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Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-15-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,148
Posted By MattE
Re: Is the diesel really worth it????

Stay away from new diesel's. It's called EGR (exhaust gas recirculation). EGR has been around a while now but the amount exhaust gas going back in to the motor is much higer than it use to be (in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-13-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,080
Posted By MattE
Re: Seriously.....how is this possible?????

I use to sell for Chrysler 20 years ago. Like any doctor, dentist, plumber, restuarant, realtor and yes car sales reps...some are great and some are terrible! I would makes some enquiries over the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-30-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,762
Posted By MattE
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee Enable Daytime Running Lights DRL

When I imported my 2012 Laredo from the U.S and in to Canada, I took to my local Jeep dealer for the DTRL to be activated.

When I arrived to pick it up, it wasn't done. The service guy said "As...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,070
Posted By MattE
Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

I bought a 2012 Laredo with the factory 17"wheels, which I sold on ebay. I sold the tires locally. I purchased OEM 2012 20" Summit wheels on ebay and bought the tires at www.discounttiresdirect.com...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-23-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,535
Posted By MattE
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - MPG? Let the speculations begin!

Bill,

Sorry for the late reply to your question. Go with the Hemi! "New diesels" I mean the diesels that have to meet stringent emission requirements. I had a Cummins engineer tell me that "Its...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-21-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,535
Posted By MattE
Re: 2014 MPG - let the speculations begin

I have owned many newer diesel's, either in highway tractors, pick ups or SUV's. If it was me, I would be staying away from any new diesel right now. Maybe with the exception of the 6.7L Cummins...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-15-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,229
Posted By MattE
Re: Void Warranty by importing

We imported a (basically) new 2012 GC with 1,900 miles on the clock. I looked in to the 3rd party warranty and really didn't find much. I found one that was close to $3k. I thought to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By MattE
Thanks very much for the link! Matt ...

Thanks very much for the link!

Matt

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By MattE
Air conditioning defaults to on, when Jeep is started?

Hi Guys!

I have a 2012 GC Laredo without climate control. It looks as though the A/C always defaults to on when the vehicle is started? Is this normal? It does this even when the cabin...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-28-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,262
Posted By MattE
Re: Possible trade for a WK2 Hemi, need advice from hemi owners

If Mr Escape thinks that the Escape is in the same league or class as an Laredo E, let alone an X or Summit...it's time for him to have another drink! Let him think what he wants to think. Who...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-28-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By MattE
Re: Trading for another WK2

If he's going to knock a huge pile of money off the MSRP, he will only be giving you wholesale for your trade. So be prepared to be disapointed! He can show you lots on trade for yours, if he keeps...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-21-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By MattE
Wow that's crazy! This one isn't that bad...

Wow that's crazy! This one isn't that bad thankfully. I am thinking that that's what this guy did. Crusty the Clown operating the lube dept...is what it looks like.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-21-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By MattE
It looks to be a real messy oil change so far. I...

It looks to be a real messy oil change so far. I am just going to keep an eye on the manifold and see if anymore oil appears over the next little while.

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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-19-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By MattE
Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

I am taking it to the dealer, I was told they they can flash the ECM / computer and activate the daytime running lights, for $150. :(
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-19-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By MattE
I am hoping its just an oil change that's gone...

I am hoping its just an oil change that's gone sideways. Maybe a breather hose that has come off?

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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-19-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By MattE
Re: Took delivery of 2012 Laredo, oil in manifold area

I will mention the breather hose to the shop, when I go in today. It's possible that a quart was knocked over? I thought they would have those retractable hose gun things...whatever they call it....
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-19-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By MattE
Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

Thanks for the replies. I wonder if Chrysler can flash the ECM to have the daytime running lights activated?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-19-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By MattE
I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

I was told today that my GC that I purchased from the U.S needs to have daytime running lights installed before it can be approved for the road. I thought that the GC's already had day time running...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-19-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By MattE
Took delivery of 2012 Laredo, oil in manifold area

Hey guy's.

We took delivery on Saturday of our new 2012 GC Laredo 3.6L The Jeep has 2,400 miles on it. It basically looks like it rolled off the showroom floor, as it should.

This GC has no...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-13-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,876
Posted By MattE
LOL!!!! I had a cat that use to spray the...

LOL!!!!

