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Old 07-22-2019, 09:53 AM
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Get your trans oil tube recall, rechecked!

Back in 2013, Jeep performed the recall for the trans oil cooler tube which can rub on the power steering return tube and spring a leak. Well, last night, only a few blocks from home, I saw that I was leaving a trail of what turned out to be trans fluid. The recall was originally performed 6 years and 45k miles ago. Might need to get yours rechecked. We'll be getting a tow to the dealer to perform this recall again. Bummer, glad I was close to home.

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Back in 2013, Jeep performed the recall for the trans oil cooler tube which can rub on the power steering return tube and spring a leak. Well, last night, only a few blocks from home, I saw that I was leaving a trail of what turned out to be trans fluid. The recall was originally performed 6 years and 45k miles ago. Might need to get yours rechecked. We'll be getting a tow to the dealer to perform this recall again. Bummer, glad I was close to home.
Do you have any photos of that area? It's really tight between those two lines and the Steering box.

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As I remember, this recall was for an inspection and replace parts only if wear was evident. Do you know if any parts were replaced in 13 on yours? If no parts were replaced initially, I believe they were supposed to recontact when parts became more readily available and perform the recall then. Wouldn’t be surprised if the follow up never happened through FCA or if owners that received a 2nd notice after parts were available assumed it had been taken care of on their first visit




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Do you know if any parts were replaced in 13 on yours?
My jeep was a rental car in a past life (in Hawaii of all places!) And I believe the TSB was performed. The one I read included installing some foam tube to buffer the lines.

This is such a simple fix if caught early, I am not going to waste my time with the dealer and just protect the lines myself.

My other recalls, however, are gonna suuuucckk. The airbag light (clockspring) finally went out, but now the steering wheel position senor is freaking out. And the airbag recall requires that I remove all my mods behind the dash, and thats a LOT.
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My jeep was a rental car in a past life (in Hawaii of all places!)
I once drove a rental Jeep in Hawaii. I hope it was not yours.
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Do you know if any parts were replaced in 13 on yours?

So, there was no evident wear 6 years ago and they put a piece of hose or foam around one of the lines, attached with clips, and zip tied to the radiator. If the zip ties fail, the hose/foam could slip, and thus the lines could rub and the trans oil cooler tube could spew out all of your trans fluid!


The zip ties were attached to the radiator, 6 years ago.
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Back in 2013, Jeep performed the recall for the trans oil cooler tube which can rub on the power steering return tube and spring a leak. Well, last night, only a few blocks from home, I saw that I was leaving a trail of what turned out to be trans fluid. The recall was originally performed 6 years and 45k miles ago. Might need to get yours rechecked. We'll be getting a tow to the dealer to perform this recall again. Bummer, glad I was close to home.
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My other recalls, however, are gonna suuuucckk. The airbag light (clockspring) finally went out, but now the steering wheel position senor is freaking out. And the airbag recall requires that I remove all my mods behind the dash, and thats a LOT.
Huh? What do you have behind the glovebox?

I have a ham radio chassis behind mine and it didn't need to be moved. Unless your mods are between the glovebox opening and the upper dash, no need to remove them.
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Huh? What do you have behind the glovebox?

I have a ham radio chassis behind mine and it didn't need to be moved. Unless your mods are between the glovebox opening and the upper dash, no need to remove them.
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So, there was no evident wear 6 years ago and they put a piece of hose or foam around one of the lines, attached with clips, and zip tied to the radiator.

Actually, according to their records, they put the piece of foam around the power steering line 1 year ago in 2018. Only 6k miles ago. Hmmm, something is suspicious here. The re-fix for this recall was to replace the entire transmission oil cooler line. Putting the body pieces back on the Jeep, etc, that was up to me.


The dealer was so unresponsive (wouldn't call, text , or email) that to get a status update on the Jeep for the 3 days it was at the dealer, we had to physically stop in to talk to them.

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