially major transmission problem, thanks!
If a Jeep Wrangler is what you really want you might concider leasing a new one . At lease end you can turn it back in or buy it.
I would like a Wrangler myself but they are just too expensive new or used.
VOLVO-V70: I get the idea of leasing as being cheaper right now, but I want to use it for overlanding and the occasional 200+ mile Nat’l Forest round trip. I’ve heard there are pretty steep penalties for going over your mileage and also for any scrapes or scratches. But maybe I am just going off hearsay and don’t understand leasing as it currently is.
If you are going to do off-roading, I don’t think that leasing would be wise.
You pay for every mile above the terms of the lease and for any damage. The mileage penalty adds up quickly.
leasing mileage overages are usually around .20 -.25 cents for every mile over. but you can take out 10k miles per year, 12k miles per year, 15k miles per year on your lease. the higher the miles per year you take, the higher the monthly payment is. as far as scratches there is a little leeway. the scratch usually has to be larger than a certain length. about 4 inches if I remember correctly. and a certain width before they charge you for it. they give you a card at the beginning of the lease that will explain it. as far as mileage I know VW lets you by additional miles during the lease if you want or need too. I am not sure if any other manufactures let you do that.
Chrysler Capitol spells out what they consider normal wear and tear vs excessive
- Individual instances of damage over two inches if the cost to repair does not exceed $100
- Scratches that can be buffed out during reconditioning
- Single instances of damage two inches or less in diameter, excluding hail damage and punctures
Cracks, stars or stone chips 1/2 inch or less in diameter
Cracks two inches or less
- Tread of at least 4/32 inch when measured at the shallowest point
- Tire type/size must comply with manufacturer’s recommendations
Scuffs or minor nicks to wheels or wheel covers
Absent or nonfunctional exterior parts are chargeable in all instances
- Excess overspray, conspicuous sand/grinding marks, uneven texture or poor color match greater than two inches in diameter
- One or more occurrences of body, bumper or molding damage greater than two inches in size
- Punctures or cracks to painted surfaces that will exceed $100 to repair
- All substandard repair or damage that comprises the safety or structural integrity of the vehicle
- Any defect that reduces market appeal or impairs vehicle appearance
Damage greater than 1/2 inch in diameter or any hole
Cracks exceeding two inches
- Incomplete or subpar repairs
- Any vehicle system/mechanical failure caused by noncompliance with manufacturer’s recommended maintenance program
- Broken or malfunctioning equipment
- Any replacement component that fails to meet manufacturer’s specifications
- Tires in any condition that represents a risk to driver/passenger’s safety including cuts, sidewall plugs and gouges
- Non-matching or improper tire sizes
- Studded tires
- Cracked, bent, mismatched or broken wheels or wheel covers
- Wheels/wheel covers that are not original equipment or of equal quality, function and design
- Any modification to the vehicle’s performance components, suspension or fuel system
- Any change to paint color, non-factory paint scheme or wrapping
- Engraved, etched or tinted glass
- Spray-on bed liners not installed by dealer