I had a cat that use to spray the vents by the windshield wiper on our car. Put the defrost on and you would have that pleasant smell of cat piss. I don't have that cat anymore needless to...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-13-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By MattE
TPMS question, switching from 17" Laredo to 20" Summit

Hello everyone,

Just a question on TPMS and a 2012 GC Laredo. We purchased a set of 20" Summit wheels and tires. The GC obviously has the 17" Laredo wheels on right now.

The plan is to use...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,288
Posted By MattE
Re: pentastar tick

I have read that the 2012 Wranglers are having the problem, would this be the U.S engine / head?

Is the engine / head on the GC from Mexico?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-07-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By MattE
Yes I had a service warranty report done and it...

Yes I had a service warranty report done and it came back squeaky clean.

I told the dealer that I was really considering bailing on the deal because of my concerns with the head. This dealer runs...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-07-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By MattE
I talked with the dealer and they are saying that...

I talked with the dealer and they are saying that the issue isn't with the 2012 models, just the 2011's, which I know isn't correct. I told them to change the head regardless, of course they shot...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By MattE
LOL...I have a hemi Ram with MDS and Magnaflow...

LOL...I have a hemi Ram with MDS and Magnaflow exhaust...when I first got it..I thought it was really mis-firing. I had to pick up a super chips programmer to shut down the MDS.

So what are you...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By MattE
I think they would, I am not 100% certain. By law...

I think they would, I am not 100% certain. By law they may have to?

I could ask the dealer to give me a break on the parts and labour to change the head. Maybe 20% off for two years?

Sent from...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By MattE
Re: Should I back out of a deal for a 2012 GC Pentastar?

I have owned 3 other Chrysler products and never had a warranty claim. Two of them were U.S imports that had warranty which was voided as soon as it crossed the border (Liberty CRD & Ram Cummins...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By MattE
I called the service dept and they said that the...

I called the service dept and they said that the warranty use to be valid in the
U.S, but it is no longer.

I wonder what the real failure rate is for these heads is? I am sure its higher that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By MattE
I called Chrysler warranties and they can't do...

I called Chrysler warranties and they can't do anything for Canadians.

I feel really split which way to go on this. Here's a crazy idea...make them change both heads even if it needs it or not? ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By MattE
Re: Should I back out of a deal for a 2012 GC Pentastar?

IF you move here to Canada along with your Jeep, you would be able to tansfer your warranty. It's people like me that live in Canada and buy it in the U.S that are not covered.

I would not buy...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-03-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By MattE
Should I back out of a deal for a 2012 GC Pentastar?

Some opinions / thoughts would be appreciated!

Here's the deal so to speak...

I live in Canada and have made a deal on a 2012 Grand Cherokee Laredo with 2,000 miles, just south of the border...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-31-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By MattE
Re: Pentastar tapping

I purchased a 2012 Laredo to take back to Canada. I asked about the head issue, as I will not have any warranty when I Bring it back. I will have to pay the bill myself if this becomes an issue with...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-28-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,229
Posted By MattE
Re: Void Warranty by importing

Hello everyone,

I am in the process of importing a 2012 Laredo. Does anyone know of a good 3rd party warranty company where I could buy some basic powertrain coverage?

I contacted...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-27-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By MattE
Re: Something I always wanted to ask..

I am not sure if I should buy new sensors or not? I will have pull the tire off the rim to get the sensors if I want to use them on the new 20" wheel. I may have better luck selling the tires and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-26-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By MattE
Re: Something I always wanted to ask..

I just purchased a 2012 Laredo, I pick it up next week. I have already purchased a set of 20" Summit wheels. I got them on ebay for $680 with shipping. They are 6 months old, off of a 2012 model. It...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-26-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,236
Posted By MattE
Re: No sound from radio

I had a Pioneer Nav unit do this with the Sirius. I played around with everything. Thinking back, I went in to the "game alert" section and hit something in there and for some reason it re-booted /...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,656
Posted By MattE
I was thinking the same thing. I read another...

I was thinking the same thing. I read another thread where there's warranty that could be purchased from Chryslerwarranty.com I will have to check in to it. If the odds are really .05% that I could...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,710
Posted By MattE
Re: Altitude or Limited?

I just bought a 2012 Laredo which I am picking up next week. I have already purchased a set of Overland wheels off ebay. I like the leather that the X model and the Altitude come with, aswell as some...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,656
Posted By MattE
Re: Pentastar head problem reported on autoweek.

Hi guys!

Newbie here! I just read up on this issue on the Pentastar. I live in B.C and I have purchased a near new 2012 Laredo in Washington state. I am picking it up in about 10 days. This Laredo...
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