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Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-23-2015, 09:18 PM
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Views: 232
Posted By SLLJG
Re: iOS 8.3 and audio playback

My 2014 has similar problems. I find that if unplug the uSB cable and use Bluetooth, my iPhone 5 works OK under iOS 8.3. It's clear that Apple and Chrysler have incompatibilities. Whatever car I buy...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-24-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By SLLJG
2014 Transmission stuck in third gear

My 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland v-6 now has 41,000 miles. Today after shifting roughly, the transmission is stuck in third gear and doesn't response to commands, no matter what I do. An amber light...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-12-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

I live in Northern Virginia. The best ice tire I've bought was the Bridgestone model, the name of which I cannot recall, that I put on an Audi A6. On ice, the tires were superb. On dry pavement they...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-05-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By SLLJG
Re: 8.4 AN quit working. Again.

Have you considered Nokian WR G3 tires for Subaru? My 2007 Outback has a set of four and the performance is good. DWS tires are likely better for the three seasons other than winter, where the WR G3...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-03-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By SLLJG
MIL/CEL disappeared!

The MIL no longer appears for no apparent reason.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-01-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By SLLJG
Re: MIL/CEL - Predictions?

Same thing just happened to me. MIL amber icon appeared. No other message. I did smell an odor of something burning. Car seems to be running OK. Back to a Jeep dealer...again. Sigh...

From...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-09-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,407
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

An internet search will show Nokian dealers. Make sure that the seller really is an authorized Nokian dealer.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,407
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

Nokian Rotiiva AT - A all season tire that offers optimal performance with no compromises in terms of safety and driving comfort. / Nokian Tires...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-28-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,317
Posted By SLLJG
Slammed by Consumer Reports, Fiat Chrysler quality chief resigns

Slammed by Consumer Reports, Fiat Chrysler quality chief resigns

The New York Times reports that Doug Betts, Fiat Chrysler quality chief, has abandoned his post this morning. The company, where...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,320
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Jeep reliability dead last in Consumer Reports

Slammed by Consumer Reports, Fiat Chrysler quality chief resigns

The New York Times reports that Doug Betts, Fiat Chrysler quality chief, has abandoned his post this morning. The company, where...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,320
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Jeep reliability dead last in Consumer Reports

"Any real world stories about really good reliability out there?"

The good news is that my 17-month old Grand Cherokee with 33,000 (52,000 km) has had no issues with the engine, transmission, or...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-16-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,340
Posted By SLLJG
Recall for Alternator

You are receiving this message because you have requested to be notified if there is a safety recall regarding Vehicles from NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation. This message corresponds to the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-09-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Need Help With Tires

Shop for Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV winter tires.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-07-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By SLLJG
Re: stumped

My 2014 GC had the same error after an update by the dealer.
Forum: Other Rides 07-27-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Looking at a 2015 Outback- comments?

I've had six Subarus, from a 1992 SVX LS-L to a 2007 Legacy Spec.b to 2007 Outback LLBean 3.0, which I still own. Overall the reliability has been excellent. If my 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-15-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By SLLJG
Re: A 1200 mile round trip to North Carolina with a cool "adventure" story

Did you find rocks, pieces of metal, or anything inside the Jeep to explain the breaking of the glass?

I am satisfied with my Jeep's Nokian Rotiiva AT tires. Next time, I'll consider Nokian WR G3...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,565
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

On June 4, 2014, my Jeep was repaired and back in service, despite the dealer's earlier alert that the parts were unavailable until July 24, 2014. I have now driven the Jeep several hundred miles in...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-04-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,550
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Update 2: Triple Failure: ACC-FCW, Airbag, Telephone

I have now filed a complaint with NHTSA.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,550
Posted By SLLJG
Update 2: Triple Failure: ACC-FCW, Airbag, Telephone

Wonder of wonders! After a week in the shop, my Jeep is back, allegedly repaired. The part that the dealer said was backordered until July 24 arrived yesterday, June 3. I hope that the car has been...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-31-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,565
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

The airbag sensor is backordered until July 24, 2014.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-31-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,565
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

My 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, built in March 2013, suffered a triple failure last week: Airbag Sensors, Seatbelt Sensors, and "Vehicle Phone Requires Service."

