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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

I had the same issue and went away after I bought new rims. I like my Forteras and never had any balancing issues. I transferred my factory tires to the new rims.
Maybe some of the rims Chrysler made are not perfect and are defective? Seeing all the other QC issues they have, wouldn't be out of the question.

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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

I'm on my 2nd 2014 GC because of this issue and honestly, after 5k miles on this one IT'S DOING THE SAME THING AS MY OTHER ONE!

First GC was a 2014 Limited w/ 20's. The service department didn't believe me when I told them it shook over 65 and the wheel was shaking. After much convincing and barking at numerous parties, they finally started "repairs". They replaced the tires 2x, balanced it 3x, road force balanced 2x, replaced the wheel bearings, brought in the tech from Detroit and could not fix it and also an "experimental part from factory" to see if that would resolve the issues. I ended up getting it 100% bought back. Just before I got it bought back, Jeep released a service bulletin regarding these issues.

Outside of the shaking, I liked the car so much that I ended up getting a 2014 Overland after the buy back. This things was as smooth as butter when I first got it. Not a damn thing wrong. After 5k miles or so, I started noticing the same issues as I had with the first one and also a really hard shift between 2nd and 3rd gear. The amusing thing is when I have the AC on, the issues actually get move obvious.

I'm going to take it in next week. They may thing I'm crying wolf or something, I'm not sure. But a $47k car, let alone 2 different ones, should not have these issues.

I strongly believe Jeep has a large issue on their hands with these cars.

Good luck!
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:03 PM
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

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I'm on my 2nd 2014 GC because of this issue and honestly, after 5k miles on this one IT'S DOING THE SAME THING AS MY OTHER ONE!

First GC was a 2014 Limited w/ 20's. The service department didn't believe me when I told them it shook over 65 and the wheel was shaking. After much convincing and barking at numerous parties, they finally started "repairs". They replaced the tires 2x, balanced it 3x, road force balanced 2x, replaced the wheel bearings, brought in the tech from Detroit and could not fix it and also an "experimental part from factory" to see if that would resolve the issues. I ended up getting it 100% bought back. Just before I got it bought back, Jeep released a service bulletin regarding these issues.

Outside of the shaking, I liked the car so much that I ended up getting a 2014 Overland after the buy back. This things was as smooth as butter when I first got it. Not a damn thing wrong. After 5k miles or so, I started noticing the same issues as I had with the first one and also a really hard shift between 2nd and 3rd gear. The amusing thing is when I have the AC on, the issues actually get move obvious.

I'm going to take it in next week. They may thing I'm crying wolf or something, I'm not sure. But a $47k car, let alone 2 different ones, should not have these issues.

I strongly believe Jeep has a large issue on their hands with these cars.

Good luck!
what where your build dates on the two GC you had? were forteras on it the whole time on both of them when trying to correct this?
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

It's not likely the Forteras in all cases. I have the same issue on 18s with Michelins and a steering shimmy started at around 6000 miles that nobody can cure. Swapped tires, new wheels, road force balanced more times than I can count--the fronts are at 2 and 6lbs respectively. TSB done replacing front wheel bearings. Even tried on-car balancing. The best anyone's been able to do is make it better for a week or two...then it's back.
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

yeah I wasn't suggesting that it was exclusively a fortera problem but I do believe that they can make a bad situation worse instead of helping to improve it. so you had the wheel bearing tsb complete but no improvement? just my opinion but I think this has a lot to do with a super sensitive suspension and things that may normally not be a huge issue are magnified and we end up with shaking cars. slightly out of round tires slightly bent rims slightly out of balance rims flat spotting could be a number of things probably. sounds like they have done about everything for yours that is discouraging. 2 and 6 on the road force is excellent not going to get much better than that. so you said you have the problem part time is it always when you first start driving after it has been sitting or is it totally random when it starts?
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

It started as something that would only happen for the first 10-15 miles of driving. Overnight flat spotting. Them it progressed to being an all-the-time thing. Now nothing seems to get rid of it.
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I'm on my 2nd 2014 GC because of this issue and honestly, after 5k miles on this one IT'S DOING THE SAME THING AS MY OTHER ONE!

First GC was a 2014 Limited w/ 20's. The service department didn't believe me when I told them it shook over 65 and the wheel was shaking. After much convincing and barking at numerous parties, they finally started "repairs". They replaced the tires 2x, balanced it 3x, road force balanced 2x, replaced the wheel bearings, brought in the tech from Detroit and could not fix it and also an "experimental part from factory" to see if that would resolve the issues. I ended up getting it 100% bought back. Just before I got it bought back, Jeep released a service bulletin regarding these issues.

Outside of the shaking, I liked the car so much that I ended up getting a 2014 Overland after the buy back. This things was as smooth as butter when I first got it. Not a damn thing wrong. After 5k miles or so, I started noticing the same issues as I had with the first one and also a really hard shift between 2nd and 3rd gear. The amusing thing is when I have the AC on, the issues actually get move obvious.

I'm going to take it in next week. They may thing I'm crying wolf or something, I'm not sure. But a $47k car, let alone 2 different ones, should not have these issues.

I strongly believe Jeep has a large issue on their hands with these cars.

Good luck!
Was it the front Hub and Bearing assembly that they replaced in TSB 22-003-14? They just ordered the parts for mine. Im not too optimistic about this fixing it.
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

I'm taking mine in next week for this we will see what they do. Normally if you have a bad wheel bearing, tire or out of balance condition it will do it every time at the given speed. This is not the case with this vehicle though and my 2011 was the same way. On the 2011 I spent alot of my own money on this issue new tires twice, new wheels and the issue kept coming back and finally after months of this not fixing the issue I went back to the original wheels and tires. Then the vibration went away on its own and was smooth after that till I got rid of it. The tsb is for 2014 but this issue has been going on a lot longer than that.
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

Mine is showing the vibration/steering wheel shake at times even after an alignment and tire balancing. I am pushing my dealer to fix the issue but so far they either feel there is no issue or it's just what happens with low profile tires and large rims.


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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

Mine started at 16K and it was very minimal and would seem to come and go. Funny thing is I'm 1 mile to high way and always thought it was the pavement right after the on ramp. problem is is starting lasting longer and longer. I'm at 21K now and the Forteras where flatspotting while sitting over night and was worse if i didnt drive it for a few days. Well took it to be road forced and one front tire took .75 oz and i drove away and no shake. TILL the next morning. I called Goodyear and started a claim. They hooked me up with my local Goodyear shop and we talked and they suggested I rotate the front to back. 80% of steering wheel shake is gone. BUT now may legs and ARSE shake ( no comments) Well I just spoke with the GY shop and they will try and get the roadforce down form 20 on that tire, all the rest are a 6-8 and if not they will report to GY for a prorated replacement. SO I CAN BUY Yokahamas

I had the Yokahama Parada Spec X in 305/40/22 on my last 2 Durango's and the same tire in 265/50/20 on my 2008 and they where perfect with 30 K on them.
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

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what where your build dates on the two GC you had? were forteras on it the whole time on both of them when trying to correct this?
If I remember correctly, the limited was July 13 and my new one is Oct 13.

They tried both a new set of Forteras and some other brand as well.
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

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Mine is showing the vibration/steering wheel shake at times even after an alignment and tire balancing. I am pushing my dealer to fix the issue but so far they either feel there is no issue or it's just what happens with low profile tires and large rims.


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