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Old 06-23-2015, 01:54 AM
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Build Date 04/2015

I've been reading various topics on this forum and other forums and I have yet to experience any of the major problems that tend to come up including but not limited to:

1) tranny upshift/downshift issues
2) climate control temp
3) uconnect
4) various warning lights
5) engine issues
6) any more?

In fact, I'm happy with the vehicle in every aspect and planning to go off-roading in mild/medium terrain in a few days. If I had to choose faults it would be:

1) wind noise could slightly be reduced
2) while changing lanes (not turning) turn signal doesn't reset to neutral all the time. Example is tap down Left signal turn to change lanes, tap it up to turn signal off and instead of turning off, it will turn the right signal on even though it's in the neutral/middle detent position.
3) drivers side: having to press doorlock/unlock, window up/down, and folding mirrors buttons harder to have a response than any other car I owned (89 maxima, 02 is300, 02 rav4, 07 escalade) or drove.
4) left rear seat: seatbelt latch deep into seat. Kid has trouble putting his seatbelt on because it's at an angle. Tried pulling it up/out farther and reclining the seat to allow more of the latch to stick out with slight improvement but he still has trouble.
5) sometimes my knee hits the gas cap switch while exiting the vehicle.
6) white stitching on leather dash annoying as it is seen in the reflection off the windshield.

These are all minor user preference knit picking concerns. Nothing major like what I've been reading.

Still getting used to the electronic shifter.

Did I just get lucky? Or is the build date an indication that issues were resolved? Or is there something I have yet to prepare for?

Anyone with build date 04/2015 or later have issues?

2015 JGC Overland Ecodiesel 4x4 Adventure Off-road Group II. 2400 miles.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-23-2015, 07:27 AM
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Re: Build Date 04/2015

-Sounds like something is defective with your turn signal stalk. Also, don't forget the WK2 has the one touch lane change feature. Just tap the turn signal stalk once and it will flash three times.
-Haven't noticed wind noise on my 14 Summit. I will say my wife's 14 Toyota Highlander has excessive wind noise.
-Also have not noticed window switch buttons more difficult to press. IMO they work easily and require no extra force than any other recent car we have owned. Those being 2007 Acura TL, 2014 Toyota Highlander, 2015 Honda Odyssey...
-Never hit the gas cap switch, and come to think of it my knee gets nowhere near that switch. I'm 6ft tall, but I suppose everyone is different and people get in and out of their cars differently. Do you have the seat super close to the wheel or something? There is an easy exit feature that moves the steering wheel up and in and driver seat all the way back. Not a good feature if you regularly have someone sit behind you in the back seat though.
-I have also noticed the dash board stitching in the reflections when the sun is at the right angle. I'm used to it now and it doesn't bother me. Each car has its own reflections from the dash that you just get used to.

As far as getting lucky, remember there are a LOT of WK2's on the street and overall issues are pretty rare. You will always read about issues online or in forums because people specifically sign up to vent or try to diagnose an issue on their own.
I have had two WK2's so far and both flawless!! First was a 2012 V6 Overland, and now currently own a 2014 Summit V8 with a 04/2014 build date. It's a late built 2014 that I just bought a couple months ago. Early built '14 was one that I definitely wanted to avoid though. 2015's should be solid vehicles. Glad you really like your Jeep.
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