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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Lemon- Electrical Nightmare!

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If Chrysler has updated the radio itself, why should I accept the earlier model, if it is an inherently flawed device?
all refurbished radios are supplied with the latest software and are tested to OE standards. for all intents and purposes, they are "as good as new".

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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Lemon- Electrical Nightmare!

You're right if Chrysler hasn't upgraded the hardware of the radio as a running change, for example.
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You're right if Chrysler hasn't upgraded the hardware of the radio as a running change, for example.
Actually if the hardware was changed to correct an issue related to yours that cannot be corrected otherwise, you will get either a new unit with the change or a unit that was refurbished to include the changes.

If Chrysler made a running FEATURE change (such as the case with the ACC w/Stop as an example with other hardware) you cannot demand or expect that new hardware, nor is that reasonable. If the new hardware is necessary to repair, yes...if just because you want something additional, no.
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Lemon- Electrical Nightmare!

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With you not using your real name and photo, we have no idea if your post is real, or something put up by an employee or fan of a competing car maker. If your post is real, why would you be hiding your identity?

Indeed, if it is real, then you need a "lemon law" attorney. There are many of them, and as with hiring any professional, you will need to try to determine which one will give you the appropriate quality legal services, have good prices, and be someone you can work with.

The seat heat in my 2014 Overland did come on once when I had not set it to do so. The navigation also got lost once, despite a clear view of the sky for obtaining the GPS signals. Overall, the entire navigation system is far, far too slow, and insult to those of us who wrote big checks to buy these vehicles. Even though we paid a pile, I'm sure all of us would have gladly paid a few hundred dollars more to have a fast, state of the art navigation system, and some other missing things such as 10-way,not 8-way, seats.
My Nav works fine. You should get yours fixed. Many GPS devices stay on standby (basically a lock) when you shut them off, in case you need them shortly they will come back on instantly. The Jeep seems to go into a WARM GPS boot even if you shut the car off for a minute. That part is stupidly slow (i.e. Activating GPS, I believe is doing a warm GPS lock). A cold GPS lock can take many many minutes.

Even on perfectly blue sky days, GPS satellites can be harder to lock on than a stormy cloudy day. Weather has little to do with it. My Radar Detector loses lock once in while. My phone rarely does, but sometimes can have a less accurate lock. Some devices have good compass/gyro to get you through a bumpy GPS signal (i.e. a tunnel).

I think it's perfectly fine and probably wise to use anonymous identity online. His/Her post sounds quite consistent with lots of posts. Bet ya it's not a late in the year built Jeep. Really dumb comment and I know who said it

The issues could be fixed. I suspect he needs a new Radio. At some point Jeep upgraded the radio. Later builds have them. Some got warranty replacements. Others have no issue. I suspect I have a later one. Overall I love it.

I think every ones threshold of what they need to put up with varies. I'd probably be pretty unhappy too. I'm so glad I accidently ended up with a late in the year build. I think I avoided the xmas tree recall (and the rather bumpy fix), older radio nightmares and earlier transmission firmware problems.

One person got his Jeep replaced from an early build to a late build and sounded like he was in heaven. Some dealers are quick to replace radios. But even that can be tricky because the radio is so coupled to the car, changing it, has it's own set of issues and risks. It all depends so much on the dealer.
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Lemon- Electrical Nightmare!

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Hello All,
I have a 2014 Jeep Gran Cherokee Overland v6, i purchased it in June 2013 it has a build date of may 2013. I have had a few good months with it until this past october, the navigations started acting slow, then starting showing gray where the upper toolbar which states time or heated seats indicators would be, as well as the lower tool bars which access climate control, navigation, phone, Radio and Device. The navigation screen has gone blank daily to a black screen, sometimes sound will come out, sometimes its silent, the heated seats will stay on high and i have had two long drives one to DC and NYC over 2.5 hours where i had to stop multiple times just to get a brake from the heat as i could not shut off the heated seats and there was no regulation to stop the heat. I have had issues where the navigation will show a map but no tool bars and the map will be from some wrong road that i am not even near. Lately the screen will show normal screen however i cannot change anything other than the radio, climate control will lock up, navigation will show black, device and seat settings will not change.

I have had two navigation system installed and they have not corrected the issues, i have had 3 software upgrades including the ABS/Alternator ground wire recall done on the car and still not getting better.

I had issues where the key fob would be in the car however the car would beep for 20 mins saying key fob not located. I took pictures of this with the key fob next to it to prove it was in the car.

I had am issue where the crash avoidance failed when a car cut into my lane and i had the advanced tech package on my jeep which should decelerate the speed based on the auto in front of you, however it didn't and the crash avoidance didn't flare to say brake as the car in front of me braked. But on many occasions on a totally empty road my car will scream brake for no reason and start to apply on the brakes, which could cause an accident.

I had an issue while driving 70-80mph on the turnpike while the navigation was black and not working the air suspension decided to start lowering all the way to parking/exit mode for no reason, and then the lowering persisted for 30 mins in the top while i drove, i took the car to the dealer immediately as they said they hoped to pull fault codes for the suspension and navigation issue, however it did not throw any faults. I did however capture the events all in my phone for my lawyer as my car has been in the shop 7 times over the last month for navigation, electrical, suspension and other issues. I am currently pursuing a lemon law lawsuit claim against chrysler to buy this POS back immediately as it is not safe to drive. If anyone hears of any class actions going on about the 14 Grand Cherokee please let me know as this car has put myself in danger as well as my passengers at many instances.

If anyone else has experienced these issues please reach out to me or visit my youtube to see the electrical nightmare that is my 14 overland. jorge loescher - YouTube


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Jorge
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Did you ever get this fixed? I am having issues on a used 2014 with only 11k miles i just purchased. It started with the locks not working and the very next day the power completely shut off while I was driving. They are replacing the BCM for the second time now. Does anyone here know of anything else I can advise them to look at while it is at the service shop? Since I have bought it so recently (within a week) I am thinking of just having the dealership buy it back, although I really love this jeep I just don't want to have these safety issues.
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