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Old 01-10-2015, 10:21 AM
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Re: Horrible Jeep Experience so far

I've owned TWO 2014 4x4 V6's (one early build Limited and my current later build Overland)...and both had multiple TSB reflashes performed for a rough shifting transmission. The key thing here is finding a decent Jeep dealership who will perform the TSBs. After going to three different dealerships in my area, I finally found one who does the work without giving me a hard time.

I also had to get Chrysler Customer Care involved multiple times, and I'm glad I did...made the process of getting my GCs fixed faster & smoother. In addition, Chrysler has reimbursed me for my troubles by providing me free NAV on my Limited, 5 years worth of free synthetic oil changes on my current Overland (two per year), and I was just awarded a 5yr/60,000 mile warranty after my latest radiator replacement. In addition, Chrysler has reimbursed me for all my car rentals while my Jeep was in the shop since Chrysler dealerships in my area don't seem to offer loaners unless you have a "Max" extended warranty.

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Old 01-10-2015, 10:33 AM
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Re: Horrible Jeep Experience so far

If all the problem is the starter not engaging then it could happen to any engine.

Back in the day, if a starter engaged too deep (most common cause of not engaging) you just added a shim. Of course that requires skill to select the right shim. (/rant)

I like small turbo diesels a lot, they are far more efficient than gas (though some of the new direct injection and turbo gas engines are getting close (have a friend who just bought an import: 201hp from 1600 ccs on 87 PON.

And must apologise to True Believers but lotsa gears are best suited to a narrow torque band.

Are three reasons I don't have a diesel anymore:
1) $7k premium (true you can get a Ram with the same diesel much cheaper, I just like the WK2)
2) In Florida, diesel is much more expensive than premium even
3) Wasn't available when I bought my '12.

That said, my Pentastar/5 spd has no problems towing my 4,000 lb trailer here in the flatlands. Of course I have the lightest WK2 made. YMMV

ps have never had a problem starting, I just put my foot on the brake and push the button. Can spoil you. My biggest problem has been turning it off, went to Lowes about a week ago and came out to find the Jeep locked and in park but happily idling away. Pressing the button to stop is not reliable & tach has always been hard to see with sunglasses on.
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Re: Horrible Jeep Experience so far

While I understand a starter is no problem, my confidence in the reliability of that particular vehicle was nonexistent due to being stranded on multiple occasions. The dealer offered to do a straight up trade (excluding taxes and plates transfer) for a 2015 limited V6 that had every option the diesel did (sans diesel of course). After a review of what I need the car for, the V6 fits my needs perfectly. I brought the car home today and am loving it. The V6 has enough power to move the car (pretty quickly). So overall happy now. Also I had an extended warranty that included 6 years of free oil changes for the diesel. They just changed the policy a bit, to where I get free oil changes for the V6 as well as 6 years of tire rotation being free as well.
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Re: Horrible Jeep Experience so far

Well congrats on getting one you are happy with. I really like diesels but thutty yar ago GM ruined the diesel car market in the US and we are just starting to recover. Consequently few (is changing) know how to work on a small high output TD.

Of course now that we are getting production gas engines with turbos and direct injection producing 125 hp/liter on 87 PON, small diesels may be short lived. (think a 440 hp Pentastar with over 330 lb-ft of torque from 1800 to 6400 rpm).

Funny thing, there is a 2015 Chrysler production car with close to those specs & using obsolete technology...
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