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Now, get this, I called on Thursday to each Jeep dealer in Anchorage, AK and one had four, and the other had one oil filter housing in stock. My mechanic called today and they are both sold out. This has to be a manufacture defect. Part # 68105583-AF
 

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Me again, just going to pass on some information for everyone/anyone having an issue with the failure of the oil filter housing. I spoke to Jeep helpline today and they said since I was out of warranty they would have done something for me through Goodwill. Since my warranty expired in 5/2019 and I only have 54k miles on my Cherokee. However, since I didn't take it to the dealer there is nothing they can do for me. So, I called NHTSA and filed a safety hazard complaint. If anyone has had or is having this issue, please call the NHTSA hotline at 888-327-4236 and file a complaint or go online and file a complaint at www.nhtsa.gov If you have any pictures of the oil leaking on the exhaust manifold or other evidence of the problem please share them. I'm getting mine from my independent certified mechanic.
 

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What you mean by not taking it to the dealer is... not having it regularly serviced by the dealer or just not going and getting a diagnosis from them?
 

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My dealer has replaced oil filter housings. Haven't had any problems with the new ones breaking.
The real problem is the mechanics, if they don't use the proper tools, a torque wrench in this case, they can break anything.
I have been changing my own oil and correctly torque the cap and have not had a problem.
Plastic is used because it is light, not because it is strong.
The plastic end caps on my Oldsmobile just decided to recycle themselves and crack. The solution was to replace the radiator.
 

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Same here! Super unhappy. I just took my 2014 Grand Cherokee Latitude for my 2nd oil change and was told my oil filter housing, intake gasket is leaking. Took it into my dealership a couple days later. I have a lifetime powertrain warranty but this is not covered. Priced so far at 2 different dealerships and it’s $653 to repair out of pocket. I purchased this vehicle used but i’ve only put 12,000 one the vehicle and already putting big money into a repair does not make me happy. Also, on my way to the dealership today my left rear molding fell off.... like fell off!! So it’s laying along the road somewhere. I priced having that replaced and it was $270 wow! I left the dealership very unhappy today and am now looking for a mechanic. Why is the oil filter housing not a recall? Clearly this is a common problem. And if it’s as simple as a replacement part why isn’t everyone being offered this through Jeep?
 

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Same here! Super unhappy. I just took my 2014 Grand Cherokee Latitude for my 2nd oil change and was told my oil filter housing, intake gasket is leaking. Took it into my dealership a couple days later. I have a lifetime powertrain warranty but this is not covered. Priced so far at 2 different dealerships and it’s $653 to repair out of pocket. I purchased this vehicle used but i’ve only put 12,000 one the vehicle and already putting big money into a repair does not make me happy. Also, on my way to the dealership today my left rear molding fell off.... like fell off!! So it’s laying along the road somewhere. I priced having that replaced and it was $270 wow! I left the dealership very unhappy today and am now looking for a mechanic. Why is the oil filter housing not a recall? Clearly this is a common problem. And if it’s as simple as a replacement part why isn’t everyone being offered this through Jeep?
You should call the Jeep hotline and see if they will help you. If you take it to the dealer to get fixed it should be covered under your lifetime power train warranty. Just google Jeep Helpline they have a 800 number and hopefully will help you.
 

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Same here! Super unhappy. I just took my 2014 Grand Cherokee Latitude for my 2nd oil change and was told my oil filter housing, intake gasket is leaking. Took it into my dealership a couple days later. I have a lifetime powertrain warranty but this is not covered. Priced so far at 2 different dealerships and it’s $653 to repair out of pocket. I purchased this vehicle used but i’ve only put 12,000 one the vehicle and already putting big money into a repair does not make me happy. Also, on my way to the dealership today my left rear molding fell off.... like fell off!! So it’s laying along the road somewhere. I priced having that replaced and it was $270 wow! I left the dealership very unhappy today and am now looking for a mechanic. Why is the oil filter housing not a recall? Clearly this is a common problem. And if it’s as simple as a replacement part why isn’t everyone being offered this through Jeep?
 

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I'd definitely call the FCA hotline and get it straightened out because I had a customer service representative tell me that the oil filter/ cooler housing is indeed covered under the powertrain warranty. They had to dig deep and put me on hold a few times but they told me it was covered!
 

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Common problem for the 2014 filter assembly. But variable depending on how the filter is changed.
Its common only if the filter is over tightened. There was a new replacement part # that was stronger or suppose to be.That replacement replaced the original OEM one.
The general rule was to tighten to the first click only. I would also imagine that being plastic over tightening a bit over time could still lead to failure. The plastic is being stressed each time its tightened thus weakening it each time till it fails. The key here is to NEVER over tighten that filter on re-install. First click and you are done. Start that Cherokee up and let it run and check for leaks.
If you have the dealer or lube shop change your oil you must check the job. That is for leaks and proper fill.
Another suggestion is to mark that click spot with white paint dots on both connecting parts.
 

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Same here! Super unhappy. I just took my 2014 Grand Cherokee Latitude for my 2nd oil change and was told my oil filter housing, intake gasket is leaking. Took it into my dealership a couple days later. I have a lifetime powertrain warranty but this is not covered. Priced so far at 2 different dealerships and it’s $653 to repair out of pocket. I purchased this vehicle used but i’ve only put 12,000 one the vehicle and already putting big money into a repair does not make me happy. Also, on my way to the dealership today my left rear molding fell off.... like fell off!! So it’s laying along the road somewhere. I priced having that replaced and it was $270 wow! I left the dealership very unhappy today and am now looking for a mechanic. Why is the oil filter housing not a recall? Clearly this is a common problem. And if it’s as simple as a replacement part why isn’t everyone being offered this through Jeep?
This sounds frustrating, JaymieGail! Our team recommends that you continue to work with a certified dealer for these repairs, but we do understand your hesitancy with the out of pocket costs. That said, our team is happy to assist you while working with one. Please send us a private message to start.

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Common problem for the 2014 filter assembly. But variable depending on how the filter is changed.
Its common only if the filter is over tightened. There was a new replacement part # that was stronger or suppose to be.That replacement replaced the original OEM one.
The general rule was to tighten to the first click only. I would also imagine that being plastic over tightening a bit over time could still lead to failure. The plastic is being stressed each time its tightened thus weakening it each time till it fails. The key here is to NEVER over tighten that filter on re-install. First click and you are done. Start that Cherokee up and let it run and check for leaks.
If you have the dealer or lube shop change your oil you must check the job. That is for leaks and proper fill.
Another suggestion is to mark that click spot with white paint dots on both connecting parts.
While this might be an issue for some. My oil filter housing was actually warped. It had nothing to do with the filter itself. Even the oil coolant was leaking. It's a piss poor design period. This excuse is just that the blame game. Why would you put a part on a vehicle that can be a castrophic failure?
 

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Sad part is that these coolers are the same as the 3.6 that have been failing long before the KL came along.
 
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