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Hey all,

Since I bought my Overland, it has just had problem after problem. Fuel pump, Water pump, idler pulley, spark plug o-rings, alignment always out of whack (possibly because of mechanics, so maybe not from poor engineering), and tons of recalls. I take good care of the vehicle, but still the paint on the wheels is bubbling up and 2 wheel center caps have popped off due to some corrosion. Even after my fuel pump was fixed, sometimes still the engine will crank but will only start after several attempts.

Jeep Grand Cherokees are very nice looking inside and out, drive comfortably, and have a lot of nice features. Hemi is pretty quick, and handling isn't bad for an SUV.

But holy crap, I don't know about everyone else, my Jeep is so poorly made it drives me nuts. The quality is horrendous. This was my first Chrysler product, and will be my last once my warranty expires.

I just wanted to rant and was curious to see if anyone else shared my feelings.

EDIT: I almost forgot. My rearview mirror fell off, and water leaks in through the windshield when it rains.

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Old 08-01-2015, 09:06 PM
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All that ranting and you didn't tell us what you are driving other than it is a GC.




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….uhhh 2011 Overland with the hemi…what difference does it make? the mechanical parts (which is what I'm ranting about) are all the same regardless of trim package.
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Re: Lots of Problems

I was just wondering if this was new or something a previous owner could have beat the crap out of.


In three years in the hands of someone who didn't take care of it, the wheels could have been subjected to salt water, the windshield could have been replaced, it could have hit something that screwed up the suspension making it impossible to hold an alignment.


I'm not saying these things happened, but those problems on a three year old car doesn't conjure up the same image as on a new one.


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Re: Lots of Problems

My 2011 Overland had a TIPM replaced for a starting issue. It also has issue with an occasional mystery door unlock that has not been fixed. No other quality problems yet. I kept my first two GC's 9 years each.
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I've gotten the sense that since Fiat took over Chrysler, the brand has been damaged a bit.
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I've gotten the sense that since Fiat took over Chrysler, the brand has been damaged a bit.

They've always been crappy. I don't know if there was much to damage.
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They've always been crappy. I don't know if there was much to damage.
But... people continue to buy them.
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But... people continue to buy them.

Oh no doubt. I'm one of them
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Oh no doubt. I'm one of them
Hey, they're stylish, comfortable, and practical. They drive nicely too. Cant take that away from them.

They're just poorly built!
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Re: Lots of Problems

i cant attest to the build quality of the 2011s as i have never driven one but my 2015 overlands build quality at least to me is very good if not excellent. even my wife who is a car snob and wouldnt drive anything that wasnt german is impressed with it.
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Give it a few years and about 50K miles and then we'll see. But for your sake and all 2015 owners I hope you're right about the 2015.
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