Rubicon Owners Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: Faulty Tailgate hinges 2011-2013 Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Rubicon Owners Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-11-2015 11:00 AM
Tylers88 Interesting I'll have to let my cousin know about this.
03-07-2015 10:03 AM
johncanfield Excellent info - thanks for the post.
03-03-2015 11:20 PM
Faulty Tailgate hinges 2011-2013

I couldn't find where this issue was posted here, but I've been contributing to a thread on that "other" jeep forum regarding faulty tailgate hinges. Without going into a ton of detail, (if interested you can read the linked thread), but basically many owners of newer jeeps (pre mid 2013) are having the tailgate stopper pull out of the capture mechanism. Best I can tell, it affects 2011 thru early 2013 Jeep Wranglers, all models. Apparently the hinge design changed in 2011 and it has caused broken stopper straps, hinge covers, tail light damage and in some cases bent bodywork. Chrysler redesigned the hinge in mid 2013 to fix the problem on newer models. If you have this problem or a stock 2011 thru early 2013, read this thread, it might save you some grief as I got mine replaced under warranty with the help of info from that thread. One word of caution, if you take your Jeep in to have the hinges evaluated, do NOT have anything but a stock spare tire hanging from the tailgate or you'll probably have a hard time getting anywhere with them. Page 6 is where i made the post with the part # your dealer will need to order. Good luck!

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome