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Stop Sale and Recall Issued for JL Wrangler Failed Welds
UPDATE: 10/6/18: FCA has announced that the recall will affect approximately 18,000 vehicles. Their conservative estimate is that less than 800 of those may have the issue with the track bar bracket.  Fiat Chrysler has initiated a Recall that includes a rare Stop-Sale order to Jeep dealers for the... Read more
Jeep Takes Up Legal Arms Against Mahindra’s Roxor
Fiat Chrysler Automotive, the parent company of our beloved Jeep brand, has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming that the Mahindra Roxor, which is “manufactured” in Michigan, too closely resembles a Jeep Wrangler and violated FCA’s intellectual property. India-based Mahindra is best known in the... Read more
Autonomous New Test Site by Fiat Chrysler
ModernJeepers get excited when we hear about big money being sunk into the development of new products, especially if the word “Jeep” might be included. We hope this new investment at Chelsea results in some continued fun for all jeepers! The Editors From THE SHOP Staff Fiat Chrysler Automobiles... Read more
Jeep JL Platform Debuts First Limited Edition Model
ModernJeepers get excited anytime we hear the words Jeep and Moab in the same sentence. Well, here it is. The Moab Edition Jeep JL. The Editors 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition The Jeep brand has introduced the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition, the first limited-edition model to be released... Read more
Daystar adds MCE to Roster of Companies
Daystar Products International, the Arizona-based manufacturer of primarily polyurethane products that include everything from the popular D-ring isolators to suspension leveling kits has announced the acquisition of Modern Classic Enterprises, the manufacturer of aftermarket plastic flares for Jeep Wranglers. According to Daystar’s CEO Mark Turner, the acquisition gives MCE... Read more
Are you Ready to “Plug-In” your Wrangler?
Fiat Chrysler is telling us a “hybrid” plug-in Jeep may certainly happen in 2020. But, us ModernJeepers can’t help but wonder about getting “connected” and plugged in for a charge right before running the Rubicon, or taking on some slick rock in Moab. We are open to the idea... Read more
New Jeep JL Security Options!
Do you take the top off your Jeep? Do you worry about how to keep your valuables secure while you are away from your Jeep? Well, our friends at Tuffy have a solution for you! Tuffy Security Products has released two brand new products specifically designed for the 2018... Read more
SPIED: [pics] JT “Scrambler” Truck Spotted on the Rubicon
Facebook is buzzing with pics of the Jeep Wrangler JT aka “Scrambler” Jeep Truck out running the Rubicon this past week. The Rubicon Trail has long been a standard for Jeep Wrangler’s “Trail Ready” badges, so it only makes sense that the Jeep Truck would need to make it’s... Read more
Legendary Jeeper Larry McRae Buys his Way out of Retirement
Larry & Cheri McCrae Acquire Zion Jeep Tours of Springdale, Utah Zion Jeep Tours, Southern Utah’s premiere outdoor recreational tour and guide service, announced this week that legendary off-roader, sportsman and businessman, Larry McRae and his wife Cheri McRae of St. George, Utah have acquired the company, effective July... Read more
Investor’s Question Manley on the Future of Jeep
According to the Toledo Blade, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ new CEO Mike Manley has pledged not to rock the very successful proverbial boat, keeping FCA, parent company of the Jeep brand, moving forward on a well-established five year plan developed by the late CEO, Sergio Marchionne. “One of the things... Read more