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Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

marosenb: I'm feel so bad for your misfortune ! Very honorable for you to offer kind remarks for my pick-up! My mom should've named me "Murphy" because my style is making lemonade (when handed lemons). I hope to get blessed with a good truck !

torifile & adthebadstud: this is half mid-life crisis for me (40yrs OLD in Dec, which is why I went with the Summit) & Half necessity as I need a daily driver that won't make me sleep at work during every snow storm and can tow 6,000+ a few times a year, (which brought me to the JGC 4x4).

Can't wait for my pick-up tomorrow but hoping to drop the "Murphy's law" for a more refined version of me in my 40's - To be Continued ... - LOL
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Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

My Jeep is confused. I mentioned yesterday that it doesn't raise to OR1 when switching to sand mode. I went to the beach this morning and, as expected, had to raise the Jeep with the button. When I restarted the Jeep to leave it reverted to Auto which is normal. The height was still at OR1. When I switched to sand mode it lowered itself to normal ride height. Another press of the button raised it again.


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Wish I had more positive to say, but so far its been a giant headache. Basically, I took delivery on 4/24. While going over the car, there was some pieces of the Unconnect, on the Nav settings, that were greyed out and not responding. So my salesman had a technician come out to look at it, and took it in the back for an update. 30 minutes later they came back and said the system was dead, I need a new unconnect (unbelievable). They said it would be two days, and I made an appointment to go back on saturday for them to replace. So they call me friday, the 26th, and say unfortunately the piece is on backorder and their not sure when its coming in. Needless to say I flipped out. I'm paying for thousands of dollars worth of features (bluetooth, nav, backupcamera, radio) that I cant use. I cant even tell what the temperature is in the car. They offered to put me in a loaner but I refused. Obviously, I'm paying for a BRAND NEW CAR, and I want to drive my brand new car. I exchanged emails with Chrysler and they apologized and gave me an ETA of 5/15. The word "furious" cannot accurately describe how I feel. If another week goes by I'll probably take them up on the loaner offer. Still waiting for the dealership, or chrysler, to offer much, much more in the form of oil changes, washes, etc...but so far nothing.
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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.
Dealership here has been trying to get ahold of Chrysler to fix my door today. They said they walked the lot and all of them are slightly off. Most likely they won't do anything. They were able to fix the lighting, something just wasn't plugged in. It looks like just the chrome trim is off from the front door to the back door.
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Also, the service guy told me over the phone (haven't gone to pick it up yet) that the owner of the dealership was there and noticed my plates were from another dealership. And that he wanted to know:

A: if they could change them out and put their dealer plates and frame in?

B: was there something that happened or why did I go to a dealership that was an hour away instead of the one that is less than a mile from my office? He must have asked around because he knew that I had emailed back and forth with their internet guys a few times and it just didn't work out.

Answer to A was of course, no. I am going to put my college alumni plate frame there when I get my dmv plates.

Answer to B was (i was trying to not throw anyone under the bus) the other dealership responded the quickest with the best deal and knew the most about the vehicle.

It will be interesting if the owner tries to talk to me when I get in there to pick her up.
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Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

I posted this in the another thread too, but in case anyone was interested in an update:



Got my JGC back!

Hopefully that is the last round of issues. I am not holding my breath, but we will see.
I have to say, the dealership has been great. As frustrated as I have been, they have handled everything so well.

I wish I could say the same for Chrysler customer care. They really made a frustrating situation worse. Seriously, when I ask them what my options are, telling me to trade my vehicle in for a loss. Are you kidding me?!?

As for my Jeep: They told me that the broken left catalytic converter caused the first issue. When that went, it put strain/messed with the left oxygen sensors, but that issue did not show up until I was driving around after the first repair.

