2014+ Jeep Cherokee Forums banner

1 - 20 of 33 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi all,

I have a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with about 46,000 miles on it. I took it to the dealer to get a cruise control recall fixed and of course they did a multi-pount inspection and found an oil leak. After they diagnosed it it turned out to be leaking from the "Oil Filter Housing". They said it'd be fixed tomorrow (that's good) but I am wondering if this is a common problem. (I purchased a lifetime warranty so this repair is covered - I have a $100 deductible so that's good! I have enclosed the initial multi-point report that states the problem... this was before they diagnosed it... hope you can read it!

I don't have all the details yet as it has not bee fixed yet. I was just doing some research on this problem and thought I'd let you guys know.

Thanks!

David
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
My '16 Trailhawk had the same issue about a month after I bought it (at the beginning of this year). Was covered under warranty, but the dealership had to order parts so they gave me a Fiat 500c as a loaner. Just made me miss my TH even more. Anywho, dealership said they've seen it a few other times and they think it stems from the housing being overtightened. Another reason to justify doing the oil changes myself.

Sent from my LG-H910 using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
71 Posts
YEP... let's see...

Plastic, Hot engine compartment and even HOTTER oil, what could possibly go wrong!

My son and I change our oil, he broke his, ours is leaking a little.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
YEP... let's see...

Plastic, Hot engine compartment and even HOTTER oil, what could possibly go wrong!

My son and I change our oil, he broke his, ours is leaking a little.
I have a 2015 Cherokee and just got off of the phone with my mechanic and he informed me my leak was from the oil filter housing. He called the dealer local Jeep dealer and was informed they are replacing these cheap plastic housings like crazy. It was changed for metal to plastic in 2014. This repair is going to cost me just north of $500. Really poor engineering to make this part our of plastic.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Hello All,
Has anyone ever called Chrysler to cover the coast of a rental?
My 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee started showing oil in the drive way last week and I made an appointment to have it looked at. I was told by my mechanic, that it appears to be leaking from the oil filter housing and to check with the dealership where I purchased the jeep, used in August of 2016 with an extended warranty, if this is covered. I called my the Jeep service department of the dealership where I purchased this Jeep, and was told the earliest available service appointment was Monday April 1st, approx. 1 week from the date I called on. I explained that it had leaked oil in my driveway and at the job site I was visiting. I also over shared when I asked if I purchased the vehicle from then, yes this jeep was purchased from them with the extended warranty. I explained that this was our 2nd Jeep Grand Cherokee purchased from them.
When I explained that I also was hoping to have a loaner, I was told the date of the 1st available loaner was an even longer lead time. I am leaking oil daily. I was encourage to call Chrysler to ask for a claim # or for them to cover a rental for the day or possibly more if repair was need. I need to call tomorrow and was hoping to have some feedback on anyone's experiences before I make the call. Thanks in advance for any help or feedback.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
132 Posts
@Heintzgc while this is a Cherokee forum we should be able to help you on that question. Personally I have had loaners at least 5 different occasions with my Cherokee and every time the dealer has to first diagnose the jeep and verify the work is warranty work. What they make me do is put a CC on file for the rental vehicle and once diagnose the repair as warranty they change the rental in their system to being billed to FCA. When I have called FCA they always tell me rental/loaners are handled at the dealer level and have been limited help. I personally would check with your dealer but you should in theory be able to get a rental from them. Put a card on file. Check your jeep in for repairs and if warranty they bill FCA for repairs and the rental.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
I have 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with 30,000. The oil filter housing is leaking. I was lucky to get this vehicle off of lease with only 3000 miles. It appears this is common. Interested if anyone has heard of a recall. Also, wondering if this is safety (fire) hazard. It appears to dripping on exhaust. Any advice? Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,664 Posts
I have 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with 30,000. The oil filter housing is leaking. I was lucky to get this vehicle off of lease with only 3000 miles. It appears this is common. Interested if anyone has heard of a recall. Also, wondering if this is safety (fire) hazard. It appears to dripping on exhaust. Any advice? Thanks!
Hi there and welcome !

No recall, you're stuck with the repair... Yeah it's a known problem, the early housings (2014) were really cheap/flimsy, they've since been revised. My advice : shop around for the lowest bidder on this job ; those with experience can do it more quickly and hopefully charge accordingly... Best of luck :smile:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
811 Posts
One of the things that I recall which could make the housing crack, or at least the filter area is by over tightening the cap itself. It's listed as 25nm (18.4lb-ft) for the torque spec. I, too, had a cracked oil filter housing, and got that replaced courtesy of the powertrain warranty before it expired. Interestingly, I also had a leak on the front main seal, and again, replaced for free due to the warranty.



Hi there and welcome !

No recall, you're stuck with the repair... Yeah it's a known problem, the early housings (2014) were really cheap/flimsy, they've since been revised. My advice : shop around for the lowest bidder on this job ; those with experience can do it more quickly and hopefully charge accordingly... Best of luck :smile:
It's interesting to hear about what was changed for the later models compared to the 2014s. I had no idea they redesigned the filter housing. On the same token, the seat outer cover for the driver side (where the seat controls are) would crack also, but reading a little around here, sounds like that was also redesigned with some extra reinforcement. I have a cracked seat outer cover also, but luckily was able to find it through molar. Hope to replace that over the next few days when it arrives.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,263 Posts
Could be a common problem with those early Cherokees.
There was a new part # for the housing as a result. So any replacements would be better than the original.

