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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

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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
That is pretty much what I am doing. I am up to 3,000 miles now (bought it last December) and although it isn't as horrible after the RF balance, it is still enough of a vibration that I find myself routinely adjusting the rear view mirror because the vehicle shakes so much the mirror doesn't stay in alignment. I am hoping that in a couple of years the new tires I put on solve the problem, since the dealers insist it is fine. I had a 2013 that didn't ride like this, so I know it isn't "fine" but I have given up trying to fight two battles with two Jeeps in two years. Will never buy one again and have since talked several friends and family out of Chrysler products. Pretty much all you can do.
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

My dealer just asked me to open a case with Chrysler due to this. They have road force balanced them 4 or 5 times and even replaced a few tires. I should hear back on the case again this week.


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Wish me luck. Bringing mine in Monday. After almost a year and 9500 miles, still vibrating. Anybody had issues with their wheels getting scratched up from road five balancing?
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Wish me luck. Bringing mine in Monday. After almost a year and 9500 miles, still vibrating. Anybody had issues with their wheels getting scratched up from road five balancing?
The road force balancing itself wont scratch the wheels but a reckless uncaring technician will. Doesn't matter what type of balancing its all about how careful your tech is.

After fighting the shaking tire problem for over 6 months mine is finally fixed. First I would recommend getting rid of the Forteras if your on 20 inch but some people are ok with them so that's your choice. Then find a place that does road force balancing if they still shake after that go to another place. Having a road force balancer is no good if the people using it don't know what they are doing or willing to take the time to do it correctly. I had my forteras and my new tires road force balanced at jeep dealers and a private tire shop multiple times with no success. So a few days ago I tried a dealer that I have not been to before. They spent 2.5 hours road force matching and road force balancing my tires and they are now smooth as glass at 75 mph. Its all about the tech that is using the road force balancer having experience and taking the time to do it correctly. I think the combination of the way the GC suspension is setup and the larger 20 inch wheels just cause this vehicle to be super sensitive to the tire balance being very accurate. Some SUVs maybe fine with a road force number of 20 or 25 but on the GC you are probably going to feel it if they don't take the time to try and get those numbers lower whether it means taking time to balance them properly or even replacing tires if necessary.

Don't give up I know it is frustrating and if the place you go to says its fine but it still shakes then go somewhere else. This may help also its a link to all of the hunter road force balancers in your area. and don't let a shop tell you road force balancing is not important just because they may not have one. good luck!

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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

Took it to the dealer twice to have the issue addressed. The first time they said they road forced balanced, but there was no improvement. So I took it back. This time they resurfaced the brake rotors. I was like WTF? The issue isn't when I brake. Anyways, that didn't help either.

I then took it to the local tire chain here that has the road force balancers. They told me all 4 tires were out of balance and one was way out of road force, so they rotated the tire to get it in spec. The jeep dealer had just done the balance two weeks before! I drove it on the freeway for a few miles, and it appears they nailed it. Almost no vibration now. Maybe just a hint, but not hand shaking vibration just visible if I take my hands off the wheel. Worth the $100. I may send off the receipts from the dealer that shows what they did, and then the one from the tire place and see if I can get reimbursed.

Moral of the story, keep trying. This is the same experience I had with another vehicle that had vibration issues. Every place I took it too, even with road force balancers, said the tires were out of balance even though they had just been "balanced" by someplace else. It took about 3 tries at that time to get it fixed too.
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

I took mine to the dealer and it's better but still feel a vibration at highway speeds and also though the dealer did a front wheel alignment still doesn't seem right on that front either. I will ask them to try again and see what happens.


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Worth the $100. I may send off the receipts from the dealer that shows what they did, and then the one from the tire place and see if I can get reimbursed.

Moral of the story, keep trying. This is the same experience I had with another vehicle that had vibration issues. Every place I took it too, even with road force balancers, said the tires were out of balance even though they had just been "balanced" by someplace else. It took about 3 tries at that time to get it fixed too.
I would go back to the dealer and demand they pay for that. I did have to have mine done elsewhere and my dealer paid for it.... Then they got their balancer calibrated and tested.

I did have the Forteras on my Durango and I found I needed to get a standard balance done once per year as they seemed to change a little but not much and I am PICKY! when it comes to ride smoothness at higher speeds.
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I would go back to the dealer and demand they pay for that. I did have to have mine done elsewhere and my dealer paid for it.... Then they got their balancer calibrated and tested.

I did have the Forteras on my Durango and I found I needed to get a standard balance done once per year as they seemed to change a little but not much and I am PICKY! when it comes to ride smoothness at higher speeds.
Willx you ended up going with the latitude HPs on the 20s right? I did the same as i am equally as picky about highway shaking and forteras just didnt cut it. Perfectly smooth and quiet on the highway, not ideal in winter driving but a great highway cruiser if that is where you spend a lot of your time.
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Willx you ended up going with the latitude HPs on the 20s right? I did the same as i am equally as picky about highway shaking and forteras just didnt cut it. Perfectly smooth and quiet on the highway, not ideal in winter driving but a great highway cruiser if that is where you spend a lot of your time.
Yes, and actually marginally better than the forteras in the snow.

Also true once balanced and rim matched properly, smooth as silk at all speeds and you could rest a glass on the top of the wheel at 80 if it weren't for the glossy wood (no wheel twitch or headrest shake).

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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

Hey guys,
Haven't posted anything about the issue for a while. Finally got my issue fixed. Last fall, I got with my service guy at the Jeep store and between he and I we have some connections with the factory...

After we had some conversations, the factory shipped new hubs and bearings that were re-engineered to different specs. Sorry, but my service ticket has no part numbers because they were without part numbers...

The dealer installed the new hubs and bearings in November. Problem solved, immediately. I had waited to post anything to make sure the issue did not resurface. It hasn't.

If you take your WK2 in with the shimmy, ask your service manager to check with the STAR folks and ask about the hub / bearing fix. They are aware and have a limited number of the parts in stock. Mine is smooth at all speeds now for about six months.

I realize some others have solved the issue with different tires, balancing, alignment...but this is another option that fixed mine.
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

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Took it to the dealer twice to have the issue addressed. The first time they said they road forced balanced, but there was no improvement. So I took it back. This time they resurfaced the brake rotors. I was like WTF? The issue isn't when I brake. Anyways, that didn't help either.

I then took it to the local tire chain here that has the road force balancers. They told me all 4 tires were out of balance and one was way out of road force, so they rotated the tire to get it in spec. The jeep dealer had just done the balance two weeks before! I drove it on the freeway for a few miles, and it appears they nailed it. Almost no vibration now. Maybe just a hint, but not hand shaking vibration just visible if I take my hands off the wheel. Worth the $100. I may send off the receipts from the dealer that shows what they did, and then the one from the tire place and see if I can get reimbursed.

Moral of the story, keep trying. This is the same experience I had with another vehicle that had vibration issues. Every place I took it too, even with road force balancers, said the tires were out of balance even though they had just been "balanced" by someplace else. It took about 3 tries at that time to get it fixed too.

EXACT same story here, and I am in Switzerland. Jeep Dealer failed to balance these 20" wheels twice. Went to a mechanic in another country (Germany) and spent 25 on a perfect job. No more vibration!
It's all about the people doing their job right and also about the equipment being used..
On the bright side, my dealer apologised and offered to reimburse the 25 spent on another mechanic..

20" rims are much more tricky to calm down. But if done right, it is possible!


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Still having this issue dealership took for a test drive but said they couldn't replicate it. I think I will try one more time and then I'm calling Chrysler because it makes highway driving unpleasant to say the least.


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