Still no mention on the phantom electric issues. They are still hoping it was a one time quirk.
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Well Chevy, I picked up my 2014 Overland on Monday. 200 mile trip home, through the mountains, 22 mpg and climbing I like that! I like the v6 8 speed combo. The only time I missed the hemi in my 2011 is when passing on 2 lanes roads. A few quality Issues. 3 of the 4 windows had the dreaded seal lip tucked in, couple of seconds work on each and problem gone. The piece of carpet that slides in the luggage compartment when you put the rear seats up or down was bent up. I would bet that dealer predelivery did this. Fixed it with a 2 day application of a heavy book (remember those?) I figured my kindle didn't have the needed heft. Passenger side front door sticks out slightly, will have this adjusted next time it is in the dealership. The left rear side of the hood sticks out above the cowl, This is not noticeable and all the other lines on the hood are perfect, so not going to mess with it. The steering wheel is canted ever so slightly to the right. I probably wouldn't notice this except that I used to be an alignment tech, and we don't have that many straight roads around here anyway. The select terrain control module was not snapped into place. Again an easy fix, but that really should have been caught before the vehicle reached me. The billet paint is flawless as far as I have been able to tell. It looks good on a cloudy day and brilliant on a sunny one. Only real glitch, and wondering if any one else has seen this, the eco light is now amber, not green. I noticed this during my return trip and it has stayed that way. Owners manual only mentions a green color. Eco mode seems to be working, quick shifts throttle lag etc and switch to sport mode changes this noticeably. any ideas on this? Chevy you should have the Tennessee's finest that I owe you by now. I sent it In Care Of Milous LOL! Seriously, PM me sometime about my whisky debt. Over all great vehicle so far, and build quality, features and interior are better than many many vehicles that are at much higher price points. Good Job Thanks
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Well Chevy, I picked up my 2014 Overland on Monday. 200 mile trip home, through the mountains, 22 mpg and climbing I like that! I like the v6 8 speed combo. The only time I missed the hemi in my 2011 is when passing on 2 lanes roads. A few quality Issues. 3 of the 4 windows had the dreaded seal lip tucked in, couple of seconds work on each and problem gone. The piece of carpet that slides in the luggage compartment when you put the rear seats up or down was bent up. I would bet that dealer predelivery did this. Fixed it with a 2 day application of a heavy book (remember those?) I figured my kindle didn't have the needed heft. Passenger side front door sticks out slightly, will have this adjusted next time it is in the dealership. The left rear side of the hood sticks out above the cowl, This is not noticeable and all the other lines on the hood are perfect, so not going to mess with it. The steering wheel is canted ever so slightly to the right. I probably wouldn't notice this except that I used to be an alignment tech, and we don't have that many straight roads around here anyway. The select terrain control module was not snapped into place. Again an easy fix, but that really should have been caught before the vehicle reached me. The billet paint is flawless as far as I have been able to tell. It looks good on a cloudy day and brilliant on a sunny one. Only real glitch, and wondering if any one else has seen this, the eco light is now amber, not green. I noticed this during my return trip and it has stayed that way. Owners manual only mentions a green color. Eco mode seems to be working, quick shifts throttle lag etc and switch to sport mode changes this noticeably. any ideas on this? Chevy you should have the Tennessee's finest that I owe you by now. I sent it In Care Of Milous LOL! Seriously, PM me sometime about my whisky debt. Over all great vehicle so far, and build quality, features and interior are better than many many vehicles that are at much higher price points. Good Job Thanks
Glad you like it.

Hey can you shoot a couple pics of that hood issue? I know you said it's not a big deal, but I'd like to look into it and see what happened. You said the lines seem even, so I'm curious if its a bad hood, or the brackets are bent on one side or something.

They're always on me for suggestions of how to improve processes and stuff, so I'm gonna start laying this shit on them and maybe they'll leave me alone. Or fix what needs fixin!
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My Jeep is confused. I mentioned yesterday that it doesn't raise to OR1 when switching to sand mode. I went to the beach this morning and, as expected, had to raise the Jeep with the button. When I restarted the Jeep to leave it reverted to Auto which is normal. The height was still at OR1. When I switched to sand mode it lowered itself to normal ride height. Another press of the button raised it again.


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Are you sure it's supposed to go to OR1 when you go to sand? My '14 Overland doesn't. When I go to mud or rock, it goes to OR1, however.

I'm sitting in my Jeep as I type this now and just tested it.
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Are you sure it's supposed to go to OR1 when you go to sand? My '14 Overland doesn't. When I go to mud or rock, it goes to OR1, however.

I'm sitting in my Jeep as I type this now and just tested it.
Not only did it do it when I first got the Jeep, but in the owner's manual, third printing;

"Sand Off road calibration for use on low traction
surfaces such as sand or wet grass. Driveline is maximized
for traction. Some binding may be felt on less
forgiving surfaces. The electronic brake controls are set
to limit traction control management of throttle and
wheel spin. If equipped with air suspension, the level
will change to Off-Road 1."
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I just picked up a 2014 Laredo E from the dealer on Monday. Got the Black Forest Green which is an amazing color. So far, we are loving the Jeep and the gas mileage has been averaging 24-25 which is outstanding! We have had a glitch with Uconnect, but I am hopeful that the Uconnect update will fix it. My dealer had no idea about it, which shocked me. First Jeep here, but I am sold...so far.
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The rocket surgeon who made the ECO mode to default on needs to be shot.
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I wish you can either set it off.
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