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Re: Vibration in the 2014 grand cherokee summit

This is nothing new.... the 2011 on up have the same problem. I complained when I purchased mine, they had me hop in a couple others on the lot and they all did the same thing, so they said its normal!!!

My wife she never even notices it.... and initially it drove me nuts. I've found if I run the tires are 50psi the problem is less noticeable.

I have 31k on my 2011 and the original tires so its time for new rubbers. I haven't decided on what replacement tire to go with yet.
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Re: Vibration in the 2014 grand cherokee summit

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Just purchased and picked up today. Just drove 1st 200+ miles and had a vibration that was driving me nuts in the steering wheel and looked for a site with comments.. Here I am as I see others have same issues.

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Strange as it seemed to come and go during the 100-200 miles driven. Then came back
Witswits: Can I ask when your vehicle was manufactured? Date should be on the driver door sticker. I have a limited, 20" wheels, v6, lux-II that does the shimmy and shake without resolve. I'm just wondering if I look at getting a different one if my odds are stacked against me.
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Re: Vibration in the 2014 grand cherokee summit

My 2014 Jeep GC 4x4 Summit was built in April and it too has steering wheel vibrations at highway speeds over 65. Took it to Discount Tire first to rebalance which helped a little, and so then took to dealer who could not replicate. Appears to be related to higher temperatures over 95F and of course it was a cooler day when the dealer had it. I do notice that one of the front tires has lots of balance weights on it. Typically in balancing, this is not a stable solution. Probably need to get tires rotated around rim to reduce quantity of weights. So it is now cooler weather and I will live with until next summer. I like the idea to go to higher speed rating tires that should be more stable. Also, these large 20" tires are a lot of weight rotating very fast, and it won't take much to make vibrations. Still, Chrysler should have discovered all of this in testing. Between vibrations, bad radio, misaligned tailgate, loose interior trim, loose exterior trim, all in all not impressive quality control.
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Re: Vibration in the 2014 grand cherokee summit

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My 2014 Jeep GC 4x4 Summit was built in April and it too has steering wheel vibrations at highway speeds over 65. Took it to Discount Tire first to rebalance which helped a little, and so then took to dealer who could not replicate. Appears to be related to higher temperatures over 95F and of course it was a cooler day when the dealer had it. I do notice that one of the front tires has lots of balance weights on it. Typically in balancing, this is not a stable solution. Probably need to get tires rotated around rim to reduce quantity of weights. So it is now cooler weather and I will live with until next summer. I like the idea to go to higher speed rating tires that should be more stable. Also, these large 20" tires are a lot of weight rotating very fast, and it won't take much to make vibrations. Still, Chrysler should have discovered all of this in testing. Between vibrations, bad radio, misaligned tailgate, loose interior trim, loose exterior trim, all in all not impressive quality control.
Did you try having the wheels/tires road force balanced by someone that knoes how to do it properly? That usually makes a big difference.

On my Summit, since delivery, the centering of the steering wheel was off to the right. Dealer tried twice to do a 4 wheel alignment but it made no difference. I then took it to a place who had the latest Hunter Alignment rack and they corrected it on the first try. I also got reimbursed for the alignment from Chrysler. My Summit also had a misaligned liftgate which Chrysler wound up paying a body shop over $300.00 for them to align it properly. But as you stated, these things should have been done properly at assembly or corrected at the factory instead of Chryslers logic of let the customer deal with it. It certainly would have been cheaper to do the repairs at the factory, but it just seems like they just don't care. And that will come back to bite them again someday. Wait and see.
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Re: Vibration in the 2014 grand cherokee summit

