Well said .profits drive ALL businesses, but when the faithful QUITE allowing it aka QUIT buying the poorly made products things will change!!! the faithful hardly bikers put up with hit + miss quality + still buy so Hardly continues to BS them. if a business can sell cheaper made for more they WILL + do you REALLY think anything but their PROFITS matter!!!!
Weld 10 oil pipes under and attached to the frame , seal the ends with water-proof ends , and Presto : you will have buoyant floating Jeep to raft the rapids . Just attach a big rudder to the spare tire carrier , and you can float all the way down the Mississippi .On the bright side my neighbor, an oil pipeline welding inspector is going to ask a couple of his friends with a different certification to inspect my JLU frame welds. If this happens i will have some more ammunition against jeep for these welds.l0
Even a European-owned fca cannot blow off the NHTSA inspectors .the others who have posted have welds worse than mine. Left side seemed worse than the right...especially under the doors. I sent Jeep Cares over 150 pics and they blew it off. at the time of these pics this jeep had seen colorado rain 3 times and had about 1k miles on it.
Go to your local jeep dealer and look at the remaining JkU's. I've looked at about 6 now and the welds look acceptable. Occasionally some weld drip on the passenger side but I didn't see anything alarming. Hardly any slag either. If you like the ride of the JKU I suggest going that route rather than a JLU at this point since even the newer build dates are showing awful welds. I've seen this on nearly every JLU at 3 dealers in Northern Colorado for the last 3 weeks. I've been looking a lot. Showed a dealer the pics today and they were stunned and kinda made a scary face when I asked if you'd want your family in one.
Here you go. Never saw this on my (former) JL.