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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

It's a cap less fuel filler once you open the fuel door there is no cap. To see what it is like look at the new 300 or chargers. The door is released via a button inside the vehicle.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Will there be any safety features using the capless design in the diesel to prevent filling with unleaded? Is there something more involved like a dual latch setup that won't let the incorrect nozzle in?
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:26 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Will there be any safety features using the capless design in the diesel to prevent filling with unleaded? Is there something more involved like a dual latch setup that won't let the incorrect nozzle in?
Good question... I am not a total clutz but I can imagine forgetting once early on in ownership and from wha I've heard it causes major issues to mess that up. Very curious to hear the answer to this!
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Curious on the new Uconnect platform and the Sprint integration... I am assuming that this means that the vehicle has a built-in cell module that connects to the Sprint network and require a monthly fee for access. Is there any option to tie the system to a personal phone for data access? Many smartphones at this point have the ability to share/tether their own data network with other devices...

We have a Caddy SRX in the family that has its own cell, including its own phone number. Seems redundant and I'm really just trying to understand if that is going to the case with the new GC as well or if I can just tie it to my existing phone/network/plan.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Gas and diesel pumps have different size filler nozzles so it would be apparent it was wrong.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Also as for it messing up, if you put gas into a diesel it is more than a small problem, we had a customer who's diesel 2500 was stollen, the thieves put gas into it and the engine seized up.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

When unleaded was introduced they decided on a smaller opening/nozzle to keep leaded fuel out. What would prevent the smaller nozzle going into a diesel?

I once saw a marina draining 100 gallons of gas out of the bilge of a very nice boat. The owner put the nozzle in a rod holder that was next to the gas cap. Accidents happen.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Nothing other than common sense when you put the nozzle in and it's that loose its very noticeable. So could you yes, but I'm sure once you open the gas door there will be something clearly saying diesel fuel only.
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Nothing other than common sense when you put the nozzle in and it's that loose its very noticeable. So could you yes, but I'm sure once you open the gas door there will be something clearly saying diesel fuel only.
My in-laws have no common sense, which worries me... HA!
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

If it ever happens to you puttting gas into a diesel powered vehicle, donīt even turn the ignition on! the fuel pumps will contaminate the fuel lines even without the engine running.
You would have let the car towed and drain the fuel tank completely, otherwise a pretty expensive fault.
...good to remember when you think about the electric steering lock and blocked gear shift lever, so you may pull the fuses for the fuel pumps.

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My in-laws have no common sense, which worries me... HA!
Why would you let your in-laws or anyone for that matter drive your Jeep Diesel?
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Why would you let your in-laws or anyone for that matter drive your Jeep Diesel?
Sure doesn't happen often, but there are times we swap with their caddy. The jeep has the car seats too if they need to go somewhere with the kids. I'll just make sure its filled up is all. Now I just have to worry about the wife:-)
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