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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Jeep Commander SRT-8, SUV
#79 of 202 Re: update.......... [suvowner1]
Sep 18, 2007 (4:53 pm)
You may want to go to this link.....
This link is for filing a complaint with a government site. I filed ours under 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4 powertrain-driveline.
Mine appears to be the only one listed for this issue. The more the merrier.
I have an appointment Thurs afternoon at the Jeep dealer to get another loaner and have them keep looking for the problem. I have also contacted the salesman who sold us this vehicle and plan to try to trade. They are also the Chevy, Buick, Chrysler and Jeep dealer so maybe we can work out something but have a slim hope of coming out without much damage to my wallet.
#80 of 202 Re: hey bamsdm [suvowner1]
Sep 18, 2007 (5:57 pm)
Excess grease in the rear shaft is the TSB. As for the tires michelins will not solve the problem. When I purchase a new Jeep I immediately sell the goodyear tires and purchase Michelin LTX. The vibration occured with Michelin not with Goodyears.THe chrome plated rims and the rear drive line was my problem. I hope this helps.
#81 of 202 NEWER UPDATE ON 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4.7
Sep 19, 2007 (4:27 pm)
Well, I now have some better news. We took the Jeep to our dealer this afternoon for either a trade or repair and got a loaner.
While there, the salesman told me he would get an appraisal on ours. I stated very firmly that no appraisal is due, that we had a certain number of dollars (trade-in + cash + taxes)in the vehicle and that that is what we were do toward another vehicle. If that didn't happen then we were going to pursue the Lemon Law.
He said he would be right back and was within 5 minutes, stating that he was instructed by the General Manager to get the Service Manager to start the paper work to get Chrysler to buy back the Jeep.
Now, will this really happen? We hope so but I wouldn't count on it and if it does, will we get our total dollars out of it?? I doubt that too.
#82 of 202 Re: NEWER UPDATE ON 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4.7 [flattop60]
Sep 20, 2007 (5:46 pm)
No luck with the Buy Back. The dealer is calling in the Regional Service Rep as of this evening. They rotated the front and rear driveshafts today. Vibration is much worse, starts at about 45 and up through 75.
I talked with the dealer owner this eve as well. He was courteous but non-wavering but is the one who is bringing in the Rep. He states that all "all-wheel" drive vehicles have the vibration. Of course this is BS as I have driven quite a few with none having any vibration at all.
When we got in our Jeep to come home there was a "Owners Rights Under State Lemon Laws" booklet on the console. I believe someone was giving us a hint but still trying to maintain their job.
Stay tuned, I'm sure there will be more.
Sep 21, 2007 (1:54 am)
Most lemon laws apply only to a vehicle that has a problem making it undriveable or unsafe to drive, I believe .. not sure, but in NY that's how I read it. The only sure way to get rid of the vibration is get rid of the Jeep.
#84 of 202 Re: NEWER UPDATE ON 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4.7 [flattop60]
Sep 21, 2007 (2:14 am)
What type of rims are on your jeep?
#85 of 202 Re: NEWER UPDATE ON 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4.7 [bamsdm]
Sep 21, 2007 (6:22 pm)
The rims on our Jeep are the Aluminum standard without the chrome cladding.
#86 of 202 Solid Rear Axel
Sep 24, 2007 (8:41 am)
I spoke with someone who is no expert but suggested that since the jeep has a solid rear axel the vibration is inherent in the design.
#87 of 202 NEWER UPDATE ON 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4.7 [flattop60]
Sep 26, 2007 (4:29 pm)
The Regional Service Manager called me today. We have an appointment for him to drive the vehicle on 10/16.
#88 of 202 fixed.............
Oct 02, 2007 (9:06 pm)
mine is now 98% better.............with a road force balance and replacement of the front and rear driveshaft and both front axles............the parts were taken from another new vehicle on the lot, as i guess they couldn't get all these parts currently...........makes me wonder if there is a more national problem with 08 and driveline vibration.........they did confirm the rear driveshaft was out of balance, but didn;t want to add weights to it.....