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Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

I've gotten into the habit of turning it off on every start up. Know what I found out?

I don't need sport mode. All I have to do is step on the gas.



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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
My2014 Eco light is also Amber - think someone needs to update the new owners manual
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My2014 Eco light is also Amber - think someone needs to update the new owners manual
They are only up to version 3 for the 2014. They'll get around to making it accurate eventually. And I always hear people complain about instructions that come with Chinese stuff. These vehicles are made in Detroit. Translating into English must be a tough job.
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I don't take my truck out of Eco mode. It will never surpass the performance of my 335, so why bother? Maybe when I'm climbing in the mountains I'll do it but not for puttering around town.
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The ECO mode is the default because it gives the best mileage for the EPA ratings. If it was optional the ratings would have to be lower and sales would be affected.

On the Hemi dropping into Sport mode gives a remarkable increase in performance. I never bother turning ECO off. It's either on (around town) or I pull back on the shifter and get whip lash when needed.
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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."
Interesting.

What I want to know is how something like this could suddenly stop working.
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Interesting.

What I want to know is how something like this could suddenly stop working.
One day after coming off the beach I restarted my Jeep and every dashboard warning light came on, and my speedometer quit. Over the next two days all the lights went out.

I went to the dealer and the stored codes led to the ubiquitous bad ground. They cleaned up the ground and everything seemed to be working except for the OR1 when switching to sand mode.

The other thing is that as soon as I get in my Jeep the screen that says step on the brake and the gauges turn off. They come back on if I step on the brake. The car always starts and all the gauges stay lit.

My '61 Chevy, 6 cyl, with 2 speed auto and am radio never had these problems.
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I just discovered that my washers don't work in the front. Bummer.
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Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

Just picked mine up. All doors and tailgate are aligned properly. Uconnect appears to be working (so far). 2 minor imperfections in the paint (without a doubt from shipping). Only 8mi on the clock. Taking it for a long weekend camping so hopefully I make it home ! Hoping for the best ! Not brave enough to weigh in on the poll for this thread yet.
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I have the same issue with my doors and they don't always close unless I slam them. Built on Feb 13th
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I just discovered that my washers don't work in the front. Bummer.
And I'm dumb. In the light of day, I could see that you need to push inwards on the stalk, not twist it to make the washers spray. All is good so far, then.
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Hi Bill:
Your reference to the '61 Chevy with the 2 speed Powerglide transmission brings back memories. I had a '62 and '64. First cars for my wife and I.
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