Well, not to say researching possible issues is a bad idea, but if you dig into any vehicle (any make, any model) you will find issues. I don't care if it's a vehicle that people like to claim is flawless. For example I've heard a lot of "the Tacoma is indestructible", but then I started talking to people who have one, and started hearing about issues. Granted, not every one of them has issues, but when you start getting deeper than the hype you see it. Jeeps are no different. It's not every one of them. that has issues I've got an early production '18 (Sahara with every option but the park sensors) and I have no significant issues. My only issue was a sensor that failed in the door, telling the Jeep the door was ajar when it wasn't. Easy fix, and not Jeep specific since I'm sure FCA uses those sensors in most of their vehicles.Thanks in advance @Fsttanks for keeping us all informed. I don't own a Jeep yet but I'm about 99.9% ready to buy a JLRU. I too have the big time concern about what if this happen with either my wife are daughter driving. Steering play, death wobble, locker sensor failings, and now this! Pause button has once again firmly been pressed.
The problem with forums is, they're where people turn for help or to vent when they have an issue. Sure we have general talk, but you're much more likely to hear "my ___ failed" rather than "my ___ is working flawlessly." Of course that makes sense, because we expect everything to work flawlessly, so we don't post about it.... although I just did.
You're wise to look at potential issues before buying, but don't forget to look at it objectively and consider how many units were made/sold that aren't reporting problems. You obviously also want to weigh in the severity of a reported problem., where some may be more significant than others (like the one reported in this thread).