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2016 Grand Cherokee reliability

Help. Have a deposit on a 2016. Trading in my WRX. Go to pick up the Jeep and it can not be delivered because of a parking solenoid recall. Is this a harbinger of things to come. I read the post by Jeep owners. Over 500 complaints by Australian Jeep owners regarding various defects.

Should I stay away and buy an FJ cruiser.

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Help. Have a deposit on a 2016. Trading in my WRX. Go to pick up the Jeep and it can not be delivered because of a parking solenoid recall. Is this a harbinger of things to come. I read the post by Aulstralian Jeep owners. Over 500 complaints.

Should I stay away and buy an FJ cruiser.
I assume that you're talking about the S28 recall to replace the shifter assy due to a bad wire crimp? Mine's going in for that tomorrow.

I doubt those 500 complaints are coming from people who've actually had a problem with the brake/trans interlock solenoid. More likely just bitching about another recall. This recall is limited to the early build 2016 models... and I don't know what the total number is of those who've actually experienced a problem with it. I'm not one of them.

It's no more of a harbinger of things to come than you'll find coming on literally any other vehicle you'd choose to buy. So don't let that stop you from getting one.

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Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee reliability

I bought mine in 2014, no problems so far, but 3 recalls.

Are you in Australia? I didn't think we had any MY2016 models here yet, the dealer may be feeding you a line.

Most of the Australian discussion is in this forum:
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/

The GC is heaps better than the FJ Cruiser.
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Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee reliability

There was a recall. They could not transfer title until the part was replaced. Consumer reports rates the jeep below average in reliability.
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There was a recall. They could not transfer title until the part was replaced. Consumer reports rates the jeep below average in reliability.
In the US, we laugh at Consumer Reports.
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There was a recall. They could not transfer title until the part was replaced. Consumer reports rates the jeep below average in reliability.
Are you in Australia? There was a choice magazine survey recently that put Jeep middle of the range. Ford and Holden were the worst.
https://www.choice.com.au/transport/...d-consumer-law

Did they have the 2016 Grand Cherokee grand Cherokee in the lot? Or was it a MY15? The difference is the shifter:

MY16 shifter:


MY14/15 shifter:
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He's talking about a 2016, Benn0.
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He's talking about a 2016, Benn0.
Yep, but I'm questioning if it is a MY16, because so far there have been none delivered in Australia. Interested to know if they are actually on the ground.

Also, this recall hasn't been announced for Oz, so I'm sceptical.
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Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee reliability

Just concerned about reliability. I like the Jeep but have concerns. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited.
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Just concerned about reliability. I like the Jeep but have concerns. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited.
Well as I said, I have had a 2014 for 2 years with no problems. I like the shifter, some complain about it. The 2016 shifter is different, but haven't heard much feedback on that.

And as I also said there was a survey done by choice magazine, Jeep is about middle of the run for problems, Ford and Holden are worst, Jeep is level with Hyundai, Nissan, VW. Not as good as toyota or subaru. But you can get caught with problems with any brand.

And if you want to do some reading about other owners experiences there are some threads in the export section where most Australian owners tend to post:

Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

There are owners there who have gone around the country towing a van with theirs.....

I'd be interested if the car you were looking at was a MY16 or or a MY15....
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Yep, but I'm questioning if it is a MY16, because so far there have been none delivered in Australia. Interested to know if they are actually on the ground.

Also, this recall hasn't been announced for Oz, so I'm sceptical.
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