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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:09 AM   #61
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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #62
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I'm still trying to figure out how a thread about a Chrysler recall turned into a political ego fest
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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #63
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Well I installed a hitch and tank skid my self , hit a bunch a crap smash it on some rocks backed into many trees and no bomb went off , Ford had the same claim with the Crown vics and the rear tank few years ago.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #64
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This makes zero sense. The bumper is designed to crumple. And even if you're talking about towing capacity, it has nothing to do with the bumper design.
There is no functional bumper under that plastic placebo that they would like you to believe has a function in protecting you against low impact hits.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #65
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Someone just told me that they heard that the hitch was the cause of the problem, not the solution??? Something about the way it buckles into the tank, piercing it... He heard it on the news but I can't confirm.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:58 AM   #66
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There is no functional bumper under that plastic placebo that they would like you to believe has a function in protecting you against low impact hits.
Then what is that big piece of bumper shaped steel that sits under the plastic fascia for?
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:59 AM   #67
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Someone just told me that they heard that the hitch was the cause of the problem, not the solution??? Something about the way it buckles into the tank, piercing it... He heard it on the news but I can't confirm.
That is pretty much the opposite of everything I've read on the subject.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 12:46 PM   #68
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Then what is that big piece of bumper shaped steel that sits under the plastic fascia for?
It holds the plastic in place.

I might be showing my age but years ago all cars had metal bumpers and in the 70's they had short heavy duty shocks in the bumpers that could take a pretty good hit without having any body damage.

Today all these plastic parts are just useless weightless garbage that offer no real protection against front and rear collisions.

If the previous owners and the NTSB found a problem with the gas tanks exploding why would there be a recall?

I did some investigating into the history of rearend collisions on these Jeeps and the pictures were very gruesome.
The doors were jammed shut, and before the people could get out through a window, they were burned alive.
Even a handful of incidents would make me worry about getting out of a fender bender alive as well as the other occupants in my Jeep.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #69
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It holds the plastic in place.
Interesting theory
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Unread 06-21-2013, 01:09 PM   #70
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Today all these plastic parts are just useless weightless garbage that offer no real protection against front and rear collisions.
The Belairs in this video would like to argue that opinion.

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Unread 06-21-2013, 01:10 PM   #71
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here

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/06/us/jee...html?hpt=hp_t3
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Unread 06-21-2013, 01:17 PM   #72
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"Crumpled when a tractor trailer hit it at 60 MPH"

Yeah, I'm not surprised. Practically anything crumples when hit like that, that's just physics, not a lack of bumper
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Unread 06-21-2013, 01:46 PM   #73
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I honestly hope that Jeep charges full price for parts and labor when installing the trailor hitch for "safety reasons" based on the age of the vehicle and the impact speed required for the gas tank to be punctured.
just bought a hitch didnt you?
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Unread 06-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #74
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I'd still rather keep my aftermarket hitch and get credit for a new PCM, instead.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #75
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I'm not sure what would survive being rear ended by a semi going 60+mph.
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