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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-18-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: High mileage WK2

Thanks for posting the high mile report .... only 25K on mine, but nice to see high mileage with minor issues.

BTW, there is a TSB for a rattle sound coming from the panoramic sunroof.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Windshield wipers recommendation for '11 WK2

Thanks. I have seen some of the aftermarket passenger side blades and the tip of the blade does not touch the lower corner of the windshield. When that occurs, the end of the blade doesn't touch the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-15-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Windshield wipers recommendation for '11 WK2

Does the Siliblade (passenger side) touch the corner of the windshield? I want an OEM fit.

If so, which do you have (premium, hybrid, ultimate)?
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 08-22-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,104
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Oil changes - SO easy

Get the F106S ... has the option to attach the 3/8 hose, but doesn't stick out like the F106N. I have it on my 2012 JGC and love it ... with the V6 cartridge filter and fumoto valve, easiest oil...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-30-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: A/C issue ... frustrating dealer response

Just in case others wanted to know, I took the Jeep back in this morning to get the "poor performance with A/C" TSB applied and the tech advised that the TSB update for the remote (TSB-002-12) also ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-25-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: A/C issue ... frustrating dealer response

Thank you ... that is what I was afraid of .... will call the lead service manager and see how things go.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-25-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By newtoncd8
A/C issue ... frustrating dealer response

I took my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee (23,100 miles) in to get two A/C issues looked at.

1) When using remote start, the A/C did not kick on.
2) When driving for extended periods, the unit has...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,833
Posted By newtoncd8
Grand Cherokee goes airborne

Hopefully it is okay to post a youtube link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrKrvTjxDD8&feature=youtu.be


The video of a Jeep Grand Cherokee striking a car transport trailer and going...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-03-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Jeep brand was a star, sales up 58%

Sort of:
The taxpayer loss on the GM bailout is $10.5 billion. The Treasury department said it recovered $39 billion from selling its GM stake, and had put $49.5 billion of taxpayer money directly...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-26-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,961
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: I call B.S. but what do you think

I certainly understand why you are upset, I would be also. If they dealer would have blown you off, I would have been really upset. However, they have promised to take care of all of the issues,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-09-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,841
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Zeigler Extended Warranties

Guess that depends upon the state ... if you purchase a service contract at a local dealership, there is no sales tax in Colorado.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,841
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Zeigler Extended Warranties

But, for the lifetime, they do offer a pro-rata refund option (up until 7 year/100K). I am not sure how much you get back and I would imagine it would depend how many times it was used, how many...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-06-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,195
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

I always get a year for $84 (including taxes) ... but, this does not include traffic.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-24-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,341
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Pricing on Max Care Unlimited warranty?

If you get the lifetime, and depending upon when you cancel the plan, you are able to receive a full or pro-rata refund.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-16-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Fuel Filter Replacement interval for 14' Grand Cherokee

I don't know hard it is, but I don't think it is something you need to worry about. Assuming you are referencing the gas (vs diesel) version, according to WK2Jeeps:

"Two fuel filters are used....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-18-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch

Dealer just called, said the code was in the system for the blinkers, but it didn't take. They re-flashed it and they are now working. No charge.

Thanks kbre for the help.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-17-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch

Thanks ... dropped it off at the dealer tonight .. will pick up tomorrow.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-17-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By newtoncd8
No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch

-July 2012:
---Purchased vehicle and OEM trailer hitch
---At time of purchase, OEM trailer hitch installed
---Had never tried to use hitch, until …

-17 Apr 2013:
---Went to U-Haul to get...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-14-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,145
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Chrysler Extended Warranty Prices

I have the lifetime plan. The wording is as follows:


“You are responsible to pay only the first $100.00 of the total cost of covered component repairs performed during each repair visit.”

...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Premium fuel

The 5th edition of the 2013 owner's manual (OM) states 87 for the V6 and 89 for the Hemi.

The 4th edition of the user's guide (UG) still has 91 listed for both the V6 and Hemi. Both the 2012...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-06-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,210
Posted By newtoncd8
Car wash company no longer washing older Jeeps

Anyone heard of this ... thought it was strange.