The problems as I saw it was:
#1 . Being plastic it was torque sensitive. Over torqueing plastic attachments is never good. Plastic can handle heat ect. but can not handle over torqueing.
It might take several times of over torqueing (mild) but eventually it will fail and leak.
#2 . With this filter housing there is a simple click and stop rule from what I understand. When you hear the click, it is tight enough.
#3 . On mine the lube shop or the dealer, not sure which one, put a white dot on my housing to mark the sweet spot. Obviously someone figured out early
on there was an issue with overtightening.

But actually overtightening can be an issue with those that are use to the old days of oil changes and spin on filters. Even in the old days I would only hand tighten and then a further nudge like a quarter turn with a tool. Oil pan bolts are another issue along the same lime. You never want to over torque them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
my 2014 Cherokee is at the dealer now for a transmission recall (again!) and has an oil leak due to the oil housing. They are to check on the powertrain warranty but think I am just over of the time...Seems to be a common problem.
 

·
FCA Customer Support Group
Joined
·
1,267 Posts
Hi jpitt,

Sorry to hear of the trouble you are experiencing with your Cherokee. Please keep us updated on your dealer experience. If we can be of any assistance, feel free to send us a PM. We would be happy to help.

Mark
Jeep Social Care Specialist
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,263 Posts
my 2014 Cherokee is at the dealer now for a transmission recall (again!) and has an oil leak due to the oil housing. They are to check on the powertrain warranty but think I am just over of the time...Seems to be a common problem.
In broad terms the power train warranty covers lubricated drivetrain parts only. I am sure there are a few exceptions though.

That filter housing on the 2014 is susceptible to cracking due to being overtightened. That can be one or several overtightening episodes weakening the plastic over time. It was replaced with a updated part and part number.
The general rule on that filter housing is that it is tightened to the first click only ( assuming you can hear it). Also some have put matching white dotes on the base and the housing to indicate correct finished position. That was done on mine.
It is not like the old medal spin on filters that could absorb some over tightening.:smile:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Ran into the exactly the same issue today. I own 2014 Cherokee Limited (4x4 with 3.2L engine. Currently have a bit over 40K miles on it). I did an oil change last Saturday and the mechanics there noticed a seepage/leakage but due to scheduling, had it properly checked today. I am really grateful for the mechanics there as they found out that the issue was with the oil housing.

I see that FCA Customer Support Group is on the thread but I don't know if they are doing anything about this issue. Without knowing the seriousness of the issue, I brought the car to a family trip over the past few days - the thought that I could have endangered my family really throws me off.

Reading this thread, looks like this is a common issue and a structural issue, i.e. plastic parts not providing the necessary durability, that could happen to anyone. Not sure why this does not become a recall issue and that the owners have to pay out of the pocket + take the risk.

A bit disappointed by the Jeep brand. (But I still love it, I have to admit :( ).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude with the 3.2L engine V6 having a major oil leak.It seemed to start overnight. We've had some negative temperatures lately so I don't know if that affected it or not. Anyway, I assume it's the oil filter housing from the research I've done and this thread. I see someone said something about they've replaced the part. Do they have a new version of the oil filter housing or is it still the plastic one?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Hi there and welcome !

No recall, you're stuck with the repair... Yeah it's a known problem, the early housings (2014) were really cheap/flimsy, they've since been revised. My advice : shop around for the lowest bidder on this job ; those with experience can do it more quickly and hopefully charge accordingly... Best of luck 😄
Do you know if there is a new part number? I want to make sure when I go to the dealer they don't sell me the old style. Thank you for your help.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Do you know if there is a new part number? ==> The part # I have on my invoice is "68105583-AF Adapter E 09046008" if this helps. I don't know if this is the revised part or not... but assuming from the fact that my mechanic bought it directly from Jeep Dealership, I think it would be the new one. (And... I think it is still plastic... but (hopefully) better plastic :( ).

BTW, my experience was similar. It started to pour down out of nowhere :(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,588 Posts
According to Moparonlineparts.com 68105583-AF is the latest part number.
It is plastic with an aluminum oil cooler and 2 sensors and an oil filter and cap (according to the picture).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Do you know if there is a new part number? ==> The part # I have on my invoice is "68105583-AF Adapter E 09046008" if this helps. I don't know if this is the revised part or not... but assuming from the fact that my mechanic bought it directly from Jeep Dealership, I think it would be the new one. (And... I think it is still plastic... but (hopefully) better plastic :( ).

BTW, my experience was similar. It started to pour down out of nowhere :(
Thank you! That is the part number they quoted me at the dealership. It's going in to my mechanic, tomorrow to get fixed. Unfortunately, I missed the power train warranty it expired at the 5yr mark in May 2019. :( I'm only at 54k miles.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Well guys, it’s definitely the oil filter housing. There is oil EVERYWHERE! How this hasn’t been a recall I do not understand. My 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude was just in the dealer shop on 12/18/19 for the transmission recall and no leak then. But then again maybe they didn’t do the inspection they said they did. Because apparently they didn’t finish the recall either because they couldn’t get the transmission to temp. Difficult to do when you don’t drive it with temps below freezing. I’m rambling now! Sorry! For it to leak as much oil as it has onto the exhaust it is a fire hazard. Of course my 5yr/100,000 extended warranty expired in 5/2019 with 54k miles today. So frustrating!
 
1 - 20 of 33 Posts
Top