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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 02-24-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,825
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Eco Green cancelled?

Ordering reopens next month (3rd week or so). Material restrictions caused a order block to go into effect.

Auburn Pearl is the only color I know of that's been postponed.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-19-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Diesels just got a bit cheaper

Quick update:

As of yesterday, Luxury Group II (AHN) is no longer required to order an EcoDiesel on the Limited. Also, the advanced tech package (ADG) isn't required on Overland to get a EcoDiesel.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,128
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: 8.4 UConnect Update - Deconstructed

Vehicle health reports ala Onstar. No tinfoil hat needed.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 107,262
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Changes for 2015?

In a sense, yes. One house can do whatever they want but the other house needs to be kept in the loop. When overlap or synergies occur, both houses participate. Dictation doesn't occur often ("You...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 02-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Current TH Order Date to Build Date Timing

There have been two major snowstorms in the past month that have shut production down (snow emergency means workers can't be on the road). Hopefully things are smooth sailing from this point forward.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 02-06-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 19,329
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Getting impatient.......

Trucking companies have to load the vehicle and transport them. They try to leave with full trucks so it may take a day or two to get full. Alternatively, there may only be so many trucks and there...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-30-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Limited's on factory hold.. !?!

Sometimes QA finds an issue either on your vehicle, on a batch of parts that contributed to your vehicle, or on a vehicle near to your vehicle. All of those are reasons vehicles get held. Sometimes...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-30-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 107,262
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Changes for 2015?

Interesting being on the outside looking in when Milous and crew were dropping hints on the '14 and now being on the inside looking out now. I can see why he finds this fun. :D
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-21-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,765
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Build or Delivery Date estimates

At the time his was built, they were. Sadly its gone on way too long. At least the Chrysler rep is taking care of him.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-21-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,765
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Build or Delivery Date estimates

Okie, what they tell you about 100% inspection is true for the Cherokee. They are doing a drive test to ensure the powertrain acts as expected (seeing as that was the main reason for the long delay...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-17-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,765
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Build or Delivery Date estimates

Did it get dropped in transport?
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,765
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Build or Delivery Date estimates

The weather has absolutely played havoc with plant schedules and shipping. TNAP, Supplier park, and even JNAP were closed or at reduced capacity for a few days. Things are starting to get back to...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-07-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,765
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Build or Delivery Date estimates

This is normal especially with the holidays and other things, things will get backed up.

The plant was offline yesterday because of a level 3 snow emergency (nobody allowed on the roads). Things...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-20-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Salesperson said can't use non factory wheels

I'll state this: Just make sure the wheels you purchase are rated for the weight of the vehicle.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-20-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 559,508
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: 2014 diesel production

To you and everyone else, it all depends on a ton of factors. It can come down to a single opton that's holding you back that adds extra time while the supplier catches up with demand (one of the...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-20-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: TH on hold

Sometimes things are found during inspection that require a closer look. They put the vehicle into QA hold and move it to storage (repairs aren't really done on the line). The issue is followed up on...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-20-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Quality Control Lots?

There's Inspection, then theres 100% QA. Every vehicle goes through inspection but no sticker is put on. One vehicle is pulled after so many are built and go through the full work up. Those get miles...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-12-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Dealer Inventory - web

Two things cause the inventory to drop or change:

1. Vehicle is sold and a NVDR (New Vehicle Delivery Report) is filed by the dealer
2. Vehicle is formally traded and the paperwork is filed...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-12-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Shipping: rail or truck?

Rare but it happens.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-06-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,502
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: '14 Cherokee-What a Smart Vehicle

It almost sounds like a low voltage situation. Definitely get it noted.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-02-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,397
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Uconnect access not available in canada?

(The fact that other major auto makers have cut near-exclusive deals with the two main cell phone companies in the great white north)

;)
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-22-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,127
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Drove One Today

Yes. The second row slides.

The radios in the >2011 redesigned vehicles no longer have the user accessible hard drives as the older series had. The newer ones are based on internal flash storage...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-21-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Current TH Order Date to Build Date Timing

Its all over the map at this moment, I would guess ordering first two weeks of December should get you a January build as the factory I think is scheduled for shutdown between Christmas to New Years....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-20-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 559,508
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Tech tip of the day

Prices should come down as the number of engines out there goes up. Pentastars have the same setup (different part).
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,282
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Urea Tank Failure

For now, yes, the tanks/setup are unique to NAFTA. EMEA should be getting it soon with Euro 6 emission standards coming.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-20-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,483
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Just purchased black limited

When the radar senses you closing in on an object in your path rapidly, you get warned.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-18-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Delivery ahead of schedule?

Sometimes they get on a truck before they are supposed to and even arrive a day early ;)

Even 700 miles away from the plant.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-18-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: MPG Thread and Cost of the diesel in your area.

Other than U-Connect, a good guide to nationwide pricing guide can be found at the Pilot/Flying J site. (http://www.pilotflyingj.com/fuel-prices)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-18-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 559,508
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: 2014 diesel production

I am hoping to see movement today on this little SFU.



WOOHOO!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-15-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 559,508
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: 2014 diesel production

I know what they use for MOTS. It's a pretty accurate system based on many factors. But there still is a human factor that says "F it. I am grabbing this one and delivering it." which messes with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-13-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Identify item on build sheet

Hmm. I'd have to look that up. Usually the special codes aren't X series codes but 4 series. Could indicate a design change somewhere and that vehicle has it. That was done back in 2005 on the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-13-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 559,508
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: 2014 diesel production

I can confirm that :)

Mike is due any day now.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-12-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-12-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: CH colors

Eco Green and Mango Tango are early January. Cashmere may have started already.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-12-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Anyone Know if there is a current production delay?

There is a pretty nice mix in the order system. The FWD's were the majority of the initial releases (based on what I see). The majority of orders will be FWD but there will still be more 4wd versions...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-11-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Anyone Know if there is a current production delay?

It depends on the dealer and the logistics system. The dealers around here have anywhere from 3-50 (according to the Toledo Blade). There are still a ton in transit and the factory is cranking them...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-11-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Anyone Know if there is a current production delay?

FYI, Jeepstatus and VOTS are the same thing as one pulls from the other. MOTS is about the most up to date knowing what data sources they use.

Macfan is pretty spot on. The tangle is slowly...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-08-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,249
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Am I an IDIOT for purchasing a 14 JGC Summit??

Hey now, we, erm, they did NOT have anything to do with that!

:worried:
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-08-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,249
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Am I an IDIOT for purchasing a 14 JGC Summit??

And yeah, that UConnect site needs some work. The people who run it should be flogged ;)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-08-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,249
Posted By Blinker Fluid
Re: Am I an IDIOT for purchasing a 14 JGC Summit??

Welcome to the family! Every vehicle has its issues and even the most praised vehicles can be finicky. It's up to the dealer and manufacturer to step up to the plate to resolve them if/when they...
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