Got the V41 recall work done

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So my 2018 JLUR is part of this recall but I never had the wobble issue, shall I risk it and get the parts replaced and hope they do the work correctly or just leave it untouched? I do have lifetime maxcare, would they fix it under recall if I develop this wobble say a few years down the road?
I was in the same boat, a 2018 JLUR with zero wobble and great steering. Still, I was part of the recall and got it done. The dealer put it on correctly, and I was shocked that the steering felt even more improved.

Seriously, I would recommend you get it done. Most likely the dealer will install correctly, and if not, its probably a 5 - 10 minute operation for them to fix. Or even the most rudimentary home mechanic could fix in as little time with basic tools.

Get it done, you won't regret it, and it won't mess up your steering. I promise...
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I was in the same boat, a 2018 JLUR with zero wobble and great steering. Still, I was part of the recall and got it done. The dealer put it on correctly, and I was shocked that the steering felt even more improved.

Seriously, I would recommend you get it done. Most likely the dealer will install correctly, and if not, its probably a 5 - 10 minute operation for them to fix. Or even the most rudimentary home mechanic could fix in as little time with basic tools.

Get it done, you won't regret it, and it won't mess up your steering. I promise...
Oh no, haven't you read all the posts about TTY fasteners? It'll explode if you remove your stabilizer and reinstall with the same hardware.......and yeah, that's all heavy sarcasm ;)
 

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In the past two weeks I got 2 alignments.
Jeep was first steering straight with the steering wheel very much to the left. After first alignment it drive slightly to the left with steering wheel crooked to the right. Second alignment... steering is extremely crooked to the left and car goes very much to the right if I try to drive with straight steering wheel.
Called another dealer and they are now telling me that the recall that I thought had been done wasn’t actually taken care of since the selling dealer didn’t have the part.
3.5 weeks into ownership, 1362 miles, love my JLUR but driving is scary to say the least. Cross winds will literally push the steering a quarter turn to the right or left. Steering wheel wobbles at highway speed (and lower as well).
Having to wait another week for appointment with new dealer in San Jose. Fingers crossed they fix all of this.
 
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So my 2018 JLUR is part of this recall but I never had the wobble issue, shall I risk it and get the parts replaced and hope they do the work correctly or just leave it untouched? I do have lifetime maxcare, would they fix it under recall if I develop this wobble say a few years down the road?
Yes, recalls never expire. Supposedly the issue only happens in temperatures below 40.
 

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Dealer installed the new dampener yesterday on my Mopar lifted JLU, and it made a nice difference. Steering is stiffer and not so light, which helps on the highway when it's windy. I never had a wobble, but the new feel inspires more confidence at high speed.

Looks like they also installed new ball joints on both steering knuckles, circled in the picture below. That's not my Jeep, pic is just for reference.
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Are you planning on going back to the dealer? We are happy to escalate a case for you so that one of our case managers can help get this resolved. Feel free to send us a private message with your VIN if you are interested.

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No the dealer is 20+ hours away. I ended up flipping it in my driveway. It is WAY better just not as good as before the recall. I called the dealership that installed it upside down and they told me to take it to a local dealership. I told them they have a mechanic installing it wrong and they said "Ow".
 

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I was in the same boat, a 2018 JLUR with zero wobble and great steering. Still, I was part of the recall and got it done. The dealer put it on correctly, and I was shocked that the steering felt even more improved.

Seriously, I would recommend you get it done. Most likely the dealer will install correctly, and if not, its probably a 5 - 10 minute operation for them to fix. Or even the most rudimentary home mechanic could fix in as little time with basic tools.

Get it done, you won't regret it, and it won't mess up your steering. I promise...
Echo your post 100%
Got mine done this morning, installed correctly (yahoo!), and my 2019 2dr had zero issues too, but it does feel even better.

Just be sure to confirm proper orientation, if it's installed upside down be sure to install it properly as the shock can get damaged installed that way.
 

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Echo your post 100%
Got mine done this morning, installed correctly (yahoo!), and my 2019 2dr had zero issues too, but it does feel even better.

Just be sure to confirm proper orientation, if it's installed upside down be sure to install it properly as the shock can get damaged installed that way.
Right?! At the end of the day, it can't make it worse and its just a better part in general. Doesn't make much sense to still be on the fence at this point.
 
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How long was it on incorrectly?

According to FCA, incorrect install could damage the part.

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Token - I have discovered that the steering damper on my Jeep replaced under F41 was installed incorrectly. It was done at the dealership prior to my purchase. Could you tell me what the source of your screen shot is that states that incorrect installation may cause damage? I am expecting pushback from the dealer when I tell them to install a new damper and want to have ammunition to back up my request. Thanks. Mark
 

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Dealer installed the new dampener yesterday on my Mopar lifted JLU, and it made a nice difference. Steering is stiffer and not so light, which helps on the highway when it's windy. I never had a wobble, but the new feel inspires more confidence at high speed.

Looks like they also installed new ball joints on both steering knuckles, circled in the picture below. That's not my Jeep, pic is just for reference.
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This is the first I've heard of new ball joints, has anyone else had that?
 

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This is the first I've heard of new ball joints, has anyone else had that?
New ball joints are definitely NOT part of the recall, but maybe the dealer saw a chance to upcharge FCA some related work "under warranty."
 

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Had my SS installed at the dealer per the recall yesterday. They installed it upside down so I had to return and have them fix that. Also had them do a Jeep Wave oil change. To my surprise they put in 5 quarts this time instead of 6 quarts last time. Yay! It has taken 2 years for them to learn how much oil the 3.6L JL takes.

My stock 2018 (Aug 2018 build) JLUR did not have major steering problems before the SS was replaced but, it is a little better now. It’s not as twitchy and seems to track better at highway speeds.
 

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Token - I have discovered that the steering damper on my Jeep replaced under F41 was installed incorrectly. It was done at the dealership prior to my purchase. Could you tell me what the source of your screen shot is that states that incorrect installation may cause damage? I am expecting pushback from the dealer when I tell them to install a new damper and want to have ammunition to back up my request. Thanks. Mark
That's a screenshot from the Mopar Service Library.
Every dealer tech has access.
 

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I'm getting the V41 and UA5 done this Saturday. Hope it goes well.
 
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