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post #31 of 34 Old 09-25-2013, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post
Sorry to hear your long awaited trip was cut short due to poor over engineering. That sucks! It's too bad they don't have a programer to turn that crap off. Or at least disable it when in 4low. Nice pictures though ,absolutely beautiful scenery. We hope your healing well.
There is a REAL flaw in all Jk's and the driver airbag.
I have done the research:

As of May this year ALL jk's RHD(RIGHT HAND DRIVE) are recalled. Trw the part makers found after the Ntsa got involved. That the Clock Spring will not tolerate DUST or water. Dust being the main issue. The part in question is open in design and coated with Grease, yes grease on what are Tape wires. The grease colletcts dust and cause the wires to bend in "unnatural ways". I can say that is true as I saved mine and it looks like a reels "birds nest".

The Ntsa said that since the Jeeps RHD were failing in a percentage that was over what ever they spec. for safety. IT DOES not effect exported RHD or LHD since they are not used like the " mail jeeps".

Now get this they did not redesign this part it used in many Chrysler cars. They made some sort of "Dust cover for the Clock spring" to get the NTSa off their case. I cant find the part # or even know if it will fit a LHD. Fact is at this point I do not care.

WTF^^^^^^ we have a defective part they wont fix because most jeeps are MALL crawlers... Dust........ good god....

So I put a new clock spring in as I like my cruise control. Removed all seat belts and air bags all of it. Putting in new 5 point and seats and Caribou seats.

top it off...... I just got her back from heart surgery Left head went bad the pent tick of death. took them a week to fix that and I must say it sounds so much smoother on that side. know I can here the right that sounded the least now sounds like poop.

2012 Jeep may end up as a franken jeep after all, what next a 5.3 checy and a 6L80e transplant?

If I did not love jeeps as much, I would have traded this in. But in this horse way to much to put here down.

Lets go wheeling weather is looking good my cast come off today

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post #32 of 34 Old 09-25-2013, 04:08 PM
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Wow, sorry to hear your about your trip and arm. I was a Chrysler master tech for many years before I started teaching. Ironically, for the airbag to go off it needs to see difference in wheel speed sensors, crash sensor, inertia sensor, or a short in the clock spring. I purposely light off airbags for students so they can see the force created, I can attest to how much energy is there. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I know how much you were looking forward to the trip. Well, have horse will travel and at least you survived to ride again. Again, I'm really sorry to hear about your misfortune.

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post #33 of 34 Old 09-25-2013, 08:47 PM
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I would look forward to hitting the trail with you again if I knew when work was going to ramp down. I may have an extended project lasting through most of the winter , good for the pocket not so much for planning a trip but we'll see.
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post #34 of 34 Old 05-08-2015, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 222Doc View Post
here is where we waited. The right turn of death AZ3 at most

right after that air bag went off I moved up of that right and we made way parked here why I licked my wounds.
222doc now knows this is a couple miles before Thompson Hill, just wanted to clarify for others that might see this. It's not unusual to find trip reports with people mistaken about where they are, it's a whole lot of trail to learn and keep track of.
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