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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-18-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

I'm still around. I went right back to a Japanese brand. I wanted to go back to something I knew and was comfortable with. I started cross-shopping other SUV's online and the more I thought about it...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-15-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

Sorry for the long delay in providing an update. I was not really comfortable discussing the situation as I retained a lawyer on June 16th and he filed a lemon law complaint with Chrysler shortly...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-25-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 889
Posted By litespeedz
Front Wheel Spins Freely When Jacked Up?

I rotated the tires on my JGC today. I disabled the Quadralift, left the car in park, applied the e-brake, and chocked the two wheels on the ground. When I tried to loosen the bolts on the front...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-21-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,603
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Overland question

Jeep has been pretty clear about their target market here. Don't forget that the Summit can be optioned pretty close to or above $50k.

Read any article about Marchionne's vision for Jeep. They...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-18-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,603
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Overland question

This was one of the things my vehicle just went back into the shop for. I'm going to post an update on that trip in my on-going thread. But for this issue here is what happened:

My vehicle has...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

This morning I was able to produce a shudder during a merge acceleration. The car downshifted and could not find the gear. I a not surprised because the shafts did not seem like a logical fix. I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-02-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

Saratoga Chrysler Jeep is the dealer. I also still do not have my paperwork from the three week stint in the shop where they have told me they did all of the repair attempts to fix the shudder. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-01-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

To be honest I only have a few hundred miles on the car since I got it back. I drove it to Newark airport and just got back from a 3 week business trip in Europe. Some observations so far:

1-...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-10-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

Sorry it's been a while since I posted an update. For the past week and a half I was in waiting mode. I was advised I could not do anything until this 4th attempt was complete.

I picked up my...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-02-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

I called the dealer today and spoke to my service rep. He said they finished the torque converter and tested the vehicle only to have the shudder / vibration return. He said that Chrysler directed...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-29-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

Ok, I called the service department today for an update. They told me they were taking a shot in the dark and replacing the torque converter. I think this is what they should have tried from the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-28-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,938
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Did anyone name their WK2?

When I was car shopping I briefly considered a Murano and a Pilot in addition to the Jeep. My girlfriend is in to naming cars, I have never really named one. When she saw the Murano she asked what...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-27-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Hard upshift?

This was among the many things that my car is currently being examined for. http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=21448

They do not know what causes my vehicle to have such weird drivetrain...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-26-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

I still don't really have any updates on this. The dealer tells me that there has been a lot of back and forth with Star Center on this. They are asking about the low rpm shudder (described as a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-20-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

When I talk to him tomorrow I'm going to ask if he thinks its time to get the Zone Manager involved. I'll also nicely ask if the GM and Owner are tired of him spending time on my car and if I should...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-20-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

So I went to pick up my Jeep today. They were good enough to clean out some of the sand/salt on my Weathertech liners for me. It was a rough winter in upstate NY. The service manager said they...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-18-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

I took the advice of some on this forum (thanks for all the feedback) and had already thought about it Saturday afternoon. I was able to track down the owner of the dealership and left him a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-16-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

Update 4/16/11:

I have become a pretty tolerant and understanding person over the past few years. Working in small companies as a Sales and Marketing professional kinda forces you there....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-15-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

Update 4/15:

Chrysler asked the Service Manager to gather more freeze frame data today. The service manager told me he has now felt several examples of intermittent shutter and vibrations in the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-14-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,691
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Question about Sport mode

I actually think my car gets it's best gas mileage in Sport Mode. I am now getting above 15mpg around town and 22+mpg on the highway. The ETC learns your driving habits and I have found it tunes...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-14-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

As soon as it didn't do it I had this, "Oh crap, they are never going to believe me," thought. But I talked him through all of the things I see/feel. When he started using terms like shudder and...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-14-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

Update:

The service manager called me today as promised. They are keeping my car one more day. He said there is a programming issue with the car. He said they took freeze frame diagnostics and...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-13-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

I met the Service Manager this afternoon. He was very professional and let me show him all of my concerns. I showed him the window and how the misalignment of the window had pushed the lower right...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-13-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,987
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Hummmming noise in front end

My experience has taught me asking the dealer if something is normal almost always results in a yes. I take the tact of writing out specific areas of concern and leaving it when I drop off the car. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-12-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

I received a call from my case manager today that the rear window arrived at the dealership (4 weeks later). She said the service manager would be contacting me. He called about 30 minutes later to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-11-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By litespeedz
Stall During Startup?

Has anyone had their Jeep stall just after they start it? Mine has done this a few times (Hemi V8 w/ QDII). It seems to happen more when the engine is warm. It happened again today and that...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-09-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

I finally received paperwork from the dealer today. They did something right. There was no mention of anything that was performed on the last three items for trip 4. I just want to be fair and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-09-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,180
Posted By litespeedz
Re: ATTENTION: 2011 owners! PLEASE READ! Questions for the engineers?????

I would ask:

Of the 4 million miles of real world testing that Chrysler said was performed prior to launch what was the split of V6 vs. V8 platforms? QTI, QTII, QD? Laredo, Laredo-X, Limited,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-07-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Re: It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

I had a November build date. This was the exact color combo and feature set I was looking for. I looked hard for this car. The deal was really good so I pulled the trigger.

I looked up the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-07-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,774
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Rear Glass

Yeah I've determined I am not dealing with a standup dealer. I am trying to come at this from all sides even case management and the Jeep Survey team. We'll see...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-07-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,673
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Shudder solution!

Hmm.... if yours is like mine than they should put two and two together. It should not take the technical team a week to get back to my dealer.

Thanks for letting me know. I'll let you know if...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-07-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,079
Posted By litespeedz
Unhappy It's Official, I Regret My Purchase

I am not usually one to post massive complaints on a forum like this. In advance I would like to apologize for the length of this post. Over the past few years I have grown increasingly tolerant...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-05-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,673
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Shudder solution!

I'll be curious to hear what your fix was. My dealer is trying to contact Chrysler's technical folks.

In parallel I called customer service to open a complaint for this and my rear flipper...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-05-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,774
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Rear Glass

The part is still on backorder since the week of March 15th. I called Jeep Customer Service and have a Case Manager for this and my shudder problems. They are useless. They can't tell me anything...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-05-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,673
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Shudder solution!

I am still waiting for the paperwork but the isolator did not fix my shudder. If anything it has made the whole driveline behave odd. Sometimes it feels like there is a slip in torque converter. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Deceleration shudder on V8

I agree. A lot of this is better in Sport Mode...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-22-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Deceleration shudder on V8

It feels like this could easily be polished with some programing.

I do get the sense that this engine and transmission is near bulletproof. I just wish they had refined it a little more. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-22-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Deceleration shudder on V8

There were two threads on this topic. I think it has to do with fuel being shut-off during coasting and using the wheels to move the cylinders. You are actually saving fuel it just feels different...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-20-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Deceleration shudder on V8

I noticed it too. There is a kind of front-back-front shaking motion that occurs when you take your foot off the gas at 40mph. Sometimes it is followed-up with a clunk. It's annoying and a little...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-20-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,189
Posted By litespeedz
Re: Wiper blades.

I'll try to help, but I am definitely not an expert. In general, most wiper blades use a natural rubber. It's cheap and easy to come by. The rubber breaks down due to exposure to UV rays. They...
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