Oil filter adapter may seep oil between adapter and engine block on Jeep Grand Cherokee

On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8 it is often misdiagnosed as a leaking oil filter gasket, the oil filter adapter can seep from between the adapter and engine block.

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Average mileage: 220,250 (195,000–275,000)
Engines affected: 4.0L 6 Cylinder, 5.2L V8
5 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more2014
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 4.0L 6 Cylinder 196,000 mi,
Oil leak. Though it was oil pan gasket. Cleaned area found oil coming from above oil pan. Started engine and saw drip starting from oil filter adpter.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 4.0L 6 Cylinder 195,000 mi,
I have replaced this 3 times. I'm working with the dealership to a better conclusion.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 4.0L 6 Cylinder 275,000 mi,
Common place for oil leak. Cheap rubber oring. Bolt is in difficult place.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 4.0L 6 Cylinder 215,000 mi,
Have yet to repair. Major problem getting bolt broken lose to replace seals.