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trailraider
09-04-2019, 02:06 PM
Check your vin at the dealer.

Rear shafts were put together without grease in them

WTF.........:hmm: that seems like a pretty important step to not miss.

doubletapdaddy
09-12-2019, 10:54 PM
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jasont0311
09-12-2019, 11:04 PM
Those MFR's! Looks like I have to add a stop tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up!

wayoflife
09-12-2019, 11:48 PM
Well hell! I've got 4,000 miles on my Gladiator and I sure would have liked to have known about this sooner. Thanks for posting this up.

Exodus Jeeps
09-13-2019, 12:37 AM
Well hell! I've got 4,000 miles on my Gladiator and I sure would have liked to have known about this sooner. Thanks for posting this up.

Cause youíll need it much longer, lol. Someone sent me that earlier and was like well, itís gone next week anyways.


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WJCO
09-13-2019, 12:39 AM
Sounds like after they got a few for warranty, they inspected them and found no grease in the driveshaft boot. Kinda like a lifted JK :D

The recall, documents posted by NHTSA said, is for Gladiators built between Dec. 15, 2018 and June 25 of this year. The estimated number of the nearly 3,500 Gladiators with a defect is only 5 percent, but likely because of the nature of the recall, a stop sale was issued on affected Gladiators until a fix is complete.

Trucks involved in the recall could experience a driveshaft fracture, courtesy of some grease left off during assembly. From the documents:

Certain 2020 MY Jeep Gladiator vehicles built from December 15, 2018, through June 25, 2019, may have a rear driveshaft that was assembled without grease in the monoblock joint portion of the driveshaft. [...]

A monoblock joint is a constant velocity joint within the center of the driveshaft. A monoblock without grease may overheat and seize, which may result in a fractured rear driveshaft.

The documents said a fractured rear driveshaft could separate, potentially leading to a loss of motive power if the truck is in rear-wheel-drive mode, or road debris if the driveshaft completely separates from the truck. Owners, the documents said, could experience a noise or vibration before any fracturing.

Documents said FCA noticed the grease error when it received four driveshafts from warranty repairs and sent them to the supplier for analysis around June, and decided to issue the recall in late August. FCA also said it isnít aware of any injuries or crashes related to the issue, but that itís had six warranty claims. FCA confirmed, according to the documents, that trucks not included in the recall were found through supplier records to have been built containing grease.

FCA said itíll replace the driveshafts for free in the recall, and that owners who have paid for work related to the problem elsewhere will be reimbursed with the right documentation. The plan is to notify owners on Oct. 18.

Until then, maybe pay attention to any vibrations that might occur, should you choose to take the truck out of the garage. It might not just be the noise of the whole town abuzz about your mysterious Wrangler pickup truck, but your truck itself, about to have a fractured rear driveshaft.

jasont0311
09-13-2019, 08:21 PM
Well my JT is part it. The tech had no idea there was a recall and told me to wait a week and check back in. Apparently the computer didn't give him any information on how to handle it. He said they have to wait for Chrysler to come up with a resolution before they can do anything.

WJCO
09-13-2019, 08:24 PM
Well my JT is part it. The tech had no idea there was a recall and told me to wait a week and check back in. Apparently the computer didn't give him any information on how to handle it. He said they have to wait for Chrysler to come up with a resolution before they can do anything.

Sounds like they're in no hurry, lol. Nothing to worry about right? Just a fractured rear driveshaft that could separate, potentially leading to a loss of motive power or road debris if the driveshaft completely separates from the truck :crazyeyes:

jasont0311
09-13-2019, 08:37 PM
It seemed more like it was 5 o'clock somewhere on a Friday. I'm just going to do town driving for the weekend and go back in Monday. Hopefully some more information will come out by then.

Jsouder53
09-13-2019, 10:24 PM
It seemed more like it was 5 o'clock somewhere on a Friday. I'm just going to do town driving for the weekend and go back in Monday. Hopefully some more information will come out by then.

Thatís unfortunate... hopefully theyíll have an answer for it then

jasont0311
09-14-2019, 12:35 AM
Growing pains!