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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-24-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: How's the 15 Cherokee and what's expected for 16?

Sand is a tricky surface. It can be very hard - and easy to walk, bike and drive. OTOH, it can be very soft and extremely hard to walk, impossible to bike and very hard on a vehicle. I've hiked...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-28-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: How's the 15 Cherokee and what's expected for 16?

So far the '14 Trailhawk is a competent off road vehicle, and holds up. It's NOT ready for the real aggressive trails that you may have traversed in your Wrangler.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-10-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: US probes complaints that Jeep SUVs brake for no reason

It's annoying that the park sense chimes for proximity in the front even when the vehicle is in reverse....and vice versa. Who decided that?

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-05-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: US probes complaints that Jeep SUVs brake for no reason

I'm not surprised by this. It makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck with the auto brake operates - EVIC warning and chime. It's happened to me several times:

(1) going around a...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-05-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 2014 Cherokee - Starting by Itself

IIRC, UConnect remote start only runs the vehicle for 15 minutes. So if the vehicle was running for a long time, then it's more likely a FOB related start issue if it's an electrical problem.
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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-04-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Sport Mode

Indeed. Sport mode is more like a Street Racing mode....perhaps programmed by the SRT guys. I would prefer a Sport mode - not quite so aggressive.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-27-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Contemplating Purchasing a '15 KL TH

atvman29, I agree with Jeepster910.....Go for it.

My loaded 2014 TH had some earlier tranny annoyances but they've generally smoothed out with the RO1 + AL time. I wouldn't even think about...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-22-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,155
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: RO1 Recall

JStrand, Thanks. We clearly have different results from RO1. When I force from 3rd to 2nd, there is a notable increase in RPM (@ tach) and torque. Another force down results in further RPM (tach)...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-22-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,155
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: RO1 Recall

Trying to get this thread back on track........

After RO1 (w/ my TH, V-6), one shifting frustration was solved: downshifting at highway speeds w/ a small accelerator kick is now better. However...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-20-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,779
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: EVIC message - 4WD not available transmission overheated

If our visitors stay in hotels, rental housing or purchase a home, then they are paying a share of property taxes......towards schools, etc. They're also paying their share of utility taxes. Just...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-11-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,072
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 6 Flashes and 1 RO1 Done 3/26/15.

After 1,000 miles of AL with R01, tranny is performing better. The 3rd gear issue is much less of a PITA than it was immediately after R01. It needs to get a little bit better and then I can...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-01-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,844
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: R01 post update problems. anyone else?

Same problem here after the RO1 update. :( The shifting was generally OK before except two flat spots which I hoped would be solved w/ RO1. Now still have those flat spots, but added the problem of...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 03-27-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Got my 2015 Cherokee TH Yay!!!

Congrats. Great looking TH. Now go get some mud on it!!

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 03-22-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Spring Road Trip in a TrailHawk

It sounds like a great trip to a wonderful region of the USofA. Two years ago I mountain biked the White Rim trail - 3 days for the 105 mile loop. Perhaps I should go back and do it in the TH!!
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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 03-21-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: GARAGE FLOOR mats for the Cherokee

Hire someone to do a good epoxy floor coating......you'll be glad you did. Not sure what cons you've heard, but if well done they last for decades and are easy to clean up. It's a DIY project IF...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 03-04-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,155
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: RO1 Recall

I have a (US delivered) TrailHawk, build date Jan 2014, and the VIN shows two recall - for the tranny and the airbag sensor software updates.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-21-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,866
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 9 speed transmission?

Good Luck with that expectation!!!! V-6 TrailHawk? You bought the wrong vehicle if you expect 30 MPGs.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-18-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: B Pillar Noise.....

JGA, Thanks. I took mine to a different dealer and they solved the problem - same as your solution.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-28-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: UConnect Update Site

DH,

Did the update in my TH. No such problem.

