Jeepers, Creepers! Does My Jeep Have a Problem?
If you sport a Jeep, you already know that, overall, the brand is fabulous. However, as great as Jeeps are, each automaker produces models with a few quirks. This is nothing surprising unless you happen to be the owner or driver on the day something goes amiss. Then it’s personal and a big deal. When you choose Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in Brookfield, Wisconsin, as your auto service and Jeep repair facility, our team of ASE-certified professionals will help you get your Jeep back to roadworthy conditions.
Prevalent Issues to be Aware of
While anything can happen to any automobile, some known issues seem to appear more often than expected in certain Jeep models. For example, Wrangler owners should beware of losing power or inability to start the vehicle due to Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) failure. This controls the electrical system. Also, some drivers of Wranglers and Cherokees have endured the phenomenon known as “the death wobble.” This is a shake felt through the steering wheel that’s so severe that it interferes with driver control of the vehicle. Also, exhaust leaks plague certain models and years. It’s often noted in the 1993-2004 Grand Cherokee, 1991-2006 Wrangler, and the 1987-2001 Cherokee (powered by a 4.0 liter 6-cylinder engine). Another problem is fuel overflow in the Liberty (2005-2011) and Wrangler (2005-2012). Further, an ignition switch recall was issued for the 2006-2007 Grand Cherokees and Commanders. When enjoying the natural outside air, you may run into trouble if you operate a Liberty or Grand Cherokee. Why? These two are prone to power window motor failure. Finally, there’s something to be said for having an old-fashioned key. A bad wireless control module (a computer problem) has left some cars unable to communicate with the key fob. This can lead to lockouts and failed ignition attempts in models that rely solely on modern technology.
Your Local, Family-Owned Jeep Repair Shop
Since 1973, Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers has been assisting enthusiasts with all their Jeep service and repair needs. We minimize the impact of having your auto in the shop with pick-up/drop-off options for your car, shuttle services, and loaner cars for extended stays. Further, we back the repairs we make with a superior 36-month/36,000 mile warranty. You can feel confident knowing that we’re both a Better Business Bureau accredited business and a AAA-approved shop.