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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

I just found the link to the TSB's on this site, I should lounge around here more often

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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

Well new transmission in place now for a month now and I'm loving my car. Done almost 3,000km so far. On 1200km run, mostly freeway 9.5lt per 100. In city around 13lt per 100
By the away, the layers assured me if happens 1 more time they confident to get my money back. Hope it won't come to it


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Old 09-02-2014, 03:45 AM
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

I'm still finding the iBrake to be a bit of a pain in the ass, it goes off at least 3-4 times a week, today it went off as I navigated between a turning motorbike pulling right and a stationary car on the left at a 2 lane wide intersection. ABS came on and I had to accelerate through it. At no point was I going to hit anything with an estimated half meter on each side....
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

Can you turn that feature off ?
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

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Can you turn that feature off ?
Looks like it's adjustable, I will check tomorrow.... from a US or Canadian guide...

Forward CollisionWarning (FCW)With Mitigation
• The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system with mitigation provides the driver
with audible warnings, visual warnings (within the EVIC), and may apply a brake
jerk to warn the driver when it detects a potential frontal collision. The warnings
and limited autonomous braking are intended to provide the driver with enough
time to react, avoid or mitigate the potential collision.
Turning FCW ON Or OFF
NOTE:
The default status of FCW is “On”, this allows the system to warn you of a possible
collision with the vehicle in front of you when you are farther away and it applies
limited braking. This gives you the most reaction time to avoid a possible collision.
• The forward collision button is located below the climate controls, on the switch
panel.
• To turn the FCW system OFF, press the forward collision button once to turn the
system OFF (led turns on).
• To turn the FCW system back ON, press the forward collision button again to turn
the system ON (led turns off).
Changing FCW Status
• The FCW feature has three settings and can be changed within the Uconnect®
System Screen:
• Far
• Near
• Off
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

I'm a "city driver" so the FCW can be a PITA but I'm trying to like/value it. The FCW seems to consider proximity and straight ahead closing speed, but apparently not steering input - IMHO. When doing the "swing around" maneuver, FCW warns & brakes even when steering input is solving the problem. FCW could be a bit smarter.

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Looks like it's adjustable, I will check tomorrow.... from a US or Canadian guide...

Forward CollisionWarning (FCW)With Mitigation
• The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system with mitigation provides the driver
with audible warnings, visual warnings (within the EVIC), and may apply a brake
jerk to warn the driver when it detects a potential frontal collision. The warnings
and limited autonomous braking are intended to provide the driver with enough
time to react, avoid or mitigate the potential collision.
Turning FCW ON Or OFF
NOTE:
The default status of FCW is “On”, this allows the system to warn you of a possible
collision with the vehicle in front of you when you are farther away and it applies
limited braking. This gives you the most reaction time to avoid a possible collision.
• The forward collision button is located below the climate controls, on the switch
panel.
• To turn the FCW system OFF, press the forward collision button once to turn the
system OFF (led turns on).
• To turn the FCW system back ON, press the forward collision button again to turn
the system ON (led turns off).
Changing FCW Status
• The FCW feature has three settings and can be changed within the Uconnect®
System Screen:
• Far
• Near
• Off
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

I like the FCW feature more now I've turned down the sensitivity.
Today there were no false alarms.

Love the auto dipping high beams as well
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I like the FCW feature more now I've turned down the sensitivity.
Today there were no false alarms.

Love the auto dipping high beams as well
Yes. Understand. We have the sensitivity turned up on the Grand and it has gone off unexpectedly and when least expected a few times.

I think though, I'll keep it to the same setting when we take delivery of the KL because although at times painful, I'm at least used to it.
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

Performance update.
Today I was using the car and wanted to put some packages in the back, I pushed the button twice on the remote for the electric tailgate and the lights flashed twice but the tailgate didn't raise, i tried again, no good.
When I got to the car I was able to open the tailgate manually and close it but it wouldn't latch and was sitting in the closed position but free.
There was nothing I could do to reset it, lock, unlock, hold the tailgate down and lock, I tried looking for sensors or obstructions, nothing. I secured it and drove home, called the dealer at 4:45pm and spoke to service who recommended calling road assist and getting the battery disconnected to trigger a reset.

This fixed the issue and after the initial disappointment of a new car letting me down I'm happy enough that it was easily resolved.

Now I'm carrying a 10mm spanner in the back should I get stuck again
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Would you need Jeep Assist/RACV to disconnect the battery, or is it something you can do yourself ? Did it reset everything with uConnect, etc ?
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

Just found JG and wanted to post about our TH.

We were originally in the market for a bigger car and had stopped by the dealer to take a look at the GC but the Cherokee grabbed the attention. Pictures don't really do it justice, and maybe it's a love/hate thing for some, but we loved the look of it! It's got character. After doing a bit of shopping around, we decided on model and options that we wanted and were lucky to find one on the ship already. The TH looks awesome in white with the matt black grille, red tow hooks and TH badges.

The TH is on daily duty and with our other car being diesel I wasn't bothered by the official fuel consumption figures. Despite that, it's impressed me...on daily duty it averages about 11 but on a recent interstate trip loaded to the roof with camping and sporting gear it was doing 7.5 - 8.5L/100 per tank, depending on the terrain being more level freeway or more hilly open road. It's now completed over 5k and hasn't missed a beat.

The interior is well appointed, but not so overkill that I'm worried about getting it dirty - it's a Jeep after all, and it will get used as intended! The rubber mats in the footwells look good and catch the dirt, but IMO they don't extend far enough and the dark carpet catches some muck too. The red stitching on the leather seats is a nice touch, and I find the seats very comfortable even on the above extended road trip. Manual controls only on the passenger seat is a bit cheap though. The centre console and dash are neatly laid out and functional, with the exception of the cruise control buttons on the wheel - having both the normal and adaptive cruise control buttons next to each other is an accident waiting to happen. The mood lighting at night gives it a premium look, and the screen between the dials can be configured quite extensively. Really liking the Uconnect, a big step up from most of the german competitor systems (not to mention anything else...), it's easy to use and responsive with no stupid dials to be turning just so. Voice control for the nav doesn't work here but since I struggle with some place names I'm not bothered, and none of the voice control systems I've ever used in the past really work all that well anyway. So far the only thing I don't like is the panic mode - when it slams on the anchors on the highway when someone takes a left exit. I will play with the settings posted above (thanks for that) and see how it goes. When we first got the TH we found the lack of dead pedal a bit of a strange omission, but in reality we forgot about it pretty quickly (my other car is a manual, so maybe that's why!)

I've owned a number of premium cars over the years and while there are aspects of the interior that won't scare the Germans (like the bare metal sunroof surround, what were they thinking?), it might well make them think about their lofty price structure. The Cherokee is good value for what you get IMO, especially when you compare with the likes of a Q5 or X3 and consider that the TH will be as happy as off-road. So far, so good and we feel the TH is a good fit for our lifestyle
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

Hi RedDevil

Good to hear another Aust owner that has taken delivery of the KL and found their way to JG and is enjoying the vehicle.

There is a good review with regards to the TH in this months 4x4 mag as well - towards the back in their 'Garage' section.

Still waiting for movement on our CRD. It's a good thing that I tend towards patience as a trait.

Do you have a pic of your TH that you can post?
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