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2014 Overland at 750 miles

Well I have had it over 3 weeks now and am glad so far I have not had any major electrical issues like some on here. I have had a few minor things so far that I will list.

1. I have at least 2 minor rattles one is somewere around the map lights and the other is in the back near or in the tailgate it sounds like but it comes and goes. I though it was the spare tire which I found loose or the jack but it still seems to come and go at times.

2. The automatic headlights seem very sensitive cloud cover is enough to make them come on.

3. Every once in a while I open the drivers door and the interior lights which normally fade on don't and just come on at full brightness after 5 seconds.

4 The headlight condensation that some have mentioned I noticed once after pulling in my garage out of the cold I saw it but a couple hours later when I checked it had cleared up. I am thinking this must be normal.

5. This is not a problem just my thoughs on the transmission. Its very smooth going up through the gears but I really don't like feeling the downshifts when slowing down and at lower speed I get some engine braking through the trans that kind of annoys me. But Overall its pretty good.

I think that sums up my thoughs on it for now, I have not registered the uconnect should I wait or register now?
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Re: 2014 Overland at 750 miles

I'm hearing a rattle close to the tailgate as well, it's only there when driving over rough concrete or areas with paving stone. I called my dealership and they just told me to bring it in, haven't had the time yet though.

I registered my uconnect the day I got it, though there are no available apps yet from what I've seen.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:09 AM
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Re: 2014 Overland at 750 miles

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Well I have had it over 3 weeks now and am glad so far I have not had any major electrical issues like some on here. I have had a few minor things so far that I will list.

1. I have at least 2 minor rattles one is somewere around the map lights and the other is in the back near or in the tailgate it sounds like but it comes and goes. I though it was the spare tire which I found loose or the jack but it still seems to come and go at times.

2. The automatic headlights seem very sensitive cloud cover is enough to make them come on.

3. Every once in a while I open the drivers door and the interior lights which normally fade on don't and just come on at full brightness after 5 seconds.

4 The headlight condensation that some have mentioned I noticed once after pulling in my garage out of the cold I saw it but a couple hours later when I checked it had cleared up. I am thinking this must be normal.

5. This is not a problem just my thoughs on the transmission. Its very smooth going up through the gears but I really don't like feeling the downshifts when slowing down and at lower speed I get some engine braking through the trans that kind of annoys me. But Overall its pretty good.

I think that sums up my thoughs on it for now, I have not registered the uconnect should I wait or register now?
I test drove a 2014 JGC yesterday and also noticed the downshifting issue you mentioned. It was much more noticeable in sport mode.
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Re: 2014 Overland at 750 miles

These are my issues at 500
Tail gate does not chime when car is in gear and open.
Navigation does not hear locations, pretty bad VR
Radio volume and screen froze after engine was off and door open
Climate controls go to default once and awhile
After phone call screen does not go back to navigation screen
Back button does not work on dash
All settings go to default once and awhile
Noisy squeak in center arm rest
Navigation slow to respond takes three minutes to get back to route guidance after gas station stop
Wipers do not sense rain or snow right away when car starts up.
Air height system flashes “RISING” and will not go off unless you change settings
Heated seats and steering wheel button need buttons not screen (imbedded too far) Seat is too hot. System was better on 2011 jeep.
Mirror take down lights need to stay on for 60 seconds not 5 seconds.
Had blue screen of doom when SD card and Ipod in at same time, system completely froze and went into a factory reset.
UConnect System does not pass over any files not MP3 and freezes.
No switch to un-dim mirrors
Heater controls takes up to 5 minutes to change temperature of forced air, interior temperature does not stay constant.
In Eco mode transmission sluggish
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Re: 2014 Overland at 750 miles

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These are my issues at 500:
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Tail gate does not chime when car is in gear and open.
Navigation does not hear locations, pretty bad VR
Radio volume and screen froze after engine was off and door open
Climate controls go to default once and awhile
After phone call screen does not go back to navigation screen
Back button does not work on dash
All settings go to default once and awhile
Noisy squeak in center arm rest
Navigation slow to respond takes three minutes to get back to route guidance after gas station stop
Wipers do not sense rain or snow right away when car starts up.
Air height system flashes “RISING” and will not go off unless you change settings
Heated seats and steering wheel button need buttons not screen (imbedded too far) Seat is too hot. System was better on 2011 jeep.
Mirror take down lights need to stay on for 60 seconds not 5 seconds.
Had blue screen of doom when SD card and Ipod in at same time, system completely froze and went into a factory reset.
UConnect System does not pass over any files not MP3 and freezes.
No switch to un-dim mirrors
Heater controls takes up to 5 minutes to change temperature of forced air, interior temperature does not stay constant.
In Eco mode transmission sluggish
Wow, that's some list !! Makes me 2nd guess wanting to place an order later this week
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:26 PM
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Re: 2014 Overland at 750 miles

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Wow, that's some list !! Makes me 2nd guess wanting to place an order later this week
Keep in mind that not everything on the list is a defect in the Jeep, but may have to do with personal preference. I would have preferred buttons for the heated seats, but found the controls are one touch away. If the seat is too hot, set it to low or turn it off.

