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#133 of 480 Re: 2011 grand cherokee [olytreeman]
Feb 03, 2011 (3:54 pm)
I wound up with the same prob. I had to get the factory acessory racks for $244.00. They're nice racks but they should have come with the Jeep just like they always did. I have a $450.00 Chrysler roof box that I now hope I can adjust enough to fit the new racks. The racks.fit nice but they're a bit difficult to adjust front and back. U have to tighten them with a special allen type wrench. Let us know how u make out.
#134 of 480 Re: V6 Acceleration Hesitation [mustafa1]
Feb 07, 2011 (3:41 pm)
I have the exact same problem with the hesitation in the acceleration from a stop. I also have a V6 2011 grand cherokee. It seems to be mostly in vehicles that were made before Sept. of 2010. Do you know when your vehicle was made? Mine was made in July 2010. There is a software update that should supposedly fix the problem, but after I took it in for that, I'm still experiencing the same thing. Have you heard anything new on this since you last posted?
#135 of 480 Re: 4WD Systems [dvp16]
Feb 07, 2011 (4:58 pm)
QDII is the VERY best 4X4 unit out there. It can put 100% (Yes-100%) of the engine power to just one wheel if all the other 3 are slipping.
Most other car can put just 25% power to each wheel.
The QDII has a locking axel. Just one now, but it used to have 2 (but that setup has terrible gas milage)
Only the Range Rover has a better 4X4 system.
Honda has the very worst. All the Honda's drag a tire as they turn.
The Jeep QDII has a center Viscous Coupler that allows the system to act as a differential so that no tires are dragged or scuffed as you turn.
As I said above, most systems that are AWD send the power to the front or back axel as needed. The Jeep (on the other hand) can put the power to the front, back, left, right (left front, right back) etc.
You have the best 4x4 except for the Range Rover (which is better, but cost $90K +)
and if you do get stuck, at least all the other 4X4's and AWD's will be behind you!
#136 of 480 2011 Grand Cherokee problem
Feb 07, 2011 (7:29 pm)
I have a fully loaded 2011 GC Overland. Problem: from a stop, when backing up, and cutting the wheels, the vehicle "sometimes" feels like it in 4WD. need to hit the accelerator to move the vehicle, and doeasn't roll backwards. Needs to be gassed. Sometimes happens when moving forward and cutting the whells from a dead stop. Dealer says this is "normal", but I don't buy it. Feels like it's in 4WD low. Any comments??
#137 of 480 No Sirius TraveLink
Feb 08, 2011 (6:24 am)
We just bought a 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland. My wife loves it! It came with a trial of the Sirius radio and the Sirius TravelLink subscription. Problem is there seems to be no way to access the TravelLink, at least on the 430n radio. Sirius couldnt help. Dealer was clueless. Not that big a deal but i thought it's kind of cool to see the weather maps and sports scores on the nav screen. Any ideas?
#138 of 480 Re: No Sirius TraveLink [pcman]
Feb 08, 2011 (1:48 pm)
We have the same set of problems: no TraveLink in the 430n, which was substituted for the 730n that was specified in our order, and the dealer has no updates to fix the problem. Sirius has tried to help, but they say they have no way of updating the radio, and referred me back to Chrysler.
I'm pretty bummed as my Grand Cherokee came with poorly installed carpets, a bad steering wheel, and no on/off road tires that were specified.
The dealer has promissed to replace the carpets and the steering wheel, as soon as they are available (?). I'm told Jeep considers the tires "good enough" though they are not classified as on/off road.
The radio problem is curious as the documents that came with the GC say the 430n has a 30 gig hard drive, while the radio setup mode reports it's 28. May the TravelLink software in on the missing 2 gigs.
This really is "old style" car manufactoring, not the new business model we have been promised. Beginning to think Mercedes knew something that Fiat didn't when they bailed. Could be they just couldn't crack that coporate culture that has messed up Detroit.
Sorry to be the wind bag, but this whole thing has been a real dissapointment, and it's a shame because this is a really great vehicle. I love the sound of all that gas running through that hemi.
#139 of 480 Re: JGC wish list for 2012 [surferron]
Feb 09, 2011 (10:37 am)
Test drove one 2/8/11. Totally agree with comment regarding thickness of steering wheel. Also, has anyone noticed that the top of the steering wheel occludes the view of the speedometer from about 60 on over? I kept thinking the steering wheel needed to move to the right about 3 to 4 inches. Definitely was a deterrant for me. On highway, steering was a little over-responsive. I, too, am waiting to see what the 2012 will bring for improved gas mileage. Love all the updates to inside and techno features.
#140 of 480 Decided on a Volvo XC60
Feb 12, 2011 (1:03 pm)
It was down to the Jeep 6 cylinder, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. I was very tempted by the Overland with off road 2 package since I have a vacation home down an unplowed road and it seemed so damn capable. What finally swung the decision were the following:
- I was concerned about Jeep reliability under Fiat and with virtually a new vehicle this year.
Amazing safety tech on the Volvo
Two free tickets to Europe and my car in Europe for 30 days with their overseas delivery package
- 5 year warranty and free service package
- And surprisingly the steering wheel on the Jeep felt too fat. I have large hands and maybe I would have gotten used to it but I couldn't be sure and it just felt weird.
#141 of 480 Re: No Sirius TraveLink [ethaskell]
Feb 12, 2011 (9:35 pm)
I have a Limited and I was curious about the TraveLink also. After some research, I found out that the free subscription does not include TraveLink and or Sirius Traffic. They are both subscription based and priced separately. I don't think that you can subscribe to either until your free subscription is over, but I may be wrong about that part. Let me know if you find out anything different. Also, I love my GC!!!!!
#142 of 480 Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee problem [fear_nuttin]
Feb 13, 2011 (7:41 am)
Hmmm...I've had no responses to my post. Anyone have some insight for me?