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FCA Leakiness #4685616
03/05/18 08:06 PM
03/05/18 08:06 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline OP
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This is not a Chrysler bash thread, please don't make this into one.

Has anyone had leaking issues with Chrysler vehicles lately? 2 years ago I noticed my mom's 2012 Jeep Patriot's oil pan and timing cover was leaking pretty bad. They resealed them under warranty at the dealer. Then my grandmother's 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan had the same thing, those were resealed under warranty as well. My grandfather just bought a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 4 days after buying it the radiator started leaking, it had a crack. Acura dealer replaced it for free. Then 2 days after that a radiator hose was leaking, had my mechanic replace them. My mom's Jeep Patriot now has a really greasy nasty CV boot. 3 weeks left on the warranty so we need to get it in. My grandmother's 2014 Grand Caravan has been sitting for 4 months now, and I noticed a drip on the ground. Transmission pan is leaking now, it's covered in oil.

Anybody else had similar leaks?


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 90k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 232k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 148k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685631
03/05/18 08:15 PM
03/05/18 08:15 PM
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NC
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NC
We have 2003 Town and Country, 2012 Charger, and 2014 Grand Cherokee. No leaks.

Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685633
03/05/18 08:16 PM
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Campbellsville, KY
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Campbellsville, KY
I've not noticed it being a FCA thing as a whole, but the 3.6-powered Caravans commonly leak from the oil cooler assy. (in the valley, will run out the end and down the transmission) and the tranny cooler lines which can drip onto the front trans. pan making it appear that the pan(s) are leaking.

Last edited by Alex_V; 03/05/18 08:16 PM.

To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
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Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685647
03/05/18 08:22 PM
03/05/18 08:22 PM
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new jersey
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new jersey
Been driving ram and jeep products since the 90s, no leak issues.

Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685666
03/05/18 08:40 PM
03/05/18 08:40 PM
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Spring,Texas
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Two of our three 2014 Dodge C/V Tradesman company work vans at around 110k miles with the 3.6 , leaked oil out of their oil filter housing assemblies.
Not covered under warranty.
The other one at 98k miles has no leaks what so ever.



Last edited by Bud_One; 03/05/18 08:41 PM.

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Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685668
03/05/18 08:43 PM
03/05/18 08:43 PM
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WI
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WI
No leaks on my '15 Cherokee. My 09 WK didn't have any when I traded it in with 100k on it. My 05 Durango didn't have any when I traded it at 78k. My 05 Liberty at 170k has an oil leak. Could go older than that but not really recent

How was the hose leaking? Related to the radiator replacement maybe?

Last edited by HoosierJeeper; 03/05/18 08:43 PM.

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Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685671
03/05/18 08:45 PM
03/05/18 08:45 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
No leaks on any of ours. Now our BMW's, that was a whole other epic, LOL!!!

My sister just got a 4K quote from the dealer to deal with her leaks and a few other things. Absolutely insane what the dealer charges but she loves the BMW service smirk


2018 RAM 1500 Big Horn EcoDiesel
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT
Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685687
03/05/18 08:57 PM
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
Other than some of the older Cummins powered trucks.....Chrysler products don't leak anymore than any other brand.
The pattern failure's I've seen with Chrysler products is Wiring/electrical problems. With at least 1/2 of them displaying no symptoms at the time of diagnosis.....Just a bunch of stored DTC's in the modules.
Some of the issues can be attributed to poor workmanship by technicians breaking connector locks & being rough with the harnesses during service.


2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/U341E
2000 Toyota Avalon 1MZ-FE/A541E
Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4685696
03/05/18 09:12 PM
03/05/18 09:12 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline OP
Nick1994  Offline OP
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Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
No leaks on my '15 Cherokee. My 09 WK didn't have any when I traded it in with 100k on it. My 05 Durango didn't have any when I traded it at 78k. My 05 Liberty at 170k has an oil leak. Could go older than that but not really recent

How was the hose leaking? Related to the radiator replacement maybe?
The hoses could have been knocked loose I suppose. It was at the other end though not where it meets up with the radiator. Oh well, 102k time for hoses.

The one that I really scratched my head about is the Grand Caravan. Oil pan and timing cover, now the tranny pan. Las about 33k miles on it.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 90k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 232k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 148k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685703
03/05/18 09:22 PM
03/05/18 09:22 PM
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NY
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NY
Since Feb 2014 we've had a 2014 Cherokee with the 3.2 Pentastar and a 2016 Grand Cherokee with the 3.6 Pentastar. No leaks of any kind on either one. No other issues either.


2006 Jeep GC 4.7L, Died @ 153059 mi frown
2008 Xterra 4.0L, 104500 mi
2016 Jeep GC 3.6L, 19100 mi
2017 Benz C300 14000 mi
Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685708
03/05/18 09:30 PM
03/05/18 09:30 PM
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Maricopa, Arizona
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Maricopa, Arizona
2015 Ram no leaks. Way better then the POS 2008 Tahoe I owned.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685720
03/05/18 09:39 PM
03/05/18 09:39 PM
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Columbus, Ohio
John_K Offline
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Columbus, Ohio
Drips Oil Drops Grease Everywhere


2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, 8 cyl auto, 83xxx miles, PU/Fram Ultra
2005 Hyundai Sonata, 4 cyl auto, 96xxx miles, Maxlife/OEM Filter
Current oil stash: 518 qts.


Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685752
03/05/18 10:02 PM
03/05/18 10:02 PM
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Michigan
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Michigan
Mom's 2012 T&C-no leaks yet....


2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS
Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4685884
03/06/18 04:15 AM
03/06/18 04:15 AM
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Florida
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Florida
2001 Ram 2500. No leaks in 14 years. 2014 Ram no leaks. Past 2015 Challenger. No leaks. Current 2016 Charger. No leaks. Used to get multiple engine and drive line leaks from my GM vehicles. That is why I don't buy them any more.


2016 Charger, 6.4L-485 HP (PUP 0W-40)
2017 BMW 330i, 2L-248 HP (BMW 0W-20)
2018 Jeep GC, 5.7L-360 HP (PUP 5W-20)
2008 20KW Generac (Amsoil 10W-30/30)
Re: FCA Leakiness [Re: Nick1994] #4686082
03/06/18 09:52 AM
03/06/18 09:52 AM
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Southeast
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Southeast
Joke:

At an engineering symposium various car manufactures gathered to compare notes on NVH and cabin sealing. A proud mercedes executive announced that all of their car cabin designs were verified by the "sleeping cat test." That is, a cat would be placed in the car overnight. If the cat passes out from oxygen starvation, the car passes. As a running bet, several executives agreed to try this test that night in their corporate flagship. A third party was brought in to weight next day's results.

The next morning, the judging engineer noted the following results--
Mercedes: cat passed out
BMW: cat is lucid, not quite unconscious
Chevy: cat is alert and perky
Chrysler: no cat found


2018 F150
2015 crv (wifey!)
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