Am i the only one who is really aggrevated by this latest clutch recall. The fact that a year ago I got notice my 6 month old truck had a clutch recall was upsetting enough. Now to see a second recall is out and the solution isnt to fix the problem but to neuter my already under powered truck is upsetting. I paid $50,000 for a truck with 260 lb/ft of torgue not less. I have said since I test drove the truck the issue with it is it is underpowered. Not more then I could live with and I loved everything else so I could deal with the truck being a little underpowered. When on steep trails I already need to use 4 lo to get enough torque and rpm to prevent stalling without feathering the clutch. I didnt pay all this money for jeep to then lower my power instead of fixing the weak link. Its a cheap work around by a company that charges a premium for there product.
Nope! you are not alone in the frustrations of this. I did pay a hefty premium to get this truck and the stick, knowing it already it was among the least powerful of it's class. And then got the initial recall scare, but thought "early fluke" "no need to spoil the whole truck" kinda deal.
But I'm concerned now that A) this is a very dangerous scenario that is literally happening under my feet, and B) the "approved" measure is an acknowledgement that the overheating is noticed, and occurs because not of a defect, but everything is working to specifications, aside from the motor makes "too much power".
So either it has a very under spec'd friction material to hold the load, or the clamping force is too light to again hold the already underwhelming torque, and done so by design, either to protect a weak trans, or to save a dollar in materials. As the Auto is what sells volume, this is a novelty.
All in all it definitely is leaving a very sour taste in my mouth. As I can try aftermarket clutches, but that would put me in a position to replace the trans out of pocket should something go wrong, because 260 ft pounds is too much for it to take.
I too didn't put near $50k into a jeep, only to find out that the parts I paid a premium for, is anything less than what I the spec sheet said it can handle, the least of which being the engine "too powerful"