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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-24-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: O2 Sensors and MPGs

I think the biggest contributor is the increased use of ethanol in the winter blends which generates less energy than "pure" gasoline.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-31-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,494
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Passenger seat rattle

This has been a helpful thread. I've thought my rattle was from the sun roof passenger side, and nothing seemed to stop it. I'm going to see if perhaps it's the seat head rest.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-24-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,369
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Dashboard Leather Bubble and Defroster Vent

There's no way I'd have them replace the dash if the repair works. The complexity of the dash replacement is such that additional new issues are bound to surface.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-14-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Auto Highbeam

I had the same concern initially, but once I was out of a semi urban area and the associated ambient light, they worked fine. It's an option I didn't know I'd appreciate!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-24-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,312
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Headliner Rattle.... Who Else is Experiencing

Mine (large panorama sunroof with no rear seat DVD) just started rattling above the passenger seat whenever I drive over rough road surfaces. It should be easy to ignore, I seem to be fixated on it...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-12-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,480
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat

Maximum steel was my first choice but none available in inventory outfitted they way I wanted. Very sharp looking! But fortunatley no regrets with my true blue pearl.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-13-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 32,664
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Remote Start Climate Control

I tested my '12 Overland and it too doesn't start cooling until I get into the car. Let us know what you hear from your dealer. (I thought mine did used to cool with auto-start but can't be certain)
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-02-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Saddle Interior owners

I personally like the slight color tone variation - demonstrates it's leather and not vinyl. There's a bit of it in my saddle leather and it is what I expected.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-28-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,480
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat

For what it's worth, it was my first choice but the dealer couldn't find any configured the way I wanted, so I went with True Blue Pearl. Maximum Steel is an awesome color, expecially in the sun.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-27-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: moving parts sound behind my seat or inside my door

We had the same issue. Started at about 2000 miles and lasted a month. Has not returned but it was annoying. Just as you described, something rolling forward and back. I wish I knew the case in...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-18-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,380
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Nice New Dent

Similar situation although the dent (it wasn't a ding) was along the door right at the crease.

We just picked up our Overland from the dealer who arranged a PDR visit, and I'm blown away at how...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-18-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Worst Dealer Shop Experience Ever

Have you had any conversations with Chrysler yet?

It's hard to believe that a dealership could be that poorly managed. Is there a designated service advisor you deal with? or is it the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-09-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,652
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Normal or Quality Control Issue on Overland / Overland Summit???

I have the same issue and like you recognize that real wood will respond to humidity etc. Would I like it to fit perfectly? yes. But its certainly something I can live with. Now if I had paid $80k...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-27-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,836
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: I got my first door ding this weekend.

Similar situation here. Was your door ding on the crease above the chrome strip? Several years ago on a different vehicle, the dentless repair guy told me only flat surfaces dings could be...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-22-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,002
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: So I left my car running today for 4 hours.

It certainly lets the occupant know (i.e. the passenger when you the driver run into a store leaving the vehicle running) that the key has left the vehicle! I'm sure I'm not the only one who has...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-21-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By ChuckinMA
speedometer accuracy / calibration?

Anyone know how accurate the WK2 speedometer is with stock 20 inch wheels? In other words, when I set the highway cruising speed, how concerned do I need to be if it's a few mph over the posted...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-20-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Share your Dealership Mishaps or Stories

No problems / issues with Brigham-Gill (Natick, MA). Service Advisors have been knowledgable and very responsive. Plus they're friendly so the experience overall is positive. (knocking on wood trim)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-08-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Recirq mode shuts itself off

To dry your mats faster, I'd recommend not recirculating the humid air created by drying out the floor mats.

Some cars do shut off recirc after a time interval to prevent fogging of the windows...
Forum: Tech Tips DIY/How To 06-06-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,567
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Oil change light

I was referring to the WK2's. Variable oil change intervals based on useage have been common for ten years on european cars, and given the Daimler influence on the WK2 development, it wouldn't be...
Forum: Tech Tips DIY/How To 06-06-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,567
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Oil change light

My understanding was the JGC oil change indicator is not a simplistic "# of elapsed miles", but rather based on an evaluation of several factors to provide a more realistic assessment. I would doubt...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-31-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,246
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Remote Start Issue - I think it is dangerous?

I'm still in the camp that the remote start is a good thing. Sure there are potential issues as there are with so many devices, but on inclement days (especially very hot ones) it is incredibly...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-24-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Keep Navigation Map on but radio off?

I had the same thought that there must be a mute button somewhere. The noted workarounds work fine though.

This is my first Chrysler product coming from an ML350, and like you, so far I'm very...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-24-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,248
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Sirius Travel Link on their RHR

I have found the Sirius traffic overlay too often wrong. Sitting in traffic on an interstate @ 10 mph for 20 minutes, and Sirius shows green status. Conversely, cruising along at 65+ in a 'yellow'...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-22-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,421
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Anyone else with a MY2012 a bit dissapointed about the My2014 being available in

The big item on the enhancements list is the new tranny which will undoubtedly result in higher highway MPG -- especially if you cruise at "higher" speeds.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-22-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: uConnect changes 2011 => 2012?

OK . I've now solved the mystery and am posting it in case someone searches on this thread in the future. The Nav map display during radio media playback is a user defined parameter option accessed...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-22-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Took my new Jeep into Dealer...Now things don't work!

at least they advised you of the issue, and went ahead with the part order. I had a Honda dealer "fail to notice" a part failure that occured during the time it was in for service that essentially...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-11-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,678
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: first post: cabin lights stay on while driving

For what it's worth, I found I had inadvertently hit the roller switch with my knee while cleaning, and experienced the same 'lights didn't go off' scenario. It's easy to do without realizing it. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-10-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Minor gripe, 730N "Favorite Songs"

Perhpas that staton isn't providing the data in advance of playing the song? Would be interesting to note if if happens with multiple Siriuis stations.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-10-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Those with Overlands with saddle leather: What do you use to condition the leathe

Since I plan on keeping my Overland for a while, I'd like to ensure the seats and dash get the proper maintenance. Did you find the Lexol altered the saddle "matte" finish? Did you try to avoid the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-03-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By ChuckinMA
Question uConnect changes 2011 => 2012?

We're now a two Grand Cherokee family based on the very positive experience with the 2011 Overland purchased a year ago. Purchased a 2012 last month.

On the 12, within the uConnect system, when...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-27-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,060
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Picked up my wk2. Not a happy camper

My WK2 had a minor blemish on the paint prior to delivery that looked like etching perhaps due to bird droppings. I wasn't going to take that vehicle, but the sales guy had one of their service...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-25-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,903
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

I share your frustration since I'm in MA with one of the older "green" plates that does NOT require a front plate. Since the delaer had already installed the front bracket, I'd thought I take it...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-25-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By ChuckinMA
Re: How much is still shared/common with the M-Class

I traded an 06 ML350 for a '12 Grand Cherokee, and thankfully we do not have the MB airmatic suspension. The light / wipers stalk is almost identical, and i'm sure there are other similar parts...
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