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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Jeep Commander SRT-8, SUV
#52 of 202 Re: Jeep Vibration Eliminated [jazznotes]
Apr 08, 2007 (4:43 pm)
I have had no problem with my 2006 5.7 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tires until my last rotation & balance at the dealer. When I picked it up and got up to 70 m.p.h, it vibrated badly-took it back to the dealership-asked the service writer to ride with me and he felt it. Let it with them & picked it up and it was only a little better. Took it to a Goodyear dealer who balanced the tires with the "road force" machine and now it is smooth as glass at any speed.
The tires are in great shape and I'll get lots more miles out of them.
I expressed my disappointment to the dealer and told them the solution I found. It is a good dealership that dropped the ball on this problem.
It's still, by far, the best vehicle I have owned.
#53 of 202 Re: Update on my Vibration [bob_graham]
Apr 08, 2007 (7:46 pm)
I now have 29800 miles on the Jeep. Just had the 30K service. The Jeep is still driving perfect no vibration. So it appears that the road force process with the correct cone is mandatory to avoid this problem. Funny thing, I have a new 06 Dodge Ram Laramie 4X4 with 20's and the chrome clad rims. Started having the same vibration issue. Took it to Les Schwab had the road force done and the vibration was gone. In this case I got the problem fixed before the tires were destroyed.
I've only had 1 other problem with the Jeep, the side curtain airbag hardware started to rattle. Dealer had to remove the headline and tighten the brackets, they also added some type of tape to the headliner to stop the rattles. I was told this was the first Jeep they saw with this problem however they had seen the problem on the Magnum - man wagon.
#55 of 202 Re: 2005 JGC limited hemi vibration at highways speeds [jdejeephemi]
Aug 27, 2007 (6:32 am)
I have the exact problem with a 2007 Cherokee with a Hemi and is now back at dealer for 2nd time. 1st time they just said it operated as designed. What was the problem -- was it fixed?
#56 of 202 Re: 2005 JGC limited hemi vibration at highways speeds [waxer92]
Aug 27, 2007 (8:57 am)
The problem was it was a Jeep. I fixed the problem by trading the Jeep in for a Toyota Highlander, which runs smooth as cream. No vibrations anywhere. The last straw with the Jeep was that the dealer said the vibration was due to a problem with the computer and the electronic transmission -- that the computer needed to be re-programed. They tried; the computer died on the spot and the Jeep sat in the bay like a $28,000 cinderblock for 10 days. My advice; live with the vibration or get a new car.
#57 of 202 Re: 2005 JGC limited hemi vibration at highways speeds [dhfinley]
Aug 27, 2007 (11:49 am)
Today, the dealer advised they are changing the rear drive shaft and will continue to change out parts until the vibration is gone. However, I fear that I will have to follow your advice and learn to live with the vibration because I'm in a 27 month lease. Probably my first and last American vehicle. Thanks for responding to my message.
#58 of 202 Re: 2005 JGC limited hemi vibration at highways speeds [waxer92]
Aug 27, 2007 (1:45 pm)
Sorry. They changed my drive shaft as well. Nothing helped. I have had American made cars snce my first one in 1965. This Jeep was a problem since the first day, when I got it home and it wouldn't start because of a dead battery. Never again will I buy an American car. Sad.
#59 of 202 Re: 2005 JGC limited hemi vibration at highways speeds [dhfinley]
Sep 10, 2007 (5:31 pm)
Well, I wish we have found this blogsite prior to purchasing a non-titled 2007 JGC Limited with 6000 miles on it. (Driven by the dealer owners daughter)
When we test drove the Limited, with a 4.7, we noticed a vibration between 60-75 MPH. Ignorant as I am and thinking it was tires, they dealt us out of our 2001 JGC Limited (97,000 miles and no problems at all). I spent the next couple of weeks playing with tire pressures and moving the roof rack back and forth thinking possibly it was wind buffet causing the irritating vibration.
When this failed we returned it to the Chrysler Service Mgr who drove the vehicle and determined it to be the rear driveshaft (sound familiar?) It took a month to for the shaft to reach the dealer but it finally came in.
The shop replaced the shaft on 9/4/07, called and said it was fine, 100% corrected, driven and proven by the mechanic with 20 years experience and the service Mgr with as many years behind him. Well, again, as ignorant as I am, I was on I-77 for approximately 30 seconds and felt (yes you guessed it), the vibration....but not quite as bad, except now as I enter a right turn at interstate speeds, the steering wheel vibrates as well.
Well, before getting out of their that eve, the General Manager, the salesman I purchased the vehicle from and the General Motors Service Mgr (the Chrysler Service Mgr went home while I was on the test ride! Go Figure)were into it hot and heavy. The GM service Mgr did drive the vehicle and confirmed the vibration with the comment, "I'm not sure we can fix this vehicle".
I left the vehicle there and returned the next eve to get a loaner from Enterprise at the dealers expense.
The dealership is now to replace the front drive shaft. It is now 9/10/07, I still have the loaner and am not happy with Chrysler. I am pursuing it as a "Lemon" under the Lemon Law.
#60 of 202 2005 JGC limited hemi vibration at highways speeds
Sep 10, 2007 (10:35 pm)
Yes, it sounds familiar, even the roof-rack part, believe it or not. I hope changing the front drive shaft will do it -- let me know. I am just glad I am rid of mine. I now have an additional 2 -4 hours per week that I used to spend in dealer-oriented activities.
#61 of 202 Re: 2005 JGC limited hemi vibration at highways speeds [dhfinley]
Sep 11, 2007 (5:04 pm)
We picked up the jeep from the dealer this eve. I ask the service mgr to ride with me and surprisingly it behaved much better. I would put the fix at 80-90% cured. It Still has a slight vibration that could be attributed to tires.
I called the number located in Colorado listed earlier and talked with the service manager Jason. He stated that if replacing the two shafts didn't fix the problem to raise each wheel off the ground and with a string, measure the circumference of each tire. If one or more measurement is off by much and because the vehicle is all-wheel drive, it would act similarly. I will try that next and keep you posted.
By the way, what did you replace your Jeep with?