Redo of Steering TSB 08-074-20

OP
OP
Dusty

Dusty

Well-Known Member
First Name
Russell
Joined
Jul 11, 2020
Messages
176
Reaction score
189
Location
Carson City, NV
Vehicle(s)
2021 JLR
In my case the Dealer's test drive was at fault. They drove such a short distance at such low speed! Yes, it was a Jeep Thing.

The dealer that change the steering gear was a delight.

I haven't been back to get them to show me the 70F Code. Should do that. We have about the same amount of play that you had before your dealer refreshed the steering computer.
I had the free play with the aluminum box, then it was a little better with the cast iron box, but that was as good as it got. They were supposed to do the 70F RE flash, but didn’t. They basically said to live with it. Well, today the Reno dealership did the reflash and suddenly it was way better, almost just right. Good enough. It lost 1.5” of play!!

UPDATE: as of 4/15/21 the play has been reduced, but there is still about 1" hanging on. I suppose it's a constant reminder of this being an American engineered car. I've been reading the pages and pages of NHTSA complaints on steering for the 2018 and 2019 JLs. Seems I should expect the Death Wobble next...
Advertisement

 
Last edited:

davis53

Member
First Name
david
Joined
Jun 25, 2020
Messages
11
Reaction score
5
Location
California
Vehicle(s)
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Is there anyway to tell what steering flash number your Jeep received at home? As 70E RE flash or what? It does not say on work order.
 
OP
OP
Dusty

Dusty

Well-Known Member
First Name
Russell
Joined
Jul 11, 2020
Messages
176
Reaction score
189
Location
Carson City, NV
Vehicle(s)
2021 JLR
Is there anyway to tell what steering flash number your Jeep received at home? As 70E RE flash or what? It does not say on work order.
No clue. The dealerships want to keep this info from owners it seems so they have not printed me an Option Report yet. Yet.

The flash number I was told was the fit for mine was 70F.
 

davis53

Member
First Name
david
Joined
Jun 25, 2020
Messages
11
Reaction score
5
Location
California
Vehicle(s)
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
No clue. The dealerships want to keep this info from owners it seems so they have not printed me an Option Report yet. Yet.

The flash number I was told was the fit for mine was 70F.
I am going to delete this response till I get my steering problem corrected.
 
Last edited:

roaniecowpony

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2018
Messages
2,222
Reaction score
2,404
Location
90505
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLUR, 14 GMC 1500 CC All TERRAIN
Occupation
Retired Engineer
I have 2018 JLUR and it has handled so scary from day one that my wife refused to drive it.

I have read the same stories over the past two and a half years that I've owned this thing. All kinds of revisions to components that turned into mostly no help. At some point, I installed an aftermarket trackbar, which helped a lot. Then I installed aftermarket tierod and draglink, which did nothing. I still have wandering and enough slop to make it a chore to drive. When the road crown shifts from one side to the other, such as when changing lanes, I have to reverse through the center slop over to the other side. In doing this steering wheel movement, I have to pass through an area where nothing happens for 15-20 degrees. It's like it's not connected. I should have sold this thing long ago.
 
Advertisement

Quadratec
 
Advertisement
Top