Rust

cinnur

New member
Hello All,

Just spotted paint bubbles on my both my door edges on the bottom edge and the bottom edges of the doors just starting up the sides. I have over 32000 plus miles, but the Wrangler is not even two years old yet. So when I see something like this, rust is what comes to mind behind those bubbles! Searching, this does not appear uncommon for the doors.
Is there any other locations I should check for such problems developing?
A bit dark right now, but looking things over I can see a bit of surface rust underneath, but will have to review during the day.
Is anyone else seeing this so soon, and what suggestions on how best to deal with preventing this from getting worse?

Have Fun!
 

Ddays

Hooked
Hello All,

Just spotted paint bubbles on my both my door edges on the bottom edge and the bottom edges of the doors just starting up the sides. I have over 32000 plus miles, but the Wrangler is not even two years old yet. So when I see something like this, rust is what comes to mind behind those bubbles! Searching, this does not appear uncommon for the doors.
Is there any other locations I should check for such problems developing?
A bit dark right now, but looking things over I can see a bit of surface rust underneath, but will have to review during the day.
Is anyone else seeing this so soon, and what suggestions on how best to deal with preventing this from getting worse?

Have Fun!

There's a silent recall on this - it's fairly common. I believe it's dissimilar metals that causes it. My JL has it on all 4 doors. Take it to the dealers collision center to have them look at it. The mechanic shop can't do anything with that so they'll just refer you there.
 

Snboarder113

Active Member
Devils advocate, when you take your doors off, you don't set them on the ground right? I know thats a dumb question but I've seen people just scoot them across concrete, makes me cringe.
 

cinnur

New member
There's a silent recall on this - it's fairly common. I believe it's dissimilar metals that causes it. My JL has it on all 4 doors. Take it to the dealers collision center to have them look at it. The mechanic shop can't do anything with that so they'll just refer you there.
Thanks, I was thinking to check with the dealer on this item.
 

cinnur

New member
There's a silent recall on this - it's fairly common. I believe it's dissimilar metals that causes it. My JL has it on all 4 doors. Take it to the dealers collision center to have them look at it. The mechanic shop can't do anything with that so they'll just refer you there.
Contacted the dealer today and though it is not an offical recall, they are aware of the problem and when someone runs into it they will fix it when asked.
 

Ddays

Hooked
Contacted the dealer today and though it is not an offical recall, they are aware of the problem and when someone runs into it they will fix it when asked.
yup, thats what I was told as well. I'm not taking mine in until the wheeling trips are over this Fall. Mine's white so it really doesn't show up much unless you're close. Glad you're getting taken care of
 

cinnur

New member
Went to the dealer yesterday for review of the door problem. The dealer stated that the 2018 JL exhibited this now known problem and the 2019 JL and forward were replaced with aluminum doors to supposedly cure this problem, my Wrangler is the second 2019 that this particular dealer has seen this problem appear. Pictures were taken to be submitted towards warranty approval of repair. I was also informed that the doors are no longer repaired, but replaced, once warranty approved.
 

Ddays

Hooked
Went to the dealer yesterday for review of the door problem. The dealer stated that the 2018 JL exhibited this now known problem and the 2019 JL and forward were replaced with aluminum doors to supposedly cure this problem, my Wrangler is the second 2019 that this particular dealer has seen this problem appear. Pictures were taken to be submitted towards warranty approval of repair. I was also informed that the doors are no longer repaired, but replaced, once warranty approved.
Be awesome if half doors were an option for replacement.
 

Jkratt

Member
Went to the dealer yesterday for review of the door problem. The dealer stated that the 2018 JL exhibited this now known problem and the 2019 JL and forward were replaced with aluminum doors to supposedly cure this problem, my Wrangler is the second 2019 that this particular dealer has seen this problem appear. Pictures were taken to be submitted towards warranty approval of repair. I was also informed that the doors are no longer repaired, but replaced, once warranty approved.
The dealer probably will trash the old doors. Ask if you can have them and make half doors out of them.
 

cinnur

New member
The dealer probably will trash the old doors. Ask if you can have them and make half doors out of them.
That had not crossed my mind, but maybe I will inquire.
That would mean I still need to get the doors fixed on my own, and the problem might resurface.
Might you suggest how I properly turn them into half doors if they were to give me them to me, which I doubt they would?
 

Jkratt

Member
Dealers rarely send stuff back to the manufacture. It really is just to costly. Individual dealers simply throw the parts in the trash away once the manufacture agrees it’s a defect for replacement. I really have now idea how to make them into half doors. I can remember somebody on the site did it with pictures.
 

BlueRubicon

Member
Dealers rarely send stuff back to the manufacture. It really is just to costly. Individual dealers simply throw the parts in the trash away once the manufacture agrees it’s a defect for replacement. I really have now idea how to make them into half doors. I can remember somebody on the site did it with pictures.
 
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