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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-29-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,226
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Tow hooks, ever use them?

I used them to pull out some small shrubs. The tow truck driver used them to pull my dead jeep out of the intersection and on to the flatbed too.. They can be very useful!


I have a strap in...
Forum: Other Rides 12-09-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By dcar335i
Re: New Honda Pilot - enlarged CR-V

I am sure it is a nice car but I personally don't like the front wheel drive / transverse mounted engine configuration of many of the SUV's out there. I like the true 4x4 system, longitude engine...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-04-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Quadralift or not?

I like the QL and it has been trouble free (the rest of the vehicle has not). The ability to lower for easier entry/exit is nice...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-21-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Does your 3.6L Transmission do this

Yep, I have a hard 2-3 shift each morning when it is cold. After the first shift the trans operates normally. I have an early 2014 build (took delivery Mar 2013).

Not a big deal to me. I have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-11-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,952
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Guy has a lemon Jeep Cherokee, makes a video about it

Now that was funny... I guess I need to make my video now...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-28-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,977
Posted By dcar335i
Re: 2016 Jeep Predicted Reliability

Jeep and other FCA brands have consistently been among the worst in reliability for years. 7 recalls and a tow on my 2014 fit the rating well. I love the looks, features, performance, etc but the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-07-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Starting to see the light...

I have had two similar experiences in the past month, the last was on Saturday requiring a tow to the dealership. Nothing like stalling-out in the middle of an intersection. The dealer "reset" the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-02-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Can't figure my door locks out

It's also possible that there is a problem with the door handle. If the handle thinks it is asserted (hand in there, like the water situation) it will continue to interrogate the FOB and if you are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-17-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Help me to not hate driving my WK2

I have a 2014 V6 with 8 speed and it will downshift on hills but the shifts at speed are smooth as silk... Speed control is +- 2MPH.

I have noticed a rough 1-2 shift on cold mornings (first...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-17-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,671
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Anyone use the uConnect wifi yet?

I am not sure why you would ever use the built-in wifi if you have a phone with 4G and a hotspot (most phones have it or will by the time the next car comes around). If there was a way to tie it to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-11-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,734
Posted By dcar335i
Re: ORC module recall

Yes, I received my 5th recall on this vehicle. Hmmm - The airbag light may come on then not deploy properly and parts are not availble? No target availability date? Don't call us, we will call...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-08-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,249
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Promised Pics of my New Summit

Nice color combo. I like the brown leather dash


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-15-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,427
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Cool ... Another recall

I just had three recalls done yesterday (cluster, brake booster, wiring) and now another one came out. If i include the parking lamp issue there have been a total of 5! I also had numerous software...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,620
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Floor Mats

I second the recommendation of the Weathertech floor and cargo liners. I have a black set for my 2014 and they fit/work great


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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-22-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Noises from headliner/Roof - anyone else?

I have the same issue on my 2014 Overland. I too notice it when the temperature is warmer and I first bring it out in the sun. It it is quite loud and happens when the vehicle is stationary and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By dcar335i
Re: 2014 Dashboard Rattle?

I have had a rattle and a squeak in the dash and it turned out to be a loose heat shield and hood hinge which I fixed both myself. The firewall and floor can transmit rattles. Not saying it is your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,444
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Shifting to Sport Mode while moving

23K miles on a 2014 and I do it all of the time. Eco mode is OK but it takes the life out of the drive... I use the sport mode when getting on the freeway and starting on a hill where the quick...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-26-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,040
Posted By dcar335i
Re: What am I missing...

Wood+leather is a nice touch over all leather. It gives an up-scale look... I own an Overland and I have not noticed it being hot in the summer. In the winter, the heated steering wheel really...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-02-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By dcar335i
Is your vehicle in the auto setting? My 2014...

