Originally Posted by 2014GC
From the first week of ownership the transmission started to jerked and had hard downshifts while lurching forward.This continued for a year. It was re-flashed so many times I lost count. It would only hold for the flash for about 200 miles and go back to jerking. I could not regulate the heating or the AC and the Ac would stop cooling and blow through the defroster and floor for no reason.This lasted all summer and on a recent trip to Florida this winter. Supposedly it was flashed several times.Never worked right.Tail gate and tailgate window replaced because the glass was hitting the body. Clunk in the rear end. Shocks replaced twice. Unconnect never worked correctly.Hands free phone always had a 30 sec delay.Flash and re-flash. Screen would freeze,Go completely black. When it goes black you can't adjust the heat or AC. Nav didn't work with voice commands. Water Pump,Idler Pulley,Drivers exterior door handle,manifold sensor, rear parking camera and screen were all replaced.I traded the Jeep for a New Volvo working the same deal. My Jeep was Wholesaled back to Jeep Dealer I bought it from and is now on their used car lot. Looks Great! I had really taken care of it! So beware of any used 14 Grand Cherokee. If I had gone through the lemon law it would have taken months.The dealer didn't want that and neither did I.
Wow!! It's crazy to think that they actually fixed all of that before putting it back on the lot. Like you said, it looks great from the outside, so some un-knowing person might end up in that hell hole unless they do their homework on it first. Makes me feel beter about the decision I made.
Originally Posted by 14SummitHemi
Dude u r off the charts nice and patient. And I agree, no price could get me to buy an early build '14 JGC. Glad u r now in a good ride for u.
Thanks!! Yeah, I tried my best to avoid the excitement and impulse buy the Summit. I knew it was a big decision and really wanted to weigh out all my options, test everything from top to bottom before taking that dive. Had my Overland also been problematic I would of been more eager to jump into the Summit, but because I hadn't had any issues with mine, I was fearful of losing that sense of realibility for a Summit that had a track record of issues (even though claimed to be resolved).
In the long run, I feel relieved and good about my descision and feel like I dodged a bullet.