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    Jeep Renegade recall - "We forgot to bolt the tow hitch on!"

    Looks like the guys at Jeep forgot to put all the bolts in the tow hitch on select Renegades. There should be 6 bolts (three on each side), but some Renegades got out the factory with just one fastener per side.

    The defect: the optional trailer hitch assembly may have been attached with only a single fastener per side, not three per side as required.
    The hazards: without the proper amount of fasteners, the trailer hitch assembly may separate from the vehicle, and any towed vehicle may no longer be properly connected, increasing the risk of a crash.
    Affected vehicles: 2015-2016 Jeep Renegade vehicles manufactured August 25, 2014, to June 25, 2016, equipped with a factory-installed optional trailer hitch package
    Number of vehicles affected: 8,561 (United States figure).

    Jeep Renegade Trailer Hitch Recall Announced
    Last edited by TerryMason; 08-25-2016 at 09:58 PM.
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    Re: Jeep Renegade recall - "We forgot to bolt the tow hitch on!"

    Nice I wonder how much money they saved by keeping the extra 4 bolts..lol

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    It's not the first time a jeep rolled off the production line with mistakes.
    Here they sent out a 3 wheeler jeep. Ha ha ha

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    Re: Jeep Renegade recall - "We forgot to bolt the tow hitch on!"

    OK, that would be pretty wild to drive. Not sure about it's offroad prowess though.
    My 2005 Wrangler Build Thread

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