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Re: Help me out, Does anyone have a relatively trouble free Grand Cherokee

I've got almost 1300m on mine, delivered in late August.

It "suffers" from the rear hatch mis-alignment (which I don't notice), the bowed gate handle (which I don't notice). It's also "plagued" by the "4 click" remote rear hatch entry.

The most "annoying" trait is that it, rarely, does not see the fob when I'm in the car, or it won't let me lock it from the door handle (again, I sense a fob sensing issue). This is annoying specifically because I never have the fob in my hand any more, I just leave it in my pocket.

Rarely, when I'm creeping very slowly in a parking lot, specifically after pulling out of a space and leaving, I think the transmission gets confused between 1st/2nd and it jerks about a little. This has happened two or three times.

Vast majority of the time, it all Just Works. Every now and then, it doesn't. None of these bother me. The cosmetics are minor issues, the rest seems to all be software, which will in time be updated.

This vehicle, however, is amazing.

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Old 10-22-2013, 09:02 PM
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Re: Help me out, Does anyone have a relatively trouble free Grand Cherokee

Honestly, if your Wrangler JK doesnt make you put your double-mocha latte down and buy another Lexus- you will be more than happy with the GC.

I dont think there is another brand with more loyalty... my JK Wrangler is actually dying for a tow-vehicle, so I am purchasing a WJ/WK to serve as a daily driver and part-time tow vehicle. Let me reiterate- I am about to buy am up to TEN YEAR OLD Grand Cherokee to tow my 4 year old Wrangler because I cant see myself leaving the brand.

...then again arnt WK2's IFS? If so burn that f*cker to the ground.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:46 AM
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Bought my 2013 Overland in April, and after 1500 miles I can honestly say I have not found one damn thing to bitch about! I really love it! Of course the gas mileage isn't anything to write home about...but the looks, The gorgeous saddle tan interior, and the beefiness of this vehicle are incomparable.
Years ago I had a '92 Wrangler with the 4.0 straight six. It was a great Jeep. The last year they had a "normal looking" roll bar. I started dating a woman who just wasn't a Jeep type gal...I ended up selling the Jeep, marrying the girl, and buying a Z28. Always missed that Jeep though. Now, I'm back in the saddle again, albeit a more civilized one...and even my wife likes the Overland
I dunno...maybe I'm not looking hard enough. Yeah it clunks into gear once in a while and yeah I get a tiny bit of power steering hum at very low speeds....but I don't see these things as issues. Its a big machine...not a delicate little 2.0 turbo Toymaznissahonda. It makes a little noise now and then. Ever kick a 1200 Harley into gear? It clunks in! It's kinda like that...at least that's how I see it!
We'll see how it does down the road, but right now....right now,I love that freakin Jeep!
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:58 PM
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Re: Help me out, Does anyone have a relatively trouble free Grand Cherokee

My 2012 Limited has just turned 20k miles. Love it! Minor issues early on that was fixed by the dealer (pano roof rattles fixed in 2 attempts, rain sensor replaced after a windshield replacement, maybe another issue or two).

Only complaint is about the seats (could be a bit more softer bottom and supportive back) and the placement of the pedals (could be a bit more to the right I think). Other than that, I love the Jeep. Best GC since ZJs.

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over 44,000 miles on my 2011 Overland...all trouble free
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Re: Help me out, Does anyone have a relatively trouble free Grand Cherokee

We have 2600+ miles on our 2014 Overland and it has been relatively trouble free. The only issues we have is the AC shutting off when we get into the car after a remote start and the need to push the hatch button on the remote 4 times if that's the first thing we do when approaching the car. Works in 2 pushes if we have remote started the car or opened the doors first. We also had the cluster screen go blank twice. That's it. We love our Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland!

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39,500 miles. Only issues were easily fixed by dealer. Missing stitch on armrest and warped black plastic trim on outside bottom of windshield. Dealer has excellent coffee too.
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Sitting in a Denny's parking lot waiting for a tow. Had a high pitch whine in stop and go traffic, then 20 minutes later a stall on I 95, CEL, service 4x4 light and esc light.

Called dealer, told me to get it parked it could catch fire. Limped it out of the center of Philadelphia at 50mph & 4500 rpm.

So a tranny issue?

Had the 2nd cylinder head replaced and a new 730N. First and now last Chrysler product. Just on verge of 39k miles.
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Sitting in a Denny's parking lot waiting for a tow. Had a high pitch whine in stop and go traffic, then 20 minutes later a stall on I 95, CEL, service 4x4 light and esc light.

Called dealer, told me to get it parked it could catch fire. Limped it out of the center of Philadelphia at 50mph & 4500 rpm.

So a tranny issue?

Had the 2nd cylinder head replaced and a new 730N. First and now last Chrysler product. Just on verge of 39k miles.
Almost sounds like it was stuck in 4LO
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Sitting in a Denny's parking lot waiting for a tow. Had a high pitch whine in stop and go traffic, then 20 minutes later a stall on I 95, CEL, service 4x4 light and esc light. Called dealer, told me to get it parked it could catch fire. Limped it out of the center of Philadelphia at 50mph & 4500 rpm. So a tranny issue? Had the 2nd cylinder head replaced and a new 730N. First and now last Chrysler product. Just on verge of 39k miles.
Truck is here.
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Almost sounds like it was stuck in 4LO
Thought same thing, it was on auto. EVIC said same.
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4k miles and 5 months no problems only noisy rear shocks
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