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Why dont u get it looked at? Still under warranty?

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Actually my dealer offered to fix or replace the RDU under warranty years ago but I declined.
Was concerned they would mess something else up in the process.
So I just add gear oil annually. Just do the right side which is easy to do.
The oil seems to migrate to the left side somehow.
Don't understand how it works but the RDU works just fine.
 

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Hi vegasjones,

There was a TSB released earlier in the year for a squeaking in the rear diff area. Do you want to send me your VIN? I can check to see if that one applies to you, maybe that will help.

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Need some help. Bringing in my 2016 Cherokee having this squeaking tomorrow morning. I have the active Drive 2, and it helps when I put it in sport mode, but once I take it back into auto, the squeaking comes right back almost immediately. Like some of this post, this is my first vehicle, and I have 59,400 miles, close to my warranty.

After I receive the vehicle should I demand a technician take a drive with me. It usually takes about 20 miles of driving before the noise starts. It makes the most sound while driving at highway speed.

Does this noise mean my vehicle is hurting itself?

Please help.
 

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Need some help. Bringing in my 2016 Cherokee having this squeaking tomorrow morning. I have the active Drive 2, and it helps when I put it in sport mode, but once I take it back into auto, the squeaking comes right back almost immediately. Like some of this post, this is my first vehicle, and I have 59,400 miles, close to my warranty.

After I receive the vehicle should I demand a technician take a drive with me. It usually takes about 20 miles of driving before the noise starts. It makes the most sound while driving at highway speed.

Does this noise mean my vehicle is hurting itself?

Please help.
Hello,
As our team is not mechanically trained, we cannot speculate on whether the cause of this would result in additional concerns. You can request that your dealer take a test drive with you if they state they are unable to replicate your concern. Feel free to follow up with us via PM after your visit. We can connect you with a Case Specialist if needed.
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Thanks.... It usually takes like an hour of drive time before the noise begins and it's at highway speeds.

L.A. traffic in the morning good luck. Been driving around trying to get this noise to make action.
 

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I've had this issue fixed twice. The second time was last week at 59,000 miles. Both times the rear differential was replaced. According to the dealer, the bearing that secures the driveshaft goes bad and eventually starts making noise. The bearing is not serviceable in the US.

My car is almost 5 years old, so I hope the 3rd rear diff they put in has an improved bearing.
 

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I've had this issue fixed twice. The second time was last week at 59,000 miles. Both times the rear differential was replaced. According to the dealer, the bearing that secures the driveshaft goes bad and eventually starts making noise. The bearing is not serviceable in the US.

My car is almost 5 years old, so I hope the 3rd rear diff they put in has an improved bearing.
Have you ever considered reporting this problem to the NHTSA? If enough owners seems in complaints we could possibly get a recall on this known issue.

I'm going to tape a live feed video camera to and send all documents from the dealer. Apparently we are not alone with this issue and we could possible help out others, especially if this problem could lead to a crash.
 

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Have you ever considered reporting this problem to the NHTSA? If enough owners seems in complaints we could possibly get a recall on this known issue.

I'm going to tape a live feed video camera to and send all documents from the dealer. Apparently we are not alone with this issue and we could possible help out others, especially if this problem could lead to a crash.
The only other trail hawk I’ve seen in my neighborhood was squeaking. Seems to affect every 4WD KL
 

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I don't have a trailhawk.

The 75th anniversary was the base model (latitude) but I upgraded my with almost all the bells and whistles (pun intended); most noticable the active drive ii, thus giving me 4X4 and the squeaking noise.

My squeaks after about 1 hour of high way driving. When I put it into sport mode it seems to help, bit once engaged in auto mode the squeaks start back up almost immediately.

I'll be driving 300 miles this weekend and will bring it to the dealership that I stumble upon.
 

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Has anyone come up with a solution on this yet? seems to only be noticeable at low speeds (always hear it when driving through a parking lot, or our neighborhood). We took our 2017 Trailhawk 3.2L in at about 50k miles with this issue, took forever to get the dealer to replicate it (of course) and they finally did. It was still under warranty, so they replaced the rear differential. The service manager at the dealership claimed that it was a "dust seal" that is not a replaceable part, so the whole unit had to be replaced. Now, at about 75k miles, the squeak has returned. We are now outside of warranty and I am curious as to if anyone has found a way to actually correct the issue beyond replacing the entire differential every 30k miles.

