New TSB JL 2018 2019: Vehicle wanders requires constant small steering corrections - New Track Bar

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Put my Jeep in the shop on Monday for this TSB. As others have said, I think it has helped quite a bit with the problem. You can see from the below photo of my alignment that the right front toe was out of spec before the work...by quite a bit. All the other numbers were in line. That would have played a major factor in the wandering...right?
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Did it wander equally right and left, or was it wandering more to one side? If one side, which side?





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Considering I've replaced these two components and it still wanders....your wasting your time. Good Luck.
Its part of the TSB, and I won't know how well it works until they actually do it. so not a waste of my time.
 

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Did it wander equally right and left, or was it wandering more to one side? If one side, which side?
It was about the same both directions...actually...it wandered all over the damn place! LOL This is (mostly) my first Jeep so am not sure where the line between "a Jeep Thing" and issue really lies. My girlfriend's 2000 TJ is a completely different beast...because it has 180k. It drives crappy all the time. I tease my g/f that driving her Jeep is like Jim Carey driving the Land Rover in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective".
 

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I had the TSB done yesterday and it didn't help for me. Might even be a little worse. I am taking it to my mechanic to have him look it over and do an alignment as the steering wheel is off center now. More later.
 
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Its part of the TSB, and I won't know how well it works until they actually do it. so not a waste of my time.
Some people have reported success, and some say no difference with the new trackbar. So it will depend on each individual case. A few in the other steering threads said the new AE steering box fixed everything.
 

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Some people have reported success, and some say no difference with the new trackbar. So it will depend on each individual case. A few in the other steering threads said the new AE steering box fixed everything.
Yeah, I'm not expecting a miracle, but if it improves the minor wandering problem I'll be happy with it. If not, I never found it bad enough that it diminished my enjoyment of driving the Jeep to start with so I'll be all right.
 

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Yeah, I'm not expecting a miracle, but if it improves the minor wandering problem I'll be happy with it. If not, I never found it bad enough that it diminished my enjoyment of driving the Jeep to start with so I'll be all right.
Please let us know how it goes. Im working on getting this scheduled for my Jeep with Crown in Greensboro right now.
 

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Mine went in today for the steering issue after my dealership giving me the "cannot replicate" bs. Test drove it with a tech and he agreed there is an issue. After looking at it, his thought was it's the steering box, guess we'll see. My build date is 1/24/19 so I'm past the trackbar replacement as it should have the newer trackbar.
 

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This is very helpful...

I just had the dealer replace the drivers side ball joints on my new 2019 JL 2dr Rubicon and adjust the alignment, which helped reduce the wandering, but did not eliminate it - they should have been tight from the factory with only 2000 miles on it now, but weren't.

My ball joints were clicking when turning. I found a thread on here with improperly torqued ball joints. I showed them the tread and they torqued them down and it's been fine since. I only mention this as I'm surprised to hear they replaced yours rather than torquing them to spec.
 

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Please let us know how it goes. Im working on getting this scheduled for my Jeep with Crown in Greensboro right now.
Will do. Kernersville Dodge has the parts right now and I'm going to take her in tomorrow morning for the work.
 

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Some people have reported success, and some say no difference with the new trackbar. So it will depend on each individual case. A few in the other steering threads said the new AE steering box fixed everything.
The track bar will fix the steering wheel shimmy, not the wandering around on the interstate.
 
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The track bar will fix the steering wheel shimmy, not the wandering around on the interstate.
I wouldn't of thought the track bar would of helped wandering either but here are some references. There are other similar mentions in the steering related threads as well. Maybe a) the TSB from FCA that states wanders and replace track bar is just CYA or BS LOL b) JL owners reporting no wandering after track bar replacement is a placebo affect?

https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...ring-wandering-issue.28326/page-6#post-678142

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https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...all-steering-corrections-new-track-bar.33643/

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And searching Google for "track bar" "wandering" created many references as well, like this one:

https://carlisuspension.com/product.../03-09-components/dodge-adjustable-track-bar/ (not Jeep related but it does mention track bar and wandering issues)
 

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Just picked mine up yesterday and yes it has wantering/sloppy steering issues. 2019 2 Door Sport s fresh of the train. Built around the very beginning of July. It really feels like the steering assist is not working hard enough which hopefully can be fixed with a PCM flash. Lots of play in the steering wheel and when I turn in regular traffic, it doesn't really come back to center like it should. Feels like a Lazy steering wheel! Lots of drift and micro adjustments to keep it in the lanes on my hour long commute. I'm coming from a 2006 Wrangler so I know what a [email protected]&king Jeep thing is and this is not a jeep thing. I have to take it back this week to get the right wheels and tires that I ordered on it so I'll get them to look at it then.
 

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I don't have the death wobble nor major wandering but I do have to do micro-adjustments non-stop. Jeep made March of 2019, picked up in june. Had the v41 recall done before purchase.

Call this morning and got the "have you owned a jeep before" line. I don't expect much from this dealer visit. Outside of Toronto here.
I have a March 2019 Unlimited Rubicon- same wandering DUI attracting problem as you
 

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I had this TSB done on my vehicle and it seems to have helped with my wandering issue. I actually notice the steering to be a little different in that it takes a little more effort to turn the wheel. (Not a lot but a little) I have a short stretch of road on my way home from work that am able to get up to 120 km/h and I was able to keep the Jeep going straight by holding the steering wheel in one position, and no longer have to make the small corrections. I have not had the chance yet to go on a longer drive at high speeds on a different road to see if the success continues. But you can safely put me in the "It helped" category. (2018 JLU Sahara built in June/July 2019)
 
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