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Old 03-18-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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Recall 200-2011 Axle problem

Has any one been contacted by their dealer or has had the recall done?


2010-'11 Jeep Wrangler Recalled for Axle Problem Published Mar 8, 2011 2 Ratings Just the Facts: Chrysler is recalling 20,459 2010-'11 Jeep Wrangler vehicles because of an axle problem that could lead to loss of control, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Chrysler said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem. The recall is expected to begin sometime in March. WASHINGTON — Chrysler is recalling 20,459 2010-'11 Jeep Wrangler vehicles because of an axle problem that could lead to loss of control, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "Some vehicles may experience a degradation of fastener torque for various front and rear axle attachments to the chassis module," said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem. "This could result in noise, or ultimately, degradation in steering and handling characteristics which could lead to loss of directional control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash." In other documentation filed with the federal government, Chrysler said it has received 65 warranty claims alleging the presence of a clunk or rattle in the front or rear suspension, but it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem. Jeep dealers will re-torque all 19 fasteners to the maximum residual torque values. The recall is expected to begin sometime in March. Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Inside Line says: If you own the aforementioned Jeep Wrangler, have it checked out ASAP with your dealer. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent

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Not yet but will call them next week. Thanks Stephie

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Old 03-21-2011, 11:11 AM   #3
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I called my service dept. and they say it`s a TSB,"technical service bullitin. NO big hurry, get it done with next oil change.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:27 AM   #4
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Yeah I remember hearing something about this. You'll notice some Death Wobble or tire shimmy before anything bad happens.

The thing I'm wondering though, is this going to need constant attention? I've got an 07 so I'm not affected, but I like to be in the know. Are those bolts going to need tightened every X miles?
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Yeah I remember hearing something about this. You'll notice some Death Wobble or tire shimmy before anything bad happens.

The thing I'm wondering though, is this going to need constant attention? I've got an 07 so I'm not affected, but I like to be in the know. Are those bolts going to need tightened every X miles?
Probably not if torqued properly. I think that's the issue, they were not torqued properly from the get-go.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:16 PM   #6
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Probably not if torqued properly. I think that's the issue, they were not torqued properly from the get-go.
Oh ok. I didn't know if it was that, or if they work their way loose
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If this applies to some 2010s-2011s, I thought it needed a bump.
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I just dropped my Jeep off to get this taken care of as well as a leak on the driver's side. I got this in the mail notification code L09. When I dropped it off they also mentioned they would be updating the software, I'm getting flashed! I sure hope it's not by the old guy who took my info....
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I just dropped my Jeep off to get this taken care of as well as a leak on the driver's side. I got this in the mail notification code L09. When I dropped it off they also mentioned they would be updating the software, I'm getting flashed! I sure hope it's not by the old guy who took my info....
let me know if your MPG's tank after the flash, mine did i went from 16 overall to 12.5,,,,, i had the dealer put the original program back in,, back up to 16 overall.



and i really had to fight with the dealer to get the original program back..
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Will do, God I hope it doesn't get worse I was hoping they might improve throttle response.
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Mine got better, and it shifts way better after the new tune, seems to hold gears a little longer.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:51 PM   #12
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Mine got better, and it shifts way better after the new tune, seems to hold gears a little longer.
Did you get RRT-11-070? Because mine seems alot peppier, I thought it was just me. Anyway, safety recall done and leak fixed (I hope).
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Did you get RRT-11-070? Because mine seems alot peppier, I thought it was just me. Anyway, safety recall done and leak fixed (I hope).
No idea. I dug up the invoice and it just says updated tcm
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:08 PM   #14
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No idea. I dug up the invoice and it just says updated tcm
On my paperwork it had the RRT# and even had the modules affected, not that i know what modules they are. I tried to google them and found nothing. As far as the leak, either they did a pisspoor job of drying or it leaked again, have to wait for the next rain, we'll see..... Still Love my Jeep
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The axle issue was due to Dana changing the paint they used on the housing from the thin watery rubbish that shows rust through the second it leaves the factory, to a thicker vinyl based paint.

The nuts and bolts are torqued up correctly at the factory, then the diff warms up, the paint softens and the bolts are no longer at correct torque settings and consequently can move it bumped hard enough.

Enough running around like this and the bolts will wear off the paint and become permanently loose promoting the onset of deathwobbles due to the bolts being able to move.

If in doubt, crawl under and retension all bolts on the axle for control arms, shocks and most importantly the track bar.
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The axle issue was due to Dana changing the paint they used on the housing from the thin watery rubbish that shows rust through the second it leaves the factory, to a thicker vinyl based paint.

The nuts and bolts are torqued up correctly at the factory, then the diff warms up, the paint softens and the bolts are no longer at correct torque settings and consequently can move it bumped hard enough.

Enough running around like this and the bolts will wear off the paint and become permanently loose promoting the onset of deathwobbles due to the bolts being able to move.

If in doubt, crawl under and retension all bolts on the axle for control arms, shocks and most importantly the track bar.
I see. My axles do have rust all over them already. Only 4 months old. Never been in temps below 80F.
Duly noted
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Mine were rusty the day I took delivery with about 50km on it. And we live in subtropics so no salt on the road round here!

This is my front end from a recent pic, its about 6 months old in this one.
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Did you get RRT-11-070? Because mine seems alot peppier, I thought it was just me. Anyway, safety recall done and leak fixed (I hope).
I got the 11-070 today.. this is the detail the invoice said..

RR 11-070
Flash: Steering Wheel Mounted Audio, EVIC Switches Function
INTERMITTANTLY OR NOT AT ALL
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