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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-18-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,801
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

I think this claim is absurd. My 2014 GC EcoDiesel was the first delivered to Texas back in Nov 2013. I suspect the dealer used Mopar DEF on the first fill as they made a mess filling the tank...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-15-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,801
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

Another variable is how long the vehicle is parked out in direct sunlight. I am in Texas, and it gets hot; however, I work from a home office, so the vehicle is relatively cool in the garage with...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-13-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,996
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

I want to purchase the silver, but only use the bronze software setup until I have time (and confidence) to add the front camera. Does the harness have to be installed for the silver software to work...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: inconsistent DEF level

Maybe I am getting old, but I could swear that value changed early on.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-10-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: inconsistent DEF level

My numerical % gauge has been stuck on 100% since my first DEF add at 8500 miles. However, the scale gauge works.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Where to Get DEF/ How Much Per Gallon

The Blue DEF from AutoZone works well for me. I get to pick the most recent lot numbers, and the jugs are very well designed to avoid drips. I also take a picture of the lot number, so I have a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-01-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By Brainstormer
Low battery voltage cause for tranny bump and air suspension issues ?

I had my 2014 EcoDiesel GC (8 months old, 15K miles) in the shop this week for two primary warranty issues:
REAR SUSPENSION BUMP, which was getting more frequent and pronounced
SERVICE AIR...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-30-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,481
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: DEF Level at Delivery

River Oaks will treat you right. The only problem with that dealership is the congested traffic in the area.

Rather than ask for diesel, ask for an oil change if you don't plan to do it yourself....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-30-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,481
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: DEF Level at Delivery

If driving minimal miles and living in the south, I would not fill DEF as it degrades in the heat. For summer, especially in Texas where I am, 1/2 full is sufficient.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-25-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,961
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Rear ended a Pontiac G6 today.

Off topic as far autos, but what is CRAZY is the jury in Florida that awarded $26 BILLION as punitive damages to a widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer.

Addiction to ANYTHING should not be...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-22-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,961
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Rear ended a Pontiac G6 today.

In the USA, a rear end collision is an automatic invitation for a medical claim, even with very minor damage. Insurance companies will settle quickly for $20K, it's cheaper than paying legal fees and...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 34,446
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

Try saving the seat setting after you make your equalizer settings.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-14-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,282
Posted By Brainstormer
On July 1, 2014, I wrote to Mr. Alan Amici, Head...

On July 1, 2014, I wrote to Mr. Alan Amici, Head of Global Uconnect at Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Group, LLC concerning poor voice recognition (VR) and map updates for Uconnect. He replied within two...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,801
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

Check out this forum about Chevy diesels from 2012 with same issue of bad/poor DEF quality. They seem to think the issue is the NOx sensor(s).
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-02-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,136
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

It took about 3 weeks before my error message returned. After 12 weeks, it is fairly regular now.

Good luck, I hope yours holds.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-02-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,136
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

Radio replacement is not a guarantee. I have all updates and a new radio but still get the message. My next step is to push at checking the antenna connection or replacing the antenna.

This issue...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-29-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Brainstormer
Nevermind, found it.

Nevermind, found it.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-29-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Brainstormer
Can you provide a link?

Can you provide a link?
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 06-26-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Vehicle Phone needs service?

The phone card is in the radio head unit. My 14 has had this issue since delivery in Nov 13. I had the radio replaced in April, but 3 weeks later, the error persisted. It may be related to a faulty...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,311
Posted By Brainstormer
2014 ecodiesel in shop

I think this is good advice. Last week, I found a bit-out-of-the-way Shell station with 20 cents cheaper fuel. I work from home office, so I don't have to drive every day, and, in the next week, I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-24-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 31,335
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

I agree with fun2drive, relax and enjoy the ride, most of us are in no hurry. We will get there we we get there.


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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,047
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: 2014 NAV Version North America

I travel the Houston TX metro area daily, and there are MAJOR highways completed but still not recognized by GC nav system. I have clients that have been in new buildings for more than three years...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-21-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 25,260
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: First oil change some info and comments

The dealer did my first will change, but incorrect. They did not allow it to drain long enough and only put in 6 quarts, The"changed" oil was dark and overfilled. I had them redo it the next day, new...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-20-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,311
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: 2014 ecodiesel in shop

I thought we would have at least heard that the OP had the sample in hand. Something just isn't kosher about this situation.

I buy only from branded dealers, usually the same one in my home town,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 112,151
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

I made my first significant mileage trip recently and want to share some observations and comments. The quick two-day trip was for a funeral. We travelled round-trip Houston, TX to Meridian, MS,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 31,335
Posted By Brainstormer
Deposit sent. Brainstormer

Deposit sent.
Brainstormer
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 25,260
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Same thing with my first oil change. Check your receipt; the dealer charged me for only 6 qts of oil and it was overfilled, clearly indicating most of my old oil was still in the engine.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,945
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Vulnerable DEF injector wiring!

Count me in as well.


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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-24-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,136
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

The dreaded message came back today.


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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-23-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,481
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: DEF Level at Delivery

I first tried to buy at a truck stop, but the attendant was so rude as I tried to prepay for the purchase, I decided to leave. The truckers get VERY irritated when they catch a four-wheeler in one of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-23-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Does the DPF regen system make Diesel unusable as a full time work vehicle?

Since delivery in Nov 13 and 8,900 miles, I have yet to recognize a regen event. I drive Houston TX metro area traffic which is a mixed bag -- some days it's a raceway, sometimes it's part parking...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-23-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,481
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: DEF Level at Delivery

I never received any messages about low DEF. When the EVIC indicates 10% remaining, which was at 8,400 miles, I added two 2.5 gal containers. It then read 75% remaining.


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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-19-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 25,260
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I checked my oil today after the dealer service 3 days and 100 miles ago. The oil is dark and overfilled, they obviously did not wait the required 30 minutes for full drain. Back to the dealer on...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-19-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,136
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

If none of the software upgrades helped, you need a new radio head unit.





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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-19-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,136
Posted By Brainstormer
Finally, I have been rid of the phone requires...

Finally, I have been rid of the phone requires service message. I received a new head unit. None of the radio upgrades made a difference. The new head unit was upgraded to 14.05.03. All is well.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-17-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 112,151
Posted By Brainstormer
I remember that someone tried to pull this prank...

I remember that someone tried to pull this prank on us back in October when all of the EcoDiesels were being held at JNAP.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,936
Posted By Brainstormer
With 8530 miles and 11% oil life, I had my first...

With 8530 miles and 11% oil life, I had my first service and first warranty repairs since purchase. Oil and filter change cost at dealer was $146.77.

I had the transmission bump looked at as...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-12-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 25,260
Posted By Brainstormer
Shell Oil owns Pennzoil and Chrysler has a...

Shell Oil owns Pennzoil and Chrysler has a worldwide purchase agreement with Shell. Apparently they buy it at a very good price. Chrysler wants the oil change business because it can bring loyalty...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,136
Posted By Brainstormer
Upgraded to 14.05.03- within a minute, I got the...

Upgraded to 14.05.03- within a minute, I got the vehicle phone requires service. I'll give it another week, but I believe a new radio head is in my near future. Nothing has stopped this persistent...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,906
Posted By Brainstormer
Jeep had a price change back in Sept/Oct that...

Jeep had a price change back in Sept/Oct that affected prices for CRD, Limited trim, and ORAII. Base model trim went up, CRD went up, and ORAII went down as suggested. I have a decked- out Limited...
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