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Old 01-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Jeep Wrangler Frame recall

Hi all i see this is a big issue of jeep frames rotting out because of some design issues. I have this issue with my 2000 wrangler now i know alot of its how you take care of your jeep and what you do with it but despite the fact jeep frames should not be rotting out in 10 years or less.

I guess what im trying to say we should try and get a recall on the frames by saying something to Chrysler!!! of course it is not going to happen over night but some one should say something about this growing issue. Who says this cant happen to newer models of wranglers? I dont know about any one else but this issue really upsets me i love jeep and its awesome models and i bet this issue causes people to bang their heads on the wall!!!

Im willing to say something to Chrysler i just need people to back me up on this but only if your willing i know i am. Call me stupid or dumb for doing this i dont care better than doing nothing i think.

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im guessing you had this issue? and thanks im serious about this i hate seeing good jeep owners losing money or their jeeps!!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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Actually my frame is in amazing condition for a 98 in the northeast but still I've seen so much on this problem and I am starting to get rust and I hate it. I have to grind the frame and redo this summer but this is a great cause and anytime I can help a jeeper I'm in!
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My frame is 15 years old and spotless.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #6
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Super, please change the name of this thread to something other than a "recall!" This is misleading unless there is an official Jeep recall on Jeep problems. Or you could say, TJ Frames Need To Be Recalled.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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As long as the rust is outside the corrosion warranty or what is required under the law, nothing will happen. All you can do is be pissed, bitch, and tell them you won't buy another.

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Bitching to Chrysler is a waste of time If you think its a safety defect notify NHTSA. Personally I feel your going to waste your time.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #9
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I dropped my skid platefor the first time this weekend to put on a Novak TC linkage cable. I thought I was doing pretty good compared to some of the pictures I've seen on here until then. My spring project will be restoring and preserving my frame inside (Eastwood) and out (POR-15).
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My 2000 TJ has a spotless frame, but they do not use salt on the roads here.
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2001 was toast. I really did not take care of it though.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:49 PM   #12
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I have quite a bit of rust under my 2000 TJ too, anyone give their Jeep a coating or treatment of anything for rust?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:57 PM   #13
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My sons 99.... He didn't see the rust until after he had already paid for it....
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My sons 99.... He didn't see the rust until after he had already paid for it....
Ouch! What state did that come out of? It couldn't have been Georgia.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #15
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He bought it at the Preowned Jeep Store in Cartersville, Ga. Don't know where they got it. We had to cut out part of the frame and have a piece of a different frame welded in there and replaced the skid plate.
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Super, This is misleading unless there is an official Jeep recall on Jeep problems. Or you could say, TJ Frames Need To Be Recalled.

^^what he said^^
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:57 PM   #17
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^^what he said^^
Agreed, what they said!
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #18
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I will be willing to back you up on this my frame is pretty good but i do have a little rust.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:27 AM   #19
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My sons 99.... He didn't see the rust until after he had already paid for it....
This right here is exactly what im talking about you dont even notice it untill you drop the tranny mount and bam!!! Rot city
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:30 AM   #20
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Super, please change the name of this thread to something other than a "recall!" This is misleading unless there is an official Jeep recall on Jeep problems. Or you could say, TJ Frames Need To Be Recalled.
Ok i agree it is and ill change it im not trying to piss anyone off here but agreeable it is kind of misleading
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I like the title...you just did what most media outlets do, worded it to get attention...and it worked. I'm here because I was curious...I'd tell the guys above to deal with the title and keep it like it is if you want more people to support you.

I work for the owner of a Chrysler dealership...I commend you for trying, but good luck...from what I hear, Chrysler really doesn't give a rat's ass about stuff like this. Best bet...class action lawsuit...and even then, it's probably considered a lost cause and no smart attorney would want to get tied up in it. But at the same time...you'll never really know unless you try...
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:07 AM   #22
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The Frame on My 97 TJ is Rust Free,No Road Salt in Florida!
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:17 AM   #23
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I have a 2002. My whole jeep is rust free the whole tub and frame. Well so I thought the frame rotted in front of the rear wheels from the inside out. Couldn't see anything wrong with it from the out side. Hit it with a hammer and it went right through. I was pissed
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:26 AM   #24
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O ya and my 02 only has 90000 miles on it.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:54 AM   #25
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The Frame on My 97 TJ is Rust Free,No Road Salt in Florida!

Have you dropped the tranny skid plate? Mine has been in florida since the day it left the factory and I had some rust in the same spot on the pass side between the frame and skid plate on my 2000. OFC it doesnt help that I live 2 miles from the beach and it is hella humid and salt in the air everywhere. I agree with and would support the OP, this is an issue caused by poor planning on chrysler's part. But also good luck getting corporate America to care.
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I'll be dropping my tranny skid when it warms up and see how bad mine is. I can already see the rust at the joint makes it look like it's welded together! I read some folks put washers as spaces so they are not mated together and can clean between it. Being a recent owner of '02 Wrangler I was surprised to find out these things still have rust problems after all these years and history of rust problems. Almost makes me want to buy a new one and keep it pristine from day one but it's fun to fix this stuff up right?
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We didn't have to drop the tranny mount, it fell on its own one day. The bolts were rusted as well as the bolt holes and one day while driving, BANG it just came loose....
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Ok - let me start by saying this is just my opinion - and I know I'll piss some people off - but here goes.

A recall - are you freaking kidding me - once again I see this as someone or a group wanting someone else to pay for your/their mistake.

In this case, the frame functioned as designed it did not fail due to design or manufactoring - It failed due to YOUR lack of maintenance and the externial conditions that the frame has been exposed to.

You already know you live in a climate where your frame will be exposed to salt - so why didn't YOU maintain your vehicle to keep the exposure to salt down (by washing - a bit extreme but so is your idea of a recall)

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Old 01-22-2012, 10:07 AM   #29
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My jeeps fine. You all realize metal is metal and metal rusts. Can't change that. You can take care of it. If you but a rusty jeep that is your fault. Sorry. Best of luck cause no one likes frame rot but. Not the makers fault.
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Ok - let me start by saying this is just my opinion - and I know I'll piss some people off - but here goes.

A recall - are you freaking kidding me - once again I see this as someone or a group wanting someone else to pay for your/their mistake.

In this case, the frame functioned as designed it did not fail due to design or manufactoring - It failed due to YOUR lack of maintenance and the externial conditions that the frame has been exposed to.

You already know you live in a climate where your frame will be exposed to salt - so why didn't YOU maintain your vehicle to keep the exposure to salt down (by washing - a bit extreme but so is your idea of a recall)

Don't be a hater
Ok I know everyone is in tilted to there opinion but are you serous get you head out of you ass. The issue is they designed the farm to hold dirt and road grim. You can look at my jeep it is very very well taken care of in every aspect.

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