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Old 12-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #661
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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.
Same thing on my '13 Unlimited Sport S

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:00 PM   #662
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My 2012 does not have the transmission skid plate or bar. The window sticker only reflects the fuel and transfer case skid plate. I have a manual transmission.

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:51 AM   #663
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My '13 Ruibicon M6 doesn't have a trans skid plate either. Just gas tank and TC. I called the dealership and he said it wasn't supposed to come with one. Lame.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:03 AM   #664
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this change only applies at the latest to Jeeps made before mid 2011......after that they changed the spec of the car and everyone after got what they were supposed to
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:31 PM   #665
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This pic was posted by someone in the NW JK facebook group.

He lowered his transfer case skid and found this little collection, which had accumulated over about one year.

Decided to quit thinking bad thoughts about my skid "bar" and just enjoy it for what it is.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:57 AM   #666
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There are not missing skid plates. Nothing to see here folks - just keep moving.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:29 PM   #667
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #668
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1) The old skid plate has been replaced by a bar on the automatic transmission to protect the transmission fluid pan from damage.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.
That's pretty much the long and short of it. Chrysler is bombarding me with notices for M22 recall on the same subject. They are replacing our 2010 skid plates with the 2012 style bar. However, if the owner checks for the debris, there's nothing wrong with the superior plate that protects the transmission.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:01 AM   #669
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Just so you all know and for those with 2007 through 2010 JK's, taking your Jeep to the dealer will most likely result in them replacing your real skid plate with the 2011 and up bar and then maybe telling you about it afterwards if you're lucky. If you protest, they'll give you a lecture, maybe even call in some more muscle and then demand that you sign a refusal on the recall document. I experienced this twice, still have my skid plate and haven't signed anything. Probably not going back except for warranty work either , since they've admitted for dishing out the same harassment, every time I come in. Just not worth it and for the drive, either, oil change and tire rotation specials or not.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:45 AM   #670
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There are not missing skid plates. Nothing to see here folks - just keep moving.
I repeat.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:11 AM   #671
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There are not missing skid plates. Nothing to see here folks - just keep moving.
100% incorrect.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:09 AM   #672
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Damn mine is missing
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #673
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Damn mine is missing
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:16 PM   #674
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2010, have all my skid plates!
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:27 AM   #675
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What skid plates and bars are on a 2013? I think I have an evap canister plate that I noticed today.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:54 PM   #676
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My 2012 does not have the transmission skid plate or bar. The window sticker only reflects the fuel and transfer case skid plate. I have a manual transmission.
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Same on my 2012 Rubicon...It has the fuel tank skid plate, transfer case skid plate, plus skid plate/cover over the evap canister to the rear of the transfer case at the left side of the rear drive shaft. The bottom of the engine (oil pan) and the bottom of the manual transmission are pretty well exposed. Other posts in this thread have offered some ideas on why the factory didn't equipment them, risk of fire, greed, etc.. I guess I'll just have to figure out the risk of having a rock puncture the bottom of the engine/tranny/diff housings vs. the cost of buying/installing skid plates for all that stuff vs. the unacceptable choice of keeping it on the pavement!
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I have my tranny plate on my 2010 and Mopar is not getting it back, dont want there cheesy looking pipe. 5LB Dry chem fire extingusher and a little common sense takes care of any wierd stuff.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #678
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just out of curiosity do the missing parts have anything to do with a recall that jeep has out regarding skid pans holding debris and catching fire?
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:59 AM   #679
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just out of curiosity do the missing parts have anything to do with a recall that jeep has out regarding skid pans holding debris and catching fire?
Yes it does, but in a reverse manner so to speak. The recall is for pre 2011's, whereas they will add your vehicle to the missing skid plate (replace it with just a bar) scenario as well.
I haven't allowed this as yet and most likely never will...
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:09 AM   #680
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2011 Rubicon , I had a full engine skid installed , Chrysler paid for it . My jk had a trans skid on the build sheet , but that stupid bar installed . So when I crunch , its on a steel skid , not my oil or trans pan . Most jeeps don't leave the mall parking lot , so Jeep does not really care about the skids . If you wheel , invest in a engine skid and EVAP skid .
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2011 Rubicon , I had a full engine skid installed , Chrysler paid for it . My jk had a trans skid on the build sheet , but that stupid bar installed . So when I crunch , its on a steel skid , not my oil or trans pan . Most jeeps don't leave the mall parking lot , so Jeep does not really care about the skids . If you wheel , invest in a engine skid and EVAP skid .
That had to have been a while ago, with the build sheet and all and especially with Chrysler paying for it. Now, they're hell bent on removing every skid plate in question and replacing them with that bar, so one must watch them closely when visiting the dealership if you'd like to keep what you have on the 07 - 10's.
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Im about to solve some of my skid plate problems by putting a lift so I can put an almost indestructable tranny and oil pan on. Skid plates are a fire hazard anyway. Take your Jeep thru high grass once and see if you dont smell something burning! Rojo Jeepie wasnt made for mall parking lots. Mud and sand for my girl
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #683
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My 2012 is said on the build sheet to only have 2

