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Old 08-25-2014, 01:48 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

No, not that keen!

Just been having a quick look through some forums:
How To: Half Shaft Replacement
Wheel Sensor - Cherokee SRT8 Forum

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and a part no.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHRYSLER-OEM...43147a&vxp=mtr

Might be a worthwhile investment if you are going a long way.....
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

There r brown colour deposit (not oil grease) on the interior wall of coolant reservoir. I vaguely remembered some members raised the similar issue quite a while ago. Any idea what might be the cause of the deposit, e.g, dusty air? Thanks
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Just incase anyone misses Milous's post re: transmission issues - (vehicles built on or before July 1st 2014)

2014 CRD + 8-speed: MAJOR shift enhancements/improvements 08/27/14
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

SMH's Drive section:

http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/j...&mbnr=MzkwMzE4

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Sheesh:

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Jeep has issued its fifth recall this year for the Grand Cherokee, a vehicle plagued by issues such as brake problems, unintended acceleration and the risk of a cabin fire.
Plagued? I guess it has been plagued by suspension knocking, dpf and hard gear change issues, but these recalls seemed to be for issues that had never or in very few cases had actually occurred.

Here's the summary:
August 2014: P44 Turn lamp outages 11,631 cars affected, "routine quality audit discovered .... unaware of any related injuries, accidents or complaints"

July 2014: P36 Interior fire risk 31,000 cars affected (if they have had improperly serviced or repaired wiring)

June 2014: P31 Unintended acceleration 423 cars with ACC, "routine internal quality audit discovered .... no instances of the unintended acceleration fault had been reported"

April 2014: P14 Corroded brake booster, "Chrysler Group says it is aware of one accident – but no injuries -- related to the braking problem in the US, but Leach said the cold weather-related issue is less likely to affect Australian vehicles."

March 2014: P05 Hard brake pedal 648 cars affected, "brought to the company’s attention after a supplier raised concern ..... unaware of any injuries or incidents related to the fault."

October 2013: N31 Daytime running lights too dim 17 cars affected

November 2013: N58 Failed illumination of dashboard warning lights 7800 cars affected, “Chrysler Group quality-control personnel observed reports of random warning-light illumination and instrument-cluster blackout. Both events occurred infrequently and appeared to resolve themselves by turning the vehicle’s ignition off and then on. However, regulatory compliance requires that clusters display complete information that is clearly legible.”

The N58 seems to have been the biggest issue, the rest seem pretty minor.
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Benn0 - Journalism 101. Never let the facts (specifically the detail of those facts) get in the way of a good story/headline.

I've noticed on the comments section though of that Drive article that a couple of people are having a nudge at perceived bias against the Jeep. Specifically, the Audi recall with regards to brakes and the Range Rover fire hazard recall that hasn't been reported with the same gusto.

Vehicle manufacturers are damned if they do and damned if they don't. Issue a recall = cop a sledging. Don't issue a recall = cop a sledging.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I T's a similar thing with the J D Power survey. It seems to be based solely on number of reported faults, not their significance. Which can be irritating, but the issues mine has had don't diminish the car in my eyes. (Except for losing 4wd 500km from a dealer, which was a bummer).
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Jeez guys, don't jinx me. been driving in the outback now almost 35 yrs have not hit a roo yet...., touch wood.


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So why the bar?
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So why the bar?

It's a BULL bar not a Roo Bar.


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On another subject - Leather creasing.
Are other GC limited owners having issues with the quality of the leather. Ours is the standard black leather. One panel of the drivers seat had heavy "grain" from new. After 20K it is now very accentuated - giving the impression that it will be the first place to crack/fail so we reported it at service. The response was that JA have had a few of these complaints investigated but concluded in each case that the marks are not warrantable - just "wear and tear".
I just noticed this post: my overland has the same issue with the outside seat cushion panel on the drivers side. It's the napa leather so maybe different in some way to yours, but it is definitely creased whereas the passenger side is not. I put it down to the fact that mostly it is only the driver in the car, and I am on a farm, so getting in and out all the time to open and close gates puts a sliding pressure on that side seat pad. I don't think it's going to crack anytime, but I do keep the leather conditioner up to it. I'll post a pic if you're still interested.
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Anyone know how to have an incoming txt message read via car speaker? Thanks
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

With my HTC One XL, it just pops up with a dialogue box automatically. I've done nothing special... just paired the phone and car.

What type of handset do you have, and what firmware version is it running? I'm going to guess it's an iPhone...

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