rusting hinges

thadius65

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Before I bought my 2020 JLU, I was looking at a 2008 JK. It was a garage kept black Sahara and was immaculate, frame and all. The only thing wrong I could see were bubbles on the door hinges. The owner stated that it was a known issue with the aluminum and he actually had previously had them redone, but it returned. I was hoping this was a thing of the past. I guess not.





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Before I bought my 2020 JLU, I was looking at a 2008 JK. It was a garage kept black Sahara and was immaculate, frame and all. The only thing wrong I could see were bubbles on the door hinges. The owner stated that it was a known issue with the aluminum and he actually had previously had them redone, but it returned. I was hoping this was a thing of the past. I guess not.
That’s too bad that Jeep has not fixed this issue. I guess the engineers only had 10 years to find a cure to corrosive aluminum hinges. This started with the JK when the hinges were switched to aluminum.

http://www.kentrolinc.com/blog/post...w-Brings-Out-the-Worst-in-Factory-Hinges.aspx
 

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Just noticed this on two of my 2018 Punkin Sport’s hinges. I only have 3600 miles on it and it’s garaged at all times I’m not driving it. Not happy.
 

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Just noticed this on two of my 2018 Punkin Sport’s hinges. I only have 3600 miles on it and it’s garaged at all times I’m not driving it. Not happy.
I'm really sorry that you too are a member of the rust bucket club. Keep an eye on the hinges on your hood. When I brought mine in to get fixed (for the third time) the service rep also pointed out that mine were corroding in addition to the hinges on both my driver and passenger doors. Really glad I forked over 40k for something that rusted from the inside out in less than a year. :lipssealed:
 

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Used to see this all the time with Land Rover Defenders - think it's caused by galvanic corrosion. If a steel part is in direct contact with an aluminium part there's a very small electrical current that's set up when they get wet (particularly with salt water i.e. on winter roads) and the two metals corrode quicker than you'd expect in certain areas of the vehicle as a result. The Defender body and door panels were made from thin aluminium sheet and the frames from steel so they used to rot in certain places where they made contact.

The fix was to pack everything out with rubber shims to avoid contact between dissimilar metals. Unfortunately etching and repainting will only stall the process unless you can eliminate water getting in completely :(
 

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Just noticed this on two of my 2018 Punkin Sport’s hinges. I only have 3600 miles on it and it’s garaged at all times I’m not driving it. Not happy.
Hi marjamr,

I'm sorry to hear you are experiencing this concern with your Wrangler. If you decide to address it with your dealer, please let us know via private message. We would be more than happy to provide you with an additional layer of assistance for that process.

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Hi marjamr,

I'm sorry to hear you are experiencing this concern with your Wrangler. If you decide to address it with your dealer, please let us know via private message. We would be more than happy to provide you with an additional layer of assistance for that process.

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I need to get the Wrangler inspected next month. I will show the dealer the hinges and discuss what to do at that point.
 

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I need to get the Wrangler inspected next month. I will show the dealer the hinges and discuss what to do at that point.
Thank you for the follow-up, Mark. If it would be of interest, send me a private message a few days before you plan to head into the dealer. I would be happy to escalate a case at that point to provide you with a case specialist for additional support.

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Thank you for the follow-up, Mark. If it would be of interest, send me a private message a few days before you plan to head into the dealer. I would be happy to escalate a case at that point to provide you with a case specialist for additional support.

Mark
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Thanks. Will do.
 

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DIY person could do better than that... they need to send it to a professional body shop.
 

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This same thing is happening to the area around my hinges! I bought my jeep in August 2018 and first noticed the rust/oxidation in May 2019. The dealership refused to fix it and told me it's just a paint imperfection. However this imperfection on the driver's door is growing and now I noticed it starting on the passenger door. How did you get them to fix yours?? Did they repaint your door (i.e. destroy the factory paint) or give you a new door?

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Going in today for the same issue !!! I already heard from the dealer they may just paint the door but that doesn't fix the problem !!! May start a class action suit against FCA about this issue i spent close to 75000 on this brand new jeep 2018 and 2 years later it is rusting. Il keep everyone posted about the class action if it goes that way !
 

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Going in today for the same issue !!! I already heard from the dealer they may just paint the door but that doesn't fix the problem !!! May start a class action suit against FCA about this issue i spent close to 75000 on this brand new jeep 2018 and 2 years later it is rusting. Il keep everyone posted about the class action if it goes that way !
Just checked my 2019 and noticed this.
This is my third car and I never even take this out in the rain. It sits in my garage and I only use this when the weather is nice enough to put the top down.
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Adding my 2020 to the list. One of my favorite toys just became a problem.
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Just noticed this today on my 2020 I bought in April. The jeep doesn't even have 5k miles on it. This is very upsetting considering I just got rid of a Mustang with same problem. Unbelievable for a vehicle that's practically brand new and having to deal with another mfg that doesn't seem fix it well.

Taking to dealer this week. Can't believe this.... I'd sell it today if I hadn't just spent a ton of $ on mods, warranty etc.
 

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