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Had all 3 done on our 2011 GC Laredo about 2 months ago. Found her in the driveway yesterday looking like this…
holy shiet, what happened?

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Re: Choosing which recalls to apply

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holy shiet, what happened?
Seems to be the source.
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Seems to be the source.
I wonder if Chrysler would be interested in probing your fire. It would be ironic if the visor "fire risk mitigation" recall repair was the ultimate cause.

Regardless of the etiology of the fire, I hope you are made whole quickly.
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I dont care if u believe me or not.....i checked in at 839....left at 1040. They did 5 items. Diagnosed needing a adaptive headlight module, diagnosed thst it needs a new shifter bezel...then the 3 recalls. 6 items actually with free inspection.....


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What dealer have you had the best luck with in the area? Did your current SRT come from Bob Allen.
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What dealer have you had the best luck with in the area? Did your current SRT come from Bob Allen.

Yes....bought both mine from BobAllen.....but Freedom in Lexington is who I use for service. Its both convenience and they are an SRT certified dealer.
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Re: Choosing which recalls to apply

I need to do the fuel relay as well as the vanity mirror even though I don't know if it has ever been repaired before. I will take it to a decent dealer, though the area has few. The techs do have dirty fingers but it is what it is.
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I'm definitely not feeling any better about performing the visor recall given the recent cases of what appear to be ironic visor recall "fix"-induced fires. I don't have any risk of fire without the recall being performed (because no one has ever accessed above the headliner), and I'd rather not risk having my Jeep burn while it's sitting in my garage thanks to a "fire prevention fix".

"Creating a risk of fire where there was none before *and* a grease-smudged headliner? Where do I sign up?!" said no one ever.

I'll definitely have the ORC recall applied if they ever get around to indicating it's applicable to my VIN. My build date is in the specified range.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:48 PM
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Re: Choosing which recalls to apply

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I'm definitely not feeling any better about performing the visor recall given the recent cases of what appear to be ironic visor recall "fix"-induced fires. I don't have any risk of fire without the recall being performed (because no one has ever accessed above the headliner), and I'd rather not risk having my Jeep burn while it's sitting in my garage thanks to a "fire prevention fix".

"Creating a risk of fire where there was none before *and* a grease-smudged headliner? Where do I sign up?!" said no one ever.

I'll definitely have the ORC recall applied if they ever get around to indicating it's applicable to my VIN. My build date is in the specified range.
Hi, Roadkill. From my previous posts about the brake booster recall and the visor light recall you can tell I was thinking just like you. I take excellent care of my vehicles and don't need someone messing one up on an oil change, let alone an unneeded recall.

A little over two weeks ago, after discussing with the service manager the importance of my JGC not coming out of the shop in worse condition (paint scratches, greasy fingerprints, etc) than it went in, I went in to have the brake booster recall done even though there is no corrosion, let alone even dust, on the booster or anywhere else under the hood. Since I have been getting all my Mopars serviced at the same dealership for over twenty years for the things I can't handle, I know the top mechanics there and the service manager lets me go back in the service bays to watch and talk with the mechanics while they work on my vehicles.

The mechanic did a great job on the booster, installing only the plastic sleeve to divert water from running sown onto the booster. He had done many if them in the past and so I felt comfortable having him do it even though I really don't need it where I live (but things could change and I might live somewhere where it would be good to have).

After he buttoned everything back up he asked if I wanted to have the visor recall done too since I was there. I told him my thoughts about it - that no one had ever worked on the visor area so I didn't think I needed it done. He said they were taught by the Mopar factory reps that train them that it wasn't a problem caused just by repairs to that area but could also have been caused by a faulty installation at the factory that caused the visor bracket screws to penetrate the lamp lights. While mine might be fine the only way to know is to look and once it is looked at, the new wire loom that prevents future problems might as well be installed.

I have a pano roof and asked him about that making the job more difficult. He said it makes it take a little longer but he had done a lot of them too and could do it with no damage whatsoever to my vehicle. I agreed to have it done. The mechanic was great! He changed gloves probably a dozen times during the process to be sure not to get any grease anywhere on the headliner, visors, A pillars, seats and frame where he removed the weather stripping. Once he had the left side area exposed he showed me that the vanity lamp wires had not been penetrated during assembly. He then removed the old wire loom and put in the new one and reassembled that side. He went to the right side of my JGC and did the same thing - again finding that the lamp wires had not been penetrated on that side either. When he was done he searched the entire headliner, A-pillars, seats, dash and door frames with his light looking for any fingerprints or misaligned parts. Everything looked exactly like it did when I brought it in. . The crease in the headliner that I read others had gotten while it was folded back for this work, and that eventually goes away, was not present at all.

