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Can anyone give me advice about the first inspection or 1500km... Do i have to go the jeep to check it? Or I just wait until 10000km?

Because my ODO is already 1550km..

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Thanks for the welcome auscorp
I really, really cant wait ....

I spoke to my dealer today and I have to admit i'm not a happy camper. I asked him about changing the rims from the chrome to the shadow chrome and he said it cant be done. Apparently all Sept built cars will not have tyre options .... is that possible????
when I signed up 2 weeks ago it was an option and now its not??
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Can anyone give me advice about the first inspection or 1500km... Do i have to go the jeep to check it? Or I just wait until 10000km?

Because my ODO is already 1550km..
I was told to drop it in at 1000km .....
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Does anyone know what "DELIVERED FROM" status on the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics website means? It has a status date of 5th August.

The dealer tells me that it is scheduled to be delivered on Monday. Shouldn't be too long now until I have my Redline SRT in the driveway, I can almost touch it. Feels like I have beed waiting forever!!!
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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Hi nariracruisin',
Really good to see such a positive report!
Re the tyres, I presume you are running the passenger version of the A/T3's, not the LT slightly oversize tyres? If so, how did they handle the rough tracks, especially at the lower pressures you say you run? Any punctures or sidewall issues?
Hi It4vette,

The tyres are standard size Cooper AT/3 so I presume they are passenger rated. No problems at all and by the looks of them would take airing down 25 Psi with no problem. Tyres, suspension and transmission performed perfectly. Pulling the van I have left in D and allowed the box to the sorting of ratios.

My only concern is apparent oil usage. I have added 2litres in 4,000k and will be watching it closely. f anything I may be nusrsing it a bit too much. The car just idles along at 1500-1750 rpm thus the remarkable fuel economy. This might not be the best practice for bedding in the rings. Will wait and see what happens.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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Salmo, I am here in the background reading and reading. Not wanting to hog all the space. Mixed news re the Uconnect. Was lying low until the dealer had more info because he is "stumped" at the moment.
Had new Uconnect put in. Sat in car and tested everything and everything worked fine. "Temperature 25 degrees" and bingo, the temperature changed. "Navigate to................ and away it worked. Nav also remembered the Home address etc. Phone book appeared with a full listing. Able to ring phone numbers by pressing green phone symbol and asking, "call 744123455" and away everything worked. Heating all round now working fine.....THEN, about an hour later the gremlins got in again. Temperature voice recognition not working. Voice recognition for navigation no longer working. However, I still have the phone book listed. Still able to make voice controlled phone calls. The Nav has memory which I lost last time.
SO WHERE AM I UP TO: Anthony, the service manager recalled that the first time it worked and then stopped the next day. This time, with a new Uconnect put in it all worked for the demo but an hour later started playing up. The new Uconnect appears to have fixed half of the problems. The heating is working correctly but I am not confident it will remain doing so....I just get a feeling it is trying to spit the dummy again too. Anthony is stumped and perplexed. I think the problem is in the VR button on the steering wheel this time and not the Uconnect. I am going to ring Anthony tomorrow to propose swapping the steering wheel over with this new uconnect to see what happens. Will keep all posted....it's just that I don't have conclusive news to post. BUT LET ME RE-ITERATE for those contemplating purchasing an MY14 JGC.....DO IT. Even with my problems they are still minor with this stunningly good car. Unfortunately though it is a car that needs an hour or two in the "simulator".
Sucks big time that the new one didn't do the trick Webber, but I have to respectively disagree that (to me) this is not a hardware issue (ie: your steering wheel).

This screams at me (as an ex software troubleshooter) as a software issue. People expect that the same version of the same software installed in the same environment will react in exactly the same way. That is not the case.

With regards to the software that we installed in the Asia/Pacific region, it was the identical software version that was installed in the US and Europe. Some properties globally reported issues; others didn't. Same OP, same software.

With a product with more than 2 million lines of code though, it was extremely difficult to troubleshoot and recreate the various issues. Why were some having it and others not?

We knew the answer of course (of why some were experiencing issues whilst others were not). It depended on how deep the user went into various modules, it depended on how the user exited those modules, it depended on what other modules were running at exactly the same time etc etc...

And when you asked the user 'What exactly did you do?' they couldn't remember. You can't troubleshoot something if you can't recreate it.

It's a software developer's nightmare but unfortunately, it is not until it is placed into the market that the product can truely be tested because no matter the amount of volume testing etc that developers do, we cannot execute exactly what some users will do. (and trust me, they do really weird stuff at times).

With regards to the GC's, I think we are all on the same version of UC software. That's a start for Chrysler US.

I echo AllyPally's thoughts (I think it was him), that said something has gone awry with the RHD conversion. I don't think the conversion with regard to the UC was or is, as simple as they thought it would be.

I think it's chucked a few curve balls at them but at least with one issue (the climate control) pretty much everyone is experiencing that so from a software developers POV, that should be fairly easily identified and knocked on the head.

Other UC issues - not so easy to troubleshoot.

For me/us, we are more than happy with the vehicle even knowing that some issues exist with the UC system (which we are sure are software related and over time will be corrected).

Perhaps our experience with software (a lot of which over the years has been beta) lessens our angst towards the manufacturers/developers.

