I’m looking to buy a used jeep (my first as owner), and the current owner said
about 4 years ago he had to get the engine wiring harness replaced, cost
about $3500, and made the title ‘salvage’. (2004 Jeep Rubicon, Automatic,
Regarding the title, I’m still a little confused about it. Here is the message he
sent me in regard to why it was ‘salvage’:
“To put a engine wiring harness in it, it was about $3,500 so I went through the
insurance company and they had to give me a salvage title to get it fix with the
I ran a history report with the VIN, and the title is marked as ‘Rebuilt’, but is
this quite the same as salvage? And he didn’t know exactly why it needed a
new harness to begin with?
Is this something to be concerned about? I had a mechanic briefly look it over,
and drove it around my self - no issues at all, and none in the last 4 years.
Also, I’m curious as to what causes the need for engine wiring to be replaced?
Is it just chance, or could it be because of the conditions or owner usage?
(Current and first owner never used it for crawling or much off-roading)