Rear Axle Replace on Rubicon for Flashing Locker Light

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So if the sensor goes bad out of warranty we get to buy a new axle? Hmmm.
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Same issue here but only on every 20th start or more. Going to live with it for awile till it is more persistent.
 

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Thought I would post a reply on my Jeep JLUR.

I got my Jeep back on Monday. The process with the dealer went pretty much like others on this thread have described.

When I first dropped it off I had mud on the jeep and the technician told me that Mud was a foreign substance and could void the warranty. :facepalm:

They first said that there was a sensor for the rear diff that had fluid in it and they were confident that would fix the problem. After a couple days of ordering the part and getting it installed this did nothing. They then started working with FCA tech support to go back and forth on potential solves. This back and forth went on for about a week and a half.

The final solution was to replace the rear differential. Luckily they had one in LA and they were able to get the part the next day. The final install and getting my jeep back took a few more days.

Total time at the dealership was 3 weeks.

Everything seems to be working at this time but I have not taken it off-road or engaged the diff.

Still makes me uneasy that I have a brand new Jeep with 6k miles on it and I have already replaced the Rear Diff.
 

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Hi there,
I'm having a similar issue with my new 2018 JLUR. It has 500km on it. Rear+Front lockers lights blinking on the button and in the dash. It started randomly after an ignition. Now it's on and off after I engage/disengage the lockers. Anybody has an answer now?
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Just had this issue pop up on an JLUR I purchased in August (4k miles).

Dropped it off at the dealer this morning. They just called me to say they have to replace the rear axle.

Oh the joys of owning a jeep.
 

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Just had this issue and will be getting a new rear differential. Parts will be here in a week and install will be 5-6 hours covered by warranty.
 

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Just had this issue and will be getting a new rear differential. Parts will be here in a week and install will be 5-6 hours covered by warranty.

I think I have the same issue. How did it go?
 

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Look at the “Knock in rear Dana 44? Thread... it’s all a joke. Inferior parts and they are growing the same bad parts at these vehicles without a proper fix, dealer has admitted this.
What has been done to correct the known issue? Never a answer... Beware owners...
 

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Ugh... 4500 miles on a 2019 JLU Rubicon and today the dash Axle Locker warning light comes on and dings every two minutes or so. After about 15 minutes of that the Service Axle Locker message appears. We haven't even tried using the lockers yet. Tried to engage them in the parking lot but the lights flash but do not activate.

Service appointment Tuesday. :-(
 

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Ugh... 4500 miles on a 2019 JLU Rubicon and today the dash Axle Locker warning light comes on and dings every two minutes or so. After about 15 minutes of that the Service Axle Locker message appears. We haven't even tried using the lockers yet. Tried to engage them in the parking lot but the lights flash but do not activate.

Service appointment Tuesday. :-(
Please post how it went. My service appointment is August 30 for this issue.
 

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Ugh... 4500 miles on a 2019 JLU Rubicon and today the dash Axle Locker warning light comes on and dings every two minutes or so. After about 15 minutes of that the Service Axle Locker message appears. We haven't even tried using the lockers yet. Tried to engage them in the parking lot but the lights flash but do not activate.

Service appointment Tuesday. :-(
Please post how it went. My service appointment is August 30 for this issue.
Hi jsweaz and Brad41,
We're sorry to hear that you are both experiencing this. If you would like any additional assistance while working with your dealers, please send our team a private message!
Alex
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Just finished up at the dealership- they said it’s the locker switch. Ordered and due in next week. We’ll see if that takes care of it.
 

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Mine has been at the dealership since the beginning of the month and they are saying it will be until the end of September early October before the new axle will arrive, it sucks to be without my Jeep for over a month and still have to pay for it. It only has 3,000 miles on it.
 

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Mine has been at the dealership since the beginning of the month and they are saying it will be until the end of September early October before the new axle will arrive, it sucks to be without my Jeep for over a month and still have to pay for it. It only has 3,000 miles on it.
Sorry to hear that. I have an appt oct. 1st to have the locker switch replaced. Based on what I’ve heard from you and other owners, this will prob not fix it.
 

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I have a 2019 jlur with 13,000 miles on it. Mine did this today but it locked the rear diff. Light was flashing. I pulled off road and shut it down and the light went off. I can’t wait to call the dealer.
 
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