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2012-'13 Jeep Wrangler Recalled for Possible Loss of Transmission Fluid


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Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is recalling an estimated 180,131 2012-'13 Jeep Wranglers because the power steering line may contact and wear a hole in the transmission oil cooler line, resulting in a loss of transmission fluid, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Chrysler told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents, injuries, fires or property damage related to the recall.
  • The recall is expected to begin in July.

WASHINGTON — Chrysler is recalling an estimated 180,131 2012-'13 Jeep Wranglers because the power steering line may contact and wear a hole in the transmission oil cooler line, resulting in a loss of transmission fluid, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"A loss of transmission fluid may result in a loss of transmission function, which may increase the risk of a crash," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem.

The affected Wranglers are equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and an automatic transmission. They were built from January 23, 2011 through February 23, 2013.

Chrysler told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents, injuries, fires or property damage related to the recall.

Jeep dealers will replace the power steering return tube assembly. The recall is expected to begin in July. Owners can contact Chrysler at (800) 247-9753.

Edmunds says: There is a wait for parts with this recall.

Comments

  • danh44142 danh44142 Posts:

    We purchased a new Wrangler Unlimited in 2013. Chrysler, although aware of the bad design, are continuing to produce Wranglers with this problem. I've contacted Chrysler's (so called) customer care department several times now, because no dealers near me are able to get the parts to do the repairs. I told them I don't wish to be in a crash, or trapped in a burning vehicle, and I won't feel comfortable driving it until this safety issue is resolved. I further told them if they can't get it fixed right away, they need to replace it or buy it back. Their response was "Your complaint does not meet the criteria of further action on our part". WHAT????? Shows how much Chrysler Corporation cares about your safety! I will never buy a new vehicle made by the Chrysler Corporation! It's no wonder they went bankrupt, there doesn't seem to be any quality assurance, and they've proven to me that they care nothing about consumer safety.

  • daniel26 daniel26 Posts:

    The above recall ,could this be my cause of my fire? I have a 2011 Jeep Wrangler that had a fire . Estimate to repair burnt parts is $5000. Transmission fluid leaked on to the engine and transmission, bursting into a fire. Chrysler inspected, but say they are not responsible. The Dealer says I should of installed a additional transmission cooler ,cost $300 and additional cost for installing. So I turned this into my insurance for repair . Insurance company says to try, ` the Lemon Law`. State is Wisconsin. I see that there is a recall number 70328 . But can not find the statement on this. Could you help in any way? Dan .E-mail is ponykick1955@yahoo.com

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