If things like that will upset you, then run, don't walk, to the next brand.


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Wow, that's some list !! Makes me 2nd guess wanting to place an order later this week
I hear ya...
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Keep in mind that not everything on the list is a defect in the Jeep, but may have to do with personal preference. I would have preferred buttons for the heated seats, but found the controls are one touch away. If the seat is too hot, set it to low or turn it off.

If things like that will upset you, then run, don't walk, to the next brand.


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Yeah, I looked at that list and didn't think some of those are true problems, but instead are user preference.
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Keep in mind that not everything on the list is a defect in the Jeep, but may have to do with personal preference. I would have preferred buttons for the heated seats, but found the controls are one touch away. If the seat is too hot, set it to low or turn it off.

If things like that will upset you, then run, don't walk, to the next brand.

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No I understand that about preferences.

I am more concerned with all of the Noises & Squeaks that are being reported this early on (engine, tail gate, center arm rest) along with the Navigation and Touch Screen Issues and Electrical Grounding and Dash Warning Lights and Water in the headlights. I can live with some "growing pains" but not pulling over to reset a system or posting YouTube videos of a metal noise many people are reporting.

If there are that many Squeaks & Issues now, what's going to happen at 100,000 miles ? I am buying a Summit to last 6 years and 120,000 miles so if that aint gonna happen then yes, I am getting nervous for $55k.

In comparison my 2007 Acura MDX has yet to make it's first Squeak at 122,000 miles and the only warranty issue was a TSB was for a faulty gas door latch (knock on wood !!) I was also spoiled with the 50,000 Mile Acura Warranty. But I just love everything about the '14 JGC and I am ready for a Change - I just need it to last !!

Looking back I can also remember enjoying my Ford Explorer for 50,000 miles and then everything hit the fan and I don't want my Summit to do that too !! Everybody has said you can't compare an Explorer to a JGC and they are built on completely different platforms etc., but I was kinda hoping they meant the Jeep was "better" !?!

Again, at that price point I have every right to be a little apprehensive & nervous !!
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No I understand that about preferences.


Again, at that price point I have every right to be a little apprehensive & nervous !!
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It seemed like it was one person's punch list you were concerned about.
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No I understand that about preferences.

I am more concerned with all of the Noises & Squeaks that are being reported this early on (engine, tail gate, center arm rest) along with the Navigation and Touch Screen Issues and Electrical Grounding and Dash Warning Lights and Water in the headlights. I can live with some "growing pains" but not pulling over to reset a system or posting YouTube videos of a metal noise many people are reporting.

If there are that many Squeaks & Issues now, what's going to happen at 100,000 miles ? I am buying a Summit to last 6 years and 120,000 miles so if that aint gonna happen then yes, I am getting nervous for $55k.

In comparison my 2007 Acura MDX has yet to make it's first Squeak at 122,000 miles and the only warranty issue was a TSB was for a faulty gas door latch (knock on wood !!) I was also spoiled with the 50,000 Mile Acura Warranty. But I just love everything about the '14 JGC and I am ready for a Change - I just need it to last !!

Looking back I can also remember enjoying my Ford Explorer for 50,000 miles and then everything hit the fan and I don't want my Summit to do that too !! Everybody has said you can't compare an Explorer to a JGC and they are built on completely different platforms etc., but I was kinda hoping they meant the Jeep was "better" !?!

Again, at that price point I have every right to be a little apprehensive & nervous !!
For someone who can spend $55k on a Summit, get lifetime bumper to bumper warranty for around 2 grand and relax. It won't bankrupt you.

Just remember that for every 1 complaint on a forum, there are 500 without an issue. Especially with Jeeps...there are SO many of them on the road...
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Just remember that for every 1 complaint on a forum, there are 500 without an issue. Especially with Jeeps...there are SO many of them on the road...
Good Point......I wish we would get more of those Positive Reports !!
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