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Old 01-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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automatic transmission and catalytic converter accident

So i got my first car which is a 2012 sport wrangler and my two friends who are twins got a 2010 rubicon two years ago. Their car combusted due to the automatic transmission overheating and igniting some fluid which they said was part of the catalytic converter. Thier house was burnt down in effect from the explosion. I love my jeep and i hope it runs forever but im kinda paranoid about the issue. Does anyone know if they fixed this issue in the newer models or if there are any precautions about this? Thanks!

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Old 01-21-2012, 04:42 AM   #2

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Spend some time on here, read/ suck up the boat loads of info the site has to offer.

To answer your question, YES.
2012 autos now have tranny coolers installed.
I believe there was a recall on earlier models.
But regardless adding a tranny cooler is easy and inexpensive.

Good luck.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:42 AM   #3
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The fluid wasw not part of the converter. The fluid was transmission oil that got hot and overflowed onto the converter and ingnited. There was an incident on one of the other forums of a house fire due to incorrect wiring of off road lights on a Wrangler.

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Old 01-22-2012, 02:44 PM   #4
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Sweet thanks alot guys!
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