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Old 05-20-2014, 11:56 PM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

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Had my gc diesel laredo 4x4 for two weeks and am about to take in for 1000k check. so far vehicle is great!
I have a number of queries re reasonable expectations mainly on finish and whether the rectification may be worse than status quo. Build date is 10th feb so I took a close look on the underside for cv issues etc.
All the axle stubs and main drive shaft have rust is this normal ie no galvanising or rust prevention?
Same for the exhaust system all bare welds and hangers are rusty?
Some small scatches on tail gate is a touchup going to be noticable?
Small raised pimple under the paint on front passenger sill, remove and touchup or leave?
u connect, i was assured was the latest. Is the laredo the same update as the other models? currently it is 13.51.11
u connect is upto 14.05.3

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After touching the media button a small 'map' symbol pops up intermittantly in the upper right corner, touch it and it appears to have start cycle. Is there any physical difference between the u connect units for australian laredo and other models or is it just software?
I thought Laredo didnt get the GPS enabled model of Uconnect. Different models of u connect altogether between Laredo and Limted/Overland/Summit. Although people have replaced it with navigation models in the US.

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The plastic windscreen vent on top of the dash on the passenger side is raised slightly, moves when pushed & is not set in like the drivers side. Can/should this be rectified?
Depends on if you want your "new" vehicle that you paid thousands for to be unrefined. I would definitely get the dealer to fix it

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Drivers side rear light lens assembly is loose compared to the passengers side which is tightly secured. Can/should this be fixed?
Steering wheel has a small loose flap of leather on the back. should I just cut it off, glue it down or get it fixed? It is not visible from drivers position but is mildly annoying when moving hands in corners.
It has a cd player, is that normal for the laredo?(i would prefer to have the extra bin space)
a cargo net was in the equipment listing but not supplied, ( not fussed but is it supposed to be supplied?) maybe it can be negotiated for the
missing reversing camera. how long should i wait before a). spitting the dummy. b) installing my own. c) insisting that the camera is the same as the other models. In the brochure, it states that the laredo should have a 'parkview' registered trademark rear backup camera the same as the other models but dealer fitted.
note; my mopar towbar came with a neoprene buffer around the tongue( instead of underpants)
thanks in advance
see above.

Good to know you dont have the issue with the CV joints. Hopefully I will be just as lucky.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:26 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

For anyone worried about their cars CV's, below is an relevant extract from the Australian Consumer Laws: http://www.consumerlaw.gov.au/conten...icle_sales.pdf

Under the ACL, there are nine consumer guarantees that apply to new and used motor vehicles sold to a
consumer:

1. Suppliers and manufacturers guarantee that motor vehicles are of acceptable quality

2. A supplier guarantees that motor vehicles will be reasonably fit for any purpose the
consumer or supplier has specified


3. Suppliers and manufacturers guarantee that their description of motor vehicles (for example, in a
catalogue or television commercial) is accurate

4. A supplier guarantees that motor vehicles will match any sample or demonstration model

5. Suppliers and manufacturers guarantee that motor vehicles will satisfy any extra promises –
or 'express warranties' – made about them

9. Manufacturers or importers guarantee they will take reasonable steps to make spare parts and repair facilities available for a reasonable time after purchase.

Consumer guarantees cannot be excluded,
even by agreement.

AND

Acceptable quality
The test for acceptable quality is whether a reasonable consumer, fully aware of a motor vehicle’s condition
(including any defects) would find it:

> fit for all the purposes for which vehicles of that kind are commonly supplied
> acceptable in appearance and finish
> free from defects
> safe
> durable

And Finally:

Major vs minor failures

When a motor vehicle fails to meet a consumer guarantee, your rights and obligations depend on whether the failure is major or minor.

Major failures
A major failure to comply with the consumer guarantees is when:

> a reasonable consumer would not have bought the motor vehicle if they had known about the full extent of the problem. For example, no reasonable consumer would buy a new car with so many recurring faults that the car has spent more time off the road than on it because several mechanics have been unable to solve the problem

> the motor vehicle is significantly different from the description, sample or demonstration model shown
to the consumer. For example, a consumer orders a car with a diesel engine after test-driving the
demonstration model, but the car delivered has a petrol engine

> the motor vehicle is substantially unfit for its normal purpose and cannot easily be made fit within a
reasonable time. For example, the engine of a pick-up vehicle, with a stated towing capacity of
3500 kilograms and normally used for towing, has a design flaw that causes it to overheat when it
tows a load of more than 2500 kilograms

> the motor vehicle is substantially unfit for a purpose that the consumer told the supplier about, and
cannot easily be made fit within a reasonable time. For example, a sports utility vehicle does not have
enough towing capacity to tow a consumer’s boat, despite the consumer telling the supplier the
boat’s specifications
> the motor vehicle is unsafe. What is ‘unsafe’ will depend on the circumstances of each case. For example, a truck has faulty brakes that cause the vehicle to require a significantly greater braking distance than safe for normal use.

