FCA Stop Sale and Recall on JL Wranglers Due to Welds...

#2
Mine falls under this recall and after looking at the trackbar, it looks fine. Some of the other frame welds, however, do not. Lots of porosity, silicon deposits, and sharp edges where spatter built up in the nozzle and then stuck to the frame.
 

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#3
Mine falls under this recall and after looking at the trackbar, it looks fine. Some of the other frame welds, however, do not. Lots of porosity, silicon deposits, and sharp edges where spatter built up in the nozzle and then stuck to the frame.
Similar to ours. We are going to take ours back to the dealership to have them look at all the welds and document it.
 
#4
I stopped by the dealership last night to check on this and as expected they knew of this recall but not much about it. They were only able to provide the information we already knew, that there is a stop sale and no fix yet. I'm curious how this will play out, will it remain trackbar only or will it grow to looking at all of the frame welds? Will there be a repair crew traveling around fixing frame welds since most dealers aren't going to have certified welders on staff?
 
#5
We had 4 brand new JL's at our last event. I inspected all welds on all of them to be sure. I noticed the newer ones had paint lines on the welds as if the new frames QC folks are physically marking during the inspection. Or it could have been from the dealership maybe. I've seen a lot more info on this since with dates of what frames could be affected. But now as guides, it brings up a good question of how are we going to try and check for this or do we add something to the waiver or have the drivers sign something that it's been inspected.
 
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