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Unbelievable. There is too much trouble on this site. I do hope it is not representative of what is happenning in the non Jeepgarage world. If this site was representative it would mean that about one third of all Grand Cherokees out their are giving their owners grief. This is giving a poor impression to non member viewers reading our site with a view to buying a Grand Cherokee. I cannot accept that, with all the JGC MY14's out there that about 1/3 of them are continually going back to dealers for "fix-ups". The work load would be unbearable and the cost to Chrysler Australia destroying the bottom line. Reality must be that this car is basically trouble free. Chooke, you may not trust taking this car offroad. Well with all the reports I am reading here it almost makes one nervous merely driving out of the garage waiting for something to happen. I for one (and SJandL) have had such good runs so far. When does luck run out. I can't afford any more splinters continually touching wood each time I drive. My experience has been so good so far it is very disappointing reading of the grief this vehicle has caused to others. For the benefit of prospective buyers monitoring this site is their anyone else out there, other than SJandL and myself that describes this car as FABULOUS?
It is a great car to drive, but, I am with Chooke at the moment, not overly confident to go off road with out a back up vehicle, even though I have only niggly issues.
I have no problems with sound system, as you say Webber, it must be the type of music we enjoy.
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OIL FILTERS I am currently researching and getting quotes on some Genuine Mopar Oil filters for our GC Diesels. Pricing so far is between $42 to $52 USD, plus freight. The part number is 68229402AA , but a US Dealer said this has superseded to 68109834AA, so some further research is required. I can get free shipping to my USA address and than pay for shipping from there, so this also needs to be worked out. If any of you are interested in a 'buy', then please PM me and I can get back to you with a final quote after negotiations are completed. PS: My Dealer has informed me that they will fit a filter supplied my me as long as it is a genuine Mopar.
Freight is a killer. Any material saving compared to locally sourced after taking freight into account?

Had complimentary service done this morning. The dealer fixed ACC issue, now when press and HOLD set button, the speed increment/decrement in 10km rather than EVIC displayed ACC and FCW require service before.

Still need to drop in CRD at another time and leave with dealer for 4 days to fix wheel alignment, noise when engine/gear breaking, and a few Uconnect related problems (Uconnect does not 'connect', bummer!), was told that they will call JA about Uconnect problems, may need module replacement.

Was told that owners need to pay for sat nav map update, NOT for free. Is it a standard practice? I was told by sales rep that it's free as long as the car is serviced at the dealer.

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I am 5 mins in so far, pretty interesting.
Thanks Snuke, great video. It goes to show that for every problem solved it creates 5 more issues.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:59 PM
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Hi webber et al., I'll be purchasing a Grand Cherokee at the end of the year and I was leaning toward the CRD. I'm now thinking that I may have to go with the HEMI. I've never owned a Diesel and I'd really like to experience the great fuel economy and the torque of the JEEP CRD, but how can I drive anywhere, confidently, with this DPF (limp mode) issue?
Most of us are not having any issues with DPF, it is just a few, and they are unlucky repeat customers in a few cases.

We're about 5,000km in, only used Caltex Vortex (Woolworths Insurance gives us another 4 cents of per lt, so with 8 cents per lt would crazy to get anything else)
It has that extra cleaning adaptive stuff that can only help keep the system clean. Doesn't get driven hard. The misses is a very casual driver, so she has never floored it. It does tow horses every few weeks, that is it's biggest work load.
I couldn't contemplate not have the CRD. Fill it up once every 1,000 odd km, very easy to live with.
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I can't see myself owning this car too much longer.

The DPF issue came up again tonight. Ironically shortly after picking the car up from the dealer to have some other warranty issues sorted (which still haven't been sorted).

Anyway, this time the warning of the filter nearing full did not put it straight into limp mode - so far so good. Fortunately I was close to the freeway so off I ago travelling between 100 t0 120 kph. Driving for about half an hour the warning was still there. I then exited the freeway to go back the opposite way. As I was coming to a stand still at the traffic lights to turn back on the freeway there was a "thunk" in the drivetrain, the "service throttle" light came on and then into limp mode.

