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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Jeep Commander SRT-8, SUV
#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.....
#89 of 202 Re: fixed............. [suvowner1]
Oct 03, 2007 (6:23 pm)
Great.....Here's hoping for 100% I'm assuming the CV joints in the axles were the problem.
Do you think the other 2% could be the pinon in the transfer case or either differential?
Can't wait til the 16th when we meet with the service rep.
Oct 04, 2007 (7:52 pm)
What does the 2% represent?
I have been watching and reading your post and find it almost exactly the same with regards to complaints that I have with my brand new (left over) '07 GC with Hemi. I too have had the rear driveshaft replaced (not the front yet) and that would equate to a 70% improvement. It's in the shop now and they are looking into the front shaft as well as motor mounts. I have a good shop foreman who confirmed he felt the vibration and hum from the drivetrain. He explained that a drivesaft problem would normally happen consistently and not at certain speed points as is the case. The drivesaft that came out had 45 pounds of weights and the replacement had 15 pounds. Completely different! This suggests that Chrysler knows they have a problem. My hunch is that this is a band aid where they have moved the vibration to higher speeds from the original 65-70 where it was most noticable. I am also in the northeast (CT) and made a recent trip to Boston with a client who loved the truck but noticed the vibration. I also have a 'clunk' noise coming from the center of the vehicle that only occurs when i first pull out of a parking lot or parking space maing left or right turns. What amazes me is how poorly engineered this vehicle is considering it has a price tag of over 43K. I have a feeling the scenario will end with one of two options:
1) They took out the majority of the vibration so i must learn to live with it.
2) file a lemon law case.
The frustrating thing for me is i love the truck and really don't want my money back. I just want what every consumer is entiteled to which is respectable engineering and quality control. Something that seems to apparently be completely absent with Jeep. flattop60, please get in touch with me so we can share some stories and our progress. E-mail me at alankmsnet.net
#91 of 202 '07 GC Hemi with vibration
Oct 04, 2007 (7:54 pm)
I mean't suvowner1.