Modern Jeeper - Sharing Our Passion
Stop Sale and Recall Issued for JL Wrangler Failed Welds 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... 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 2018 – 2019 JL Wrangler. According to documents secured by JLWranglerForums.com, the recall is for faulty welds at the front track bar bracket.

The JL Wrangler has been notorious for bad or ugly welds. On our own 2018 2-Door, we found what was obviously bad hand welds including 4-passes over the track bar bracket… the same bracket that FCA has found reason to issue the Stop Sale order.

Our own JL has four sloppy passes on the weld of the track bar bracket.

 

A Stop Sale order shows the seriousness that FCA is taking with this recall. Per the order, dealers are not to sell any JL Wranglers until the track bar is inspected and fixed.

Track bar failure is serious. If it should become disconnected in any way, it can result in steering failure and a potential deadly accident.

This video, posted on YouTube by JL Wrangler owner Bret Stevens shows the weld that is identified by FCA as being “off the seam potentially resulting in the bracket separating from the frame”.

 

This is not the only weld failure we’ve seen on the JL and, we imagine, it won’t be the only recall.

If you would like to know whether or not your JL is on the recall list, you can search using this link on the Mopar site: https://www.mopar.com/en-us/my-vehicle/recalls/search.html

Stop Sale Recall Issued by FCA

 

####

ModernJeeper

ModernJeeper is a collection of amazing off road enthusiasts and Jeep lovers coming together to bring you cool stories, great tips and awesome reviews.

  • Aweyeah

    October 8, 2018 #1 Author

    JKs just went up in value!

    Reply

  • rockinbob Griffin

    October 10, 2018 #3 Author

    Holy Smokes..thanks for the heads up.
    what’s in store for my tricked out Jk Rubicon ???

    Reply

    • ModernJeeper

      October 12, 2018 #4 Author

      Sounds like your JK is going to serve you well for years to come!

      Reply

  • rockinbob Griffin

    October 10, 2018 #5 Author

    this site Rocks. more trusted than any other in my humble opinion.
    thank you

    Reply

  • JeepGA

    October 12, 2018 #7 Author

    I just looked up recalls or safety issues with my 2018 JLUR (got in Aug) and there are none. I’ve heard this wasn’t credible

    Reply

  • JeepGA

    October 12, 2018 #8 Author

    I just looked up recalls or safety issues with my 2018 JLUR (got in Aug) and there are none. I’ve heard this wasn’t credible

    Reply

  • Kevin

    October 13, 2018 #9 Author

    I just ordered a 2019 JL 2-door Rubicon this morning. This won’t affect that, will it ? As my Jeep hasn’t even been built yet.

    Reply

  • Phil

    October 16, 2018 #10 Author

    It is legit, I work at a Jeep dealer

    Reply

  • Kevin

    October 17, 2018 #11 Author

    Well, if it was a problem, they will have had it fixed by now right ? As I said, I just ordered mine, so it hasn’t even been built yet. Was it specifically on the 2-doors or the 4-doors, or didn’t it matter ? I was told I had to wait 8-12 weeks for my Rubicon. I don’t want to be waiting any longer than that. If anybody has any more info it would be great to hear it !

    Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.