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Old 07-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #631
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I got a brand new 2012 JKU Rubi (Manual). Got the dealer to send me a spec sheet and all it lists is:

- XEES Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
- Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield

Also, it says Dealer Entered Odometer: 2,000 kilometers
I got the car with 150km on it!!??

am I missing something?

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:10 PM   #632
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Went in to the dealer yesterday for a door alarm problem under warranty and the only way we're going there. Good dealer as any, but things not under warranty are always way too expensive at any dealership. Especially if it's something that you can do for yourself.
Anyway, I noticed they had it up on the rack, but I didn't say anything. A little later the service manager came in and said they were doing a fire hazard recall by removing my skid bar and replacing it with a thin little bar. I said no you're not and I don't have to agree to that. Then he brings in the tech and I told him the same thing, whereas he says I have to sign something to that effect. I said whatever, but I really don't have to sign anything either. They then claimed that they hadn't done this yet, but when finally getting it back a little later, I noticed the bolts were wrench marked, so obviously they had removed it and then put it back on. Didn't sign any special papers either, but did get held up some more, cuz the parts dept. didn't know where the bar was that had been checked out by the tech.....

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Old 07-25-2012, 06:58 AM   #633
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Went in to the dealer yesterday for a door alarm problem under warranty and the only way we're going there. Good dealer as any, but things not under warranty are always way too expensive at any dealership. Especially if it's something that you can do for yourself.
Anyway, I noticed they had it up on the rack, but I didn't say anything. A little later the service manager came in and said they were doing a fire hazard recall by removing my skid bar and replacing it with a thin little bar. I said no you're not and I don't have to agree to that. Then he brings in the tech and I told him the same thing, whereas he says I have to sign something to that effect. I said whatever, but I really don't have to sign anything either. They then claimed that they hadn't done this yet, but when finally getting it back a little later, I noticed the bolts were wrench marked, so obviously they had removed it and then put it back on. Didn't sign any special papers either, but did get held up some more, cuz the parts dept. didn't know where the bar was that had been checked out by the tech.....
Wow that sounds all messed up ???
I too got the letter a few days ago , I started a thread for that, I though it was transmission , but my wrong ...
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #634
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I got a brand new 2012 JKU Rubi (Manual). Got the dealer to send me a spec sheet and all it lists is:

- XEES Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
- Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield

Also, it says Dealer Entered Odometer: 2,000 kilometers
I got the car with 150km on it!!??

am I missing something?
I was reading my acceptance sheet and it says the same thing regarding the skid plates. So, I have the same question...
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #635
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I picked up my jeep last week, a 2012 JKU Sport S. It looks like I have all of the plates from this page: 2012 Wrangler Unlimited | Four Wheel Drive Off Road Performance | Jeep
Tested them out this weekend . They held.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:03 AM   #636
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Went in to the dealer yesterday for a door alarm problem under warranty and the only way we're going there. Good dealer as any, but things not under warranty are always way too expensive at any dealership. Especially if it's something that you can do for yourself.
Anyway, I noticed they had it up on the rack, but I didn't say anything. A little later the service manager came in and said they were doing a fire hazard recall by removing my skid bar and replacing it with a thin little bar. I said no you're not and I don't have to agree to that. Then he brings in the tech and I told him the same thing, whereas he says I have to sign something to that effect. I said whatever, but I really don't have to sign anything either. They then claimed that they hadn't done this yet, but when finally getting it back a little later, I noticed the bolts were wrench marked, so obviously they had removed it and then put it back on. Didn't sign any special papers either, but did get held up some more, cuz the parts dept. didn't know where the bar was that had been checked out by the tech.....
I meant to say that they wanted to remove my skid plate and bar assembly and replace it with the 2011/2012 thin bar. This is so that there's less likely the chance of brush collecting in there and getting against the exhaust.
As a side note, one should inspect down under now and then when traveling with these off-road conditions.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:41 PM   #637
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Anyone with the pentastar who wants free shipping on a skidrow eng/trans skid plate, Telleco4X4.com has free shipping this weekend only. I just ordered mine. Just use the promp code thats on the page and hit continue during the purchase (not redeem) it works.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:13 AM   #638
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Anyone with the pentastar who wants free shipping on a skidrow eng/trans skid plate, Telleco4X4.com has free shipping this weekend only. I just ordered mine. Just use the promp code thats on the page and hit continue during the purchase (not redeem) it works.
Well it's on but I don't recommend it. It appears to be a previous model with new bracket and strut for the passenger side. New parts are bare metal and don't lineup vary good but the big problem is the recessed holes that slid under the transfer case skid plate and bolt to the cross member, they are recessed and when you tighten them down it bends the leading edge of the transfer case skid down, because the recesses donít fit the matching part of the other skid, this gives you two hooks protruding down under your jeep. Gonna have to engineer a fix for this myself.
Itís real heave duty and Iím sure it was a good fit for the 3.8 JK. Thatís what I get for trying to save a buck.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #639
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Anyone with a 2013 2 door missing any skid plates?

