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Old 01-13-2014, 02:17 PM
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Re: 2014 jeep overland

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Please remember that if you read bad things on forums most people come to forums to solve problems with their ride or to brag about their ride. Few of us are enthusiasts. I am on a number of auto forums and they are all pretty much the same regarding the brand of car or truck regarding how good or bad they are.

Very few cars or trucks are lemons but it does happen once in a while. Does seem like JGC has the bugs worked out pretty well but I will find out first hand in a couple weeks.

I would not be buying mine if I had any thoughts it was going to be a problem child.

I also don't use Consumer Reports as my bible but simply as a guide. Many times their evaluations and reviews don't agree at all with mine.

I am sure you will make the right choice for you regarding what ride you choose.
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Re: 2014 jeep overland

Sept. build on our Limited V8 and no problems so far.
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One more thing, never just say "Cherokee" the new Cherokee is offensive to the Grand Cherokee lol. Other than that you will love your new Billet Silver Overland. One more thing, if you decide to off road any, you want may want to consider the 4x4 version.
For light offroading, the 4x4 will probably do nicely.
If your offroading includes big bumps, water, and such, you might want to look at the Off Road package which includes skid plates and the ability to lift the entire vehicle via the air suspension.

Dunno about your area, but 4x2's may be a bit lower in resale value than the 4x4s.

As for your original question, the early 2014s had a few teething problems, with the earlier the build, the more there were in general. In particular the UConnect hardware on early units appears to have been sourced from the Kmart disposal bins.

By summer, this appears to have been much better made, and allegedly the units built after late August are more like any other new car from anyone including the premium brands--you can have troubles but they are far less likely.
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Thanks for the post and reassurance! We started the paperwork today so I may have it tomorrow! - thanks again
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Got my black/light frost 4x2 V6 Overland Last week and couldn't be happier. I've experienced none of the issues I've read in this forum. The ride is incredible. Shifts are smooth and it has plenty of power. Build quality and material finish is right up there with Lexus. Just got the front windows tinted 20% to match the rear. Full set of Husky weather beater mats on the way. I'm in love!
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got my black/light frost 4x2 v6 overland last week and couldn't be happier. I've experienced none of the issues i've read in this forum. The ride is incredible. Shifts are smooth and it has plenty of power. Build quality and material finish is right up there with lexus. Just got the front windows tinted 20% to match the rear. Full set of husky weather beater mats on the way. I'm in love!
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Re: 2014 jeep overland

We have a July build Limited and have had no issues. If there are upgrades or recalls for nuisance uConnect issues I will have that done when I get the oil changed for the first time.

Remember that on forums like this those who have problems are more vocal than those who do not. Kind of skews it to look like the probs are bigger than they actually are. It's like this on all car forums. Go over to bimmerforums and see what I mean.

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Re: 2014 jeep overland

Son has one that was built in November and I just got one (limited) that was built in December. He has only experienced a problem where the GPS said it was recalculating when he was on a highway. It only happened once and when he started out then next day it did not happen again. Thinks that the recent update to UConnect has a patch for that problem.

I have not experienced any issues other than the antenna for the radio is marginal at best.
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Re: 2014 jeep overland

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For light offroading, the 4x4 will probably do nicely.
If your offroading includes big bumps, water, and such, you might want to look at the Off Road package which includes skid plates and the ability to lift the entire vehicle via the air suspension.

Dunno about your area, but 4x2's may be a bit lower in resale value than the 4x4s.

As for your original question, the early 2014s had a few teething problems, with the earlier the build, the more there were in general. In particular the UConnect hardware on early units appears to have been sourced from the Kmart disposal bins.

By summer, this appears to have been much better made, and allegedly the units built after late August are more like any other new car from anyone including the premium brands--you can have troubles but they are far less likely.

Re-sale here in WV on a Jeep with 4x2 would be next to nothing. I honestly don't even think I have seen a 4x2 on a lot here. With a fast changing climate in most parts of the state AWD or 4x4 is a must. I live in Charleston and it's built in a valley so even with just pavement everything is on a hill except for downtown. Which btw I have taken two showers today alone since they lifted the ban on water here from the chemical leak!!! One more thing la-michelle enjoy your Jeep!!!
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I am currently looking into buying a 2014 jeep overland 4x2- v6. I have heard to many bad reviews about them. The one I am looking into was built on dec. 9 2013. I am wondering if most of the problems were fixed or they still ongoing? I couldn't imagine getting a new vehicle and having to bring it to the shop numerous times.
Michelle,

I feel your concern, I'm in the market for a GC V8 which I was planning on purchasing in the spring. I stumbled upon the Edmunds user comment section for the 2014 GC's and was very surprised on how many negative reviews there were.. After researching a bit some more, these were posted before the transmission software updates and Uconnect display outages which were related to either a alternator grounding issue or interference from a brake sensor?

Anyways, I'm still on the path to purchasing a new one..

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I'm driving a 2011 Overland V8 and have had numerous issues with rear shocks but the electronics have been excellent.
Have just ordered a 2014 version of the same vehicle and the reviews are making me second guess my decision.
Could use a little reassurance I've done the right thing.
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Re: 2014 jeep overland

La-Michelle,

I just got my 2014 Overland V6 4x4 about a month ago and I'm loving it. The ride is to die for. Smooth as silk. Coming from a Porsche Boxster I'm slowly adapting to the responsiveness of what essentially is a truck. It's not really sluggish but it certainly isn't a sportscar! For some reason, the keyless entry/lock doesn't always work in my parking garage at work, but works perfectly everywhere else. (Lock/unlock using the Key Fob always works.) For the short time I've owned it, I have absolutely no regrets! Loving it.

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