It 99% sounds like it's the exact same clutch going in. If they redesigned the clutch properly they wouldn't also need the software update to cut engine power and add extra overheating warnings.I wouldn’t imagine them putting the same one in after they admitted it was a design flaw. Hopefully they put a real clutch in and get rid of the junk that we have now.
No I’m not. That was the recall that states no solution fix yet. They updated their website today with the fixYou’re late to the party:
While I don't drive scared of the pressure plate exploding, it will be very nice to have a modicum of peace about the whole clutch assembly afterwards.It 99% sounds like it's the exact same clutch going in. If they redesigned the clutch properly they wouldn't also need the software update to cut engine power and add extra overheating warnings.
Jeep doesn't care if it's a weak clutch and it dies on your dime. They just want to stop the fires, that gets you in big trouble. Adding more warnings so you stop driving, and cutting power to force you to stop driving, should stop the exploding pressure plate and potential fire risk. Throwing in a new stock clutch is just them avoiding a lawsuit from somebody claiming the old, insufficient warning system caused premature wear on the transmission.
The fire risk was already minuscule, and should now be effectively zero. Slap in another shitty clutch to cover their ass; that's cheaper than a redesign. If it gets roasted after 50,000 miles that's fine. It's a wear item, they'll sell you another clutch. As long as there's no safety risk they're off the hook.
On the contrary, the last 5 pages of the thread have been talking about the updated documents detailing the fix since last Wednesday. Including lots of discussion on the words between the words, what is and is not being said, and how we're really still in the dark about it until the replacement parts start getting out into the wild. For instance, not knowing whether "replacement" means "redesigned", and not the exact same assembly. I'd recommend everyone sticking with the big thread on this one, already tons of information and discussion there.No I’m not. That was the recall that states no solution fix yet. They updated their website today with the fix
It’s only me and I could use a little excitement in life, as long as I don’t limp away again I’m good.I would worry about the clutch overheating if I had a 2 door and kids in car seats in the back. It is hard enough to get kids in and out of car seats in the back seats in a 2 door. I can't imagine having to do it with the Jeep on fire...