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#2493 of 2515 Easy Care Service Plan
May 09, 2012 (4:56 am)
What should I have in an Easy Care Warranty if I buy a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo 4D with 61K miles?
#2494 of 2515 Two issues with 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
May 13, 2012 (4:44 pm)
Two issues/questions on my 2011 JGC:
1) Does anyone else have a "squeaking" driver's seat? My JGC has 20,000 (easy) miles on it, and it makes little, but noticeable, squeaks or creaking noises whenever I take a corner or adjust in the seat. Frankly it sounds like poor workmanship, but I don't really see a "bolt" or anything to easily tighten that would solve the problem. We have a 2008 Honda Pilot with 100,000 (harder) miles on it, and no squeaks in the seats; same with my previous vehicle - an '05 Acura TL with ~85,000 miles. I'm scratching my head over this problem. It's still under warranty, but I don't see how the dealer is going to fix this; and even if they replace the seat, my hunch is Jeep will replace it with one of equal quality.
2) The Goodyear Fortera's are HORRIBLE in heavy rain - I mean HORRIBLE!!! It's a little better in snow, but still pales in comparison to our Honda Pilot. I've never experienced anything like it. For now I'm chalking it up to the tires, and not blaming Jeep (though I've shared my concern with their corporate office). What happens during heavy rains is that when I hit any sort of pooled water in the road (and we're not talking Noah's Ark type of water...we're talking a minor low spot in the road that accumulates maybe 1" or so of water), the Jeep pulls hard to the side of the road with the water. And I'm talking HARD. When I first encountered this my son and I were driving back from up north towing our boat behind us, in a rain storm (again, heavy rain, but not biblical proportions). We hit a puddle in the highway going ~55 mph and I thought the wheel was ripped out of my hands it cranked so hard and so fast. No other vehicles in front of us reacted like ours, and I watched the headlights behind us for quite a while, and no other vehicles reacted the same way. Has anyone else had any issues with these Fortera's? If so, what did you switch to, and what's working well for tires?
Oct 03, 2012 (12:33 pm)
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#2498 of 2515 Overland air suspension
Oct 08, 2012 (5:32 pm)
this post has two parts;
last week i dropped my Overland off because i got caught in a heavy rain on the soccer field, drove home and 10 minutes later, my hand sewn seats were ruined.. the lower back portion of the seat was no longer taut. they sagged, and felt like there was air pockets behind the leather.. has anyone had this issue?
while having the dealer check this out.. i drove a v6 limited with 18 inch wheels.. it was a much tighter feel, handled corners better.. one foreman suggested it was because of the suspension was not the air suspension the overland has.. the overland feels like it tilts when i go around corners... might be the size of the wheels as well.. i would think the overland would handle better, but i'm considering switching to a limited.. just not sure if its the air suspension or just the size of the wheel.. has anyone noticed the difference in how the two differ in handling
#2499 of 2515 Re: JGC Odor [mustangman3]
Oct 29, 2012 (8:49 am)
try checking the cabin air filter.
#2500 of 2515 Re: To buy or not to buy? GC Laredo (3.7L engine) [wimpy123]
Dec 02, 2012 (12:05 pm)
I was curious if you bought it and how you like it. My daughter is considering one but i am concerned after reading alot of transmission issues with the 2007's. Thank you.
#2501 of 2515 2014 Grand Cherokee lineup
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 16, 2013 (11:37 am)
"A refreshed 2014 Grand Cherokee was unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, packed with new features that shove the Grand Cherokee even farther up the desirability scale.
The most significant change comes under the hood, where the 2014 Grand Cherokee will offer the option of diesel power. Seems Chrysler's been talking about a diesel GC forever and finally the German competition's worst nightmare is reality: A 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel designed and built by Italy's VM Motori (half-owned by Fiat) generates a bludgeoning 420 pound-feet of torque and will yank 7,400 pounds of trailer."
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Unveiled at 2013 Detroit Auto Show
#2502 of 2515 Re: Overland air suspension [eric127]
Jan 16, 2013 (6:32 pm)
Wheel size is everything except about 30 percent. The reduced side wall of the tire gives it that extra bit of tightness. Bigger swamp buggy tires would be very obvious comparision but you get the point. Allthewayjumper!