KUSA (Denver) - A car wash chain in town is turning away owners of a particular type of vehicle.

Viewers told us that people driving Jeep...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-17-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,666
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Extended Warranty

I purchased mine online (before eservice contracts stopped selling) and in the documentation, it clearly states I can take the vehicle to any Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge dealership for repairs.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-10-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 39,608
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: ***New Software Application MyGIG Update RHR-RHW-RHP 2.136***

Downloaded 2.136, burned to DVD; no issues.

Put DVD in 730N RHR and after loading up, it says "Wrong disc for software update. Software update operation aborted."

Any ideas?

Edit: I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: See LOTS of GREAT 2014 Pics at AutoBlog.com

FWIW, I visited the dealer on Havana and Arapahoe and in the end, I had a good experience with Go Jeep on Broadway. YMMV.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-14-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,372
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Warranty Pricing???? Help!

Interesting, wonder what happened.

The other site (Chrysler extended warranty, Factory backed extended warranties for Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler vehicles (http://www.chryslerwarrantys.com)) is still...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-30-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,014
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Anyone running Nitto Crosstek tires?

That is the tire I am leaning towards when I replace the OEM Fortera's.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-29-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,035
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

I don't do any off-roading, just looking for a good all-season 20" tire. I am looking at the Nitto Crosstek CUV or the Bridgestone H/L Alenza when I replace the OEM Fortera's.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-24-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,506
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: new 13, 3.6 question

I have a '12 JGC with Pentastar and the Jeep dealer recently changed the oil. They put in 5W20. I asked the service manager and he said they were putting 5W20 in the '12 JGc Pentastar's. I have...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 12-09-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,661
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: New 2012 WK2 Pentastar 3.6 - Downhill Whine

Do you mind posting the information from the service receipt?

I checked the TSBs at WK2 Jeeps and I don't see one for this fix.

Thanks.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-08-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By newtoncd8
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-08-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By newtoncd8
Overland grill on Limited?

I would like to put an Overland grill on my 2012 JGC Limited. I like how the Overland grill matches the smaller grill on the lower part of the bumper.

I am assuming this is the case; however, can...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-02-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,372
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Warranty Pricing???? Help!

The service contract from eservicecontracts.com is backed by Chrysler. Here is what happened when I purchased from Stacy at eservicecontracts.com.

Almost immediately, I received a signed...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-26-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,261
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Just got my free 2013 Map and software updates 2.126

I just got mine (purchased 2012 JGC in June) and the DVD came from "Stephen Gould Corporation in Glendale Heights, IL"
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-03-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,001
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: 2013 Bulb Numbers

As an FYI, both the owner's manual / user's guide are on the Jeep website. Here are the numbers from the site:

Part Bulb Number
Glove Box Lamp 194
Grab Handle Lamp ...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-02-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,001
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: 2013 Bulb Numbers

They are all listed in the owner's manual.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-01-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,372
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Warranty Pricing???? Help!

Just to clarify for anyone pricing these, if you are under the basic warranty (5 year/100K, 3 year/36K), the extra $150 for AWD does not apply. I personally think eservicecontracts need to redo...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-30-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,372
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Warranty Pricing???? Help!

For those looking, eservicecontracts is still $1900 vs $2251 (after applying the code for chryslerwarrantys) for the lifetime maxcare with $100 deductible (LWM100N) for an AWD JGC with less than...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-28-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Lighted interior rear door handles?

Thanks all. Wonder why they wouldn't illuminate all four ... oh well, glad to know it is normal.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-28-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By newtoncd8
Lighted interior rear door handles?

Did a search, didn't see anything on this.

I have a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V6 with 4,500 miles and am curious if the rear door interior door handles are supposed to be lighted?

I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-23-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Hoping to get a new Jeep soon!

@kjbean07 ... congrats on your new jeep! I love my 2012 V6 limited and after the fact, I also picked up the lifetime service contract for $1900 from Stacy @ eservicecontracts ... I traded in an Audi...
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