When there is a major failure to comply with a consumer guarantee, the consumer can choose to:

> reject the motor vehicle and choose a refund or an identical replacement (or one of similar value if
reasonably available), or

> keep the motor vehicle and ask for compensation for any drop in its value caused by the problem.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:08 PM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

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Had my gc diesel laredo 4x4 for two weeks and am about to take in for 1000k check. so far vehicle is great!
I have a number of queries re reasonable expectations mainly on finish and whether the rectification may be worse than status quo. Build date is 10th feb so I took a close look on the underside for cv issues etc.
All the axle stubs and main drive shaft have rust is this normal ie no galvanising or rust prevention?
Same for the exhaust system all bare welds and hangers are rusty?
Some small scatches on tail gate is a touchup going to be noticable?
Small raised pimple under the paint on front passenger sill, remove and touchup or leave?
u connect, i was assured was the latest. Is the laredo the same update as the other models? currently it is 13.51.11
After touching the media button a small 'map' symbol pops up intermittantly in the upper right corner, touch it and it appears to have start cycle. Is there any physical difference between the u connect units for australian laredo and other models or is it just software?
The plastic windscreen vent on top of the dash on the passenger side is raised slightly, moves when pushed & is not set in like the drivers side. Can/should this be rectified?
Drivers side rear light lens assembly is loose compared to the passengers side which is tightly secured. Can/should this be fixed?
Steering wheel has a small loose flap of leather on the back. should I just cut it off, glue it down or get it fixed? It is not visible from drivers position but is mildly annoying when moving hands in corners.
It has a cd player, is that normal for the laredo?(i would prefer to have the extra bin space)
a cargo net was in the equipment listing but not supplied, ( not fussed but is it supposed to be supplied?) maybe it can be negotiated for the
missing reversing camera. how long should i wait before a). spitting the dummy. b) installing my own. c) insisting that the camera is the same as the other models. In the brochure, it states that the laredo should have a 'parkview' registered trademark rear backup camera the same as the other models but dealer fitted.
note; my mopar towbar came with a neoprene buffer around the tongue( instead of underpants)
thanks in advance
My LTD was delivered 2 weeks ago too, the axles also have a bit of surface rustiness.... Not worried. I also notices a raised pimple in the paint work on the bonnet.

Rear tail light alignment isn't perfect, but not too worried, rear passenger door is sitting out a bit when closed too, not sure how accurate I can expect a yank built jeep to be. It works, and still looks good.

Oh, and I got the CD player, the sales guy says that is a lottery, not sure which models are supposed to have it and which aren't.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:41 PM
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Laredo’s aren’t supposed to get the CD as standard. I used ours once just to test it. Annoys me more for it coming up as the default media option than the space we lose.
It was annoying that I couldn’t get one built without it.
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Laredo’s aren’t supposed to get the CD as standard. I used ours once just to test it. Annoys me more for it coming up as the default media option than the space we lose.
It was annoying that I couldn’t get one built without it.
My laredo diesel came with one too, wasnt expecting it. Will probably never use it. I too hate that it is the default playback device when switching too media. Hope perhaps a software update will fix this in future


Incidentally, my car goes in tomorrow for 1000k inspection and they are fitting the reverse camera. These ones arrived very recently, anyone know if they are still fitting the bad ones?
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Dealer in Launie said last year he had Laredo owners pissed off because their vehicles turned up without CD players. He went on to say that he and the dealers didn't realise they had to put in a code to get one in the build.

I understood that it could be purchased by US customers but it was advertised as part of the Australian Laredo at no extra cost.

We went ahead and had one ordered only to find what seems to be the mostly held opinion that they simply take up to much space where located and also not required with the other newer technology connectivity supplied.

I'm hoping my pc techo mate and his colleagues can rig a DVD using the cabling and I'm also interested in the new range of lock picks available... Maybe later, much later.

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Does anyone know if the plastic on limited can be colour coded as a dealer option or is it a factory option ?
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Does anyone know if the plastic on limited can be colour coded as a dealer option or is it a factory option ?
Yes, one person has had it done, it was a $880 upcharge (on a Laredo) - see here: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Automotive - Whirlpool Forums

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If anyone in Sydney wants a CD player, I am happy to arrange to swap mine with their CD less centre console. Jeep AU wanted $458 for the bin. I was going to wait until I am in the states in November and bring one back for US$85
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Yes, one person has had it done, it was a $880 upcharge (on a Laredo) - see here: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Automotive - Whirlpool Forums

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I will give my dealer a call tomorrow to arrange this. Thanks Snuke.
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Yes, one person has had it done, it was a $880 upcharge (on a Laredo) - see here: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Automotive - Whirlpool Forums

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Sweet.... will also give my dealer a call and see if this can be done to the white one I want..... afterall its only$$$
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