I realize there are a lot of sloppy mechanics out there but there are good ones, too. I respect your decision not to get the recalls done, but if you change your mind, I hope you find some reliable mechanics like I did.
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Re: Choosing which recalls to apply

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Had all 3 done on our 2011 GC Laredo about 2 months ago. Found her in the driveway yesterday looking like this…
That is most unfortunate - I'm sorry to read and see images of your loss.
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Re: Choosing which recalls to apply

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Hi, Roadkill. From my previous posts about the brake booster recall and the visor light recall you can tell I was thinking just like you. I take excellent care of my vehicles and don't need someone messing one up on an oil change, let alone an unneeded recall.

A little over two weeks ago, after discussing with the service manager the importance of my JGC not coming out of the shop in worse condition (paint scratches, greasy fingerprints, etc) than it went in, I went in to have the brake booster recall done even though there is no corrosion, let alone even dust, on the booster or anywhere else under the hood. Since I have been getting all my Mopars serviced at the same dealership for over twenty years for the things I can't handle, I know the top mechanics there and the service manager lets me go back in the service bays to watch and talk with the mechanics while they work on my vehicles.

The mechanic did a great job on the booster, installing only the plastic sleeve to divert water from running sown onto the booster. He had done many if them in the past and so I felt comfortable having him do it even though I really don't need it where I live (but things could change and I might live somewhere where it would be good to have).

After he buttoned everything back up he asked if I wanted to have the visor recall done too since I was there. I told him my thoughts about it - that no one had ever worked on the visor area so I didn't think I needed it done. He said they were taught by the Mopar factory reps that train them that it wasn't a problem caused just by repairs to that area but could also have been caused by a faulty installation at the factory that caused the visor bracket screws to penetrate the lamp lights. While mine might be fine the only way to know is to look and once it is looked at, the new wire loom that prevents future problems might as well be installed.

I have a pano roof and asked him about that making the job more difficult. He said it makes it take a little longer but he had done a lot of them too and could do it with no damage whatsoever to my vehicle. I agreed to have it done. The mechanic was great! He changed gloves probably a dozen times during the process to be sure not to get any grease anywhere on the headliner, visors, A pillars, seats and frame where he removed the weather stripping. Once he had the left side area exposed he showed me that the vanity lamp wires had not been penetrated during assembly. He then removed the old wire loom and put in the new one and reassembled that side. He went to the right side of my JGC and did the same thing - again finding that the lamp wires had not been penetrated on that side either. When he was done he searched the entire headliner, A-pillars, seats, dash and door frames with his light looking for any fingerprints or misaligned parts. Everything looked exactly like it did when I brought it in. . The crease in the headliner that I read others had gotten while it was folded back for this work, and that eventually goes away, was not present at all.

I realize there are a lot of sloppy mechanics out there but there are good ones, too. I respect your decision not to get the recalls done, but if you change your mind, I hope you find some reliable mechanics like I did.
You are real lucky to find this kind of service in a dealership! Usually I have similar experiences with the independent shops and their mechanics who service my older cars. A large portion of complaints about our cars would be solved if we actually had competent, responsible dealerships who can actually go to bat for us when a problem arises rather than defer it back to the company and sans responsibility and accountability altogether.
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Re: Choosing which recalls to apply

The local dealership has changed a lot in the service department. The got rid of a fast lane farmed out to an independent company. While this makes the appointment system a bit longer in wait time, I did schedule my 2011 WK2 Limited for the visor wiring and fuel relay recall servicing. I was actually impressed by how well the visor and interior surrounding the panoramic sun roof was taken and replaced. No greasy finger prints and the didn't tear apart my dash cam wire placement noticeably. All was done properly, but just to be certain I did park it outside the garage for the first few days. I am now satisfied that all is well. I completely understand the angst taking in the Jeep that's working fine to the dealer. I was either very lucky or this dealership is upping their game. I noticed their prices have risen for various services. Luckily for me most maintenance is done myself with help from my mechanic father-in-law. I will do a transmission fluid change either through the dealer or a transmission specialty place but I'm just about at 50K miles so not any time soon.
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Re: Choosing which recalls to apply

Not trying to be an alarmest but to those like me who have had this recall done, looks like another recall coming...hmmm

Those that avoided it because you were worried that the fix was worse than problem....well, you own the day!

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