So that was it, I couldn't drive at freeway speeds anymore and once again I am stuck over a weekend without a car. Would I trust taking this pos off-road? Well, I'm not that adventurous.
Doesn't sound like it even entered regen mode then. Something isn't working.
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Hi webber et al., I'll be purchasing a Grand Cherokee at the end of the year and I was leaning toward the CRD. I'm now thinking that I may have to go with the HEMI. I've never owned a Diesel and I'd really like to experience the great fuel economy and the torque of the JEEP CRD, but how can I drive anywhere, confidently, with this DPF (limp mode) issue?
I'll certainly be watching here to see if the DPF issue gets fixed sometime soon or for the MY15 JGC.
So glad to read that your, SJandL and some others have experienced no DPF issues and are really enjoying your JGC
Thanks to all members here for your experiences and information, good and bad; it is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Marty.
Well I think if you weren't towing much and not offroading, then a V8 would be a comfortable option. It would suffer on the resale a bit, and cost a bit more to fill up, but otherwise seems like a good engine. There was one story recently of a 3 month old wk2 hemi catching on fire around kangaroo valley towing a horse float, but besides that should be ok.....

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When I took my car in this morning, I said to the receptionist that it is in limp mode and without a moment of hesitation she responded "DPF?". The service manager filled out a form specifically for the DPF issue with questions like what brand of diesel you use and the type of commuting you do. He said this form is for Jeep Australia who are working on a fix for this issue.....
This is encouraging!

I wouldn't expect this issue to occur on long trips, haven't heard anyone doing a long trip report it, has always been around town....
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Some more positive posts here on the CRD and its trouble-free performance, which is terrific news, but I certainly feel for those that do have the DPF issues.

I'll continue to watch and learn.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

There obviously appears a software bug where the DPF warning isn't being displayed at the correct time, or the progression to limp mode is happening too quickly. Perhaps that's also clouded with a few instances of faulty sensors or hardware in the setup too.

The issues arising from city-bound driving with a modern diesel car though are not limited to Jeep. My previous car was an XF Jag which displayed an orange alert when the DPF was getting full and a critical red alert a few days later if you didn't take any action. I had no end of problems clearing this early on, and once had the service guy in the car with his laptop plugged in forcing regeneration. We set out from Melbourne holding a low gear and nearly got to Geelong before the warning cleared.

Torque's nice and range is great but I bought a petrol GC after seeing too much of that orange warning light on the jag.

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I watched a video of a Mazda 3 being cleared, after 30 mins, it was only 1/3 done.
They didn't say the final time though.
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This is encouraging!

I wouldn't expect this issue to occur on long trips, haven't heard anyone doing a long trip report it, has always been around town....
I do a bit of a mix of mainly city commuting but also highway driving. I came back from a 1600km trip in the SW a month ago, so wouldn't have expected the DPF to be clogged. I suspect the fault (apart from the premature limp mode) may be that it never self-regenerates - I have never seen anything on the screen, or noticed any smells, unusual fuel consumption etc since I bought the vehicle.

Anyway, picked the car up an hour ago. Running fine now - I just hope Jeep get this fix out asap as I bought the thing to do a bit of outback driving.
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I do a bit of a mix of mainly city commuting but also highway driving. I came back from a 1600km trip in the SW a month ago, so wouldn't have expected the DPF to be clogged. I suspect the fault (apart from the premature limp mode) may be that it never self-regenerates - I have never seen anything on the screen, or noticed any smells, unusual fuel consumption etc since I bought the vehicle.

Anyway, picked the car up an hour ago. Running fine now - I just hope Jeep get this fix out asap as I bought the thing to do a bit of outback driving.
I agree, if it was warning to do a highway run so it could regen, but it didn't enter regen even after 30 mins of driving it sounds like the computer isn't triggering the regen, perhaps it thinks one of the criteria to enter regen isn't met..... whatever they are. And that could be due to a broken sensor somewhere, or maybe just bad programming. All guesses.
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