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Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
#951 of 1100 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [issm]
Mar 29, 2012 (9:41 am)
I'm sure the 2012 models have a lot of problems worked out. I think mine was one of the first hundred out the factory door.
I had the Jeep 3 days and I went to open the rear lift gate with the key fob and it started going up, but the spoiler got hooked on the roof and crushed the roof in and $5,000 later and a new roof skin (not even 200km) fixed under warranty of course, but I wanted a new jeep at that point and they wouldn't do it, so now I have all these problems (Sun Roof leaks "They can't fix it")(the back window leaks "can't fix it") (the back lift gate is not lined up with the body lines "they can't fix it") the jeep went back to the body shop 5 times and I finally said enough. Now I have Brake problems and they can't figure that out either. The heated seats work sometimes. Two weeks ago the thing was dead and was found that a module was power on and killed the battery. Now last week the thing wouldn't start and left my wife calling for Road Side help and that happed twice. I've also heard that if the jeep is having a starting problems that there is a good chance that the Jeep could shut down while in motion. (Not safe to drive) so now its back at the dealer waiting for a new ECM (The Main Brain) which is on BACK ORDER along with 22 other jeeps waiting for the same part, so my Jeep sits for 4 weeks at the dealer and my wife is driving a Caravan. I just wish that Chrysler would reconize that if they want to build a high end SUV they better improve the level of sevice and give the dealers better support. They build it so that there own trained techs can't even fix half the problems. Other then all that, I love the Jeep I think I just got suck with a BIG LEMON. Never buy the fist year of a new product.
ANYBODY WANT TO BUY A USED JEEP!
#952 of 1100 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [optimas]
Mar 29, 2012 (2:44 pm)
Hi, I hope you overcome that. Did you mean by ECM: the ECU (main computer) or the Gear Box computer. Is there any problems with the gear box like shuddering?, and is your car manufactured in the 2010?, and does the brake problem solved?. Thank you for your advice: "Never buy the first year of a new product".
#954 of 1100 Automatic gearbox fault
Mar 29, 2012 (2:31 pm)
My automatic gearbox on my Grand Cherokee jeep, 2003 2.7 crd has developed a gear change fault. It shows when you put it on the diagnostic machine there is a voltage drop from 12v to 2.5 volts to the solanoid on the gearbox. Can you please tell me where the 12v volts to the gearbox originates from and where do i find it's source ?
#956 of 1100 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [optimas]
Mar 30, 2012 (5:49 am)
You can use this to contact the assistants of the CEO.
If you don't start yelling REAL LOUD they will push you aside because they are dealing with so many customers and their problems.
They have changed my drive shaft and this seems to have resolved the vibration at low speed shifts. I still have a vibration at high speeds but I will be changing my winter tires/wheels out soon and this will confirm whether it is a tire/wheel issue (I use after market wheels/tires for winter).
I have had some minor issues but nothing like you are experiencing. There has to be a lemon law for that. There is no way I would put up with that crap. Chrysler is at the bottom of the list for reliability for a reason. The least they could do is provide top notch customer service to make up for their poor engineering, production and assembly issues.
They want to offer upscale products and than expect you to accept low end customer service. As I have stated in earlier posts and in my email to Chrysler, I bought the 2011 JGC expecting to deal with issues because it was the first year of a new design. I will not accept poor customer service and if they want to have the buyers of the 2011/2012 JGC continue to support their product, they better get off their asses and accept responsibility for the issues and stop trying to nickel and dime people on the service side of things.
Maybe we need to start a petition and send it to JD Powers and the major news centers. It seems like that is the only way to get these companies to do anything. Any one with half a brain reading the comments on this website would sure think twice before buying the new JGC. I know if I knew they were going to screw around like this when trying to fix the problems I probably would have waited on my purchase.
Good luck to my fellow 2011-2012 JGC owners, it sounds like we are all going to need lots of it.
#957 of 1100 STILL HAVE THOSE BAD VIBRATIONS
Apr 13, 2012 (5:02 am)
Well, they changed my drive shaft on my 2011 JGC which seems to have cleared up the vibration at low speed speed shifts but I still have a vibration (regardless of shifting or not) at higher speeds (80-95 kph and 120 kph). You can feel it right through your seat and you can hear a hum. They have checked my wheel/tire combo twice but no difference. I will be bringing it back in. It is still a drive train issue of some kind. Anyone else still dealing with this??
#958 of 1100 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [gbeesjeep]
Apr 13, 2012 (3:10 pm)
If you do start a petition, don't limit it to the 2011 and let me know. We have the 2007 JGC Overland Diesel and it has had problems since it was at 12k. Now it is at 114k and it has been in the shop every 6 months since we have owned it, with 8 computer modules replaced and a variety of other issues to include a "swirl" valve replacement. Now it needs one more module replaced that has already been replaced (1.5 years ago but only had a 1 year warrenty) and the oil cooler has to be replaced for it to run. In the latest JCG fiasco, the oil cooler failed, somehow poured oil into the cooling system and caused it to die. Waiting to see if "Chrysler Cares" is going to help cover any of the costs since our warrenty expired at 100k. If we didn't owe more than it is worth we'd get rid of it. We bought a diesel so we could put high miles on it and it wasn't cheap.
#959 of 1100 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [optimas]
Apr 13, 2012 (3:19 pm)
We purchased our 2007 JCG Overland new and when the computer problems (among other things) started at 12k, we should have tried to have it returned under our state's lemon law. I suggest you do the same.
4.5 years later, our Jeep has been in the shop on average once every six months. I wish we had not been complacent because we had an extended warrenty to 100k because now, our latest bill will be close to 4000.00 if we want our Jeep back from the shop. Cut your losses now while you can. Just an opinion but we'd do things differently with our piece of expensive junk if we could go back in time. Its a shame because it drives well when it is working.