Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Modifications & Enhancements > Wheels and Tires

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-30-2013, 10:32 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 479
tahoe1023 is on a distinguished road
Goodyear fortera 20's

I have a 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited 2 . My steering wheel shakes after 65 mph. I took it to the dealer . They actually had the nerve to tell me that the vibration I am having is normal and it will good away soon. I automatically assumed it was a balancing issue. That was 5 weeks ago. Today It got worst. I drove right back to dealer flipping out . Now the manager comes out and says I ain't the only one experiencing this issues. Chrysler is about to issue a recall about defected tires . They are GOODYEAR FORTERA 20s. Since getting this truck 6 weeks ago it has been problem after problem. Lights on door didn't work. Window locks didn't work. Steering wheel squeaks when it goes up. Am I know it only gets worst. CHRYSLER
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-07-2013, 05:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 479
tahoe1023 is on a distinguished road
Well it ain't the tires, dealer claims they tried new tires on another grand cherokee and it didn't work. Bottom line I started the lemon law process. They are full of it. They have no clue what it is. Dealer is blaming Chrysler corp. that Chrysler doesn't have an answer on my issue or anybody else with the same problem and there are a lot out there. So with no regret I will continue the lemon law if You are one the hundreds with the steering shaking do the same.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-07-2013, 05:36 PM
silvermax04's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 38
Thanked 91 Times in 72 Posts
Rep Power: 2314
silvermax04 has a reputation beyond reputesilvermax04 has a reputation beyond reputesilvermax04 has a reputation beyond reputesilvermax04 has a reputation beyond reputesilvermax04 has a reputation beyond reputesilvermax04 has a reputation beyond reputesilvermax04 has a reputation beyond reputesilvermax04 has a reputation beyond reputesilvermax04 has a reputation beyond reputesilvermax04 has a reputation beyond reputesilvermax04 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Goodyear fortera 20's

Quote:
Originally Posted by tahoe1023 View Post
I have a 2014 jeep grand cherokee limited 2 . My steering wheel shakes after 65 mph. I took it to the dealer . They actually had the nerve to tell me that the vibration I am having is normal and it will good away soon. I automatically assumed it was a balancing issue. That was 5 weeks ago. Today It got worst. I drove right back to dealer flipping out . Now the manager comes out and says I ain't the only one experiencing this issues. Chrysler is about to issue a recall about defected tires . They are GOODYEAR FORTERA 20s. Since getting this truck 6 weeks ago it has been problem after problem. Lights on door didn't work. Window locks didn't work. Steering wheel squeaks when it goes up. Am I know it only gets worst. CHRYSLER

What ever happened to the recall that the dealer manager mentioned above on the Fortera 20s?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-07-2013, 05:38 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 479
tahoe1023 is on a distinguished road
Not happening they have more excuses then the government. They were just trying to stall. Bottom line is they have no idea what it is. LEMON LAW is the more at this point
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-07-2013, 06:10 PM
New Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: California
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
golfercat is on a distinguished road
Re: Goodyear fortera 20's

I have a 14 GC Summit with the Goodyear 20" Forteras. I have not had the vibration issue that you have. Sounds like a possible balance problem or other tire issue. I would suspect that was the first thing checked.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-07-2013, 06:30 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 533
Thanks: 1
Thanked 59 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 5205
Peter_K has a reputation beyond reputePeter_K has a reputation beyond reputePeter_K has a reputation beyond reputePeter_K has a reputation beyond reputePeter_K has a reputation beyond reputePeter_K has a reputation beyond reputePeter_K has a reputation beyond reputePeter_K has a reputation beyond reputePeter_K has a reputation beyond reputePeter_K has a reputation beyond reputePeter_K has a reputation beyond repute
People...geez, enough with this lemon law stuff over something like this. It's a TIRE issue. TIRES. The entire vehicle isn't defective. Nor is it a safety issue. It's an annoyance that CAN be corrected. Look, I've seen this same thing on LOTS of vehicles...especially today with consumers demanding more road feel and response, plus larger wheels and tires. The larger your wheels (and tires) the more sensitive it's going to be to imbalance or runout.

Do yourselves a HUGE favor: Find a specialty tire and wheel shop that does road force balancing as well as on-car balancing--and that takes pride in their work. Don't go to a discount chain, or even the dealer. Most of the time in the latter places you'll get someone who is barely competent at balancing and tires in general, and it will solve nothing. Go to the specialty shop. Spend $100 or $150. You'll either be amazed at the results or you'll find out one or more tires are unworkable and need to be replaced. In either case, THEN approach Chrysler about the tire replacement or reimbursement.

I know...I know...all you special ones will say that you shouldn't have to do this for a $xxxxx priced car. Get over that. It's mass produced. I've seen these kinds of issues on ALL mass produced vehicles...generally based on tire batches or production ramp-ups. Just get over the entitlement for a bit. Go find a really good place, get it fixed, then start enjoying your vehicle. You're going to waste a LOT of time, effort, and energy with all this lemon law stuff over something that most likely could be fixed by the right place in an hour or less.

If, on the off chance you do go to a really good place and they can't fix it either, then you have something to bring to the table with Chrysler.

Example: Here in Atlanta we have Butler Tire. They are a specialty wheel and tire house and they do all the stuff mentioned above. They have had NUMEROUS JGCs show up with the vibration issues mentioned here. They have been able to correct ALL of them or find the tires that needed to be replaced, and then corrected it. You guys are killing yourselves...seriously.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Goodyear Fortera jreynolds Wheels and Tires 8 12-09-2011 10:45 PM
Goodyear Fortera's in the snow? 67rally Wheels and Tires 12 11-27-2011 11:18 AM
Goodyear Fortera's 275/45/20 TimmyB Member Product Reviews 4 04-07-2010 05:08 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.