My daughter in law took her Jeep in because it was overheating. Jeep dealer told her it was the thermostat and also that the overflow was leaking onto the radiator and that because of that her radiator needs to be replaced. Has anyone ever heard of this being an issue? They gave her a list of things wrong with this 2 year old lease and want to charge $2000.00 for a brake job and fixing this overheating problem. Something seems wrong to me. The radiator replacement is what’s really got me suspicious of their diagnosis of problems
I'd certainly need a better explanation as to why the radiator needed to be replaced. Coolant leaking onto something isn't going to ruin it - especially something that is specifically designed to hold coolant. The radiator cap and overflow system are designed to limit the pressure of the system so nothing bursts, so that shouldn't be it either.
Sometimes techs oversimplify the reasons, and sometimes people that don't understand the "jargon" simply misunderstand what's really being said. Get a better description of the problem and the work to be performed. If it doesn't make sense, get a second opinion from another dealer or shop.
But also, why is any of this even a concern on a 2 year old lease? Is the thermostat and cooling system not covered by the warranty? One of the attractive points of mosts leases is not having to worry about repairs.