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Old 10-17-2013, 11:52 AM
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Taking a little time off before it gets busy in the mountains here. Walked into our rented cabin to find this. Ironic, cool, and a fun bit of history.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:02 PM
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Re: 2014 diesel production

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I guarantee you this, we won't wait for a standard update cycle to post "something" is happening.
As suspected, we will here it here first. So everyone is anxious, anticipating, and constantly watching this forum waiting for some news.

If a balloon popped right now, I think everyone might jump.
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Re: 2014 diesel production

I know we found a ML Bluetech that has everything we want, if the jeep doesn't ship this week I am going to pick it up and cancel the jeep.
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My phone alerts with every new post on this...and I check hoping its shipment confirmation. I have a roadtrip planned for thanksgiving back to ann arbor MI from dc. Think any of us will be driving our new gc by then
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:41 PM
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My phone alerts with every new post on this...and I check hoping its shipment confirmation. I have a roadtrip planned for thanksgiving back to ann arbor MI from dc. Think any of us will be driving our new gc by then
That is my goal as well. I don't think I trust my current ride for a long trip at Thanksgiving.
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Re: 2014 diesel production

Hey Guys, brand new member here. I'm sorry if this is covering old ground as I did not go through various threads but has a reason been cited for the delay of the 2014 Ecodiesels? I ordered a Limited 4X4 Ecodiesel back on 8/5/2013 and Customer Support says it finished the manufacturing process weeks ago.
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Hey Guys, brand new member here. I'm sorry if this is covering old ground as I did not go through various threads but has a reason been cited for the delay of the 2014 Ecodiesels? I ordered a Limited 4X4 Ecodiesel back on 8/5/2013 and Customer Support says it finished the manufacturing process weeks ago.
A few delays here and there(following the initial 5 month wait to order)...rumor has it that they are shipping any day now
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:46 PM
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Re: 2014 diesel production

No officially stated reasons have been given. Several inferred reasons have been provided, and several unknown reasons have been hinted at. What we do know is we expect the release to happen within the next week or so.
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A few delays here and there(following the initial 5 month wait to order)...rumor has it that they are shipping any day now
Yes this is correct, the delay has changed a few times over the last couple of weeks.... however this delay is not a big problem I am told and same as above..... any day now!
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Re: 2014 diesel production

Thank you. I was reading on Yahoo Cars that something like 18,000 Cherokees are held at Shipping due to "driveline calibration" or something like that. Sounds like transmissions to me? Anyway, glad the Ecodiesels are not in that category.
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Re: 2014 diesel production

Jeep Cherokees missing in action as thousands stack up at factory
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Managing Editor, Yahoo! Autos
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee rolled into the spotlight to much debate in February, with its angular looks boldly moving away from the slab-cut Cherokees of yore. First assembly began in July, and reviewers drove the cars in August and September. Yet today, weeks after it was expected to hit the market, there's not a single Cherokee up for sale in any Jeep dealership in America despite at least 19,000 having been built.
A search of Chrysler's nationwide dealer inventory system shows nine Cherokees listed as "in transit" to dealers, a small break in a giant logjam; Chrysler's own data showed it had built 18,849 Cherokees at the plant in Toledo as of September 30, and production has continued since then. Chrysler has offered few specifics about the delay, saying it involved "powertrain calibration" issues and vowing that it would not let buyers have a half-baked SUV:
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee has an all-new nine-speed transmission, two new powertrains, three advanced four-wheel-drive systems and has undergone more than 14 million test miles in order to ensure the vehicle meets our highest quality standards. Once the latest powertrain calibration is validated, the company will be able to quickly update the powertrain software on Cherokees already built and ship vehicles to dealership around the country in quantity.
Complex may be an understatement. The nine-speed transmission, an industry first designed by German firm ZF but built by Chrysler at its own factory in Indiana, has been expected to see duty in many Chrysler front-wheel-drive models as a key part of the company's plan to meet future fuel efficiency standards. The electronics and chassis of the Cherokee come from a platform shared with Fiat. And because it's a Jeep, the Cherokee has not just a typical all-wheel-drive system for its four- and six-cylinder engines, but an optional off-roadable four-wheel-drive unit with trick pieces like a locking rear differential all of which has to work seamlessly with software controls.

Automakers occasionally have bumpy launches; last year Ford had to ship thousands of Lincoln MKZ sedans from Mexico to Michigan for repairs after factory troubles. And such delays hit the bottom line directly; automakers don't book a sale until a car leaves the factory, and dealers get antsy when they don't have the vehicles they expected to sell. But the alternative selling cars with known problems that then require customers to go back to the dealership a few months later would only shift Chrysler's reputation into low gear.
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Re: 2014 diesel production

So I was thinking of actually canceling and reordering my Jeep with 1 or 2 option changes... Think it'll take any longer to arrive than the one I ordered a few months ago that was built over 1 month ago?
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