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Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

Uconnect I think has been much better than I expected. One thing that is annoying is switching from radio to sd card. Huge difference in volume. I don't want to blow the speakers out...anyone know if there is a setting on it to reduce the volume on the ad card source?
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I realized another problem. I'm not sure if it started when all the warning lights came on.

When I go into sand or snow mode the Jeep no longer raises into OR1 height. It raises OK if I press the button so it's not a big deal. Just something that was working originally and decided to quit.



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So I got my Jeep back a few hours ago. They replaced the left catalytic converter, and also had to do some work on the manifold. He said mechanically it all tested out.

For the electrical issues and the instrument cluster: There were four DTC's present in the ABS module. However, the cause for the DTC's was not present, so he said let's just hope it is something quirky that will only happen once.
He said the grounding issue had nothing to do with it.

On the happy side, I drove it home, and the engine sounded and felt even better than when I first picked it up. Breaks felt a little off to me, but I think it is just in my head now, based on what happened. She's going to need to give me a little time before I trust her fully.
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A couple days into my first jeep and I'm not noticing anything I don't like except for that bracket rattle. I've been , to be a little dramatic, delighted by several things like some of the nav features. And the Bluetooth audio steaming. Cool. I love the space and the way she feels on the road. I love not worrying about having to baby it over some bumps and road imperfections. I'm a happy camper. Now I just need to sell my bmw and all will be good.
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Just traded in my 2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo for a 2014 Overland today. Put about 100 miles on it, so far the ride is much smoother (most likely do to advancements as well as the 20" tires). Also the cabin is much quieter than the 2011 ever was. Will be making a thorough inspection of the vehicle tomorrow, but did notice that the instrument panel "glass" had a slight scratch in it, most likely due to the dealer.

I LOVE the 7" display and the 8.4" display, I am a network/systems administrator and love having so much info at the touch of a finger. I have played around with the bluetooth, and the Uconnect app and am very impressed. There are a few things I have found that are annoying, when I use the phone it stays on the phone screen, in the 2011 after I hung up a call the information about the call was gone and it resumed normal operation at the last screen I was using. I also find it a minor annoyance that it does not display my battery and signal level on all screens. These are minor details, the improvements over the 2011 outweigh these, but the point of the thread was for issues people have noticed.

My wife loves the panoramic sun roof, and I love the feel and the ride of having the Overland.

Other than that I am very pleased, 3rd Jeep GC I have had, 2002, 2011, and now 2014, and for the most part very impressed.

I am sure as with the 2011 there will be some bugs to work out but that is to be expected.

Now if you were to ask me about our 2012 Patriot, I would say Jeep dropped the ball on that one.
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A couple days into my first jeep and I'm not noticing anything I don't like except for that bracket rattle. I've been , to be a little dramatic, delighted by several things like some of the nav features. And the Bluetooth audio steaming. Cool. I love the space and the way she feels on the road. I love not worrying about having to baby it over some bumps and road imperfections. I'm a happy camper. Now I just need to sell my bmw and all will be good.
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NICE!!! Congrats on the new ride!
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I forgot about the directions on the 7" display. Freaking cool.

I wish the clock were more visible. And that connecting my iPhone via USB gave me the same proper control of my podcast app (forward should skip about 30 seconds rather than change tracks).
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Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

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I'm going to pick up my 2014 Summit tomorrow. Did I read your post right ? Do you have the LIFETIME - UNLIMITED MAX CARE Extended warrantee on your 2014 or were you referring to the Jeep you bought when you were an employee in '03?.

I inquired about the lifetime and was told that they don't offer it on the 2014. (NY/NJ)

Wondering if you could set me straight on this.

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Just got back from the dealer after having them look at my-misaligned door.
Dealer couldnt do anything and had to send pictures into Chrysler and see what the next step would be.

These are some of the pictures I had taken.

1. shows how the rear door is sticking out when fully closed
2. shows the gap at the top between the front and rear door
3. shows the chrome piece at the rear trunk window. hard to see, but theres a little gap and where it should be flush against the car
Hey drongbar, were you ever able to get the door fixed? I have an appointment for mine for tomorrow. I think I posted the pictures in another thread but I don't remember where now. I also notice on the same door that the ambient lighting doesnt work in the cupholders or door handle. I'm wondering if they maybe grabbed a door from a Limited model accidentally instead of the overland? I don't know. This has been the only problem with the vehicle so far, I'm waiting to get it fixed before I "show off" pics of the beast (or beauty).
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Uconnect I think has been much better than I expected. One thing that is annoying is switching from radio to sd card. Huge difference in volume. I don't want to blow the speakers out...anyone know if there is a setting on it to reduce the volume on the ad card source?

Think the only thing we can do is have the equalizer at conservative settings . At first i only tried the radio xm / hd and had to almost max the bass on the equalizer to be happy with the sound but once i tried a SD card i decided to go back to the default and a tad lower
I guess you could play with the equalizer everytime you switch from radio to SD but would kinda be a pita.
Wondering if anybody did some major changes to the audio in 2014's . The only thing i saw was smbd replacing a dash speaker or smth.
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Got mine yesterday, everything I have tried works great so far and I love this car! I will post my initial thoughts Sunday afternoon after I do a weekend road trip; But in the limited driving I have done so far, releasing the accelerator stops the car much sooner than I am used to in any car, feels like when I manually engine break in the mountains, but it doesn't do so in drive mode. So I am going to have to get in the groove of switching between modes when driving, plus hitting the Eco button off when I get in and hitting the QL parking mode button when I get at my destination.
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Hey drongbar, were you ever able to get the door fixed? I have an appointment for mine for tomorrow. I think I posted the pictures in another thread but I don't remember where now. I also notice on the same door that the ambient lighting doesnt work in the cupholders or door handle. I'm wondering if they maybe grabbed a door from a Limited model accidentally instead of the overland? I don't know. This has been the only problem with the vehicle so far, I'm waiting to get it fixed before I "show off" pics of the beast (or beauty).
I was at the dealer earlier and they were able to fix it this time around. Originally said they would need to send it to a body shop to fix, but they tried again and redid something on the seal.
Said they then tested to make sure there were no leaks anywhere. Its alot better now. It still might be a little off, but its no longer visible unless you really look at it. Doors are flush and nothing sticks out. And I figure its good enough and dont want the Jeep to go to the body shop and get messed with there.
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