Greetings! Your post suprised me as well, I contacted the dealership and got a copy of my build sheet, spoke to the sales manager, the service associate and the service manager and here's what I gathered.... on my build sheet it states skid plates over the xfer case and fuel tank, which are both there, as you note, I do not have plates for the trans or the oil pan either. I was advised by the service manager and sales manager that I was the first person to inquire about this and given (my satisfaction with this particular dealership here in Pa. have purchased now 3 Jeeps from them and have never had a single issue) the scoop that may interest others....there can be a difference from the build sheet and the Maroney or window sticker on a vehicle and the window sticker is the gospel so to speak of what is actually included on a given vehicle, which I didn't know...I haven't checked mine yet, but that's next. He went on to state that sometimes there are mid production changes made to what goes on as base equipment, naturally decisions made by executives at the manufacturer...additionally he gave examples of reductions of base oem equipment that at times take place from nothing more than a model year to next model year even when there are no design changes etc... I am very curious to check my window sticker as I don't have a plate over my oil pan or trans either and assumed that there would be one. I advised him of the commentary that a dealer service employee had checked and none on the lot had them, his response was that it was then most probable in his opinion that they are not part of the base oem equip on all trim levels and he double checked my VIN matched to my build sheet to confirm only two were on it (which there are) and then compared it to the build sheet for a Rubicon in stock on the lot and it showed the same thing. He also looked at a 2012 on the lift that was in for an oil change while I was on the phone to see if it had the additional plates and it did not. I am with you though, I paid for the Jeep, so if it's supposed to be there I want it and don't feel I should have to pay additionally to get it put on or acquired. That's for the dealership to work out with Chrysler. So I am hopeful that my window sticker will back up your statement so I can call my guy back and get the additional plates over the oil pan and the trans as well. I will post what I find asap. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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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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Hoping this is not the case on the 2013's, definitely going to check in the morning.
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WHY IS THIS STILL STICKY???? This was pointed out as an issue for pre 2012 models. I doubt anyone could find a 2011 on the lot for it to be an issue.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:49 AM   #686
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hmm looked yesterday as i was replacing my fog bulbs and noticed i did not have the above mentioned skid plates ('13 JK 2 dr Rubi) i may have to request my build sheet as well as talk with the sales/parts manager.

are the '13 Rubi's supposed to have all skid plates from the factory??

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #687
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From my build sheet:

2013 Jeep Rubicon

XEES Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
XEFS Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
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sounds like the midnight auto parts guys have been working overtime.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #689
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hi guys,
i requested a report from my dealer after reading this post.
They sent me an options report.
It shows ONLY 2 skid plates:
transfer case skid plate shield and fuel tank skid plate shield.
So, my ? is eveything i have been reading has stated: i should have 3,
is this correct?
Thank you so much for the help!!
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hi guys,
i requested a report from my dealer after reading this post.
They sent me an options report.
It shows ONLY 2 skid plates:
transfer case skid plate shield and fuel tank skid plate shield.
So, my ? is eveything i have been reading has stated: i should have 3,
is this correct?
Thank you so much for the help!!
it depends on your transmission option. i think A/T get 2 skids where the M/T gets 3 skids...?

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