Just a thought......IIRC, the system allows you to revert to the prior software version. Consider trying that, and then downloading a fresh...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 2014 Sales Brochure

The brochure is a 10" x 10" format, so to print it you'll either have to scale it, or take it to a special printer, or buy a special wide format printer, cut the paper down to size and then bind it. ...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 2015 Lattitude V6 chimes erratically

Wait until after the Christmas & New Year season is over - perhaps it's a holiday chime. My KL with all the tech doesn't have that holiday feature. :D

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-20-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,017
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 2015 Trailhawk issues

My shift points shift depending how heavy my foot is that particular day - a heavy foot delays shift points to higher RPM/MPH.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-10-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,866
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 9 speed transmission?

My understanding is that the Manual + does not force an upshift - it merely sets the upper limit permitting (not forcing) a higher gear. The transmission is still the decider and will automatically...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-10-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,866
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 9 speed transmission?

Don't get this. The manual position allows driver to see what gear the tranny has selected, and to set a limit on the upper gear. This can force a downshift (increasing RPMs), but doesn't force an...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-10-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: UConnect Update Site

Worked for me - also in the USofA. Agree, the UConnect site is rubbish as it wants to download a downloader and just complicates matters. Direct download of update from JeepGarage Premium Member...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-03-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Let's see pictures of your Cherokee

http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff343/DesertHiker/Jeep%20Shots/DSCN2798.jpg
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-01-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Auto Mode VS Track Mode MPG Test.

Jim, Thanks for the info. The Sports mode is more like a street racing mode perhaps developed by the SRT guys - great for those racy times, but (IMHO) not a regular daily driver setting. We have a...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-28-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Tow Group - Does It Change the look of the Cherokee ?

Well, sort of, but not exactly....

I have the TrailHawk w/3.2l engine without the tow package and it also has the aux. trans. oil cooler (NMCP). Not sure whether it came with the TH package or...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Mopar Rock Rail Install

Great questions...looking forward to answers and pictures. Another ?: do they stick out so much that you clean then with the back of your pants when getting out? :eek: I'm trying to decide...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-21-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: B Pillar Noise.....

Thanks. I did do a general web search - lots of B pillar stuff but no KL specific problems or solutions. My Jeep Cherokee Club searches didn't turn up any B pillar specific recommedations...as...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-20-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Desert Hiker
B Pillar Noise.....

My Jeep has exhibited its first problem..... noises in the B pillar. The dealer says it's probably "body flex" and it is what it is, no fix necessary. Frankly it does sound like that - a creak at...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: The spider did it...

SJandL,

Perhaps there is another huntsman in your Jeep and it moved your FOB into a deep hiding place as revenge for its mate. Good luck with that!!!

I once found a desert hairy scorpion in my...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-25-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 22" Rim Tread...

.....I was being snarky..........



..........Dodgeboy speaks the serious truth. No real off-roading for that kit and watch the hard launch over speedbumps.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 22" Rim Tread...

It might help to air down those rollers before going over speed bumps.......

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-25-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: After Tranny Flash 21-018-14

I had the tranny flashed about 3 weeks ago to address several minor shifting issues. So far, no real noticable change, but it's still learning. Not hopeful but overall love the Cherokee TH.
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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-18-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: KL Refresh? Rumors/Speculation

I understand that some people don't like the looks of the Cherokee - and that's OK. But the market is giving Jeep good feedback on the vehicle so don't look for a major remake to sell to the few who...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,866
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 9 speed transmission?

Not sure exactly where I found it, but no doubt a Gooooooooooooogle search. If you can't find it, then send me a PM with your email address, and I'll forward the related TSB PDFs that I have.
...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-05-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Radio and audio inputs

OK, got it. A few things to check: be sure your USB is formated in FAT32 (not NTFS) and it's 32GB or less. Other threads have pointed to problems with improper media, formatting and corrupted...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Radio and audio inputs

What's the problem? Need more info.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-04-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,866
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 9 speed transmission?

My TH is a Jan 2014 build, 3.2L and I had similar issues. This week, the dealer "updated TCM per RRT# 14 - 040. Performed drive adaptation relearn process for all clutches per TSB#21-013-13." ...
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