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Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
Jun 04, 2013 (7:07 pm)
"Federal safety regulators have asked Chrysler to recall the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-'07 Jeep Liberty. Last June, NHTSA expanded its investigation into Chrysler fires and upgraded the matter to an engineering analysis, citing 15 deaths and 41 injuries allegedly caused by rear crashes in some Jeep models. The focus was originally on the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but the investigation now includes 1993-2001 Jeep Cherokees and 2002-'07 Jeep Libertys."
Chrysler Refuses To Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps, Despite Pressure From Feds
#2508 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [steve_]
Jun 15, 2013 (4:14 pm)
I was hoping to try out the Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel before buying a new SUV. I went in there in April to look at the 2014 GC. I liked what I saw. I asked when the diesel version would be available for test driving? The salesman said they would start coming in June. It is now the middle of June and I called the dealer here in San Diego this morning. The salesman said they went for a familiarization on the JGC eco diesel. They were told it would be out the end of the year. I am not going to wait that long.
#2509 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 15, 2013 (5:15 pm)
Yeah, Jeep's website says "The new 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine (late availability) delivers clean-diesel technology with low CO2 emissions."
#2510 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [steve_]
Jun 15, 2013 (6:26 pm)
The Jeep salesman said you cannot depend on Chrysler to meet their commitment dates. They may have trouble getting the engines from Italy. And their plan was to buy the first of the 8 speed ZF transmissions from Germany. They are supposedly tooling up a factory in the USA to build the transmission. He also told me they have dropped the saddle brown leather that I really liked in the 2013 GC. May be for the best. No way the JGC eco diesel will deliver the mileage of the GLK250 Bluetec.
#2511 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 15, 2013 (6:34 pm)
Chrysler may be shunting money aside to fight the big recall proposed by the NHTSA too. But they have to have stuff in the pipeline or the money flow will just shut off.
#2512 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [steve_]
Jun 15, 2013 (7:03 pm)
Don't they have plans to open another US factory for the Grand Cherokee? Sounds like a recipe for less than great vehicles for a while. You will have UAW militants that hate installing foreign parts. I think buying a vehicle made in Germany is the safest right now.
#2513 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [gagrice]
Aug 21, 2013 (3:32 am)
I test drove a 2014 Summit last night (awesome) but I too am interested in the diesel. The dealership had just this week ordered several, with arrival date in early December. That works for me as my target date is in March. I want to drive one first, but reviews have been very positive on the diesel so far.
#2514 of 2515 Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup [kennethw123]
Aug 21, 2013 (5:14 am)
I did not get a chance to drive the Summit. I did look it over very closely in the showroom. The one we looked at had the saddle tan leather. A first class luxury SUV in my opinion. I needed a new SUV by October which they told me in April would be for sure. As you can see it has been pushed out to December. I do hope you get one when you need it. I think it will be a great choice. We really like the Touareg TDI so far. The ML350 Bluetec shares the same chassis design as the JGC and it is a dandy diesel SUV also. I think the JGC and Touareg give you the most bang for the buck.
#2515 of 2515 2014 Jepep Grand Cherokee
Oct 03, 2013 (4:30 am)
I just purchased a brand new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Rides nice seems to be well built.
I am how ever noticing a loud and constant noise in the front dash radio area. This noise is under the fornt dash area.