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Old 10-28-2013, 04:20 PM
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Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

Let's see with 18 months of ownership: New #2 cylinder head, new 730N (3 so far), and this week's adventure is a new transmission at 39,000 miles. My memory seat FOB does not work any longer with #2 setting. I subscribe to Consumer's Report. Wish I was warned about this piece of shit.
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Let's see with 18 months of ownership: New #2 cylinder head, new 730N (3 so far), and this week's adventure is a new transmission at 39,000 miles. My memory seat FOB does not work any longer with #2 setting. I subscribe to Consumer's Report. Wish I was warned about this piece of shit.
Would you happen to know the lemon law in your state? Seems like your issues are the ideal candidate.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:47 PM
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Would you happen to know the lemon law in your state? Seems like your issues are the ideal candidate.
I looked into it. In Delaware has to happen within a year, car must be in the shop for 30 days (collectively). http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/...e/lemonlaw.pdf

I just bought the Lifetime max care warranty 2 weeks prior to the transmission. I thought I would need it for the GPS unit, again. At least we get the rental. My wife (her driver) now wants to get rid of it, so I may eat the portion I used under the warranty. She loved this car and it took her away from Honda. When the Enterprise people welcome you back, you know you have issues. Definitely her last "American Car."
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I looked into it. In Delaware has to happen within a year, car must be in the shop for 30 days (collectively). http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/...e/lemonlaw.pdf

I just bought the Lifetime max care warranty 2 weeks prior to the transmission. I thought I would need it for the GPS unit, again. At least we get the rental. My wife (her driver) now wants to get rid of it, so I may eat the portion I used under the warranty. She loved this car and it took her away from Honda. When the Enterprise people welcome you back, you know you have issues. Definitely her last "American Car."
Sorry for your bad luck with the vehicle and hate to have to break it to you, but Japanese and European cars have problems as well.
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Sorry for your bad luck with the vehicle and hate to have to break it to you, but Japanese and European cars have problems as well.
I love when people think overseas cars are perfect and never fail. Far from the truth, just an old cliche social convention.
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I love when people think overseas cars are perfect and never fail. Far from the truth, just an old cliche social convention.
That's true. But there is some validity to the rankings. I don't think that Chrysler customers just like to complain more.


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Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

Jeep has been at or near the bottom of CR's reliability rankings for 20 years. They look good, but quality control is awful.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:34 PM
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I love when people think overseas cars are perfect and never fail. Far from the truth, just an old cliche social convention.
I may have the bad apple Jeep. There are not a lot, if any, transmission failures here. I found a posting that I had on a code that came up a year ago. Quality is quality and that is why CR takes surveys.

Prior to this we had 2 Honda Pilots, with over 90,000 miles on each. 2005 and 2009 (we traded for Jeep). I did not want to pay for a timing belt service. Only one warranty item between the two, the back seat AC adaptor popped off the '09's back console. Prior to the Pilots, we had an Odyssey that threw a CEL, needed a new transmission. That was a 2002 model and Honda/Acura had bad automatics. We never felt or sensed a problem. Difference is that while out of warranty (63K miles), Honda provided a loaner car and it took a day to replace the transmission-- gratus. The tranny did not fail or leave me stuck where I had to pay for a tow on the Honda. I also did not have to wait over a week to get the transmission. I even got an apology letter from Honda! They knew they had a problem with some transmissions, and had new ones at the ready. In the apology letter they increased the warranty on the transmission.

My Jeep dealer doesn't seem to think this is anything exceptional, and that it is normal to replace the head (or transmission) over the course of days. These are major components. In the case of the head, way to common on the 3.6L and a clear indication of poor quality control and product testing. They should not fail. I had to wait a month for the head part and several days for the repair. So how you stand behind your product is another factor. For a $40K vehicle, Chrysler Corporation needs to at least seem concerned if not for their reputation, for their warranty costs.
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Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

Not to diminish your problems as it sounds like you've got a lemon, but all car companies put out lemons. They don't call it the Japanese Consumer Reports for nothing. People are already psychologically predisposed to rate foreign vehicles better on average, even if they aren't in reality.

Yes, the horrible products put out in the 80's and 90's by American auto manufacturers will haunt them for decades to come. Societal stigmas are very slow to change.
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Gee, please don't tell my '11 Laredo X or my '14 Limited 'cause I haven't had any problem with either. I don't really care. I love they way the vehicles handle and ride so I put Life Time Max Care on both and intend to keep them until I can't stand to look at them anymore.
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Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

My Subaru legacy has incurred about $9000 in maintenance expenses in the last two years. I could have completely replaced the motor had I known it was going to add up like that. You roll the dice with any new car, because they all have issues. Yes, some more than others, but in my opinion, I'd rather drive the car I want and have some issues than drive something bland and boring and not have issues.

Edit: I love my Subaru so much, I'm not selling it when I get my GC in a couple weeks. It's worth it.
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