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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Just finished a "shakedown" drive of my 2014 Overland for a 1600 mile business trip. I happened to one of those rare customers who ordered 1/31 and took delivery four weeks later on 2/28. I must have just missed the "great catastrophe" and sympathize for those who are still waiting.

This is a fantastic vehicle!. The 8 speed transmission makes all the difference with the V6 ... the car does not feel underpowered like the MY 11 - 13. Overall the car performance, features and comfort exceeds my expectations. My wife has 2012 Overland and she is has Jeep envy now.

For reference those who might have experience similar problems the only issues so far:

- Easy exit seat option stopped working. Somehow the seat could not figure out where it was so it could not move. Dealer reset and it has not happened again.

- Slight rattle in front passenger seat at low speed where it rubs against center console. Will need to get it adjusted.

- Driver's door lock does not always lock on first push of handle lock. Sometimes I have to move the fob out of my pocket. I think the car believes the fob is still inside so this will need adjustment.

- Front end alignment is off a couple of degrees to the right and pulls left. Have to get adjusted.

- Navigation "froze" in fixed position one time but kept giving verbal directions. Once I turned off it reset and the problem never happened again.

- Quadra Lift got into a loop of trying to raise itself when I changed the terrain setting at highway speed. Again once I shut down and restarted, the system reset with no further problem.

- Radio presets sometimes don't reappear until I select the seat memory a few times.

For those who have it in their budget the advance tech group it is worth every penny. Advance Cruise control makes highway driving pleasant again .... the car practically drives itself. Forward collision warning may have saved me from a collision when traffic suddenly stopped in front and the brake warning came. The rear cross warning kept me from backing into a passing car that suddenly moved behind me when I thought it was going the other direction.

Good Luck with your deliveries!
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Do you know something different than what's on VOTS? I really don't know if I trust it. It went from stage to stage every day. So it took 3 days of assembly to get to Final Inspection. I doubt it really takes that long to go through the plant. I was hoping that VOTS is just artifically updated slowly to give us something to look at. I really hope it is on a truck somewhere, not sitting in a repair queue.
On the tracking on here it shows it in KZ status with a estimated delivery date of Wednesday.
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My wife's was in it for 3 days and as far as vots is concerned it still is. I think they are speeding it up now...
I've been in Final Insp since the 13th.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I feel your pain 13 days in final inspection myself. At this point they can build me a new one. Sounds like ours have big issues given this long wait
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I feel your pain 13 days in final inspection myself. At this point they can build me a new one. Sounds like ours have big issues given this long wait
Mine is a Summit as well. Wonder if the line is having Summit issues ?
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That's my thoughts as well
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Mine is a Summit as well. Wonder if the line is having Summit issues ?
Mine was built on the 21st and shipped the next day..... I either somehow got lucky or my vehicle will be full of defects and plagued with problems.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I think you got lucky. I'm sure ours are probably sitting in the lot and the qc people can't figure out what to do with our duds. 13 days is just crazy to me.
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How has the line been running, any issues?
No issues.. The line has ran pretty good. We came close to 650 Friday, and built just under 600 today.

And we're working tomorrow. And Good Friday. Things will only continue to pick up from here. The worst is behind us.

The next big things on the radar are the CRDs first, then of course the '14 WD launch in August. Pilot on that seems to be moving right along. But until then, the primary focus will be all these unfilled WK orders. We've probably got a solid 4 months of at least a 7:3 build ratio coming, before more focus is given to the WDs. So hopefully nothing else slows things down between now and August.

Oh, and the production schedule keeps changing. They're adding more and more Sundays. And once again, no summer shutdown. (But there really is no need for it this year.. Nothing will be 'changing over' in July.)
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No issues.. The line has ran pretty good. We came close to 650 Friday, and built just under 600 today.

And we're working tomorrow. And Good Friday. Things will only continue to pick up from here. The worst is behind us.

The next big things on the radar are the CRDs first, then of course the '14 WD launch in August. Pilot on that seems to be moving right along. But until then, the primary focus will be all these unfilled WK orders. We've probably got a solid 4 months of at least a 7:3 build ratio coming, before more focus is given to the WDs. So hopefully nothing else slows things down between now and August.

Oh, and the production schedule keeps changing. They're adding more and more Sundays. And once again, no summer shutdown. (But there really is no need for it this year.. Nothing will be 'changing over' in July.)
Heard any dates on the CRDs? I know you dont like getting into the engine debates but I also remember you sayin youve driven the CRD... if u could pick any of the engines what would you go with?

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No issues.. The line has ran pretty good. We came close to 650 Friday, and built just under 600 today.

And we're working tomorrow. And Good Friday. Things will only continue to pick up from here. The worst is behind us.

The next big things on the radar are the CRDs first, then of course the '14 WD launch in August. Pilot on that seems to be moving right along. But until then, the primary focus will be all these unfilled WK orders. We've probably got a solid 4 months of at least a 7:3 build ratio coming, before more focus is given to the WDs. So hopefully nothing else slows things down between now and August.

Oh, and the production schedule keeps changing. They're adding more and more Sundays. And once again, no summer shutdown. (But there really is no need for it this year.. Nothing will be 'changing over' in July.)
The photo I saw of the WD taillights looks sweet.
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Do you know something different than what's on VOTS? I really don't know if I trust it. It went from stage to stage every day. So it took 3 days of assembly to get to Final Inspection. I doubt it really takes that long to go through the plant. I was hoping that VOTS is just artifically updated slowly to give us something to look at. I really hope it is on a truck somewhere, not sitting in a repair queue.
When did you order it?
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