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2012 JKU issues?

Old 02-02-2019, 06:34 AM
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I think I may have found the JKU I've been looking for: 2012 Unlimited Sahara, 3.6L VVT, 6-speed manual, @26k miles. Appears pretty much stock, clean in and out. Carfax looks good, but it does indicate that the car was in for warranty service on the transmission at @19k miles (8/2016), then again at @21k miles (3/2017). Original sale and all service was done at a Jeep dealer out of state. I've been reading about some issues with the NSG370 transmission, which I presume this one has. Does anyone here have first-hand experience with this model, whether with the tranny or anything else, and/or suggestions on what to look for? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:50 AM
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I have 2012 with manual trans. I've had zero trans issues. Now at 106,000 miles. At least 6000 miles of that was towing a 4,000-5,000 pound trailer. There were people having problems with the manual popping out of gear due to the rubber boot around the shifter.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:08 AM
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My '12 manual has no issues at all either. My mileage is still pretty low (54k), but a lot higher that what you're looking at.

The manuals are pretty robust, fixes are relatively inexpensive (compared to auto), and you don't generally end up with a rolling brick on failure like with an auto; you can usually manage to get around.

Just be sure to ask what the service was for, take it for a proper test drive, and if nothing feels too wrong and everything else looks good, I wouldn't stress too hard about that part, especially if the price is right.

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