Originally Posted by lstowell
So far only seen two instances mentioned, and in one the poster claims the repair wasn't done--where it could be it was just done sloppily. In the other, it would appear a small oopsie happened.
To be fair, there is no repair procedure that is sufficiently simple and idiot proof that a creative tech cannot mess it up.
[been involved in that interface for about 50 years--and one should never underestimate the creativity of some folks...]
Please stick around, and please don't be so defensive, as you may be an extremely valuable contributor here.
Well to look back now I see why you are telling me not to get defensive. ... in his (pinetar) original post before he edited it. It said this
" ....this recall until the Jeep is on fire. Get it fixed.
Thanks for chiming in, Leslie, but you don't know what you're talking about.
"The sun visor vanity lamp wiring on*....."
I know this as the original post was sent to my email.
Your post is true as we have seen more than a handful of poorly repaired jeeps and durangos.
The service builtin or recall notice will never tell you the real reason behind it as the corporation does not want to admit fault. Leading to lawsuits and money and reputation lost. Instead they try to do a silent recall repair fix.
The facts as I know and have experienced them are thus. When the vehicles in question were built the wires are improperly routed to an area where they can be pinched ... either from repairs being made or body flex ... that will result in a short to ground in the 12v system. The vanity mirror has power going to it at all times right up to the switch. So not using it or even pulling the bulbs out will not prevent this from happening. Correctly stated in other posts, these mirrors are not alone on the circuit that they reside. So the wire shorts out and pulls enough voltage to start the wire casing and anything else it is resting against, the headliner in this case, on fire.
So in short if you think this does not apply to you because you have never had or plan to have work done on your headliner you are mistaken. Also worth mentioning that there is a "Fix Kit" that the technician is supposed to use in the repair. In the handful of repairs that we have had to redo the kit was never used. These cases have to be extremely well documented with pictures and dates and verified by a second technician in order for the Dealership to get paid for the recall repair when the repair has already been "done" by another dealer. I know of 2 instances of one service writer and one technician that have been terminated because of incomplete recall repairs.
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As a side note, if the electronic in these new vehicles all had there own fuse and circuit the fuse box would have to be at least 3x the size it is now and the bundle of wiring would be so big it would easily add another 300 lbs to these cars. That is why 3 to 4 similar gadgets are run on a circuit. So the fuse does not trip in this instance killing power and preventing the fire.