Originally Posted by srt15
How do I know it needs flashes I bought it new got 5000 miles on it it's a 15
Exactly as "Array" mentioned, Take it into your Jeep dealer for its oil changes and routine maintenance.
The cost is not that much more, and you get the benefit of building that dealer relationship and keeping TSBs and any other problems at bay. They will also detect any error codes that show up of a system detected problem.
Mine goes in 2x a year for oil changes. They also check the tires if rotation is needed. They do not rotate unless needed. They also scan my Cherokee. If they have no time to do a "required" update we will reschedule that TSB and do any recalls.
This last time they had to order parts for the lift gate recall. They will call when the parts come in and schedule me for it along with any applicable TSBs.
The one important thing you want to remember: Not all TSBs apply to your Cherokee even though your year and model etc. is listed on the TSB.
The TSBs are governed by your VIN # only. All applicable TSBs are assigned to your VIN by FCA. So you see many TSBs in this forum for the Cherokee but if they are not assigned to your Cherokee's VIN they do not apply. That is unless you are having an issue that one addresses.
TSBs will show up under your VIN and the dealer will for sure do the ones that are "required". The other ones are considered open as needed. I have several open ones but as the dealer told me he hates messing with the software if I am not having any issues. They can always do them at a future date if needed.
I have a 12/11/13 build and have only had 1 TCM/PCM update required.
Kind of surprising considering the volume on the software updates I have seen. As the dealer told me if they are NOT required by VIN # he does not want to do them.