Is your vehicle in the auto setting? My 2014 will do the same thing in auto mode. The snow setting allows for a moderate amount of slip while starting in 2nd to help reduce spin. The sand mode...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,461
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

Mine tracks/drives like a dream on the highway. I find it very comfortable and relaxing. My previous BMW335i was very direct with the road and sporty (which is what it was designed to do) but I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-15-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,211
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Snow storm

Back to the wipers icing up. We had our first significant snow in SE Michign and the wipers were constantly icing up. I have been driving a long time and I have not experienced it to this degree ...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-13-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Unconnect 8.4 auto dim?

check the rotary knob that dim's the interior lights to be sure it is not in the full up position.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-23-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,708
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Transmission problems

I notice hard shifts in the morning, especially when it is cold. The first time it goes through the gears on a cold morning, it shifts at unusually high RPM and roughly (under slow acceleration). ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-17-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By dcar335i
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Do Problems Persist and color question

I agree, just do it... I have had some minor problems (March Build Overland) that have all been resolved and I have no regrets.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-29-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 44,118
Posted By dcar335i
Re: 2014 Durango production

Congrats djohnson3344. You will lovethe Charger SXT Plus AWD. We took delivery of one as well and it is a great car!
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 09-30-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,465
Posted By dcar335i
Re: WeatherTech floor liners - they need more requests

I ordered the 2013 cargo liner for my 2014 and it fits perfectly. I will get the floor mats before the snow flies... I will also put in a request to hopefully speed up the process.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-26-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Software update?

I just took my 2014 Overland today for a safety recall notice (related to parking lights) and they applied several updates (work order was not clear what was specifically done). I don't know what...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-26-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,239
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Garage door opener too short range

Yes good luck. Hopefully ou can find it through a process of elimination.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-25-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,714
Posted By dcar335i
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Dashboard Buzz

I had a similar problem. The issue with mine was two heat shields vibrating against each other, creating a "buzzing" sound that came through the floor behind the center console. I was able to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-25-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,239
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Garage door opener too short range

I probably get 150' of range with my homelink - > Genie, adequate. Look to reposition your garage door antenna if possible. Do you have a landscape lighting controller/transformer in the garage?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-20-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,182
Posted By dcar335i
Re: 2014 Summit Unlocks Itself

I heard there was a problem with the passive entry door handle that can cause this problem - Chrysler knows about it. If the door handle thinks it is asserted (like you hand is behind it) it can...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-15-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,201
Posted By dcar335i
Re: 2014 Safety Recall - anybody else?

I received the notice as well. I noticed just last night that the passenger side "LED surround" turned off when I put the parking lights on, drivers side and flood lights remained on. I tried to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-01-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,061
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

I personally don't understand why anyone would buy a 4x2 jeep.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-01-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Velcro on front seat belt buckles

I would guess it stops from scratching and rattling against the center console..
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-29-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,100
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Headlights in AUTO mode bouncing on and off

I don't notice my lights turning on and off but I do see them coming on way too early. This causes the nav screen to dim, making it difficult to read, especially if I am wearing sunglasses at that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-26-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 17,433
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Still can't decide: Overland or BMW X3

I went from a 335i to a 2014 Overland and I am happy with my purchase. I wanted to do something totally different and believe me I got it. The Jeep very comfortable and the electronics are much...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-13-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 63,677
Posted By dcar335i
Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Sorry to hear about your problems. There is no reason it should not be fixed properly. I have a V6 overland and the transmission is perfect - one of the best attributes of the vehicle. I do feel...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-05-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Vibration at 2k rpm

I had a vibration/buzz sound around 1500 RPM and the issue was the heat shield vibrating against eachother. The heat shield comes in several pieces so if you get below and slightly bend them so they...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-17-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 35,262
Posted By dcar335i
Re: 2014 V6 Rattle?

I had a similar problem that occurred around 1500 RPM and the resolution was to readjust the heat shields underneath. I found one area where the heat shields were fibrating together so I slightly...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-13-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By dcar335i
Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?

I see the same thing with my weather map. There also appears to be a limited city offering in the local weather update (1 day, 3-5 day, etc) with the nearest city being 30 miles away - not too big a...
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