I bought a RHD jeep from Pettyjohn's in late Jan. '15...to use as my primary work vehicle....
I'm a RCA for the USPS which means that I work mostly 1 day a week, vacations, sick time and
more over the holidays, for a regular carrier. I wanted a vehicle that would last me for the next 6 years, without nickel and diming me to death like my 20 year old Cherokee backup vehicle.
These folks implied I this vehicle would do that job for me.
2 weeks after I got it home...the engine light came on...I didn't have any problems with it....so figured it was the normal "idiot" light. Then I started having overheating...my mechanic reset everything...told me that dio. said transmission.? Second time it happened...it blew out the radiator...and my mechanic dug more into it...again it's pointing to transmission. The first reset lasted 3 weeks(one run a week), second lasted 2 weeks, this reset lasted a day...and the mechanic tells me no doubt the tranny needs to be replaced/rebuilt.
I called Pettyjohn today... The last words that was said to me by the owner when we left with the vehicle was..."if you have any problems with it, let us know, and we'll try to help." well those words mean NOTHING! They obviously knew there were problems with the vehicle....and me only using it once a week ment that it would take longer for me to find out...and now they say I've had it to long
for them to feel any responsibility to honor those words.
Shame on me for trusting a dealer! Won't happen again...and I will be telling all those people who wanted to know where I got my vehicle what has happened since. Am thinking about getting a vinyl sticker made up to put above the "Pettyjohn" dealer sticker...that says...."SELLS CRAP!"
I'll bet I can get ahold of the Carrier who previously owned this vehicle and find out if the dealer knew this vehicle had a tranny problem...before they put on their contract that there were no "known" problems.