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Kelsey73 09-08-2013 12:26 AM

Just purchased new Trailhawk
 
Hey y'all!


The wife and I just picked up a new trailhawk and driving home I noticed the steering wheel squeaks every time it's turned. Has anyone has this before? I did a search and didn't have any luck. Also seems like the center console rattles a bit. Is this common?

Thanks!

Jeep_addicted 09-08-2013 12:24 PM

Re: Just purchased new Trailhawk
 
That seems to be a characteristic of the electric power steering.

You usually hear it a slow maneuvers when the engine speed is slow and near idle.

I also would not hurt to monitor the power steering reservoir every 6 months to make sure its full.

Kelsey73 09-08-2013 01:19 PM

I rented a wk2 a while back and didn't notice this. It's pretty loud, guess I'll head to the dealer.
I've got to take the center console apart also. It's creaky when there's any load on it.

Other than that the jeep is awesome!!! The 5.7 was great on the highway on the way back.

TheRosser 09-08-2013 05:16 PM

Re: Just purchased new Trailhawk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kelsey73 (Post 889945)
Other than that the jeep is awesome!!! The 5.7 was great on the highway on the way back.

I love highway driving my trailhawk for that reason too!

highoctane 09-08-2013 08:17 PM

Re: Just purchased new Trailhawk
 
Mine does it too. My '13 Laredo E did not have the issue.

Kelsey73 09-08-2013 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by highoctane (Post 890133)
Mine does it too. My '13 Laredo E did not have the issue.

Did you take it in yet?

highoctane 09-08-2013 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Kelsey73 (Post 890143)
Did you take it in yet?

Not yet. It's due in to get checked out next week, along with a repetitive tire shake/balance issue I'm having.

Kelsey73 09-08-2013 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by highoctane (Post 890145)

Not yet. It's due in to get checked out next week, along with a repetitive tire shake/balance issue I'm having.

I thought I felt that also. It seems to have a shimmy at 70-73 then went away.

highoctane 09-08-2013 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Kelsey73 (Post 890152)
I thought I felt that also. It seems to have a shimmy at 70-73 then went away.

Mine shakes pretty hard at 70-80. Pulls hard to the right as well. This will be the third time in for the tire issue.

xsf18cdf 10-11-2013 09:34 PM

Re: Just purchased new Trailhawk
 
Ive had the shimmy with mine at around 70mph as well. Had the dealer rebalance. I wonder if its the tires- Silent Armor? The 5.7 doesn't have electric steering I thought- only the V6.

Gary

drrobstar 11-04-2013 02:00 PM

Re: Just purchased new Trailhawk
 
I haven't noticed this on my Trailhawk

ClarksHawk 11-05-2013 04:30 PM

Re: Just purchased new Trailhawk
 
mine vibrated around 60-70mph.. i had the dealership re-balance and barely shimmies around 80ish... not real noticeable to anyone but me...


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