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Re: Need help from experience diesel owners

Had mine just over a year and other than a few tweaks they had to do, all under warranty it has been a very good vehicle over the 30K I have taken it so far. I average 27 MPG for the life of the vehicle and I live where we lose mileage with winter fuel.

The Problems with the DEF system seem to be pretty common. I had no problems until about 25K. Then it was code after code. I am scheduled to get a new CAT that is supposed to fix all the problems but given that I did not have a code until 25 K it will be a year before I really believe that they have the problem fixed. My son has one also and his is in the shop having a new CAT installed after they pretty much replaced the DEF system (pumps and injectors). I can't start it remotely because of the code, but I pretty much do not use that feature so it is not a major issue for me.

I think the power, and ride quality alone makes me pretty happy with my purchase but I expected some issues on a totally new vehicle and honestly I think they are fewer and with the exception of the DEF issues they are pretty minor.

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23k km with zero issues
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Re: Need help from experience diesel owners

Mine was an april/may build (cant remember which month), bought on 12/26/2014. Summit 2WD. 4WD would have been nice for resale although not needed. I've installed the DEF injector skid plate - no brainer to do so. Only have 1k miles on it. Love the vehicle. my ONLY gripe is :

Cant find running boards designed to fit the Summit Trim for this ride.
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Protect that DeF injector!!

I know a guy lol !!
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Mine was built in the fall of 2014 which was the end of the 1st production run where they all sat in parking lots for weeks waiting for the DEF systems to get installed.

30,000 miles and no issues so far...
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Keep in mind this engine has already been used overseas since 2012, ZF HP8 Transmission was first used by BMW in 2008. It's fairly proven, except for some programming updates.


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Re: Need help from experience diesel owners

I agree you can get a skewed view of issues on these forums.

I personally join to learn more about the vehicles.

I have a 4X2 2014 JGC Ecodiesel. Only used the 4X4 capabilty three(3) times in last vehicle.

Have owned Jeep diesels in the past (2006 Jeep liberty).

Never been dissatisified, This one replaced the Liberty; just a nicer vehicle.

No ecodiesels available in Jeep around here right now as they've increased the diesel allocation to Ram for early 2015 (hot seller).

So far so good @ 2 weeks of ownership.

I anticipate a long and productive relationship.
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Re: Need help from experience diesel owners

My one suggestion is to get the DEF injector plate and get it installed first thing. About $200 will save you big headaches and get you into a solid vehicle. Otherwise, watch out for puddles, snow, and twigs. No joke

Who installs the DEF injector plate?
Can the dealer?
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Any qualified mechanic can for sure. Most ppl can as well. Dealers have no problems installing it from my experience as well as others on this forum.
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Re: Need help from experience diesel owners

Saturday we'll have our 15 JGC Overland EcoDiesel for two weeks. Drove it over 600 miles to bring it home @ about 29 mpg.


We have the ORA II Group as well as the Advncd Tech Group. Learned a lot just spending two days driving home.


Need to look into the DEF system plate immediately - doesn't four skid plates in the ORA II package cover the DEF area in question?


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doesn't four skid plates in the ORA II package cover the DEF area in question?
Unfortunately, no.
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Saturday we'll have our 15 JGC Overland EcoDiesel for two weeks. Drove it over 600 miles to bring it home @ about 29 mpg.


We have the ORA II Group as well as the Advncd Tech Group. Learned a lot just spending two days driving home.


Need to look into the DEF system plate immediately - doesn't four skid plates in the ORA II package cover the DEF area in question?


Happy with our new JGC - already have nearly 1500 miles.

It does not
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