The following is a Jay Ay's first post from the export section, I've heard of this issue before and I can't remember or find what the solution was. Any help would be appreciated.
This is my first post. I have been following this thread with great interest since I ordered my 2014 GC CRD Laredo in early April. All the information you people have provided is very much appreciated. Was pleasantly surprised when dealer told me on 28 June that the GC arrived while many of you were still waiting patiently for your GC.
Pleasure has turned to pain(as in frustration and disappointment-at least for the time being) when, 5 days after picking up the car it failed to start - flat battery! I recalled that the night before I locked the car with the key fob remote and some time later went out to admire my purchase only to see that the center screen and the instrument lights were still on and wouldn't turn off. Called roadside assist and he jump started car and then off to the dealer - they couldn't find the fault. No problem for 5-6 days then it appeared again - off to the dealer straight away before the battery flattened and (fortunately for me )the problem still there and caused much scratching of heads. Some 10 days later car returned with a software "patch" to ,apparently, cure the problem. Off to the Vic. east coast for the weekend and following morning (Saturday) problem there again and no assistance close by so, as the car still started, headed back to Melbourne that day rather than stay till Sunday and have another flat battery but was flat by Monday anyway and car back to dealer-now waiting to see what transpires. Suffice to say the car is at present virtually unusable. At least I have been given a car on loan - a Fiat Freemont- not nearly as sexy as the GC. I wish I only had those small problems some of you have such as erratic heating etc. Oh, and the cruise control is faulty- when it's on and the"SET +" button is pressed to increase the set speed the cruise switches itself off and cant be switched on untill the engine is turned off and on again!?
Any suggestions as to a cure for these problems will be gratefully received!
At least the smooth power of the CRD and 8 Speed ZF box is all that I expected."
I have another Jeep :thumbsup:
MY14 Bright White GC Overland 3.0L CRD with Rock Rails :cool: