9.8

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
510 miles

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problem #1

Jul 062018

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 510 miles
Track bar bracket and other welds are very poorly done, which can lead to serious malfunction or injury. Welds have poor porosity with pinholes, slag inclusions, lack of Fusion, underfill, etc. The welds on my new 2018 Jeep rubicon jlu that cost $52,000 are all malformed. I don't see how there could have been an inspection pass on these welds, as they are dangerous. I've had them inspected by two professional welders with a combined 45 years of experience and they both immediately agreed. One user on the jl Wrangler forums with very similar welds had a complete failure of the track bar bracket at a higher rate of speed (highway posted speeds) and was somehow able to get the vehicle to the side of the road without killing himself or anyone else. This post can be found on jl Wrangler forums dot com, search for "track bar sheared off at the weld" the track bar bracket weld on my Jeep doesn't cover the top of the bracket but instead the weld sits almost on top of the bracket edge as you can see from the added pictures. The side welds are simply weld blobs and do not follow any weld standards. This is simply dangerous and shows that the vehicle was not inspected when leaving this stage of the build from fca. Just to note, most all other welds that were visually inspected are just as poorly done.

- Rolesville, NC, USA