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Old 11-22-2011, 03:26 AM   #1
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Pentastar 3.6-liter engine RECALL?

2012 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles: Recall Alert

Find this in internet, did all the 2012 wrangler use the same engine?

did anyone know any about this, my order on 7/18, build on 10/12, and until today i still didn't reciver my jeep, everytime i call 1-888 number to found out the shipping date, they change again again and again 4 time already(the new est. shipping date on 12/1/11) and don't tell me why.

did anyone have same issue?

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Old 11-22-2011, 03:30 AM   #2
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A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected vehicles at 667. Vehicles affected include 2012 Chrysler 200 and Town & Country models, Dodge Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey models, and Jeep Grand Cherokee models equipped with the 3.6-liter engine.


I wouldn't think the wrangler is part of that, since it wasn't listed.

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Old 11-22-2011, 04:21 AM   #3
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Yea that's been out the for a while, if I remember in reading other posts, your JK should be fine. JK's Pentastar had to be slightly altered to perform best, so might not have all the problems that others run into. Like any new vehicle, more frequent oil changes at first might be smart no matter what.

Uhh, did I read your post right that you ordered in July but your Jeep wasn't built til October and you still haven't received it?
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:15 AM   #4
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2012 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles: Recall Alert

Find this in internet, did all the 2012 wrangler use the same engine?

did anyone know any about this, my order on 7/18, build on 10/12, and until today i still didn't reciver my jeep, everytime i call 1-888 number to found out the shipping date, they change again again and again 4 time already(the new est. shipping date on 12/1/11) and don't tell me why.

did anyone have same issue?
This is old news and it does NOT impact your Jeep. The Pentastar has been so popular that Chrysler ramped up production in Mexico and at the Mexico plant, there were some problems. The Jeep Wrangler Pentastar is built in USA, not Mexico, so there is not a problem.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:10 PM   #5
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This is old news and it does NOT impact your Jeep. The Pentastar has been so popular that Chrysler ramped up production in Mexico and at the Mexico plant, there were some problems. The Jeep Wrangler Pentastar is built in USA, not Mexico, so there is not a problem.
That is incorrect, I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler with this same engine. The check engine light came on so i took it to the dealer and now they are replacing the cylinder head on the driver side. My Wrangler has just 11,000 miles and here is major engine work
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That is incorrect, I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler with this same engine. The check engine light came on so i took it to the dealer and now they are replacing the cylinder head on the driver side. My Wrangler has just 11,000 miles and here is major engine work
Check out the huge thread - Update on Ticking Pentastar - new head.

Thousands of posts. - except a correct solution has not been set forth yet. Theoretically Chrysler redesigned the heads (new casting number) but who knows if it is a truly functional fix or just a recast.

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No need to scream recall in all caps, make people's rear ends pucker. If you're Jeep is recalled you'll get a notice from the dealer.
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this thread is almost a year old
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this thread is almost a year old
Yup and the recall doesn't affect Wranglers and has nothing to do with the head issue.
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Agreed. Delete,

This thing gets me everytime.

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