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Re: Vibration on 2014 Overland on speeds over 65 mph

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When I mentioned tire replacement today to the service manager, it was mentioned they can't fix engineering issues. If there is more to this, it may be suspension related. I have a 2012 Durango with 20 inch wheels and the same tires. The service sept is going to swap to test a theory on vehicle or wheel/tire issue and will escalate to Jeep from there.
Latest update, I didn't wait for the service department to do the wheel/tire swap on my vehicles, wife and I tried it tonight. Well...it is smooth as silk with the Durango's 20" wheels and Fotera's on the front. Wife drove the Durango with the Jeep's 20" and noticed a slight vibration, but more a pull to the right. The suspension and harder bushings my transmit more back into column than the Durango, but I think this confirms that the issue lies in the tires/wheels. We'll see what the brillant Service Department thinks of my test - I took video for them. I'll leave the tires/wheels on the vehicle until I can have them test it for themselves. In no way will I allow them to screw with rebalancing or dismounting the tires from the Durango's wheels.
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Re: Vibration on 2014 Overland on speeds over 65 mph

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Latest update, I didn't wait for the service department to do the wheel/tire swap on my vehicles, wife and I tried it tonight. Well...it is smooth as silk with the Durango's 20" wheels and Fotera's on the front. Wife drove the Durango with the Jeep's 20" and noticed a slight vibration, but more a pull to the right. The suspension and harder bushings my transmit more back into column than the Durango, but I think this confirms that the issue lies in the tires/wheels. We'll see what the brillant Service Department thinks of my test - I took video for them. I'll leave the tires/wheels on the vehicle until I can have them test it for themselves. In no way will I allow them to screw with rebalancing or dismounting the tires from the Durango's wheels.
I would have the discussion with them again and say you "are positive it is a wheel and rim problem" before breaking out your evidence. Just in case he/she wants to rebuke your test, let them dig the hole first.

Also slight pull added to your Durango with the bad tires is a sign of bad tire/shited belt. Just watched a full swap of tires and wheels from an in stock Journey to a customers vehicle dianosing the same issue with a field Chrysler Rep. When the original customer wheels went back on the vibration was back and it had a good left drift.

That is a lot of extra work you just did. Conviction is so much better when it pays off (not that you should have needed to do this in the first place!!)
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I did a 250 mile all highway drive above 70mph... I have drawn this conclusion... I believe it is drive height related... IN aero mode the vehicle appears to drop, how much I'm not sure but yesterday I found on my ride that the vibration stopped if I hit a dip (vehicle would drop then raise) also if I was in a bigger curve where body roll would become a factor... I don't think there is a way to bypass aero mode to see if this could be the problem? Maybe raise it a little? I also found the problem to be worse while going up long inclines where the rear would dip and the front would raise as well as steep declines where the opposite would occur in terms of front rear suspension height. Not sure if it helps but that's what I was able to come up with after a few hours in the car.

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Thanks badassgrandcherokee. That does help. I think the jeep exaggerates any issue that does exist as Durango masked the tire vibration. The durango does sit an inch lower. On a positive note, Jeep Customer Care followed up with me and will assign someone to work with the dealer to get it corrected to my satisfaction. I think this followup speaks positively of them working for the desire to make it right.
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Glad it can help and I hope we can get this fixed other than that and the remote start hvac problem I love the truck! Keep us updated!

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Certainly will. Sounds like we have the same issues. The Jeep is a nice ride though. The software issues will resolve over time. It would be nice if the firmware and software were user updatable. It is pain to ask the dealer to do it.
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You can force aero mode by running in sport. However the change in vibration on dips and weight distribution changes of course still points to bad tires. I almost recommend not telling them this as I believe you more than proved the tire situation with your test swap.
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Re: Vibration on 2014 Overland on speeds over 65 mph

So I dropped mine off yesterday evening. Got a call today that all my wheels were off balance so they have corrected the issue. They also had to replace a piece the chrome trim around the passenger side because it was bubbled up, so I did not get it back today but I should have it by Friday when I'll drive in the highway again. Ill report back how it goes then. Hoping the issue with mine is as simple as that.
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Mine goes in tomorrow for serious wheel balancing or tire replacement if the belt is shifted
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I got my truck back today and took it for quick drive in the highway and it's smooth with no vibrations. Not gonna chant victory just yet. Needs a little more testing but looks like the balancing fixed mine. They said it was off on all wheels. They had to do it 2 to get it perfect.
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Tires sometimes wear in and need a rebalance, hopefully that solves it for you.
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Tires sometimes wear in and need a rebalance, hopefully that solves it for you.
I hope so too. I'll know better when I drive it to work on Friday. But I could tell the difference from the little that I drove I today.
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