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Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

These are pending issues.


My dealer is discussing the lemon law now with Chrysler as the list is long and progressively getting worse. This was one of the first Overlands made in February. I have been a devoted Jeep person for almost 20 years, this has really shocked me. Maybe they will make good. They already admitted the Uconnect is toast and are going to replace it.

Open doors interior lights did not come on multiple times. Dome light switch was checked and in the right position

Going to work in the morning; In the rain, auto wipers did not keep up with rain on windshield, it was set on fast delay. Does not come on even in mist until the driver cannot see.
Last night in rain storm, auto wipers did not come on in full rain until windshield was engulfed in water I had to go to manual.
While driving home in pouring rain, auto wipers stayed on slow delay and did not want to go to LOW setting like 2011 jeep, this was even in a downpour. The wipers are supposed to go from delay to LOW then to FAST, I should not have to manually activate the wipers to low, the sensor should apply the wipers as needed.
In auto mode a car going by splashed a large amount of water on windshield but wipers did not kick on to recover and caused a dangerous situation where I could not see in front of me at night. Wipers stopped working I had to pull over, shut down car and start for wipers to come back on.

Tail gate does not chime when car is in gear and open (design flaw).

Tail gate is out of alignment, right side is up against car, left side has a gap and is out. Noticed this with the rain on Friday.

Starter made a noise when engine had started and starter was done cranking, it was a loud metal on metal sound (clank). It was a cold; remote start.
In Eco mode ear makes a clunk (bowling bowl in car) sound in rear from 0 to 5 MPH
“Speed alert” in options does not work, does not warn driver.
When going over speed bump, you feel and hear a noise when vehicle is coming down, you feel it in the pedals. This is in normal drive height.
Navigation does not hear locations, very bad “Voice Recognition”, will not hear towns correctly.
Radio volume loud and screen froze after engine was off and door open, manually could not turn anything off.
Climate controls go to default many times not allowing a setting to stay after getting back into car.
After phone call screen does not go back to navigation screen, it sits on phone call.
Navigation is off of calibration in which the unit says turn but only after you pass the road.
Navigation screen seems out of focus, fuzzy not clear.
Sirius channels set to skip (delete); will not skip, still there.
Phone calls are dropped with Android phones
Uconnect takes 2 minutes to make phone call after you hit dial. It says “call canceled” then makes the call in 2 minutes after radio goes back on. (blue tooth?)
Back button does not work on dash for anything
All settings go to default once and awhile with all settings
Noisy squeak in center arm rest
Navigation slow to respond takes three to five minutes to get back to route guidance after gas station stop.
Navigation map takes way too long to load after start up, up to three minutes of a start up screen. Already on the road.
SDcard with music or Ipod takes three minutes to start playing, very slow to respond. Will not shuffle songs, preview screen (TRKS) does not work
SD card has to be consistently plugged out and in to reset radio or radio is frozen.
Wipers do not sense rain or snow right away when car starts up, you have to manually start them as you start driving. Wipers do not keep up in auto.
Air height system flashes “RISING” and will not go off unless you change settings. This is after car has reached its height.
Had blue screen of doom when SD card and Ipod in at same time, system will not shuffle an sd card; completely froze and went into a factory reset.
UConnect System does not pass over any files not MP3 and freezes. System has to be rebooted.
No switch to un-dim mirrors
Heater controls takes up to 5 minutes to change temperature of forced air, interior temperature does not stay constant. AC takes 10 minutes to feel cold air
Thermometer for outside air incorrect, off by 10 degrees
Condensation shows up in headlights, is this normal?
People flash me at night, low headlight beam on. Is headlight angle too high? This is without fog lights on.
At high speeds (70mph) steering wheel vibrates, gets worse at higher speeds. At 75 and 85MPH all of car shakes.
When accessing weather, gas prices, weather map or Bing it takes over 5 to 9 minutes to connect.
Vehicle seems loose when it hits bumps, rifts in road like something is not tight. 2011 felt tighter.


