2020 Jeep Gladiators Face Stop Sale Due To Driveshaft Issue

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FCA has issued a stop sale order and a recall for certain 2020 Jeep Gladiators. Jalopnik first caught wind of the issue, which involves the rear driveshaft being manufactured without the necessary grease to keep the component operating properly.

The official recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims that 3,427 vehicles are affected. However, the recall only affects Gladiator models built between December 15 and June 25.

An easier way for consumers to check whether their pickup is included in the recall is to input their Gladiator’s VIN into the NHTSA’s recall website. FCA will be reaching out to owners on October 18. Affected driveshafts and CV joints will be completed at no cost.

“A fractured rear driveshaft could separate, which may result in loss of motive power, if the vehicle is in rear-wheel-drive mode, or potential road debris, if the driveshaft completely separates from the vehicle,” stated the NHTSA in its report. “Either condition can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.”

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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