- Jul 19, 2004
Yeah that’s my problem with so many modern vehicles. Basic engineering is over complex and a nightmare to repair when there are problems. I have an ‘07 Jeep with the 5.7 Hemi that’s been very good although it only has 123,000 miles on it. I kept & am restoring our first Jeep the old mule I call it. 1998 Grand with the bullet proof AMC/Chrysler/Jeep 4.0 in-line six. All cast iron & 7 main bearings. Owned since new only 180,000 on it.I have a 2013 hemi Durango that's given me no major problems. It's kind of a throw-back that gets it's power from lots of displacement.
February 2022 my minivan started clattering so I replaced it with a 2010 Chevy Traverse. This thing has a 300hp 3.6L V6 with VVT, direct injection and all kinds of "refinements" to squeeze that much hp from a 220 cubic inch engine. Things were fine until October when it simply quit. Broke timing chain. In went a junkyard motor. Cam gear separated from cam. Another junkyard motor (warranty) + a complete new timing set. Lasted 4000 miles and quit 600 miles from home. Broke the new timing chain. Rented a trailer & fetched it home. It's now waiting for a rebuilt motor to go in--it's 4th.
I've now paid 2x the value of this POS. In the 19 months I've owned it it's been in the shop for a little over 7 months. It only has 128k miles on it.
That's the downside of high-tech. They don't "nickle & dime you to death", they take GREAT BIG bites out of your wallet.
Wow, same problem after battery died on mine. No a/c. Trying to decide if I should buy a new/used one (and take the dash apart to swap out) or try to reflash it (if that's possible)Ted, thought of your thread as I'm chasing an HVAC issue in the daily whip that appears to be a bad BCM
If I met an automotive controls engineer I'm going to throat punch him/her