I am envious of all you folks that got your 2014's without any issues. I have always loved the lines of the Jeep and I was really happy with my 2011. I have gotten a lot of compliments on the black paint with the speckles and how nice the car looks. When the stereo was working the sound was amazing.
I guess I made a mistake of buying a new model too soon until the issues got ironed out. All I want is dependable Overland so I can go on a trip. I canceled two trips now until this gets sorted out. I don't dare go out of the area with this vehicle in the shape its in.
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These are pending issues.

My dealer is discussing the lemon law now with Chrysler as the list is long and progressively getting worse. This was one of the first Overlands made in February. I have been a devoted Jeep person for almost 20 years, this has really shocked me. Maybe they will make good. They already admitted the Uconnect is toast and are going to replace it.

Open doors interior lights did not come on multiple times. Dome light switch was checked and in the right position

Going to work in the morning; In the rain, auto wipers did not keep up with rain on windshield, it was set on fast delay. Does not come on even in mist until the driver cannot see.
Last night in rain storm, auto wipers did not come on in full rain until windshield was engulfed in water I had to go to manual.
While driving home in pouring rain, auto wipers stayed on slow delay and did not want to go to LOW setting like 2011 jeep, this was even in a downpour. The wipers are supposed to go from delay to LOW then to FAST, I should not have to manually activate the wipers to low, the sensor should apply the wipers as needed.
In auto mode a car going by splashed a large amount of water on windshield but wipers did not kick on to recover and caused a dangerous situation where I could not see in front of me at night. Wipers stopped working I had to pull over, shut down car and start for wipers to come back on.

Tail gate does not chime when car is in gear and open (design flaw).

Tail gate is out of alignment, right side is up against car, left side has a gap and is out. Noticed this with the rain on Friday.

Starter made a noise when engine had started and starter was done cranking, it was a loud metal on metal sound (clank). It was a cold; remote start.
In Eco mode ear makes a clunk (bowling bowl in car) sound in rear from 0 to 5 MPH
“Speed alert” in options does not work, does not warn driver.
When going over speed bump, you feel and hear a noise when vehicle is coming down, you feel it in the pedals. This is in normal drive height.
Navigation does not hear locations, very bad “Voice Recognition”, will not hear towns correctly.
Radio volume loud and screen froze after engine was off and door open, manually could not turn anything off.
Climate controls go to default many times not allowing a setting to stay after getting back into car.
After phone call screen does not go back to navigation screen, it sits on phone call.
Navigation is off of calibration in which the unit says turn but only after you pass the road.
Navigation screen seems out of focus, fuzzy not clear.
Sirius channels set to skip (delete); will not skip, still there.
Phone calls are dropped with Android phones
Uconnect takes 2 minutes to make phone call after you hit dial. It says “call canceled” then makes the call in 2 minutes after radio goes back on. (blue tooth?)
Back button does not work on dash for anything
All settings go to default once and awhile with all settings
Noisy squeak in center arm rest
Navigation slow to respond takes three to five minutes to get back to route guidance after gas station stop.
Navigation map takes way too long to load after start up, up to three minutes of a start up screen. Already on the road.
SDcard with music or Ipod takes three minutes to start playing, very slow to respond. Will not shuffle songs, preview screen (TRKS) does not work
SD card has to be consistently plugged out and in to reset radio or radio is frozen.
Wipers do not sense rain or snow right away when car starts up, you have to manually start them as you start driving. Wipers do not keep up in auto.
Air height system flashes “RISING” and will not go off unless you change settings. This is after car has reached its height.
Had blue screen of doom when SD card and Ipod in at same time, system will not shuffle an sd card; completely froze and went into a factory reset.
UConnect System does not pass over any files not MP3 and freezes. System has to be rebooted.
No switch to un-dim mirrors
Heater controls takes up to 5 minutes to change temperature of forced air, interior temperature does not stay constant. AC takes 10 minutes to feel cold air
Thermometer for outside air incorrect, off by 10 degrees
Condensation shows up in headlights, is this normal?
People flash me at night, low headlight beam on. Is headlight angle too high? This is without fog lights on.
At high speeds (70mph) steering wheel vibrates, gets worse at higher speeds. At 75 and 85MPH all of car shakes.
When accessing weather, gas prices, weather map or Bing it takes over 5 to 9 minutes to connect.
Vehicle seems loose when it hits bumps, rifts in road like something is not tight. 2011 felt tighter.


