Purchased a 2014 Rubicon in November. Was driven by a salesman and dropped off at my home in Lehi after sale. I called the next day to have the Jeep looked over due to concerns after driving it a few miles to the store. Was led to believe their mechanics went over the Jeep and it was fine, they fixed a locked seatbelt and sent me on my way. After sitting in my driveway for a few days, a random neighbor stopped by to tell me about this Jeeps history, along with pictures of this Jeep from a year ago. He had this Jeep on his used car lot, and it had previously been used s a rental Jeep in Moab (discovered bondo used in various areas, along with a chopped, non welded seal around the exhaust pipe!) I bought this for my husband whom works in Texas 85% of the year. He flew home and drove the Jeep to Texas after Thanksgiving. Since he drives a company truck, the Jeep wasn't driven often. However, he noticed issues with the Jeep right away. Working 12/14hr days is hard to get personal time for him to do anything, let alone do off the Jeep to a mechanic. He was finally able to get it into a Chrysler dealership in Laredo, Texas the beginning of February. They had the Jeep for 1 month, needing (SLOW) approval from the warranty company (sold to us by SLC Valley) and then time to fix issues with the rear main seal, all 4 lifters and rocker arms. When they were about to change the rear main seal, they noticed the torque converter bolts had been sheered and bent with a hole in the bell housing from a bolt. Also, torque converter and bell housing were severly gouged which in turn caused the rear main seal issues. As soon as the Jeep was lifted they called my husband at work to inform him the engine has a salvaged engine in it,, which is clearly stamped with LKQ (a national SALVAGE yard!) They immediately took pictures, and documented all their findings. They were compleyely dumbfounded that this Jeep was sold at a legitimate Chrysler dealership and not sent to an auction house. Fast forward 2 weeks ago my husband drives the Jeep home to Utah straight from the dealership in Texas. The day he arrived, the Jeep wouldn't go into gear. He contacted SLC Valley, had it brought in and sway bar issues fixed with them saying the transmission needed to be replaced for $6k (however, Laredo dealership said different.
) Conveniently, the warranty company is refusing the tranny swap due to these bolts. Bottom line is this dealership, promised the Jeep had been completely looked over by their mechanics before being Purchased and right after without any issues disclosed or admitted to. This dealership willing sold a beat up, overly used vehicle with a salvaged engine and transmission issues. This is the type of vehicle for a Buy Here, Pay Here lot, not a reputable dealership with a $30k price tag. Unethical, deceptive and dishonorable practices by this dealership. Its a shame, because the Finance Manager, in our more than 2hr conversation about life in general, disclosed his honorable service to our country and now works for this Dealership signing off on less than satisfactory vehicles.