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Old 06-21-2014, 10:19 PM
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Interesting group of cars.
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Yep. Wifey wanted to look at them all in that size range.

My problem is now she won't drive her jeep and is taking my Tahoe all over town. She was mesmerized by all the jeeps bells and whistles, but can't even use them. She should have gone with her gut - 4runner.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:20 AM
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Jay, have you talked to the dealer about a buy back or a trade on a different Jeep?


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Jay, have you talked to the dealer about a buy back or a trade on a different Jeep?


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Not yet, but I will be if this latest "solution" doesn't work.

My ride is still in the shop - 3 days on a 1 day appointment - and I got a call tonight saying They have to replace a transmission valve, after working with engineering all day long. They've done the TSBs, including the drive relearn, so now they are on to structural issues. No fix this go around and I will be approaching the GM. KS state lemon law is 4 trips for the same issue, so they are almost out of runway.

I'll admit, I know jack squat about engines. What valve would they be replacing? Has anyone else received this solution, and if so, does it completely fix the problem?
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:23 PM
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3 days.. a mere blink. mine was 10 last time... they managed to break the driveshaft while changing the fuel sender.

I think its the Solenoid valve.. not positive.
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Re: 2014 Transmission

Here's the latest:
- valve needs to be ordered for tranny, no guarantee that will fix it
- replacing driver side rear view due to unknown rattle
- May have to replace entire moon roof due to unknown rattle
- recall parts on order

It's been in three times for all these issues and still not one is fully resolved.

I requested a meeting with the GM. Any advice other than "don't lose your $h!t"
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:08 AM
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Here is the letter I sent to NHTSA and JEEP on 5/31. Not happy with the vehicle at all. I bought an early 14 last May. JEEP was built March 2013.

As of yesterday I have had my 2014 Grand Cherokee for 1 year. I bought it with 6 miles on it brand new. Since then I have been back to the dealer 16 times for numerous issues. 4 of which was related to the faulty transmission. There were 3 flash updates for the Transmission and none of the addressed he problem. The rough shifting, jerking of the vehicle and extremely high running RPM's must be doing further damage to the Power Train. There is no smooth shifting from 1-2-3 nor is there from 3-2-1. Getting on and off the highway is always interesting. trying to get on the highway the vehicle feels bogged down and takes some time to shift to the next gear. You are giving it gas and it just is stuck in 3-4 or 5th gear and you are putting on the highway trying to get on and then out of no where the transmission unleashes and the car just takes off. Getting off the highway on an exit ramp any time of slow down (fast or gradually) the car just whines and the RPM's are way in the red, since the transmission will not downshift properly. Again brought it to the dealer that sold it to me for all the flash updates and another visit to say it is still not operating properly and they told me to run it in Sport Mode or turn off the Eco button. Well what good is giving you the option for a Eco Button and can't even use it....not to mention it really doesn't address the underlining problem with the faulty transmission. Very frustrated with he car, JEEP and the dealer due to their lack of support. This is a well known issue on this new released vehicle and no one wants to fix it until someone unfortunately gets hurt from faulty operation of the Power Train. I now have about 10,000 miles and still like from day one I am having all the same transmission problems.

Hey there,

European Grand Cherokee 2014 CRD Diesel here. Build-date 04/2013

Nothing but problems from Day one concerning Uconnect Radio System, a strange tweeting sound from the high pressure Diesel-Pump at low speeds, a loud Ventilation system on the passenger side, one dead key, a loud wining noise from the power steering, damp headlights, squeaky mirror on drivers side, a cut in the leather on the steering wheel, both rear seat-belts not pulling back strong enough and last but not least: transmission issues.

My dealer here in Switzerland worked together with a Jeep technician to resolve the tweeting from the pump.
Built in a "pulsation damper" (translated from German)
The sound is almost gone now and I can live with it. Many other Jeeps have this issue, but all on different sound-levels.
The other issues are almost all taken care of too.
They replaced everything listed above, except the mirror..will have to live with that unless it gets worse.
Also, the Headlights will be replaced if it happens again next Winter. Jeep has developed newer lights wothout this issue - He even said I could have it done within the fourth year so I could benefit from new Xenon-Bulbs.

Servo-Pump will be replaced next month.

HOWEVER:
After they patched all software-versions including a "fix" for the shifting behaviour, the car drives like someone who cannot drive stick!
The new Software causes the acceleration and shifting to react way too sensitively. The car leaps forward sometimes, even if only touching the accelerator slightly - this does not happen often though.
The main issue I have with this update, is how the Jeep feels while driving in low gear. Terrible shifting from 1st to 2nd gear, causing the car to jerk and my passengers heads are pushed forward then back - even while giving the acceleration allot of love.
Engineers told me they cannot "officially" downgrade to the older version and will be doing a full gear-calibration as stated in one of Jeep's bulletins as a Fix for bad gear-shifting. (Mentioned in this thread several times)

When I came to pick up the car, they said the Bulletin had failed after 3 hours of work and they could not figure out why. Jeep needs to get involved again and I'll have to bring it in yet another time..

I think many of us here in this Forum are sharing the same issues and are very disappointed to say the least.

I wish Jeep would make an official statement to their clients who spent their hard earned Money on a dream not quite come true.
There is no "lemon law" here in Switzerland. So we just have to keep fighting for what we paid for and for what the Vehicle should have been like from day one.

@rpower1976 - did you ever get a response to your letter?


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Re: 2014 Transmission

It's been two business days since I demanded a meeting with the GM, No response or call back. I might drive my POS through the front window just to get their attention. I can blame it on the adventurous tranny.
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It's been two business days since I demanded a meeting with the GM, No response or call back. I might drive my POS through the front window just to get their attention. I can blame it on the adventurous tranny.

Well that is just unprofessional. They should at the very least get back to you!

Haha - just tell them you where trying to park the Jeep and suddenly it took off into the window due to the bad Tranny ;-)


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Old 06-27-2014, 09:49 AM
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part of me says...."Thats terrible!" but a BIGGER part of me is SCREAMING "DO IT!!"

and then take pics and post them!
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Re: 2014 Transmission

In addition to the tranny and other problems, my Jeep refused to start this afternoon. Remote start worked, but when I hit the brake to shift into gear, it shut off. Wouldn't start again.

GM is supposed to call me tomorrow, as I said I will only accept a replacement or my money back.

I've been in 4 times in 4 weeks now, and the problem list has actually grown over that time.
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I had my PCM replaced (see my rant thread lol) and I have a question

Does everyones shifting feel really harsh/rough until it worms up? or is that just me.
I drove a few other new ones yesterday and they even worse than mine - but i noticed mine was pretty good all day. This morning, terrible again.
My wife's 2014 Limited went in for that today; she will know by tomorrow (when she cold starts it and drives into town and back) if the problem was resolved. This is the first such problem she has had with the vehicle in the first year of owning it. My 2014 (also 3.6) has net (yet) exhibited this problem.
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