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Old 11-19-2013, 06:20 PM
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Sport mode is addictive... I love that it lowers you into aero and keeps you there and the difference in feel while driving is significant.

Of course, my average mileage is down to 22 mpg....
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After my first uConnect update, which said that all installed well, the VR stopped working with the Nav and unless the heat was set on Hi the auto setting on the climate control would only blow cold air out of the front vents. After reinstalling the same software a second time, these problems went away. Just an FYI and wondering if anyone else had the same prob. PS: My Block heater cord is immediately behind the passengers side fuse/relay box. I had trouble finding it also as the cord was tied up and looked flimsier than what I was looking for. Went in with a flashlight and found it. PPS: You will want to look at Willix's trailering thread on how to take the hitch cover off. There is a trick to it. Look at the last pictures. 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY
I've looked and looked and the cord isn't there. Waiting to hear from the dealer on next step. I did see Willx's post on the hitch cover, very helpful. I use my hitch every couple of weeks and am not sure if I'll put the cover on and off as that looks nicer, or if I should just leave it off. We'll see what works best. I'm guessing the cover may get easier to take on/off over time.
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Hi Guys messaging you all the way from Australia...picked up car yesterday..black on black diesel but low and behold has to go back Friday as they hadn't done the update or the recall which to me was pretty ridiculous as they should have done before delivering me the car.... with regards to mileage or as we call it kms...I have done a quarter of a tank already and 200kms/125miles is that normal or should it be more...im not thrashing the car but I thought I would have got more kms out of a quarter of a tank...also sunroof has a rattle, have heard others have same problem is there a fix for this???

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:37 PM
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Hi Guys messaging you all the way from Australia...picked up car yesterday..black on black diesel but low and behold has to go back Friday as they hadn't done the update or the recall which to me was pretty ridiculous as they should have done before delivering me the car..
I'm not sure what update or recall you are referring to. Can you elaborate? I had to install the latest Uconnect update, but it took me less time to do it myself than to take it back to the dealer.
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... with regards to mileage or as we call it kms...I have done a quarter of a tank already and 200kms/125miles is that normal or should it be more...im not thrashing the car but I thought I would have got more kms out of a quarter of a tank...
Depends on what kind of driving you are doing, and remember that it will take 10,000 or more miles for this engine to really break in. On my trip home from the dealer, which is mostly urban freeway, I got 29.5mpg. That would be 180 miles on 1/4 tank. However, on my local driving around home where I rarely go above 45mph, I'm now getting 23mpg. 1/4 of a tank at 23 mpg is 140 miles. If you are getting the EPA 21mpg in city driving that is 128 miles on a 1/4 tank. So the answer is, it depends...
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:50 PM
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Just got my new plates. I was amused and intrigued to see that my randomly-generated license plate was 7CRD869. CRD right there!

My plan was to move my personalized plate from the Explorer to the Jeep, but I'm half-tempted to keep these plates. Probably won't, but I still thought it was cool ...

acilate - I'm guessing yours will also be a 7CRD plate. Gonna keep it?
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:09 PM
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I have done a quarter of a tank already and 200kms/125miles is that normal or should it be more...
You really should look at the EVIC/trip mpg/kpl and not calculate it from the fuel tank indicator. You can't be certain that the 1st gauge marker is actually 1/4 tank. Most of those gauges are not calibrated and are there just to give you a rough indication of how much is left. You can also use the "dual fill" method where you:
1. Completely fill the tank.
2. Reset the trip meter (or record the odometer reading)
3. Drive for a while.
4. Again fill the tank completely and record the pump reading.
5. Calculate average consumption by dividing the distance traveled by the pump reading recorded in step 4.
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One of the things I've noticed on my new GC is the lower interior door panels are plastic and very easily scratched and scuffed. They already had scuff marks before I ever got in. The problem is just that it is hard to keep from kicking them with shoes when getting in and out. Any thoughts on some kind of protection for this area? Grandma's plastic couch covers? Maybe some kind of stick on carpet or something?
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I've looked and looked and the cord isn't there. Waiting to hear from the dealer on next step. I did see Willx's post on the hitch cover, very helpful. I use my hitch every couple of weeks and am not sure if I'll put the cover on and off as that looks nicer, or if I should just leave it off. We'll see what works best. I'm guessing the cover may get easier to take on/off over time.
Diesel supplement page 50 on the printed version and 54 on the pdf version (picture of engine compartment) item #2 on the picture is the power distribution center. My cord is immediately behind this, velcroed to itself and to a tube running right to left behind it. If it's not there, I would think the dealer can still install it for you.

I incorrectly told you that the power distribution center was a fuse or relay box before. In any event, congratulations and I hope you enjoy your new Jeep!
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If it's not there, I would think the dealer can still install it for you.
They could if there was a part that you could order .... Theres no part number yet for the cord. I'd like to get one installed but can't, at least not yet.
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

FYI, The SiriusXM free trial we get with our new JGC's includes SiriusXM Internet Radio, so don't miss using it to listen to SiriusXM over the Internet. Once the year is over, renewal of whatever we have now as trial will cost over $265/yr
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FYI, The SiriusXM free trial we get with our new JGC's includes SiriusXM Internet Radio, so don't miss using it to listen to SiriusXM over the Internet. Once the year is over, renewal of whatever we have now as trial will cost over $265/yr
I always just let mine expire and wait for them to call. I normally have to tell them that it's too expensive and get off the phone. The next call works out to be about $10/mo. Tell them that you refuse to allow automatic renewal to avoid the price going through the roof.

Wash, rinse, and repeat yearly.

I do really enjoy having it on road trips, although the ubiquity of good 4G connections is reducing my need for Sirius.
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On the Goodyear Adventure All terrain tires in 265/65r18 Okay. These are great tires. I took the truck down one of my favorite motorcycle roads and I got solid handling in the twistys... no roll, no squeal, no slipping. VERY nice. Then did some highway time on the tires as well... In the words of the immortal Sgt Schultz, "I hear nothing!" Very quiet... no road noise above normal wind sounds. I swear they are as quiet as the stock tires. HIGHLY recommend these at this point. If they perform as well off road as they do on (and I have some reason to believe they will) then they are a great tire for this truck. I will have to take another pic with the new tires to replace my sigpic...
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Getting mine put on now! Will report back. I went back and forth on it and decided to just to stick w/ the stock size.
Good call on these tires. Had them put on today and had to run around town a bit so got a good mix of freeway and city driving in. First impression, they are noticeably more aggressive looking, the pictures don't do them much justice (especially the one I took). Big fan of how they look on the jeep.

The ride is surprisingly very good. It feels at least as good as the Lats in terms of ride comfort and noise. The only thing that remains is to see how it does in terms of gas mileage (don't think I'm dodging that bullet) and off road.

Apologies in advance for the horrible picture, didn't have a chance to take a pic until I got home later in the evening.
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