Track bar frame weld issue recall! [Updated with official UA5 recall notice w/ repair procedure]

  1. LABLUE

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    #1 Oct 5, 2018
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    Admin note: updated with more info regarding the call.

    FCA has started the recall UA5 for the track bar weld issue. This affects about 18,000 JL Wranglers. The issue exists on about 4 percent of the recalled vehicles, says FCA. Some of the defective JL's haven’t been sold yet, FCA ordered dealers to halt sales of the recalled Wranglers until vehicles are inspected and repaired, if needed.

    You can check to see if your vehicle has been recalled at: https://www.mopar.com/en-us/my-vehicle/recalls/search.html


    Updated with official recall notice with service and repair procedure:


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    Original early notice:

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    My service advisor just text me about this..
     
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    How do you check if your vin is affected? Or do you just wait for the letter?
     
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    You will get an interim letter or you can call your dealer to see if your affected by this. I checked to JLs in the shop and neither is on the list yet.
     
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    It’s about time. Hopefully FCA will get the affected JL’s off the road and repaired or replaced before anyone gets hurt or killed.

    Glad to see FCA being proactive instead of reactive.

    Thanks @LABLUE for posting this. :like:
     
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    It’s searchable using the Mopar app..
     
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    Wow!
     
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    Phew, logged into my app and didn't see any red flags. Same with safercar.gov
     
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    2019’s ? The rumor is they didn’t produce any 2019’s yet are they recalling in advance
     
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    Hmm. My welds all looked fine under my jeep. Even the trackbar. Does this mean mine is affected though? or are they showing this for everyone?

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    Not sure how I feel about this recall now. I just searched my VIN and it’s not listed. :swear:

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    Wondering the same. Showed up on mine too.

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    And how are you all welds? Do they seem fine to you? Mine look great like any other vehicle.. I'll take pics later
     
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    Also: It states "Recall StatusRecall Incomplete, remedy not yet available" If no Remedy is available whats the point LOL. I wonder if we can just buy the RUSTY's support bracket and claim a reimbursement.
     
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