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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-12-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,926
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 84 Month Financing?

"Debt is dumb, cash is king..." How on Earth can that be any kind of good idea? If you can't afford it, don't buy it!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-12-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 22,000
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

I have no problems in Eco mode. Depress the pedal sharply and it downshifts immediately and off I go. I put it in Sport mode for things such as merging a heavy traffic. I rarely use normal mode. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Part Availability for the Brake Booster Recall

Sorry, but have you nothing else to think about? In Florida. It could wait a year or two and not be an issue.

I'm in California, and will wait until I have some other reason to go to a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 58,198
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

What worry about such details? The moon roof (who opens it when it is hot?) is a nice feature. After considering the Limited, I realized I was wasting my time and just bought an Overland.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-11-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 784 miles, 13 hours, 20.5mpg

It did not take long to trust the ACC, but I still keep my foot ready for the brake. Of course, ACC can not "see" some tractor-trailer signaling (if they bother) to try to pass another...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By FStephenMasek
784 miles, 13 hours, 20.5mpg

My 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland has the V8 and four wheel drive. We had business in Phoenix today, so we drove there yesterday and back today - 784 miles. The vehicle display showed 13 hours , 2...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-03-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 26,148
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

The Uconnect thing does deserve a very low rating, as it does not do common and useful things the Pioneer unit I bought in 2006 could do, such as allow you to choose sub-categories of POIs (e.g. show...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: POI detail and find nearest

After Chrysler sent the following reply, I told them they need to sent a free update a free update / revision to all owners, apologize, and fire those responsible for the system missing...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-06-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By FStephenMasek
POI detail and find nearest

1) Is there a way to have the system display more detail on POIs such as restaurants? I'd like for it to show the name, or allow touching the symbol to display the name. The Pioneer AVICZ1 I bought...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-06-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 19,365
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Replaced my 2014 Overland Dash Speaker

Thanks for this thread. I just ordered the Polk Audio DB351.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-06-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,011
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

To avoid making a mess on the plastic, I removed the plastic lower cover in front when I performed the fist oil change on my 2014 with the V8. The filter is below and in front on the V8.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-31-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 26,148
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

I noticed that the February Consumer Reports rates the 2014 Durango as tied for best rating, but not recommended as it is "too new." If the 2014 Durango is "too new to rate," the 2014 Grand Cherokee...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-29-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,098
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: CROWD PROJECT: Retrofitting "STOP" on the 2014 JGCs with ACC

I drove to northern California from southern California last week and used it for much of the trip both ways. It is what all of us have probably always wanted from cruise control. You set a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-29-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,119
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 2014 GC Sport Mode

My 2014 Overland V8 feels like it is on-edge, ready for cutting through traffic, responding immediately. I would not leave it in Sport mode, as that will hurt fuel economy, and holding the lower...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,277
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 2014 Overland... Rear-ended after 6 days of ownership

Want to avoid diminished value and possible insurance problems? Pay it all yourself. It looks like just the bumper was damaged.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-17-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 90,718
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Changes for 2015?

Give up console space for some silly level which is also something to catch your clothes on? Definitely not!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 26,148
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

My 2014 (Overland, V8, 4x4) now has over 5,000 miles, and the only problem thus far has been the ignition switch.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 26,148
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

You may be real, or you may be a Honda operative. There is no way for us to tell, especially since you are hiding behind a "screen name." That is a major problem with using the Internet, rather...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 26,148
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

Guys, you are forgetting the important details. A minor problem with some system or part of a car may be reported as a failure, putting it in the same category as a major failure. That is the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,467
Posted By FStephenMasek
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-31-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,467
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: How to cancel factory order without losing deposit

I've ordered quite a few vehicles, and never put down a deposit.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-27-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 18,393
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Uconnect 8.4 verion 13.48.3 available

Odd, as mine is working fine after the upgrade.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-20-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 18,393
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Uconnect 8.4 verion 13.48.3 available

I applied the upgrade yesterday evening. The back-up camera works the same as before. I'll have to see if it makes the navigation better. Thus far, the ability to touch the navigation screen and move...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-07-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By FStephenMasek
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-07-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,195
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Lemon- Electrical Nightmare!

With you not using your real name and photo, we have no idea if your post is real, or something put up by an employee or fan of a competing car maker. If your post is real, why would you be hiding...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-30-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Chrysler Survey

My best guess is that they copied it from the Mercedes-Benz system, as our 2002 C230K automatic system does the same silly stuff. The Jeep may even be a bit worse. It seems that it uses the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-29-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By FStephenMasek
Chrysler Survey

I received an E-mail with a survey from Chrysler. The key points I made about my 2014 Overland V8:

1) The driver's seat adjustment is lacking, as the seat cushion goes down when the seat is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-29-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 2014 Hemi Sport Mode

Yes, Sport Mode is very nice for situations where fast reactions may be / are needed.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-25-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,321
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 2014 Eco Mode - 5.7 Hemi

I will leave it in ECO Mode when I doubt there will be a need for quick power, the active Sport Mode other times. I've found I now rarely use Normal Mode. Sport Mode is excellent, giving very quick...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-20-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By FStephenMasek
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-20-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,601
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Recall notices for instrument cluster

I still do not have the letter. Mine was supposedly built July 30.

Yesterday, it turned the driver's seat heat on high by itself, and I had started it with the push button, not the remote. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-11-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,729
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Deer 1 - 2012 GC Overland 0

So what do they propose to do about the diminished resale value?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-11-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,601
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Recall notices for instrument cluster

Bill, if that is your name, please get rid of that annoying blinking eyeball!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-10-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,174
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Opinions needed, Is the advanced technology worth the cost?

Yep, the tilt down mirrors are excellent for getting within one foot of curbs , as they can ticket for over one foot in many or all parts of California.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-10-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: JGC purchased by richest 1%? Oh great!

Indeed, Travelers sent a refund check after I traded my 2006 Ford Explorer for the much more expensive Grand Cherokee. Does this mean that Grand Cherokees are involved in fewer wrecks and/or stolen...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-10-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,729
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Deer 1 - 2012 GC Overland 0

Insurance companies do what they want. If you want, after they offer to pay a certain amount, shop and see if you can find a duplicate replacement (same year, same equipment, same condition) for...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-10-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,601
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Recall notices for instrument cluster

Yesterday at the dealership in Huntington Beach, I mentioned the upcoming recall. The service counter guy told me that a woman has just come in for a flakey cluster after she got a ticket because of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-10-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Push Start Fell Inside Dash

It is repaired. The service counter guy said that the technicians and them looked at the failed old part and could not see anyone being able to develop enough finger force to break it. The two...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-09-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,174
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Opinions needed, Is the advanced technology worth the cost?

You make good points regarding training and becoming complacent.

However, it is not complacency which prevents seeing some nut trying to go zooming past when you are backing-up. You just can't...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-09-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: JGC purchased by richest 1%? Oh great!

I've always wondered if the guys with the jacked sky-high diesel trucks are trying to make up for shortcomings elsewhere.....
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