Originally Posted by webber
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?
Had our teething gremlins as well, but now it's great. Love the power, love the economy, love the comfort, just love the car.
Issues we've had:
- Seems to be behaving itself post the N58 recall and Uconnect updates.
- Grit in the clear coat in a couple of spots that have been fixed, but am now experiencing the drivers front and rear door are too close where they meet and the paint has chipped off.
- A bit iffy most of the time, but the SD card and ripped CDs can fix that easily. Not sure if its the fin aerial or what.
- Went haywire on the wife. Christmas tree effect and no speedometer. Diagnosis was a dead (or dying) anti lock brake module. Module arrived in about 3 weeks all sorted now.
Nothing other than that so am pretty happy with our lot. Have had one DPF Regen display at about 7500kms (now 11500). Did its thing quite happily with the display starting at 80% Full and then dropping in 10% increments until all was squeaky clean again.
No limp mode in this vehicle.
The last 4WD was a KIA Sorento (no DPF on that). Did everything I asked of it including keeping up with the Nissans and Land Rover Discos in the sand. It had more limp home moments than I care to remember and almost drove it back to the dealer to reclaim the previous Holden Bommodore
. It was sorted in the end but took from October 2008 to mid 2011 to finally be solved. So the Jeep can't be that bad.