FCA Australia Pty Ltd — Jeep JL Wrangler MY2018-2019, recall V78

  1. Rubi D

    Rubi D Well-Known Member

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    Received notice today of recall V78 affecting 544 vehicles. VIN list attached.

    https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/fca-australia-pty-ltd-jeep-jl-wrangler-my2018-2019

    What are the defects?
    The transmission harness may have insufficient clearance to the catalytic converter.

    What are the hazards?
    If the battery cable contacts the catalytic converter this could result in the following:

    1. potentially causing a vehicle fire
    2. disabling safety systems leading to an engine stall

    This could result in a crash without warning, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.
     

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  2. Jaydee_S

    Jaydee_S Well-Known Member

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    saw this in another thread posted here.

    My car is not effected, how many others out there dont have this recall as i find it odd that mine wouldnt have this recall as well if so many have it =/
     
  3. rubileon

    rubileon Well-Known Member

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    Easy fix. They might replace the harness if damaged and they add some shielding from what I heard.
     
  4. Joe98

    Joe98 Well-Known Member

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    My VIN is not there - Hooray!
     
  5. rubileon

    rubileon Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry... no Jeep owner stays long without getting invited to a recall party ;)


    PS: Still wouldn't go to any other SUV unless they make a soft top Patrol or a Cruiser... they better not be diesel either.
     
  6. davejkenny

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    I knew I’d be in for a recall with a Jeep, but 2 days after pick up made me laugh. I have MY20 so maybe not on the list anyway.
     
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    Rubi D

    Rubi D Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the numbers, I am guessing pre March 2019.
    Also, if just the proximity to the catalytic converter this is for petrol models only.
    Mine is not on the list.
     
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