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Yes - I have 20" wheels 62 41.61%
Yes - I have power telescopic steering column 47 31.54%
Yes - I have the V8 26 17.45%
Yes - I have the V6 54 36.24%
No - I have the V6 38 25.50%
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

DONE!!

mine is under 5k km (3k miles) and i'v noticed since purshaed a month ago.
I'm planning to go to the delar, I thought it's coz of the tires but seems a common problem

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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

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DONE!!

mine is under 5k km (3k miles) and i'v noticed since purshaed a month ago.
I'm planning to go to the delar, I thought it's coz of the tires but seems a common problem

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Good. I am dropping mine off tonight, but suspect they will say it's fine. My headlights are also filling up with water and the radio/nav unit says "Vehicle phone requires service, please contact your dealer." So, two GCs in two years, and a lot of trouble. I love the vehicles, so I am trying to hang in there, but my dealerships are now pretty sick of me :-( I hate when they act like this is the customer's fault somehow
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

I see on the wk2jeeps site that there now is a TSB about steering vibrations/shudders and to check the wheels/tires for damage or out of balance issues.
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I see on the wk2jeeps site that there now is a TSB about steering vibrations/shudders and to check the wheels/tires for damage or out of balance issues.
Interesting. Mine has kind of smoothed out a bit, but still happens at 60-65, and I'm up to 1,670 miles on it so far
. All tires RF balance, alignment done, but still happens. Could be a bad tire I guess, but the tireshop here didn't see anything wrong. Thanks for posting this. Maybe they're about to actually address the problem vs. telling folks it is normal. It clearly isn't normal.
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I see on the wk2jeeps site that there now is a TSB about steering vibrations/shudders and to check the wheels/tires for damage or out of balance issues.
NUMBER: 22-001-14
GROUP: Tires and wheels
DATE: February 19, 2014
SUBJECT: Steering Wheel Vibration at Highway Speeds
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This bulletin involves road testing, tire balance measuring, road force variation and flat spotting removal
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NUMBER: 22-001-14 GROUP: Tires and wheels DATE: February 19, 2014 SUBJECT: Steering Wheel Vibration at Highway Speeds OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves road testing, tire balance measuring, road force variation and flat spotting removal
My dealer tried regular wheel balancing (not road force because they don't have one in their workshop) many times and changed all the tires with new ones from the same brand (kumho) but I still have the shimmy issue..
So I printed that TSB and showed it to them, they checked tech connect web site with my jeep's VIN and told me it doesn't apply to my vehicle!! But they sent a request to their head office to advise what to do...
No model year or vehicle specs specified in the TSB, doesn't this mean it applies for all vehicles that have the issue?!
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

My 2014 with factory 20" at first seemed to have a shimmy but by the first service visit I scheduled it was barely noticeable and driving at any speed was good BUT after my oil change/tire rotation it's noticeable and I'm going to stop to have the check it all out.
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My 2014 with factory 20" at first seemed to have a shimmy but by the first service visit I scheduled it was barely noticeable and driving at any speed was good BUT after my oil change/tire rotation it's noticeable and I'm going to stop to have the check it all out.
Torque the lug nuts to specification if this has not been done. Had the same issue and this fixed it.
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Torque the lug nuts to specification if this has not been done. Had the same issue and this fixed it.
I will be calling the dealer to setup a service appointment since they did the tire rotation and hopefully it's something simple like that. I have noticed at times before I had the tire rotation done a slight shimmy/vibration but it was never consistent and since the tire rotation it's a lot worse and happens anytime on the highway.
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

Several visits to dealer, balancing, rotating, replacing all tires with new ones, road force balance.... nothing worked!
Looks like I'll have to live with this SH!T for a couple of years till I change the tires or the Jeep itself
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My 2014 with factory 20" at first seemed to have a shimmy but by the first service visit I scheduled it was barely noticeable and driving at any speed was good BUT after my oil change/tire rotation it's noticeable and I'm going to stop to have the check it all out.
Probably tire rotation. When they rotated the tires, most likely the tires that are more out of spec were moved to the front and now you feel it more. They need to do a road force balance again on all four. Make sure you tell them to come as close to spec as possible with the road force....probably a number below 10.
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