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Another added advantage of QL is it allows the car to be lowered to allow easier access for your dog in and out of the vehicle...
... and your Mother In Law.
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A STRANGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Driving back from Cape Shank yesterday, after a wonderful driving experience and just loving the ACC. Anyway, had just started off when I accidently knocked the "plus" paddle shifter. Anyway got a fright when I discovered my gears were not automatically shifting. I thought, oh no, what's gone wrong with my gear box. Then I thought, "did I accidentally hit the paddle shifter". So I hit it again and again and noticed my gears were shifting manually and would no longer shift automatically. Luckily I brought the car to a complete stop. Shifted my gear leaver into Park for a moment and back into Drive and headed off again. Phew, what a relief to find everything working again normally. Anyway, a few K down the road I thought I would activate my ACC again (cause I reckon this is the best thing since sliced bread). Up came a warning....ACC inactive or something the evic said with notification to have it "serviced". I thought, oh no, only 2000k on the clock and my ACC has spat the dummy (as well as my VR). I was not looking forward to driving 200K with no ACC (being so spoilt now). Anyway, called in at our daughters in Berwick for tea and then headed off again. Thought would try the ACC again and everything worked again. Conclusion: I reckon when I accidentally hit the paddle shifter it disengaged the ACC and although I completely brought the car to a halt and went into park and out again it did not correct the ACC but did correct the problem of accidentally hitting the paddle because at least it changed gears automatically again. Stopping at the daughters and turning the engine OFF was the trick (with hindsight). Something with accidentally knocking the paddle shifter disengaged the ACC and it did not reset again until I actually turned the engine off.
Anyway, the ACC worked great for the next 200k. Only rattling on here in case any of you guys ever accidentally knock a paddle shifter and get a fright when your gears fail to change automatically and then you discover your Cruise Control is out of action with a warning sign coming up calling for you to have it "serviced"
These cars almost need a pilots licence....and yes, I know someone is going to come up saying it is all explained on page ???? of the manual...you smarty pants. lol.
Hi Webber
Someone's probably already answered with this - when you engage the manual gears (paddles) you just have to hold the + paddle for about 1-2 seconds and the gear disengages and you're back in Drive. No stopping or slowing down required.
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Unfortunately with 2 car seats in the back the mother in law will ride on the roof rails...

Is anyone having issues with heated seats on low setting... not heating... as on high setting it feels like I'm an egg in a frypan...

But as a whole the good far outweighs the bad
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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Many thanks. Wow, you blokes are dedicated and efficient, in stark contrast to Chrysler - car still at dealers and no communication from them as to their progress yet.
Wife very agitated - she doesn't know much about cars but made a very insightful comment - If so any odd things don't work, or are faulty in relation to the electronics, what about the reliability of those things you havn't yet tried out or cant test until its too late, e.g. those relating to safety -airbags, electronic stability control etc. - a very scary thought!
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cant test until its too late, e.g. those relating to safety -airbags, electronic stability control etc. - a very scary thought!
They are separate systems.
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Had a depressing day... didn't get to drive the GC today... but the weekend is nearly here... I wonder where the car will drive us for lunch
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but made a very insightful comment
From one wife to another - that's not insightful, that's jumping the shark.

We've had our MY14 Overland CRD now for about 8 weeks - close to 3000kms now. The forward collision warning/mitigation system has had a work-out twice in that time. I'm not going into details but it worked exactly how it should have and both times avoided collision (coupled with human intervention of course after the warning and braking by the vehicle.) That's a very big BRAKE in your face indicator by the way on the dash.

What ever issues people are experiencing with their uConnect systems has no bearing on the safety features of the car.

As for our car, I love her (him, it, whatever you want to call it).

Husband complains about the air con system blowing hot air in his face - I never experience that issue (same issue that others report). I drive the car about 100+ kms each day without fail, he drives it whenever he needs to pick up diesel for his tractor. Go figure - I don't have an issue - he does. (???)

We will mention it to the dealer on the 10k checkup but for me - no, I have no issues with our Overland and I'm the one driving it 80% of the time.

And to even suggest the safety features are compromised because of some Uconnect issues - well.... I find that 'uninsightful' (if there is such a word).
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I have egg on face.....yesterday I fitted front mudflaps, perfect, today I find the rear flaps are DIFFERENT. Sorry if I mislead anyone !!
that's strange because my mud flaps fit perfectly. Maybe I need to take a pic and see if I can remember how to post it here.
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Hi Webber
Someone's probably already answered with this - when you engage the manual gears (paddles) you just have to hold the + paddle for about 1-2 seconds and the gear disengages and you're back in Drive. No stopping or slowing down required.
thanks Colozzie, I have picked up the drift from some earlier comments. Appears two ways which I will test out. One to hold the + key like you said and the other to give two quick flicks of the gear shifter. Aren't you heading off somewhere in that beautiful unit of yours?
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Unfortunately with 2 car seats in the back the mother in law will ride on the roof rails...

Is anyone having issues with heated seats on low setting... not heating... as on high setting it feels like I'm an egg in a frypan...

But as a whole the good far outweighs the bad
How would you know if your heated seats were working properly. There needs to be a way of testing it. I always run the heated seats on Hi because I do not think it is that hot, certainly not like a frypan. Maybe my skin is too thick to feel anything! Might try driving it in the nuddy to notice the difference.
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Re: the heated seats.

I have a comparison between '07 WK Limited and '14 WK2 Overland. Both have high and low settings. Neither on high feel like a 'frypan'. Both get a bit warm for comfort if left on for any length of time however. (That is subjective though)

Generally, on both vehicles I would go high to begin with and then turn either to low or off after about 10 minutes.

No issue on either vehicles - both settings equally good. Child and 'friends of child' report same excellentness in heating of the rear seats in MY14. They don't have the option in MY07 of course - only front seats in that model.
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Hopefully the picture works this time...

Had a depressing day... didn't get to drive the GC today... but the weekend is nearly here... I wonder where the car will drive us for lunch
nice car. Can't make out the origin of those plates but those trees look like Norfolk Island Pines (Araucaria Heterophylla). No palm trees around though so you must be on the south coast of NSW or in SA?
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