I am envious of all you folks that got your 2014's without any issues. I have always loved the lines of the Jeep and I was really happy with my 2011. I have gotten a lot of compliments on the black paint with the speckles and how nice the car looks. When the stereo was working the sound was amazing.
I guess I made a mistake of buying a new model too soon until the issues got ironed out. All I want is dependable Overland so I can go on a trip. I canceled two trips now until this gets sorted out. I don't dare go out of the area with this vehicle in the shape its in.
To bad they wouldn't just swap your Overland with another..
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Thats what I said.....
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But there are a lot of us outdated Jeep owners out here ... so watch yourself sonny.

I wonder how many of those dealers took the time to see what they were ordering. My guess is they just checked the box on the computer screen.

If I had ordered that way I would be stuck with a CD player. Thanks to Jeep Garage I have a full storage console.



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Ok... Point Taken So it seems that even being outdated as you say, the CD player was not desirable to you either... "sonny" LOL....
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Damn.

Ummm... I really hope they just replace your car with a later build man.
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I am waiting for Marchionne to call me back from Turin......
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Ok... Point Taken So it seems that even being outdated as you say, the CD player was not desirable to you either... "sonny" LOL....
My first choice would have been a cd player in the dash that recorded to an hdd. I really liked that feature in my last vehicle. It also accepted usb drives. But a single cd player that is in a console that you need to keep changing disks. I'd rather have my old "4" track. You could at least get a tape with 3 albums on it. And yes, I did say four track.




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Am still curious what is the lowest speed on the flat it will shift into 8th.
not sure you got an actual answer on this...

the answer is 40MPH. That's the lowest I've seen it go into 8th in my 1,600 miles
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EMS, I feel so badly for you. I really hope Jeep will do something for you, sounds like a swap is in order. My Summit was also one of the very first built in February and thanks to almost 40 days in I status purgatory and the good graces of the amazing crew at JNAP I have an amazing flawless vehicle. None of the issues that have been raised on the thread, even Uconnect has been a gem.

On the CD issue, I don't keep shotguns or anything in the center console. Just took what couldn't fit and put it in the glovebox. I don't use that stuff from week to week anyway. Last week I took my granddaughter on her first visit to a diner for burgers and milkshakes (about 40 minutes away). She opened her backpack and asked if she could listen to one of her CDs. Absolutely!!! We had a ball. To each his own. I didn't ask her if she had an SD card.

To Chevy and Marlon and all the others whose names I don't know...thank you, thank you, thank you. You've given me an amazing truck. I'm so glad I stuck it out.

EMS, I hope it works out for you bud.
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Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

For those that have problems with the heater/air conditioner forgetting your settings, the source of the problem could be the memory settings. The owners manual says that the system can be set to remember settings, including air conditioner settings, associated with each key fob. Is it possible that the car is returning to the saved settings every time the vehicle is unlocked? Check page 159 of the owners manual and you'll see what I'm talking about.
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Initial check-in after having the '14 Limited for 1 week and 322 miles. At this point absolutely no issues. No random noises, zero issues with 8.4n which I use extensively for call and streaming Slacker via bluetooth.

Will report more as the mileage grows.
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Hi Chevy Guy! Only 150 miles as of today but here are my first impressions. Delivered to me 4/13/13 so I guess it was produced in April; the paint, exterior and interior (cashmere & light frost) are flawless!! Fit & finish is unbelievable so you and your co-workers are doing that right! The ride is wonderfull and it DOES handle like perf.car on back roads etc; love the feel of it. (V-6) Traded in a 2008 Trailblazer which I liked but it did not handle like this JGC. Have been reading this forum for two months so I am leary about what to expect from the electronics that I don't even fully understand yet but I will deal with that if/when they act up. Eco mode is too weird so am turning it off now and today I tried sport mode and that was great, may engage that when pulling my boat?! I am a dyed in the wool Chevy/Gmc guy but this Grand Cherokee was the right choice! I will update after some miles go by, tell the Jeep Team they did a great job with mine! Dave
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