New software is a tough gig.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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Veerrrryy disappointing to hear your replacement wasn't a one off fix. On the other hand, maybe it is a simple update that will fix everyone's issues???

Please keep us updated as to how she goes and if they find a fix. I just want my car to be complete - that's what we all paid our hard earned for!
Sent of an email today to the Service Manager but no response yet. I am sure they will have a solution because it would be a shame if they had to give me another car. Will keep you and the forum informed.
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Thanks for the welcome auscorp
I really, really cant wait ....


I spoke to my dealer today and I have to admit i'm not a happy camper. I asked him about changing the rims from the chrome to the shadow chrome and he said it cant be done. Apparently all Sept built cars will not have tyre options .... is that possible????
when I signed up 2 weeks ago it was an option and now its not??
Sounds like BS to me. Unless your car has hit D1 status, in which case it can't be altered no matter what you want. But you could push to have them swapped here, but as you have put the deposit down you have no negotiating power just hope that you have a good dealer that is flexible and wants a happy customer..
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Webber

Thank you for the hospitality you gave to my missus and I last Saturday. You have a great and interesting garden centre. We will revisit in the spring when my U-connect will be all fixed. We had a great drive that day - broken up by a yummy lunch in town.
Pleased to hear that Colozzie. You drove a hell of a long way. From the extreme east of Melbourne to the extreme west. Certainly a good run for your car. Would love to catch up again. When out east will make a contact. Pleased lunch worked out because very few options in our small town.
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Webber - what is the version of your new U-connect? Has it been updated?
Mine is version 13:15:4. Has everyone else the same version?
How does one check what version they have?
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Sucks big time that the new one didn't do the trick Webber, but I have to respectively disagree that (to me) this is not a hardware issue (ie: your steering wheel).

This screams at me (as an ex software troubleshooter) as a software issue. People expect that the same version of the same software installed in the same environment will react in exactly the same way. That is not the case.

With regards to the software that we installed in the Asia/Pacific region, it was the identical software version that was installed in the US and Europe. Some properties globally reported issues; others didn't. Same OP, same software.

With a product with more than 2 million lines of code though, it was extremely difficult to troubleshoot and recreate the various issues. Why were some having it and others not?

We knew the answer of course (of why some were experiencing issues whilst others were not). It depended on how deep the user went into various modules, it depended on how the user exited those modules, it depended on what other modules were running at exactly the same time etc etc...

And when you asked the user 'What exactly did you do?' they couldn't remember. You can't troubleshoot something if you can't recreate it.

It's a software developer's nightmare but unfortunately, it is not until it is placed into the market that the product can truely be tested because no matter the amount of volume testing etc that developers do, we cannot execute exactly what some users will do. (and trust me, they do really weird stuff at times).

With regards to the GC's, I think we are all on the same version of UC software. That's a start for Chrysler US.

I echo AllyPally's thoughts (I think it was him), that said something has gone awry with the RHD conversion. I don't think the conversion with regard to the UC was or is, as simple as they thought it would be.

I think it's chucked a few curve balls at them but at least with one issue (the climate control) pretty much everyone is experiencing that so from a software developers POV, that should be fairly easily identified and knocked on the head.

Other UC issues - not so easy to troubleshoot.

For me/us, we are more than happy with the vehicle even knowing that some issues exist with the UC system (which we are sure are software related and over time will be corrected).

Perhaps our experience with software (a lot of which over the years has been beta) lessens our angst towards the manufacturers/developers.

New software is a tough gig.
Well it would be nice if they can rectify if with software updates. I only suspected the VR button because when I press the green phone symbol the Uconnect will talk to me and listen to my commands. This means that the computer must be functioning with regard to listening and answering my commands. It's just that when I press the VR button absolutely nothing happens. The radio does not even attempt to go slightly mute. It makes me think the button is not working or connecting to whatever it needs to connect to. Thanks for your concerns though. Lets hope you are right and a software feature comes out. The strange thing though is if it is software and we all have the same software then why is my Uconnect not working like yours?
....and, I am not completely satisfied that my heating problems are working properly although at the moment they are.
I know others are also hoping for resolutions with respect to the heating.
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Even though it will get lost in this thread, cars being produced since July in the states with ACCC will have the updated version with Stop & Go ability

See Milous post here Adaptive Cruise Control Stop-go

Looks like NH3 (cruise w/stop) quietly went into production this month, can't find an exact date yet.

BTW, a 4th digit on the build sheet option codes means:

NH3S ("S" = Standard)
NH3P ("P" = Package)


It has also been confirmed that current ACCC systems are not able to be upgraded to this.

Not sure if both of these things apply to Aus builds.

I know a few inc Enforcer had held of buying MY14s because this was not included.
Hey SNUKE, do I need to be upset that I don't have stop/start. If the only benefit is that is saves some fuel & emissions (5 to 10%) then I can live with that. I live in a rural location and I am rarely in stop/start traffic jams or at traffic lights. So, if that is all I am losing then that's ok. Please don't tell me their is a lot more to it than that. However, one just has to except that new features are coming out all the time. I don't really want to have to trade my beautiful blonde JEEP 48 in reguarly to keep up with updates because we are becoming rather attached. I don't want her to suspect I have promiscuous thoughts.
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