Ok, have had my Overland CRD for nearly 3 months now. Coming from a 120 Prado, I just love this car to pieces, so does the wife and kids! This is the first American car we have bought and have been very happy. Having said that the refinement and attention to detail is a little better in the Toyota.
But as with anything mass produced there are some problems and rather than listing each one in other threads I thought I might list them here so we may compare notes.
1. STEERING - mine has a small shudder / bump reverberating up the steering shaft after braking and is only notice as the car comes to a complete stop. TSB 19-004-11 has this covered and I'll get it fixed at 1st service.
2. PARK BRAKE - Park brake switch is faulty, even with the park brake released, the dash light constantly flashes and at every stop / start, the chime sounds - very annoying!
3. RATTLE IN CABIN - The hood latch rattles when in "drive" but not moving. I move it but just can't seem to stop it.
4. FOOT BRAKE - Only this week, with foot on brake to start I have found it's rock hard, for the previous 3 months, it has been nice and spongy. Not sure why the difference all of a sudden.
5. SIDE MIRRORS - We live in an apartment with basement parking so each night I park I hit the switch and fold the mirrors in. In the morning I start and after reaching a little speed, maybe 4-5km/h they automatically fold our, great. Though sometimes when I start they just fold out without moving, seems like a computer glitch.
6. INDICATOR STALK - This one is not a fault but more of a preference. Seem they have condensed many functions on 1 stalk where they could have maybe split the functions over 2 stalks. Also, for us right-handers who enjoy a morning coffee the stalk on the left side makes it a little difficult to sip and move the stalk and steering wheel at the same time
7. MANUAL FOR SAT NAV / RADIO - I don't understand why our cars are not supplied with hard copy sat nav / radio manuals. My dealer, Suttons Sydney have promised me a copy for months. Last month they said they posted one, it didn't arrive, they said they sent a second, it didn't arrive. I don't think they sent any. It seems this is a real problem for Jeep. It's just a simple manual - what's the problem? Seems the yanks are going through the same problem. I've sussed most of the functions just by using it but it would be good to see if I'm missing out on something.
8. EMBARRASSING QUESTION - (Enforcer, this one is a bit like your windshield wiper dilemma a few months ago!) Does anyone know how to operate the headlight washers? When I first test drove it earlier this year I asked the dealer what the features under the headlights were, he said they were headlight washers but I can't see a switch anywhere in the cabin or mention of it after a very brief check of the manual. They can both be manually pulled out and there are jets so there must be some way to operate them.
Most of these problems are very minor, I just wanted to see if other are experiencing the same problems. It would seem the QA practices of Jeep on the production line could lean a thing or 2 from the Japanese.