Rubicon Poll - Have you had problems with your locker sensors

Have you had "service axle locker" (locker sensor) problems on your Rubicon?

  • Never had problem, but have under 15K miles on Jeep

  • Never had problem, and have over 15K miles on Jeep

  • Had the problem, while Jeep had less than 15K miles (not self inflicted)

  • Had the problem, while Jeep had over 15K miles (not self inflicted)

  • Had the problem, but it was self inflicted (stretched lines, etc)

  • I potted my sensors, and don't have the problem since potting


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Miloe

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39k miles and no drivetrain mods, just got the alerts.
It's at the dealership now.
Let's see what Jeep tells me.
 

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66k miles and still no issues.
 

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waiting on sensor for rear and call from cdrj in DAYTONA, waiting over three weeks for part.
 

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I might put my ZAuto bypass up for sale soon. I think by now or certainly by 75k miles I won't have the problem if it hasn't shown up yet.
 


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In my earlier post,#54, I reported putting a bypass harness in the glove box just incase. Since then, during a axle gear oil change, I potted both sensors. Anyone want an un-used bypass harness for $50. PM me.
 

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I hope I’m not jynxing myself by responding to this….lol!
 
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Well, Trailrecon just had the axle sensor issue on his new 392. Said dealer told him it will be weeks to get the sensor.

See video below starting at 10:00

 

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I can't keep a working locker in the rear of my JLUR for nothing. I tend to get between 20,000 and 25,000 mile on my Jeep then need to fix it. Since you can't buy parts, this has mean buying new axles to get the parts. I put a new locker in in December and it has gone bad again. I will be switching to an ARB air locker soon. I am fed up with the stock locker.
 


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I can't keep a working locker in the rear of my JLUR for nothing. I tend to get between 20,000 and 25,000 mile on my Jeep then need to fix it. Since you can't buy parts, this has mean buying new axles to get the parts. I put a new locker in in December and it has gone bad again. I will be switching to an ARB air locker soon. I am fed up with the stock locker.
You can buy parts now is my understanding (in Brad's case, they're replacing the sensor, not the assembly -- but 6-8 weeks to get it). I'm curious if those who have potted their sensor have been able to avoid the issue from reoccurring.

But yeah, same experience in my '19 JLUR.
 

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Ducky - the rear locker indicator started flashing on me for no reason yesterday while I was on I-70 in 2WD. Hours earlier I had done a trail (Red Cone) but never used the lockers, so was somewhat surprising to see this happen. 4,400 miles on the clock. I pulled off and tested in low range to see if the locker itself works, it appears to, so maybe just a sensor issue. 6 to 8 weeks out for parts from the dealer? Ugh.
 

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Interesting how some have had so many issues and others have had none. I wonder what the cause is.
I tend t use my lockers a fair bit but haven’t had any issues.
Personally, if I have trouble, I’d be looking into a less problematic system like an OX locker. Not a fan of air lockers up north..
 
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I can't keep a working locker in the rear of my JLUR for nothing. I tend to get between 20,000 and 25,000 mile on my Jeep then need to fix it. Since you can't buy parts, this has mean buying new axles to get the parts. I put a new locker in in December and it has gone bad again. I will be switching to an ARB air locker soon. I am fed up with the stock locker.
That is hard to read, since you are one of the more experienced JL off-roaders here. I'm about to hit 17K miles, so far so good, but I'm about to do my second gear oil change. I keep on hoping that if I keep the metal shavings out I'll increase my chances - but that is just a hope and a prayer.
 

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The flashing light on the dash and in the center stack started happening to me sporadically at almost 14K (bought new in March of '21). I just got it back and they replaced the whole rear axle.

 

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