Anyone with a 2013 2 door missing any skid plates?
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:16 PM   #640
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I just pick up a manual Trans 2010 Sport and it looks like it has the transfer case skid plate and the fuel tank skid plate are there. The way I interpret it, I am still missing the transmission skid plate. Do you agree?
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:49 AM   #641
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Transmission and engine (oil pan) agreed. I believe in 2010 Jeep recalled and removed the trans/engine skid plate because of the danger of fire from trapped debris next to the exhaust. If you look at the leading edge of the transfer case skid and notice those two “ears” that bolt to the cross member, those are the ears I was referring too. When you slide the Skidrow engine/transmission skid under those “ears” and tighten the bolts it forces the ears to bend and point down several degrees, that’s the “Hooks” I was referring to in my earlier post. The situation is even worse on the 3.6 because the oil and trans pans are plastic, your jeep underside looks pretty solid compared to the 3.6.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:38 AM   #642
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Thanks! I don't think I want to lose my T case skid so I'm gonna leave that one on. Let me know if anyone wants any additional pics.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:25 PM   #643
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I worked a motor sports dealership that took stuff off and then tried to resell it back to the customer!
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #644
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Wasn't worried about our brand new (and first) wrangler before, but now I am. Can anybody let me know what I am looking for to see if the proper skid plates are there? 2013 Wrangler sport 2Door
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #645
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Not missing

I am the GSM of a Jeep store and had a customer who read this forum, bring this to my attention. He was taking delivery of his 2013 4Dr Rubicon and told us that the "skid plate" was missing. We put his new vehicle with a manual transmission on a lift next to the exact same vehicle with an automatic transmission. His with the manual does not have the cross bar and the automatic does. So I called our factory rep and here is the deal:

1) The old skid plate has been replaced by a bar on the automatic transmission to protect the transmission fluid pan from damage. The old style plate could collect debris(grass, branchs, etc.) and possibly cause a fire since the exhaust pipe crosses over to the driver side directly above and behind the old style skid plate. It could also collect mud/dirt between it, the exuast pipe, and the trans fluid pan. This could transfer heat from the exhaust pipe to the trans fluid.

2) Because the manual transmission is a hardened case and does NOT have a thin metal pan hanging down from the transmission, a cross bar is not needed or installed in production.

If you are upgrading your JK to do more serious off road driving, there are plenty of top quality skid plate options available in the after market. However, if you do install one of these, it is highly recommended that you inspect it on occassion and remove debris to reduce the chance of fire.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #646
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I picked up my jeep last week, a 2012 JKU Sport S. It looks like I have all of the plates from this page: 2012 Wrangler Unlimited | Four Wheel Drive Off Road Performance | Jeep
Tested them out this weekend . They held.
Excellent link. Note how the notation says "automatic transmission skid bar" and not transmission skid bar? It only comes on the automatic to protect the trans fluid pan.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #647
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Rear quarter panel opened to road spray; fixed with plates.

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Hey jeeper I'm a new member with a 2012 wrangler unlimited. While installing a trailer lite package drivers side tail lite removed..I noticed I could see clear through the rear quarter panel to the ground. When I crawled under saw there is a foam pad placed behind the drivers side rear wheel..no metal no plastic just this crappy pad. The road debris will go off the rear tire directly up and into to the rear quarter panel and rear tail light assembly. This can't be correct Road Salt will rust this out in no time. Could you also tell me how to start a post. I seem to only be able to respopnd to posts
Yes, that's the way they're made. Put in some thick sheet metal plates. To fit into the space, I used 4 pieces overlapped, fit in from the light opening. Bolted it in and silicone sealed gaps around the gas filler lines, and along the edges. Some foam pieces, siliconed in large gaps, works too, as shown in the pics. This metal plate blocking also will keep mice and bees nests out of the jeep. There's a slit opening, where two body panels are welded, under the gas cap area, about 7" below the gas cap. I covered half of this but left 1/2" opened at bottom, in case gasoline overflowed into the quarter panel, it can drain out this opening.
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What if I'm the 2nd owner and the skid plat has never been there( it's not) u think they would do anything for me still under bumper to bumper warantee
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Hello fellow wranglers 2010 - 2011 wrangler owners, did you check the underbody of your jeep when you received delivery?! Did you ask for your build sheet? I just purchased and received my 2011 wrangler. I specifically remember that on both the U.S and Canada Jeep site, stating that standard equipment are 3 skid plates on ALL Trims. Since I only remember checking the 2010 and 2011 jeep site, I can not speak for jeep models prior to 2010 equipped with all 3 skid plates.