If anyone is curious, someone on Youtube did a great job capturing exactly what we are hearing:

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Has anyone come up with a solution on this yet? seems to only be noticeable at low speeds (always hear it when driving through a parking lot, or our neighborhood). We took our 2017 Trailhawk 3.2L in at about 50k miles with this issue, took forever to get the dealer to replicate it (of course) and they finally did. It was still under warranty, so they replaced the rear differential. The service manager at the dealership claimed that it was a "dust seal" that is not a replaceable part, so the whole unit had to be replaced. Now, at about 75k miles, the squeak has returned. We are now outside of warranty and I am curious as to if anyone has found a way to actually correct the issue beyond replacing the entire differential every 30k miles.

If anyone is curious, someone on Youtube did a great job capturing exactly what we are hearing:

Thanks
I made that video! It still required the dealer having it in the air on a lift hearing it "live" before the manager would order a part for it.

I have no idea where the repair order is to get you a P/N or part name, but it was some sort of seal on the right rear axle. It was replaced, and the noise has never come back. You're not the first to have the whole RDM replaced to get rid of this noise. I have to wonder how many of those could have just had the seal replaced like mine and been fine. Some dealers are useless.
 
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I made that video! It still required the dealer having it in the air on a lift hearing it "live" before the manager would order a part for it.

I have no idea where the repair order is to get you a P/N or part name, but it was some sort of seal on the right rear axle. It was replaced, and the noise has never come back. You're not the first to have the whole RDM replaced to get rid of this noise. I have to wonder how many of those could have just had the seal replaced like mine and been fine. Some dealers are useless.
I might take some time this weekend to finally get my jeep up on jack stands and take a look at this area to see what is what. Reading through my Haynes manual, it seems that there is in-fact a "dust deflector" that can be removed. I wonder if this is the culprit. I need to try to track down a part number for this. I found this, looks like that disc, might be the dust deflector. I wonder, maybe i can pull if off and machine a new one out of Delrin, or 3D print one so it wont squeal...

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I made that video! It still required the dealer having it in the air on a lift hearing it "live" before the manager would order a part for it.

I have no idea where the repair order is to get you a P/N or part name, but it was some sort of seal on the right rear axle. It was replaced, and the noise has never come back. You're not the first to have the whole RDM replaced to get rid of this noise. I have to wonder how many of those could have just had the seal replaced like mine and been fine. Some dealers are useless.
04Freedom, I also must thank you, as you video was helpful in convincing the dealer of the noise.
 

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04Freedom, I also must thank you, as you video was helpful in convincing the dealer of the noise.
I'm glad the video was helpful! You may possibly be able to clean the surfaces in there an re-use what you have. It will be interesting how difficult it is to remove. I wonder if putting a little grease on it would stop the noise (without any disassembly).
 

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My 2016 also makes a squealing sound as it is driving. You hear it more when going slow. You don't hear it when you press the brakes. Another shop told me it was transmission problems. I'm not sure what it is. Has anyone had this problem or found and answer of what to do?
 

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Same noise here. Dealer replaced rear brakes first. No luck. Then axle seal. Went away for a few months. Then entire rear diff assembly. Went away for a year. Now it's back. It really pisses me off.

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I have the same issue of squeaking noise from rear right wheel of my 17 Jeep Cherokee 4*4 32400 miles.
Below is the timeline of visiting Scranton Jeep Service Center:
16 Jun - Dropped vehicle informing the issue and asked to check rear right wheel bearing as well as axle
17 Jun - Jeep SC informed rust formation on front rotors causing the issue. Replaced new rotors plus oil change and wheel balancing and was charged $500 (Paid $900 last year to replace all rotors and pad). SC were still insisting it is the rotor causing the issue. Took a short ride and issue was still persisting, but it was already 4:30 and they were closed.
18 Jun - Went again, this time took a technician and also showed him the video from this thread, finally convinced the issue is still there. Finally, they said it is the wheel bearing and they replaced for no cost as I had already paid $500. Took a test drive and it was all good.
25 Jun - Didn't drive much for the past few days. Today, I had Service Park Brake and Auto Start/Stop unavailable on my dash. Also, the squeaking noise is back.
It is so frustrating at this point. Planning to go to SC tomorrow again.
 

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Have you had the battery tested? Is it the original battery? While the battery had nothing to do with the noise, it could have something to do with the errors you are seeing. Get a good electronic battery test done, one that tells you battery health, cca, etc. you should be able to get a print out....


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Have you had the battery tested? Is it the original battery? While the battery had nothing to do with the noise, it could have something to do with the errors you are seeing. Get a good electronic battery test done, one that tells you battery health, cca, etc. you should be able to get a print out....


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Yeah the battery is original. I had this Auto Start/Stop issue last year. The SC fixed it and said it doesn't need replacement. This is the first time I'm seeing this error back since then. Will get it checked at SC.
 
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