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post #11 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-09-2016, 09:46 AM
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the recall just showed up on mopar owner connect for me.

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Maybe I can crawl under first to see how it is mounted and to see if any bolts are missing. Rather do that first than sit at a dealership. Or is this just a way to have your Renegade visit the mother ship..

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I looked under my 2016 TrailHawk last night and identified the problem. There are 6 welded studs (welded to/thru the uni-body) that the receiver mounts to. 3 are above the exhaust tip, and 3 more on the other side. Both sides are in something of a triangular pattern for the fasteners. As the studs (bolts) are welded in, the problem lies with the nuts...which are the missing component. In my case, there are indeed 2 nuts installed, rather than the 6 that are supposed to be there. I contacted my local dealer about this, this past Monday afternoon, but still have yet to hear back from them, as technically the recall notice I received said that there is not a repair schedule yet in place. I looked online and found what should be a suitable replacement. At McMaster-Carr (mcmaster.com):

99908A102

M8-1.25 Zinc Yellow-Chromate Flange Locknuts (Class 10) (these look to be identical to the 2 installed Jeep fasteners)

They're only availabe in bags of (50), but they're only $12.26 for the pack plus shipping. I have plenty of plans for my Renegade and trailer and I don't want to wait possibly weeks for this to get sorted out if I can do it myself. It appears that the additional 4 nuts that need to be added are able to be installed without removing anything from the Jeep. I'll back it up on my ramps to give myself a little more room, but even that isn't completely necessary. Only tool(s) that should be required will be a 13mm wrench or deep-well socket and ratchet.
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Mopar website now shows my 2016 TH is included in the tow hitch recall. Haven't arranged to get it fixed yet.
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TH trailer hitch

Received recall notice regarding hitch. Does anyone know what is the problem and fix?
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"The trailer-hitch assembly may have been attached with only a single fastener per side, not three per side as required," the NHTSA said in its recall summary. "Without the proper number 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

Owners of these vehicles may notice a rattling noise coming from the rear of the vehicle while driving.


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Thanks for the information. jeffg1938
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Yeah, got a notice in the mail, too. Standing by to take it in when they officially call it. Not life threatening as I have not even considered towing anything yet.
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Probably worth mentioning this is also affecting UK renegades too.
Not received anything in the mail yet but already booked in with dealer for repairs.
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