I had warped brake rotors the day I picked up the vehicle . They cut them and I wasn't satisfied with cut rotors on a new car , so they installed new rotors, then we tried wheels and tires from other new Jeeps on the lot both 18" and 20" wheels . I had them check the alignment , within specs. I installed new tires that I paid for , no change , I also brought it to a reputable shop that had a Hunter wheel alignment machine, they also stated within specs. I was concerned about caster , this can cause issues if to negative .
I have dial indicated every rotating part on the front end , I also dial indicated the Goodyear tires and this is also my third set of the same Goodyear Fortera and they are the worst .
Chrysler is replacing the vehicle.
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I had warped brake rotors the day I picked up the vehicle . They cut them and I wasn't satisfied with cut rotors on a new car , so they installed new rotors, then we tried wheels and tires from other new Jeeps on the lot both 18" and 20" wheels . I had them check the alignment , within specs. I installed new tires that I paid for , no change , I also brought it to a reputable shop that had a Hunter wheel alignment machine, they also stated within specs. I was concerned about caster , this can cause issues if to negative .
I have dial indicated every rotating part on the front end , I also dial indicated the Goodyear tires and this is also my third set of the same Goodyear Fortera and they are the worst .
Chrysler is replacing the vehicle.
Good to hear BobH. I have the same resolution. Working with ISG to complete the deal. I think some of these vehicles have a shimmy that ties back to multitude of unidentifiable causes, or at least causes that aren't easily identified in the field. Some serious time on the test track with a vehicle having the issue should help them identify and resolve once and for all. I have a feeling that none of the ISG vehicles end up back in detroit, but rather sold on the cheap at the auction - I don't have proof of this - maybe someone has information on this to prove me wrong there - . Just seems with the platform exhibiting this potential issue since 2011, it would have been squashed by now.

I took my proposed replacement vehicle for nice long drive to verify it did not have this problem. It is clean. 2014 - Overland 4x4 - manufactured late August. It also did not have all the electronic glitches I experienced with my limited. So, they are getting much better on initial quality, at least with this representative I'm locking in.
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Glad to hear you found one that doesn't have this issue.

Does anyone know if there are any reports of a shimmy from Mercedes GL suv owners?
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Re: Vibration in the 2014 grand cherokee summit

HI Shewstring , I am glad to hear your new vehicle is fine without the problems. It really takes the joy out of buying a new vehicle when you have issues .
I have to wait four to six weeks , they actually ordered it through Chrysler . We couldn't locate one near here .
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Re: Vibration in the 2014 grand cherokee summit

Has any one tried dyna beads? I had a similar problem in my commander and they cleared it up.
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FYI..Almost 2000 miles later after 1st visit when they balanced tires and the problem has not returned. Still shock as I thought for sure balancing would not have fixed it.

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Re: Vibration in the 2014 grand cherokee summit

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HI Shewstring , I am glad to hear your new vehicle is fine without the problems. It really takes the joy out of buying a new vehicle when you have issues .
I have to wait four to six weeks , they actually ordered it through Chrysler . We couldn't locate one near here .
Thanks BobH. I locked onto this one when it was still in transit. Once I knew the replacement was on, I figured my best shot was to find a fresh one. This was as good as ordering one specifically for me. Now, I just need to wait for the check to come from Chrysler and I can pick it up. Are you getting exactly the same options and model you had or making changes?
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This is nothing new.... the 2011 on up have the same problem. I complained when I purchased mine, they had me hop in a couple others on the lot and they all did the same thing, so they said its normal!!!

My wife she never even notices it.... and initially it drove me nuts. I've found if I run the tires are 50psi the problem is less noticeable.

I have 31k on my 2011 and the original tires so its time for new rubbers. I haven't decided on what replacement tire to go with yet.

They don't all do this. I have had 3 of them and all 3 had the 20" wheels. The 2011 I had did this and I did everything from balancing several times bought new tires did rotations and then went back to the original tires. The vibration would come and go and I never did find out why, but after about 10K miles it went away and was smooth from there on out and I can't really answer why. Then I traded it for a 2012 and the first one I test drove had the vibration and I said no way I am not buying that one so I drove another that was smooth and I bought it. I now have a 2014 with the 20's and it's as smooth as can be and I am at 7K miles. So to say it normal or they all do it is not true and if you do have any vibration something is wrong.
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