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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

I blocked out the plates for privacy reasons but they match the car perfectly

I purchased a Qi slimline card made for iPhone 5 & 6 worth lightning connector from ebay (I'll PM the link if you're interested) and it WORKS! And that's with a case on it too.

Also iOS 8.1 beta 1 DOES fix the issue I had with Bluetooth and connections - my partner says it's the cleanest BT connection he's ever heard....

I'll write more over the weekend - right now I'm sitting on a Belgrave train next to a bogan woman (not sure that word sums her up!) smoking in between carriages

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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

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I blocked out the plates for privacy reasons but they match the car perfectly

I purchased a Qi slimline card made for iPhone 5 & 6 worth lightning connector from ebay (I'll PM the link if you're interested) and it WORKS! And that's with a case on it too.

Also iOS 8.1 beta 1 DOES fix the issue I had with Bluetooth and connections - my partner says it's the cleanest BT connection he's ever heard....

I'll write more over the weekend - right now I'm sitting on a Belgrave train next to a bogan woman (not sure that word sums her up!) smoking in between carriages
Excellent Paul. I would appreciate the link to the Qi card for the iPhone so I can purchase it my husbands phone. His is the phone that most needs it because he does the long trips where he needs 'chargability' (is that even a word?) - not so much for my HTC (short trips - don't need charging whilst in the vehicle).

Good to know also that iOS 8.1 beta 1 fixes the issues. I was concerned with regards to husbands iPhone.

Yes, I agree with him (your partner) - Uconnect globally has a reputation of being significantly better than other in-car systems (although, we still do have minor issues but all up, an outstanding system)

Re: Bogan woman - Live and let live.

Look forward to your thoughts next week once you've had the weekend with her. (Be kind )
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

Anyone seen or driven a Diesel yet ?
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Anyone seen or driven a Diesel yet ?
There is a Limited diesel sitting at our dealership (Macarthur Jeep Narellan - delivered a few weeks ago) which upon taking delivery they rang and said 'come and take it for a drive' and which we had all good intention of doing so last week, but things got hectic and very busy with our business and so we haven't quite made it there sadly.

Next week (and the week after) we are in NZ so maybe we 'might' (I say that expectantly) get there prior to the arrival and subsequent delivery of our CRD KL and take it for a drive.

Or maybe not... There are not enough hours in a day unfortunately.
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This morning I got the dreaded (at least in my world) service park brake warning yet again - fortunately for me I was in a position to drive it straight to a dealership - but this is the third time in less than three months and it is costing me real money. In love with the car and hope they can fix it this time


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Hello all - I apologise for the length of this post but ....

So Wednesday afternoon I ring the dealer and they say they are still working to locate the issue. Thursday morning I ring them 1st thing and they tell me that their electrician is working on it and that the park brake locked on this morning and they could not release it. Later that day I ring them and they tell me that they have replaced the switch which seems to have fixed the problem. I say to them - no - the last time that I had it in you replaced the switch and told me that if that didn't work then it definitely would be the wiring harness. They tell me no they have checked the wiring harness and can find no fault and the last time it was in a module was replaced. I say no - that was the time before at Cessnock and then the next time was with you guys and you replaced the switch. They were adamant that they replaced the module. I say "Is it working now?" They say yes - I say I will pick it up in a few hours. I pick it up yesterday afternoon and drive it a few hours home.

This morning I get up to go to work and guess what - "Service Park Brake" Starts flashing. I drive to work (I have to work the next four days straight with at the least 12 hour shifts) I ring the dealer at 7am and they say that someone will ring me back in a half hour. Around 10am I ring again and they tell me that someone will ring me. Around midday I ring again and get the same response - I say no - I am not being rude but this is simply not good enough. They then get someone to the line that takes my call and he appears very concerned - unfortunately our call gets cut off and it is a number of hours before I can get back in touch with him. I explain to him that there is simply no way I can get the car to him till tuesday morning and, given the recent history, there is no way that I am confident that the vehicle will not lock on its' park brakes in the mean time. The service guy tells me that they will need it for at least a week so that they can strip the wiring out to get to the cause of the issue. Together we come up in a strategy to not put the vehicle in park but to turn the engine off while in drive and to start it while in neutral - because as soon as the car is placed into park the park brake comes on - I have checked the u connect setting and this feature is definitely disabled yet it comes on anyway as soon as the lever is shifted into park.

I then ring Jeep assist to tell them that as of Tuesday morning I will be without a vehicle - they tell me that as I have not broken down over 100 km from home then I was not covered for a loan vehicle- not particularly good news as I work 2 jobs and need transportation to get to both. They refer me to Chrysler/Jeep Australia who tell me that they do not usually provide a hire/loan vehicle in these circumstances - I plead my case and point out that this is the fourth time that the vehicle is going in to repair the same issue and it is not even two Months old - in fact it appears to have spent more time with dealers getting repaired - than with me. The nice lady then tells me that she will arrange for an hire car to be provided to me on Tuesday for a five day period.

I then get home at 9pm tonight after starting at 6am and find out that you just can't turn the engine off without placing the vehicle into park - it simply will not turn off in neutral or drive (or reverse for that matter as I tried in desperation - I thought I may be able to as it is keyless). I am now faced with the almost certain prospect that the vehicle brakes will lock on (probably at the worst time) leaving me stranded. My last car I had from new for six years and did not have a single issue and cost nowhere near the cost of this one.

I love this car when it works - I want this car but really how much does a person have to endure? I do again apologise for the length of my post but if anyone experiences anything similar this may be of some use for them. Thanks,


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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

yes Matt you can't turn the engine off in Neutral, I've tried this too and I think it's not safe, there was a case some years ago of a runaway Ford on a freeway where the accelerator got stuck and I think in the end the only way they stopped it was to put it into N and cut the ignition. Of course if it's revving flat out and you put it into N and don't cut the engine something will blow.

