Clutch Recall (FCA W12 | 20V-124) on 2018-2020 JL Manuals [overheating clutch pressure plate]

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I posted the internal FCA document on this in my post from a bit earlier (bottom of first page in thread)
https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/recall-only-48-hours-after-purchasing-new-jl.47886/
All manual JL's and JT's are affected. However, it sounds like not everyone is getting a burning smell in practice. But you should just do a quick search and see how many JL's have caught fire prior to this recall before you make a decision.
https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/fire-result-of-transmission-failure.46100/
I personally am still using mine, but if I had to drive kids strapped into car seats I probably wouldn't use the jeep. I can jump out pretty quick, but trying to unbuckle a child is a different story.
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I just got the notice as well but have had zero problems with my manual with 23k miles on it. I'm honestly a little worried that dealerships and their inconsistent service departments can work on my transmission without messing something else up, especially since most of them couldn't install a steering stabilizer correctly by simply looking at an arrow pointing to which way it should face on the Jeep. God forbid they open up my transmission and start replacing parts.
 

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God forbid they open up my transmission and start replacing parts.
They will not be opening up the trans, they just have to remove the transmission and replace the clutch. But I still do understand your trepidation.
 

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Just got that myself. All JL MT 2018-2020.

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... I honestly think wearing heavy jeans and some serious boots (vs shorts and flip flops) would be pretty dang reasonable as well. ...
I agree on the boots, but hot metal that can fly through the floorboard doesn't care about denim. If this is a worry, get Kevlar jeans or armored pants that the motorcyclists wear. I don't disagree with your sentiment, I just don't want anyone mistaking heavy denim for any kind of protection.

Personally, I'll drive it as normal, since I've never had any issue to date. I'm more frustrated because I was planning to go to a centerforce clutch, but now I can't or my vin will show unresolved recall. Boo.
 
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Dear Moderator, would you be able to fix the headline of this topic to:
FCA W12 (NTHS 20V-124) Safety Recall on 2018-2020 JL MT
 
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I wonder what it would entail.
An entire clutch assembly replacement?
 

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I agree on the boots, but hot metal that can fly through the floorboard doesn't care about denim. If this is a worry, get Kevlar jeans or armored pants that the motorcyclists wear. I don't disagree with your sentiment, I just don't want anyone mistaking heavy denim for any kind of protection.

Personally, I'll drive it as normal, since I've never had any issue to date. I'm more frustrated because I was planning to go to a centerforce clutch, but now I can't or my vin will show unresolved recall. Boo.
Why would this stop you? Wait a week or 2 until FCA provides the recall fix, have the free fix applied by a dealer and then have your centerforce clutch installed that will prob cost close to $3k with parts & labor.
 

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Why would this stop you? Wait a week or 2 until FCA provides the recall fix, have the free fix applied by a dealer and then have your centerforce clutch installed that will prob cost close to $3k with parts & labor.
I didn't mean stop, I meant delay. I agree that wasn't clear in my post.
 

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I wonder what it would entail.
An entire clutch assembly replacement?
I would imagine that it would be a new clutch assembly. Replacing just the pressure plate while reusing the clutch and throwout bearing just doesn't seem like a good idea to. I have always replaced the whole assembly when replacing a clutch in the past.
 

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This sucks.....well, not that i needed something like "maybe i'll catch on fire today" to worry about - lol
 
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