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Old 06-22-2013, 02:49 PM
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To Those Afraid Of Having Problems...

I've read a number of posts by folks who are considering the JGC but are worried they are prone to many problems. I took delivery of mine on April 14th. So far the only issue I have is the climate control on remote start that has been discussed on several threads. I believe there will be a software update to correct this soon. Other than that, my Jeep has been a complete joy to own. We just got back from a week on the road through the Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada area. I've posted before about other road trips, and this one was the same. Comfortable and sure footed on all kinds of roads, and plenty of power from the v6 engine even on the racetrack known as the QEW. We averaged slightly over 23 mpg combined highway and city. Even on days with temperatures in the mid 80's, we stayed comfortable, although we had the a/c on max/cool. The nav was great, as it automatically routed us around traffic jams. One nav glitch, though, wanted us to cross a bridge that was closed, but once we passed it, the nav got us right back on track. Again, I'm posting this so those thinking about a new JGC won't be scared off by posts of problems. Ours has been reliable, comfortable, and tons of fun for over two months and several thousand miles.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:29 PM
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Re: To Those Afraid Of Having Problems...

Well said Jacko ! I agree with you and took delivery of my 2014 around the same time and already have close to 6500 miles. The JGC has made my daily commute lots of fun, even with the minor glitches w the nav and trans. Most of my nav glitches were when it was in the middle of updating. I get lots of looks and questions from people about the jeep. It feels solid, tracks great and did well with the snow and ice. Tows the boat no problem. Its saving me $$ with the mpg as well. Im confident that Chysler will address the rough shifting trans issue and no one should be afraid to purchase this truck. I test drove all the competitors and for my money Jeep came out on top.
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Re: To Those Afraid Of Having Problems...

I have 2012 overland with the hemi with 33400 trouble free miles.
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My 2013 had issues with the media center (restarting, turning off and not turning back on, no sound coming from the radio. But that was in the beginning and I haven't had any issues for a while now.
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I've read a number of posts by folks who are considering the JGC but are worried they are prone to many problems. I took delivery of mine on April 14th. So far the only issue I have is the climate control on remote start that has been discussed on several threads. I believe there will be a software update to correct this soon. Other than that, my Jeep has been a complete joy to own. We just got back from a week on the road through the Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada area. I've posted before about other road trips, and this one was the same. Comfortable and sure footed on all kinds of roads, and plenty of power from the v6 engine even on the racetrack known as the QEW. We averaged slightly over 23 mpg combined highway and city. Even on days with temperatures in the mid 80's, we stayed comfortable, although we had the a/c on max/cool. The nav was great, as it automatically routed us around traffic jams. One nav glitch, though, wanted us to cross a bridge that was closed, but once we passed it, the nav got us right back on track. Again, I'm posting this so those thinking about a new JGC won't be scared off by posts of problems. Ours has been reliable, comfortable, and tons of fun for over two months and several thousand miles.
Same here. Limited v6, ORA 2, RA4 Nav.

3 weeks. 2000 miles. No problems.

Averaging 22 mpg.

Coming from a 2007 Tahoe, getting used to the size difference (smaller), but really liking it so far.
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Re: To Those Afraid Of Having Problems...

I put 6000 miles on my 2014 with no problems, that is until it hit 6012 miles and every warning light went off. Same problem many others have had. Taking it to the dealer this week.

I did drive it 1900 miles essentially nonstop a month ago with no issues.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:57 PM
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Re: To Those Afraid Of Having Problems...

I have a 2014 Summit with 2300 miles on it, no problems so far. For those worried about issues with the jeep take a look at the Chrysler Maximum Care Warranty. If you keep cars a long time like I do I consider the $2100 for unlimited years and unlimited miles to be a bargain. I typically don't believe in extended warranties and don't buy them but in this case it seems to be a value and this being my first Chrysler product I bought it.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:26 PM
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Re: To Those Afraid Of Having Problems...

I bought the lifetime added care + for $500 less. Since I do much of my own work it made more sense for me. Just made sure to buy it from Chrysler.

So far my '12 has needed oil changes and tire rotation and that is it. Am somewhat fanatical about maintenance and have full instrumentation thanks to the OBD-II connector.

That said if I bought a '14, I'd check all grounds & battery connections. Seat all fuses and relays. Check for any stored codes. Verify all fluid levels. Then just drive it.
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Re: To Those Afraid Of Having Problems...

My 2012 Overland has had multiple issues and I can't say I'm very happy with the overall quality control from Jeep/Chrysler so far.

It has had far more problems early on than either of my 2 previous vehicles (a Toyota 4Runner & Chevy S10 Blazer). The 4Runner had NO electrical or mechanical problems in the 7 years I owned it. The Blazer had multiple problems towards the end but was pretty solid and mostly trouble free for the first few years.

I haven't totally given up hope that QC will improve but at this point, I'm not sure I'd purchase another Jeep/Chrysler product again.

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I have had jeeps for all my life and the only car my grandfather would be satisfied with is the grand cherokee, he sold the s class and went back to the gc, thats how much he loves it. Any car can give you problems, it depends on how you use it and who else uses it.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:42 AM
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Do some research on the net, for recalls, problems etc, you'll be surprised how many brands pop up, even toyota, bmw and mercedes aren't perfect, my 2012 laredo crd is my first ever jeep and love!!!!!!! It.
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Re: To Those Afraid Of Having Problems...

My 12' JGC has been back to the shop too many times to count. I have 26000 miles and so far this is what I've had to deal with.


Brake light came on - found brake pressure sensor bad

Smoke coming from exhaust at start up - replaced PCV valve and oil pan - problem better but not resolved - Chrysler won't do anything more

Sunroof rattle - replaced entire sunroof

Glovebox pops open by itself - replaced glovebox

Whistleing noise at certain RPM's - Jeep has no idea what it is or how to deal with it.

Leak at rear window grommet - seal area around grommet

Water in headlights and tailights - replace headlights and tailights

Vibration in steering wheel at high speeds - balance wheels, vibration still there. Dealer suggest I get new tires.

Stuttering trans at 45 to 55 mph when giving slight acceleration - waiting for softwhare update from Chrysler.

Uconnect has a host of issues that software updates have not fixed - dealer has no fix.

Clunking noise from rear suspension and groaning noise from front - goes into shop this week.


In my opinion this is just too many problems for a new 47k dollar vehicle. To me this is a reflection of poor quality and in some cases their lack of customer service. Of all the vehicles that I have owned, this is by far the most troublesome.
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