We have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee that has now entered the lemon status, over the course of the last 6 months this Jeep was taken into Courtesy where it was purchased for them to “deal with it” under warranty. The issue is a leak somewhere in the firewall of the vehicle that lets water into the passenger floor compartment where it sits, gets mouldy, and quickly makes the jeep smell like a sewage dump. During the first visit to Courtesy the technician noted wet carpet in both the passenger and driver compartment, Courtesy then had the passenger compartment “fixed” and replaced only the passenger compartment carpet despite the technician’s notes of the issue spreading to the driver’s compartment as well. The unit was returned for repair attempt number 2 for them to replace the driver’s carpet with some resistance from courtesy management. A week later the carpet was wet again. Obviously frustrated we returned the unit a 3rd time for them to try and fix it. The service adviser that took the jeep in promised to replace the carpet again. That service adviser then disappeared from the dealer and we did not hear about our jeep for 2 weeks until we called for an update. The second service adviser promised the issue was being dealt with and then also disappeared from the dealership. Another 2 weeks went by without any correspondence from the dealer until we called and found out that the jeep was in limbo and they completely forgot about it.
It was deemed that it had to be sent to their body shop for the repair, they determined the cracked windshield had to be removed and replaced, we purchased a windshield from an outside party and had it delivered to the body shop, then they promptly lost it and installed their own and tried to charge us for it. After the repair was completed they fought very hard with us to not replace the mouldy stinky carpet (which the first service adviser promised us would be replaced) and we had to escalate the problem to jeep Canada, after over a month and a half of fighting the dealer agreed to change the carpet and the repair was finished (the service adviser who gave us the keys admitted that the fight over $72 dollars’ worth of carpet was ridiculous). A week later the passenger floor was wet, we called the dealer obviously frustrated and they would not call us back Roger, the service manager, made himself unavailable to deal with us.
We have now taken the unit to South Trail Chrysler, not only have they been MUCH more attentive to the issue, they have determined that the issue is a structural fault that requires engineering input from Jeep Canada to properly fix and return us a vehicle that is safe and fit for the road. So not only did Courtesy Chrysler lose our vehicle, lose the staff they had in place to deal with our repair, and fight tooth and nail during the repair to save themselves a few bucks, They also negligently returned an unsafe vehicle to us after a nightmare of a process. Courtesy Chrysler is not capable of performing service work on the vehicles they sell, even if they were capable, they can’t be bothered to do so. We had been patient and understanding of the process throughout and were not being hard to deal with. After buying two vehicles brand new from Courtesy Chrysler, they have lost our business, and in our opinion, no one should deal with Courtesy Chrysler