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    Recall: Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    New*Jeep Wrangler JL*owners have been complaining about frame welds for months, and some have even experienced frame failures at a critical suspension mounting bracket. Now Fiat Chrysler is issuing a recall due to risk of a “vehicle crash without prior warning."

    https://jalopnik.com/new-jeep-wrangl...1829551649/amp
    https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/for...13#post-294421

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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    https://youtu.be/huVH6GRJoAs

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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    I hope everybody that bought one of these Jeeps takes this seriously and either returns it or fixes the problem for safety

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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    Man, some of those looked like my redneck farmer style welding jobs. That's bad!
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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    Wow, thats crazy

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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    Porosity and cold welds. FCA is going to be replacing alot of JLs, I wouldn’t accept a “dealer fix” if I owned one. I wonder what other FCA products have these bubble gum welds?
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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    Wow almost traded my JK in for one. Thanks!
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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepdude775 View Post
    Wow almost traded my JK in for one. Thanks!
    That's why I posted this as soon as I seen it to let people know. Those welds are unacceptable and dangerous!!!!!!

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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    It will be most interesting how FIAT handles this one. since at this point every weld is suspect. Unless i am wrong here. The only real fix would be a new frame that they tuned their robots better.

    On another forum one guys in a buy back since from what i hear Fiat is not sure how to fix this soon, or simply. Sure they could grind it out clean it up weld it back. but most these areas would be kinda hard to get at to do it right with taking the body off frame.

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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    Quote Originally Posted by 222Doc View Post
    It will be most interesting how FIAT handles this one. since at this point every weld is suspect. Unless i am wrong here. The only real fix would be a new frame that they tuned their robots better.

    On another forum one guys in a buy back since from what i hear Fiat is not sure how to fix this soon, or simply. Sure they could grind it out clean it up weld it back. but most these areas would be kinda hard to get at to do it right with taking the body off frame.
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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    This is supposed to be an issue only in SOME rigs made in February, or so I read.

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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    Those photos, as others have stated, show absolutely horrible welds with visible signs of contamination, improper heat/penetration, etc. I can't imagine how they got past quality control, maybe FIAT doesn't have any?
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    Re: "Recall"*Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld failures

    Time to go wheel your JL on collateral damage then go return it

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