The NHTSA is investigating the Jeep Wrangler over poor frame welds
Let's face it the word Jeep hasn't always been a byword for reliability and quality, with cheap components and bad build quality an accusation levelled at the American brand for many years.
And now in a new filing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating thousands of Jeep Wranglers made during the 2018 and 2019 model years. These vehicles are being investigated in an attempt to determine whether or not early examples of the JL-generation Wranglers were built with bad frame welds.
A further investigation asked Jeep for more information on weld-related issues and the supposed wobble experienced by many JL Wrangler owners. However, the NHTSA have said that the information provided by Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) regarding the issue “did not adequately address whether frame weld quality deficiencies compromise the structural integrity of vehicles, and therefore may pose an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety.”
On top of all this the NHTSA's investigation also aims to determine whether or not these bad welds have caused the "death wobble" on many Wranglers.