I took my Jeep to the dealer which...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-31-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,550
Posted By SLLJG
Update: Triple Failure: ACC-FCW, Airbag, Telephone

My 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, built in March 2013, suffered a triple failure last week: Airbag Sensors, Seatbelt Sensors, and "Vehicle Phone Requires Service."

I took my Jeep to the dealer which...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-27-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,565
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

My 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland had the same three messages yesterday.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-27-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,550
Posted By SLLJG
Triple Failure: ACC-FCW, Airbag, Telephone

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 3.6L early 2013 build. 20,000 miles.

Yesterday the Jeep failed in three, perhaps related, ways. First, once again, the airbag service warning message...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-21-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,407
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

Nokian calls its Rotiiva and WRG3 tires "all-weather," rather than all-season because the Rotiiva and WRG3 are acceptable in states and provinces that require winter tires. All-season tires, which...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-21-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,407
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

The Rotiiva AT's perform in snow better than an all-season tire, but not as good a winter tire, I should think. The Rotiivas performed well enough for me last winter, but I didn't encounter deep...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-20-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,550
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Issues with ACC

Using any kind of cruise control in traffic is dangerous! Using any kind of cruise control in the rain or snow, as well, is dangerous. Consult the Jeep's owner's guide. ACC does work well if it is...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 05-15-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Collision warning option

My 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, built in March 2013, has the first-generation Forward Collision Warning, which very rarely has alerted me to an impending collision and which, on the hand, has...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,282
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Question about Goodyear DuraTrac

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction seems to be a truck tire, not an SUV tire. Likely to noisy and hard riding.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-18-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Considering purchase of 2014 JGC Limited or Overland

My 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, has been driven 19,500 miles and has had far too many troubles from UConnect, Forward Collision Warning, and other related electronics. Its drivetrain,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,609
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Advantage of 20" rims over 18"?

"Am I missing something?"

No, you're not. A wheel only has to have a diameter large enough to clear the brakes. Beyond that requirement, the size of the wheel is a matter of appearance.
The...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-11-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,550
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Issues with ACC

My 2014 Overland's Forward Collision Warning has activated when no vehicle was ahead of me. On the other hand, when it should activate, it doesn't. I no longer rely on it or trust it. My Overland was...
Forum: Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls 03-06-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By SLLJG
FCC lens may be dirty.

FCC lens may be dirty. Try cleaning the lens, which you'll find below the front bumper.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-20-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,372
Posted By SLLJG
Re: '14 - UConnect Access Trial Expiration and Renewal Cost

I'll let my subscription lapse because UConnect Access for $250 a year is a very poor value. Yelp on the Jeep is a stripped version of the iPhone app. Messaging doesn't work with my iPhone 5 anyway....
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,407
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

I've driven my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland for 8,400 miles (13 500 km) on Nokian Rotiiva AT 265/60-18 (114 T) tires and can report similar satisfying experiences.

These tires grip well, are...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-08-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By SLLJG
Electronic Bugs and My Dealer...deja vu

My 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V-6 was built in April 2014 and now has been driven about 9,500 miles (15 000 km). This Jeep has every electronic option and thus I acknowledge that there is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 29,383
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

My advice is that you wait until Spring of 2015.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Questions regarding ACC and stationary vehicles

My 2014 Grand Cherokee, built in April, has version one of ACC. Version 1 does not stop the vehicle. Last summer, Jeep switched to Bosch's new hardware, which does stop the vehicle. Each version has...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-30-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By SLLJG
Re: Going for smaller rims and fatter tyres... Possible?

For off-roading, consider 265/6018. Taller, not fatter, is better.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-29-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 29,383
Posted By SLLJG
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