You have good reason to be fairly peeved by now. I would be asking for a replacement vehicle, not a loan car, a new car.
It's certainly time that you start collecting your evidence dates and times in case you need to slug it out with the company.

I have annoying glitches with my car but they are minor and don't detract from the fact that it's a great car to drive and it's only let me down once, you on the other hand cant drive yours or can't rely on it, the thing about a new car is you expect it to be reliable.
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Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

I agree with sflattop Matt. I would be starting to think replacement vehicle. Document everything as mentioned.

What's your dealer like?

I'm so sorry you're going through this. No one minds (well relatively speaking) a Lemon vehicle - it's just the handling of the issue that makes the difference.
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Hey all...

Thought I'd give you another update

So it's day 3 and already we've done 600+ km's - it was the weekend and it was too good to stay inside.

So first trip was to Healesville to see my Mum (who likes the car), and most of the trip is varying speed limits, but it was my first chance to try Adaptive Cruise Control on some of the more open stretches (i.e. 80km and above). I LOVE IT. More on that later.

It is a bit unusual hefting around a car twice the weight as our previous one, especially around corners but that's just an adjustment thing.

Still getting used to reversing with sensors and a camera - I tend to rely on the camera moreso - it's brighter (if not blurry) at night but enough to see what you've got behind you.

The tyres were all up about 41 psi according to the tyre monitors, although when i went to adjust them one was 35 - they are all now at 38, although was going to try at the suggested 33 as well.

Tinting - thinking about doing it with Australian Auto Tint - although after conversing with a mate of mine who was in Highway Patrol for years says that adding 25% that's suggested by the tinter is (1) illegal and (2) could possibly void any insurance claims if that's found out....so that's on hold. Anyone else tinted their Cherokee KL ?
Apparently the privacy glass would get a 70% film for the UV to match the fronts. I just don't want to be illegal.

Then today, we went Blackburn > Geelong > Queenscliff and back - sitting on freeway 70% of the trip, and again on ACC - it's just amazing and makes the driving experience far more enjoyable - i don't call it 'dumb' driving but it certainly stops you ever tailgating (it's on the nearest gap, which still gives you about 1.5-2 cars length in front). The only time it's a bit weird is if you change lanes, and once the car works out it needs to speed up, it takes a few more seconds, but you can always kick in the accelerator before that.

Even got it to a complete stop at lights which then changed within the 2 seconds that it allows to keep moving without intervention, so it's great in that respect. I can't remember, but I think it uses the brakes to control speed down as opposed to the engine braking, but I might be wrong.

The fuel economy was quite surprising for a car this size - over 291km we got down to 8.4l/100km !

Also on the tech side, took along an SD card and a USB to test how they went with music - and you don't need to go crazy with extra programs - just find the MP3 files (I don't think it plays WAV or AAC) and put them in an individual folder - uConnect finds them.

If you play off Bluetooth you lose the ability to 'scrub' using the timeline marker on the top of the screen or playlists as opposed to the other means.

Finding the iPhone on 8.1 Beta 1 works fine with the phone, and do have far better quality out of it to callers than any other system, plus the QI Card allows me to charge the phone out of sight (stops me looking at it while I drive, not that I would.....ahem). I updated uConnect to 14.25.5 (it arrived with 14.05.03 or whatever the first one was).

Have been starting the car remotely pretty much every time (spooks people sometimes...), remote tailgate opening and closing and love memory seats (part of the luxury pack, glad we got it).

Our Black Lab Vana (pictured below) loves the car and sleeps after the first few kilometres, although she's still getting used to jumping higher than she used to, and we have to find a way of protecting the back seat where she sometimes scuffs it (we have a dog blanket on there but it shifts around a bit).

Noticed a few Grand Cherokee owners taking a bit of a second look, and finding myself discreetly trying to look if others are looking at the car - it's got such an aggressive/mean front like nothing else around.

Finally, I'm getting a niggling feeling we might have the "Jeep wobble"...wish i hadn't read about it, but you can't avoid seeing things like that when you research intensively. I notice it when at low speed taking off from a start and then accelerating - as it seems to be indicated, it's around gear 2-3 as far as I can tell.

Our 1000km service is approaching so I will take note of these things, and also will get the service department to tell me what TSB's got applied before we got the car, and to get them to do whatever ones are due currently. I have heard the transmission needs to learn and that TSB's might fix it - I don't want to have the soured enjoyment or "living with it".

PS - Is the 1000km service free ?

More to come !
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1000klm service is free, all it is check this, check that.
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Interesting, My dealer told me not to bother with the 1000 klm service so I didn't....
Not that I've had any issues but my sales guy has called me at least 4 times in the last 3 months to make sure I'm happy... and I've mentioned any issues to him. It's important for those guys to keep up to speed on issues as well.

I did discuss TSB's with him and he offered to book me in if I wanted any done but at this stage I'll hold off until December when things quieten down a bit at work and I'll get at least the transmission tsb done.

I got about 8.4/100 on the trip to Geelong last week as well but it was ruined by the trip back in very heavy traffic. It's the short runs that kill the TH's economy... it shoots up to 13 or 14 quickly with a few milk bar runs....
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We have owned jeep vehicles since 1984 and this kl limited tops them all,
great to drive with heaps of get up and go great handling very good economy with all the gizmo's you could ever want and the latest technology built in. We love it, very happy jeep owners.bryan frederick golden beach queensland australia.
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