After I got my jeep I inspected it and low and behold the tranny/oil pan skid plate was missing. Called chrysler - ohio plant, asked for my build sheet just to make sure. Verified all 3 skid plates should be included. Went to the dealer, hoisted my car, verified missing skid-plate, called Chrysler and told them about missing skid plate - still waiting on when the skid plate is ordered; however, while at the dealer, the shop manager/mechanic looked at all of the wranglers on the lot and ALL were missing the tranny/oil pan skid plate! Hmm.. At about 300.00?, for the price of that skid plate, times how many thousands of wranglers missing the plate?

hmm, that is a huge saving for chrysler - remember, skid plates are sourced out - purchased so the less skid plates purchased the greater the profit for Chrysler - this can be considered "theft", rip-off - remember, you are paying for this part, and notwithstanding hard core rock climbers of aftermarket skids claiming to be tougher than OEM skid plates, unless you are rock climbing the OEM skids do a great job at protecting you parts for your off-road trip; hence why they are included.

So let me know how many of you are missing your skid plates - if this is something Chrysler is doing on purpose to save money then it must be addressed because it is a rip off - dishonest and corrupt. Still waiting to hear form the dealer - though I am sure I'll get my skid plate, question is, why did all the other wranglers not have it? By the way, I have run into people here in Canada who have bought jeeps yet know nothing about them - gearing, suspension, LSD, Lockers, and so on, buy jeeps but rarely ever take them "off-roading" the way the were intended, let alone checking to see where and which Skid plates are located underneath the vehicle, maybe chrysler knows this - that some jeep owners buy jeep due to marketing but are not tech savvy about the vehicle and why it is so capable hence figuring it is unlikely the average jeep owner ever inspects their vehicle underneath or at least soon enough to do something about it, who would think that the company would forget a piece of hardware like that.
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It's my first Jeep I don't even know how it looks like can we have a picture of it?
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:31 PM   #650
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Be informed that they the dealers will remove your 2010 and earlier skid plate under recall and replace it with the later bar, if they get the chance. Last time in there for a free oil change and tire rotation they tried it again and said that I had to sign a paper if I refused. I said only if you sign a paper saying that you will replace my transmission if it gets torn up for any reason. They said no, so I said no.
For the late comers here, there is no plate, only a bar for protection starting with the 2011's. Some of the build sheets didn't catch up, but it's still doubtful that they'll give you one now, without a fight, in view of this fire hazard recall. Seems that brush has been known to accumulate above the plate and burning against the exhaust. I say just check it often, when offroading in that kind of terrain.
To Daniel Poulin, there are plenty of pictures somewhere back in this thread and hopefully the above will explain more of what's going with this, as it wasn't forgotten hardware or done to save money.
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Hopefully you turned them in for fraud/theft.
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Thanks man, you are a big help
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Can someone please explain this a little more, in noobspeak for my sake?

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Yes, that's the way they're made. Put in some thick sheet metal plates. To fit into the space, I used 4 pieces overlapped, fit in from the light opening. Bolted it in and silicone sealed gaps around the gas filler lines, and along the edges. Some foam pieces, siliconed in large gaps, works too, as shown in the pics. This metal plate blocking also will keep mice and bees nests out of the jeep. There's a slit opening, where two body panels are welded, under the gas cap area, about 7" below the gas cap. I covered half of this but left 1/2" opened at bottom, in case gasoline overflowed into the quarter panel, it can drain out this opening.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #654
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Hey guys jeep recalled all jeep wranglers in 2012.
They removed skid plates and replaced with the bar you pictured.
Sorry but you'll have to buy aftermarket from now own.
Someone went through bushes got some caught in the skid plate.
Fire started burned jeep, caused recall.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:47 AM   #655
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I agree with 'Captain' Jack Sparrow. It's better than nothing but it's really thin. Imagine the weight of your Jeep on them if you hit a Rock! Will the Jeep will lift or the metal will bend... Think about it.
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Thanks Tropical36 I really appreciate man .
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Good save going home to look at my 2013 tonight
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:17 PM   #658
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There is recall on the Jeep skid plate. The one with the beefy looking plate is being replaced with the smaller T shaped one.
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Just checked my 2013 and no transmission skid just a bar. Build sheet on say gas tank ans t/c skids.
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Between the death wobble not becoming a national recall a now seeing that Jeep is cutting cost for preventative measures by not installing the skid plates, I'm almost ready to through in the towel on this wrangler thing. I have had 14 Wranglers most for personal use. The last bunch 08s I have purchased for resale 3 of the 5 them gave me problems with the DW and nearly killed me once. All this chatter about how the DW and then the missing skid plates we as owners need to take a stand!

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