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The sales guy said they rebalanced the tires.

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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

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Thanks. They road force balanced mine and adjusted the camber and toe-in. Better than before but there is still a slight vibration in the steering wheel between 60-70 mph. What's strange is that sometimes it's smooth as silk and other times there's a vibration....over the same road/highway different days same time (I.e., driving to work). I think it's the tires which will hopefully get better with a little more wear. Currently have 1800 miles on the Michelin Lattitude Tours.
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

Sounds like the tires and probably more than one. Severity may just be how multiple tires that are not perfect play against each other. Hope this makes sense. As you make turns, etc., the orientation of the problem on one tire changes with respect to another problem tire and I bet it is noticeable in terms of vibration.
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

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Sounds like the tires and probably more than one. Severity may just be how multiple tires that are not perfect play against each other. Hope this makes sense. As you make turns, etc., the orientation of the problem on one tire changes with respect to another problem tire and I bet it is noticeable in terms of vibration.
Honestly, the Forteras are Junk. Everything I have had them on has had an issues with tires at some point. The day my Jeep arrives the dealer will take the Forteras off, give me a credit and put on a set of Michelin Latitude HPs. My Current Durango has 20" Forteras and some days they are fine, some days the wheel lug nuts feel like they are loose. Been there done that, the Good Years are just overrated.
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I agree will....I had them removed and my coopers put on before I even took delivery of the truck.....they balanced everything I really have a feeling it's a driveline issue
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

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I agree will....I had them removed and my coopers put on before I even took delivery of the truck.....they balanced everything I really have a feeling it's a driveline issue
Honestly, it is just one of the cheapest tires in that class. (Edit: (The Fortera not your coopers )

If anyone else here has vibration issues, it is warranty, keep pushing keep taking it back. My Mercedes dealer did once said to me "oh it is a really big SUV they never ride perfectly smooth" BS!!!! I pushed until they replaced the Continentals with a different brand. (Not saying Jeep will do this but finally I got that Mercedes knew full well about the tire problems they just pushed dealers to do everything else first).

Make the dealer resolve it. More than likely with all of you that have changing vibrations you have 2 or more bad tires. Drive on the highway, get off drive in a few tight circles (to change tire wieght line ups) and drive on the highway again. If it is tires and you repeat this process you will find it changes. If it is in the driveline, it will be more consistant to speed and or loading (even acceleration).
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I do get it on accell... Incline/decline change and turns at highway speeds... Minnis between 73-80 (maybe because bigger tires?) then fades slowly after 80 back to smooth... All observed on closed track of course lol WILL before that edit i was like whoa hey wait lol

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I do get it on accell... Incline/decline change and turns at highway speeds... Minnis between 73-80 (maybe because bigger tires?) then fades slowly after 80 back to smooth... All observed on closed track of course lol WILL before that edit i was like whoa hey wait lol

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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

WillX, I sure wish with all the reports of vibration/shimmy Jeep would just select another tire manufacturer and avoid this potential complaint cause. Seems most of the vehicles with this issue are resolved through tires/balancing. Otherwise your advice to others is dead-on, keep after the dealer until you have a happy resolution. Must of us wouldn't buy a $10K used car that shimmied like these do on the highway, no reason you should accept a $40K to $50K vehicle. What does seem odd is that a 2013 limited that doesn't vibrate and you put those same wheels and tires on a 2014 that exhibits the issue the 2013 wheels/tires do not resolve the issue. That would seem to point to something on the vehicle. I know my last statement contradicts the solution with tires, but I think if one has a vehicle in the later group, it may be something more serious or deep in the vehicle.
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WillX, I sure wish with all the reports of vibration/shimmy Jeep would just select another tire manufacturer and avoid this potential complaint cause. Seems most of the vehicles with this issue are resolved through tires/balancing. Otherwise your advice to others is dead-on, keep after the dealer until you have a happy resolution. Must of us wouldn't buy a $10K used car that shimmied like these do on the highway, no reason you should accept a $40K to $50K vehicle. What does seem odd is that a 2013 limited that doesn't vibrate and you put those same wheels and tires on a 2014 that exhibits the issue the 2013 wheels/tires do not resolve the issue. That would seem to point to something on the vehicle. I know my last statement contradicts the solution with tires, but I think if one has a vehicle in the later group, it may be something more serious or deep in the vehicle.
I want to remind you my 2011, drives great some days (with these tires) I am willing to bet if I put them on your Jeep they would also drive great some days. Then of course other days they are worse, to the point some days I think there is a serious issue.

IMHO vibrations that are more constant and duplicate easily are related to the "hard" parts like a drive line or wheel. The rubber parts like the tires change with loading, temperature, which ones line up with which ever other ones do it.
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Hi I'm David and I'm relatively new to the Jeep Garage (I've been reading a lot but not posting much) but just wanted to chime in on this discussion since it applies to me as well. (i apologize for length of a first post)

I bought my 2014 GC Overland 4x4 hemi 5.7 with 20" forteras about July and I now have about 2200 Miles on it. That said I felt the shimmy straight off the dealer lot at about 40 miles. I never took it in because I just sort of assumed it was either semi normal or would go away or was as result of the highway surface here in Atlanta (since I drive all highway speeds to work... yes early am). After about 1k miles several people rode with me and said they felt this. Also the wife felt this as well since day one.

So I took it to the dealer today and after waiting about 3 hours (no courtesy car... they said the warranty didn't cover it... I figure bs but no big deal either way)... the service manager and his clerk came to tell me they were finished. I'll give you guys the short version as I'd be here all day with this full explanation but... in short they said that they rebalanced the tires but that some of the shimmy was "probably" "Self-Inflicted". Of course I asked what that meant and he said they found mud caked on top of the control arms and inside the wheel and that's typically not covered under warranty but he took care of it this time. The long version includes a little bit of attitude on both our parts but its not pertinent to this topic...

The truth of the matter is that I felt the shimmy day one before any mud. On the other hand it did get much much worse after going in the mud. Not gonna lie and say I didn't because I did... But we're talking like a slighty muddy dirt road not a mud pit or submerged or something. And of course I always wash my jeep within 10 minutes of any mud and I mean the under carriage inside the wheels and everything which makes me question his findings but I digress.

All of that long post said... On my first test drive it appears to have fixed the shimmy... I will take a longer drive tonight after traffic dies down to get a better feel at sustained highway speeds. But I guess this begs the question with the rest of you guys... Do those of you who feel the shimmy go in the mud or is everybody all highway? I guess its possible I'm the only dummy who takes a $50k vehicle in the dirt... but I hope not
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

IMHO, dealer BS trying to make you feel like you are partially at fault, which you are not!

If the balance fixes it, good for you. If not, go back to the dealer and tell them to fix it and I hate to say it but make sure the wheels and suspension components are clean before you go just so that they cannot use that against you.

Mud in the wheels can cause the problem BUT that does not sound like what happened in your case, shame on them.
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