Question about 2008 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

Brand new...100 miles on it, but what happened?!

Driving our jeep doing 30 in a residential area. Parking lights on, radio playing at a pleasant volume when all of the sudden, the radio goes out and all the lights on the dash come on and the wipers start up and don't stop. Turn signals don't work, I can't even tell if the lights are on, it's not dark out yet. (also lit up is the caution blinking light on the dash and check engine light)
Anyway, we get to our driveway, turn off the engine and get ready to pull the key when the dash lights up again. Car is not turned on, we took the keys out of the ignition to make sure.
The car starts up fine and drives, but speedometer and other guages are not working...
Anyone hear of this before?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    This is the secound time I have had this exact same problem, its back at the dealer today

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Cant tell you whats wrong. obovously some kind of wiring issue. but DOCUMENT DOCUMENT DOCUMENT and take it to the dealer every time for warranty issues!!! If they cant fix it you can lemon it out after 3 failed attempts. i found a free lemon lawyer online and lemoned out a '04 blazer for a leak that started right after i bought it. i think problems have to start within the first 2000 miles so you are well within that restriction!!!!

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

1999 jeep showing code p1686


P1686 is a SKIM (Sentry Key Immobilizer Module) no signal code. The keys have tiny chips in them that have to match the SKIM module for that vehicle, if they dont match then the engine will stop running after a few seconds. This is to keep theives from making a key and driving away with you vehicle.
First of all, do you have 2 keys? If so try the other one, if it works, then the other sentry key (the one that didn't work before) has bit the dust. If both do not work and both seem to have same symptoms, then it is quite possibly the module under the sterering wheel cover attached to back of ignition switch which reads the sentry key and if it gets signal from sentry key, then it sends a signal to pcm allowing start up to complete with no shutdown. If this unit is bad, unfortunuately just replacing it is no help, because after replacement a DEALER must then program both the unit and your keys. Make sure you give the dealer both keys, as both have to be reprogrammed to the new unit, if only one is done, the other will not work.

Apr 24, 2011 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

My 2005 Jeep Wrangler's radio wont eject the cd's and then it had to be removed by a dealer. But this now happens on a regular basis. Can someone help? Maybe another brand radio???


I have said,on many occasions,when a cd player starts to play up,for ANY reason,buy a new one.they are repairable but at what cost, compared to a new one.labour being the most costly single entity.

Nov 22, 2010 | Jeep Wrangler Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Once in awhile the head and tail lights come on


where does the vehicle sit when this happens is it a residential area or near a radio station or someones garage or even there cb beam what im trying to say is there maybe some bleed over from something that puts out strong signal ive played around myself with my cb and had a kicker/booster that would come across peoples tv and through pa systems like hardees drive up they where not happy with me anyway you see what i am saying.

Feb 22, 2010 | 2007 Ford Mustang GT California Special...

1 Answer

Electrical Glitches?


Check to see if the Battery is close to 3 years. Batteries of Jeeps tened to not last more than 2-4 years. If the battery level is below 14V, you can have issues. Look at replacing the Battery.

Jul 23, 2009 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

4 Answers

2007 Jeep Liberty 3.7L engine


The Jeep comes with Platinum plugs from the factory.
And also a little secret-They are guarenteed from the manufacture for 1000,000 miles
Your Jeep should have Champion plugs in it.

Sep 03, 2008 | 2006 Jeep Liberty

1 Answer

Gas consumption


My Answer:

Poor gas mileage can be a result of many many things.

First of all you need to find out what is the factory normal gas mileage for your model year Jeep SUV. It should have said on your window sticker if you bought it brand new. If you are a 2nd or 3rd owner then a Jeep dealer would have info. Google search will tell you as well, and only takes a couple minutes to find.

I did a quick Google search and for a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a (4.7L V8 engine) the average mileage is roughly 14 mpg.

Not sure what engine you have as to options, etc?

How you drive will greatly change that number up or down depending on a number of driving and driver variables.

A few being -

Driving habits?

Tire pressures?

Engine tuned up?

Lube & oil/filter changes (every 5,000-7,500 miles? Air filter changes (every 10,000-15,000 miles)? Read your auto manual for exact recommended intervals.

How many people in the SUV on average?

Are you towing anything?

Type gas you are burning - BRAND? (See injectors below)

Area you are driving in (hills and valleys verses flat out,
etc)

Jeeps in general don't have a good track record for great mileage, and rough engine idling is always a clue that your fuel injectors are dirty. Typical on all Jeeps with port fuel injection systems! On Jeeps with dirty fuel injectors your mileage will go way down accordingly. If your not putting at least a 12 oz bottle of say Walmart brand Super Tech Fuel Injector Cleaner (~ $1 each) in your gas tank religiously every logged 1000 miles, or every 2 tank fill ups, then you are just inviting dirty fuel injectors and POOR fuel economy!

My 1993 Ford XPLR with a 4L V-6 engine (and ~ 160,000 flawless driven miles) gets roughly 22 miles per gallon on the highway with cruise control on, and about 17 around town on average. I religiously put a 12 oz bottle of the above injector cleaner in my gas tank every 1000 miles!! Of course I do all my own tune-ups, general repairs, and suspension maintenance (shocks, O2 sensors, trans oil changes, lube & oil/filter changes, code reading and clearing, etc) myself and it shows! I don't trust repair shops except for say Tires and Balancing at SEARS.

Hope that helps ease your mind about gas mileage as it relates to your Jeep there.

Frank


Aug 01, 2008 | 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

260 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...