Originally Posted by Summitrise
Great technology is lost on folks who dont know what they have... that aside, this complaint is something that could strand anyone so it is good to find early... and since I keep reading "tighten your cables" obviously quality has been over looked. And that is not lost on anyone.
It's funny that the cable issue keeps coming up. There were, for sure, some cars that had a ground cable on the right side, that the nut wasn't tightened. Lot's of people checked, myself included, but only a few found the situation to exist. My guess
is that one guy on one or two shifts, at the beginning of production, didn't know there was a nut there to tighten.
My first visit with the Christmas tree dash, the dealer contacted Jeep and were told it was the loose ground. I had checked it as soon as I heard about it here, well before I had the problem. Since it was already tight, the dealer disconnected the cable, roughed it up a bit, and put it back together. A couple of weeks later they changed the PCM.
I think the loose ground band wagon has passed, at least that one on the front right rail.