Tuesday, May 22, 2018

if you bought a new Jeep Wrangler JL, you may want to take a close inspection of the door handles. Specifically, the smaller part, toward the back of the doors

This one looks normal, but it all came apart in my hand due to some clip inside the door not attaching the small part in place.

once that part slides out straight away from the Jeep,

the handle has the space to slide back about a 1/4 of an inch,

then angling it out, like you do when opening the door and hinging the handle on the end towards the front of the door, it slides out like the barrel of a 1911A1 45.

And these are the two parts of a new Jeep Wrangler JL door handle. Well, there is something missing that ought to hold the small part to the door...

So, go check your doors, and make sure things aren't missing and ready to come apart at the worst time. Hopefully someone catches any problems with a new vehicle at the dealership, when going through the checklists of things to test... but obviously QA isn't doing it's job well, and neither did the co-workers I have who should have caught this before I went to photograph this Wrangler.

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