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  1. Steering damper recall notice today on my Jeep

    There are those, but if that was the case with all these complaints Jeep wouldn't be scurrying to come up with a way to prevent it.
  2. Steering damper recall notice today on my Jeep

    I vall it the bull shit defect. The dampers arent defective otherwise ALL of the Wranglers that didnt have this New New New New damper would be experiencing shimmy wobble and death wobble, but theydont. Its only a relatively small fraction that have the issue but enough for Jeep to do something...
  3. Steering damper recall notice today on my Jeep

    The only reason they are issuing this is because the want to create the illusion that the problem is pervasive across the entire fleet rather than admit that only certain out of spec vehicles with frame/mount-point issues are the problem. This way they can strengthen their argument that they...
  4. Did I get a lemon or ??

    Ive had a ton too. Wheel wobble issue ongoing, sway bar disconnect motor, brakes are now grinding but no signs of rocks, radio/android touch screen, rear window shrouds pop off, etc.
  5. FCA being sued for Death Wobble

    Death wobble is not just your standard thing that happens with ALL solid axle vehicles. There should not be any death wobble or any wobble if the vehicle is properly spec'ed, tolerances on parts, design, etc. The vehicles in question are experience wobble because of a manufacturing defect. Mine...
  6. FCA being sued for Death Wobble

    They are going to buyback/replace mine. Did you talk to JeepCares?
  7. Steering wheel wobble?

    FCA is already offering buy-backs for these vehicles. Why need a lawsuit for it? I have the wobble issue - not full-on death wobble but my wheel flaps back and forth for about a sec very quickly upon hitting a bump. JeepCares reached out to me and assigned me a case manager who has worked with...
  8. Is there a true fix for the Steering/Wandering issue?

    Not salty but I see people who arent willing to stand up for themselves cause they are worried about what some random dealership peeps are going to think. I have fun with my jeep as they problem is predominantly on the interstate at higher speeds.
  9. Is there a true fix for the Steering/Wandering issue?

    There is no flip-flop here. Not sure what exactly you think you're reading.
  10. Loose steering feels like it has play and drifts

    Some steering wandering is a byproduct of newer and larger tires. Also, a 4WD vehicle, particularly a Rubicon model dont have tight steering like a standard vehicle due to rubber bushings etc to absorb bumps. They do take a little more concentration to keep straight, particularly at higher speeds.
  11. Is there a true fix for the Steering/Wandering issue?

    The vast majority of the vehicles don't have this issue. So, no, it is not about some parts. Of course, if you continue to put beefier parts on it will absorb vibrations. That is obvious, however, it does not fix the underlying issue with some of these Jeeps. It is more likely that in the frame...
  12. Is there a true fix for the Steering/Wandering issue?

    I know how to fix vehicles, but I shouldn't be spending my own money to fix a new one. Besides, some of these issues arent fixable. Many of those with the wobble issue are simply masking the underlying problem with larger stabilizers.
  13. Is there a true fix for the Steering/Wandering issue?

    I know what your position is, I am in the same/similar position. They are going to replace your vehicle if it gets lemoned and it doesnt take years - it is done immediately after you have notified FCA. Jeep doesnt want you to be unsatisfied especially here at the start of a brand new generation...
  14. Is there a true fix for the Steering/Wandering issue?

    I knew before I took it in that it is an inherent issue due to faulty manufacturing of some early Jeeps. Hence, I took it in knowing they couldnt fix it to begin the process of having my vehicle replaced with one that was manufactured correctly. However, I am specifically referring to people who...
  15. Is there a true fix for the Steering/Wandering issue?

    You all have no one to blame but yourselves for trying to DIY fix a warrantied vehicle that has a fundmental build quality issue. I am taking the lemon law route by notifying FCA of issues and documenting shop attempts to have my vehicle replaced or bought back after 4th attempt. Im sorry but i...
  16. Issue Bulletin: Shimmy Felt in Front End - Jan 31 2019 Star case # S1819000004

    You should not be feeling ANY oscillation when you hit a bump. This has nothing to do with balanced design, it is a flaw in the manufacture in our vehicles.
  17. Issue Bulletin: Shimmy Felt in Front End - Jan 31 2019 Star case # S1819000004

    The damper has a purpose, and can damp out an oscillation; however, the system should be tuned such that instabilities are minor or non-existant even without a damper. The main purpose of a damper is to prevent things like the impact of a bump either on one or both wheels from excessively...
  18. Issue Bulletin: Shimmy Felt in Front End - Jan 31 2019 Star case # S1819000004

    Why are some jeeps requiring specially designed steering dampers and track bars and draglinks to operate properly when most others are not? That means there is something fundamentally wrong with some other component of the system with some jeeps. In the future, if you have to replace these...
  19. Issue Bulletin: Shimmy Felt in Front End - Jan 31 2019 Star case # S1819000004

    So Jeepcares got me a case number going and a case manager for the wobble issue. I spoke with the case manager to get details on how this was going to proceed. I specifically said I dont want to get into just replacing steering dampers because that may hide an underlying issue. Case manager...



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