The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic vehicles on the market. The vehicle has been a staple in American culture since it was first released in 1987. Recently, however, there has been some concern over frame rust due to a recall on certain models of the car. In this article we will discuss who is eligible for the recall and how to go about getting your vehicle fixed if you are affected by this issue.
What models are eligible for this recall?
This specific recall is for the 2017 to 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s. These models are eligible due to a possible issue with their frame, which can lead to rusting and corrosion over time. This poses an increased risk of vehicle failure and accident rates on these vehicles could increase in future years as more frames become corroded.
How much will it cost to get this fixed?
If your Jeep Wrangler is eligible for this recall then it will cost you nothing. The manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler has agreed to pick up the tab for all necessary repairs and replacements.
Where do I look for rust on a Jeep Wrangler frame?
You can find rust under the vehicle running boards, around body clips and where wires enter through a hole in the frame. In extreme cases you may see corrosion on the inside of your fender well or starting to form on metal parts of your suspension system.
Can you fix a rusted Jeep frame yourself?
No, it’s not advisable to try and “fix” a rusted frame. The risk of vehicle failure is too high for this process to be reliable in the long-term. If you’re experiencing signs that your frame may need replacing then contact your local Jeep dealer or FCA as soon as possible!
How do I stop my Jeep Wrangler from rusting?
The best way to stop your Jeep Wrangler from rusting is by washing, waxing and detailing it regularly. This will prevent the build-up of dirt which can create an environment for corrosion. You should also avoid parking your vehicle outside where there’s a risk of dew or rain accumulating on the metal surfaces. It is especially important to ensure your vehicle is washed thoroughly after you have been off roading.
Another important point is to ensure your prepare and store you Jeep correctly over winter.
Are there any other Jeep Wrangler frame problems I need to know about?
There are other possible Jeep Wrangler frame problems. They include door hinges failing, rusting in the wheel wells and a broken front axle on 2007-2010 models. Make sure you get your Wrangler serviced frequently to identify potential issues.