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Old 09-06-2019, 08:48 AM
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Hinge Rust

I know this has been discussed before but what do you think my chances are of getting Jeep to cover hinge rust on my 2014 JK Jeep? Corrosion warranty ended back in June 2019 (I didn't realize it) and my hinges are really starting to bubble. I have read this is a know issue (two type of metal in contact.....design change in 2015). Seems to be me this should be a recall. Thanks!

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Old 09-06-2019, 09:20 AM   #2
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I would not get your hopes up. Same thing happened to my '12 about four years ago. I went to a closer to home and work dealer at just over 36k. I worked in a GM dealership and purchased from C-D-J-R franchise in our dealer group about 50 or so miles away.

The dealer I went to basically blew me off, FCA Customer Care Center or whatever they call it passed it back to the dealership. I requested a visit with the factory rep, got blown off again but. The service writer told he he would work up an estimate which I never received either. (Guess what dealership I won't go back to) But they sure want to sell me a new vehicle based on all the emails and snail mails I get from them.

The service director in our dealer group overseeing the FCA dealerships heard that I was having problems and offered to get it taken care of which he did at no cost though FCA.

Seems that even if there is a known problem once warranty is up there is no assistance even with customer participation, aka cost sharing between the company and the owner, example Siemens radio failures.

Sorry to be a bit testy here. Generally very satisfied with the two Jeeps we have. But from past experience in dealerships when times are good they are reluctant to offer anymore assistance than stated warranty but when times are bad they fall all over themselves to assist the customer to preserve market share. Saw it firsthand, 47 year dealership parts department experience.

Your results may vary.

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Old 09-06-2019, 09:23 AM   #3
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Just get new aftermarket hinges and put them on over a half hour and be done with it.


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Old 09-06-2019, 09:31 AM
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Thanks! Teasip......did you paint your aftermarket hinges?
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:41 AM   #5
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I just installed Smitty Atlas steps on my rear hinges and had no rust in my 2017. However I live in West Texas. No salt, etc on the roads and minimal rain.

What I did see however was the lack of protection under the hinge. I am ordering another set of Atlas steps for te front hinges and am cutting a thin polyethylene spacer between the hinge and door for all four doors. Just some simple insurance against future issues.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:49 AM   #6
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Thanks! Teasip......did you paint your aftermarket hinges?


Nah. I got the black powder coated ones which match the fenders, hood latches, and top. Nice contrast with my Billet silver.
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How did you guys go about removing the stock hinges? Im worried about the paint cracking between the hinge and the door. Dont really want to introduce more problems with rust if I dont have to
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:17 PM   #8
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How did you guys go about removing the stock hinges? Im worried about the paint cracking between the hinge and the door. Dont really want to introduce more problems with rust if I dont have to
Give it a good whack with a hammer....I have seen the recommondation to use a razor blade and go around the hinges to prevent the paint from chipping. I have not done this, but it seems to make sense.
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I had the paint on my hood hinges start to peel off so I repainted them. Check out my post with pictures.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/h...s-2286610.html

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