Day 1 of GC Ownership
Hey, guys. Just picked up my first Jeep ever -- a new 2012 GC Limited -- today. I picked it up at lunch time and drove it back to work. I should be ecstatic... but I'm not.
Day 1, Problem 1: I noticed that the road and tires don't seem to be agreeing. The vehicle is tracking poorly in that it is darting (way too strong of a word -- more like a subtle snap drift) -- sometimes left and sometimes right. It definitely feels like the road is 'grabbing' the tires and making it track oddly. Sort of like how a vehicle follows the path of least resistance in the winter when there are slush ruts and the tires simply go where it's easiest to go. BTW, it has the 18" rims with Michelin tires --- all stock on the Limited.
The movement is very subtle but still noticeable and it didn't happen at all on my test drive -- which was on the same road. I'm not going to live with it like this so if *anyone* has any ideas, please chime in. I hate the thought of taking it back to the dealership already.
BTW, this is the same 50MPH road (Telegraph Road here in Michigan) that I drove day in and day out with my previous SUV and have driven on a nearly infinite number of times with my wife's car and ridden in other people's cars and never experienced this.