Potential Transmission Fluid Leak
Drive Train, June 4, 2013
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Our Quick Take:
On 2012-2013 Jeep Wranglers with a 3.6L engine and automatic transmission, a leak can develop from one of the transmission cooler lines.
What Should You Do?
Chrysler will begin notifying owners of the affected vehicles during July, 2013. If you notice fluid leakage, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Chrysler recall number is N28.
The power steering system and automatic transmission each have associated fluid lines. 2012 & 2013 Wrangler models equipped with both of these options are being recalled because a power steering fluid line can rub on one of the transmission oil cooler lines and wear a hole in the transmission line, causing a leak. Loss of transmission fluid can result in failure of the transmission to operate, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the power steering return tube assembly to correct this concern.
Mfr's Report Date:
June 4, 2013
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
POWER TRAIN , STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine and an automatic transmission and manufactured January 23, 2011, through February 23, 2013. The power steering line may contact and wear a hole in the transmission oil cooler line resulting in a loss of transmission fluid.
A loss of transmission fluid may result in a loss of transmission function which may increase the risk of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering return tube assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N28.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration