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#339 of 488 car getting heated up on my 2011 jeep GC Laredo
May 01, 2011 (2:58 am)
I bought the new 2011 grand cherokee laredo in Qatar. I loved the ride until my 10000 km service that the vehicle started getting heated up, just on the way back from the Jeep service station. When i opened the hood the whole radiator was empty and there was no coolant at all. if i wouldnt have noticed it then and there i would have got my engined seized. I went to the dealer and complaint about this and they took it to the service center and they found out no problems, no leak, no block, simply nothing at all. Now they again refilled the coolant, I am able to drive ok, but again last week i had the same issue again my car getting heated up for no reason, later i came to know there were 2 more of the JGC overland which came up with the same problems, but still they dont know how to rectify? Has any one expereinced this kinda porblem, even the Jeep is not pushing a lot once i throtle up, i need to press the gas a lot for the car to move a bit fast, otherwise it keeps dragging. unfortunately there is nothing the jeep dealers can do about this, Kindly advise what i should do as my car is new and still under warranty have only done 10,000 kms. Please advise.
#340 of 488 Re: car getting heated up on my 2011 jeep GC Laredo [gstephen1978]
May 01, 2011 (6:58 am)
I would right now open the hood and check the oil to make sure the coolant did not leak into engine. If the oil color or smell is not right and the coolant is gone again, have the GC towed to the dealership service center. Remember, the coolant system is a closed loop. Also, when they checked for leaks, did they pressurize the system to determine if any leaks occurred?
If you have the V6, see my post # 326 regarding turning off the hill assist function and for better performance.
Best for now.
#341 of 488 Re: Key Issues, Radio Presets and Acceleration [katjeep11]
May 01, 2011 (9:02 am)
If you're still having issues with Key Not Detected. Tell them you want the Wireless Ignition Module replaced. Per the Chrysler rep who helped me when my JGC wouldn't start or recognize the keys etc, the Jeep telling you key not detected is an indication that the WIM is going bad. I had the original one replaced and that one was damaged upon receipt at the dealership, so I'm actually on the 3rd one.
May 01, 2011 (10:15 am)
So, all of a sudden yesterday, my phone is not connecting to the Uconnect in my 2011 Jeep GC. I thought maybe it was my phone as my daughter dropped it yesterday. I thought I would try and pair the phone again, but if I hit the "phone" or "VR" butons in the car, the screen shows "uconnect not available".
Anyone else experience this? Unless I figure something out, I am going to make a trip to the dealer this week.
#343 of 488 Re: Key Issues, Radio Presets and Acceleration [katjeep11]
May 01, 2011 (11:35 am)
I had the same exact problem back in September after I bought mine. 3 trips, new key, etc etc. Finally the replaced the wireless module but left my passive entry disabled. Then another trip to get a flash update. All was well until my last service where they told me I got another flash update for the drivetrain. Then the Jeep intermittenly started telling me key not detected which when you would unlock and lock the doors with the key it would then start. Then last night it would not start at all and I needed to get a ride home because now both of my Dodge's were out of commission. They only thing I can think is that a combination of the flash a few weeks ago and not for the first time probably ever having both of the keys in the Jeep at the same time... What a major pain in the rear-end.
#344 of 488 Re: Grand Cherokee V6 mileage comparison [new_jeepie]
May 01, 2011 (8:01 pm)
I have just completed my first longer trip (all on the freeway and with the AC on) a round trip of 196 miles averaged 24.6 miles per gal running between 60 to 65 MPH and around 5 to 6 miles at 70. Vehicle has now got a total 1247 miles on the clock..........I'm very pleased with this result on my Overland V6. The rest of the miles have been around town and I have been getting 17.5 to 19.1
#345 of 488 Re: Grand Cherokee V6 mileage comparison [3xjeep]
May 02, 2011 (2:20 pm)
So, from what I've seen on this forum, and from my own experience, the Hemi seems to get about 3-4 MPG less than the V6.
#346 of 488 hood bug/stone deflector
May 04, 2011 (1:47 pm)
Has anyone purchased a hood bug/stone deflector for their 2011 JGC? MOPAR said this part (in dark tint) will not be available until June. Has anyone purchased a different brand, and how easy was it to put on?
#347 of 488 Re: Key Issues, Radio Presets and Acceleration [katjeep11]
May 05, 2011 (1:58 pm)
I have the same car and the same key issue. I have had three keys and a new wireless controller. My jeep has left me stranded 4 times. Once I was 100 miles from my second key. Now I don't leave home without both key fobs. The dealer claims I have only had two repairs instead of 4 and Jeep says this is a problem they have never heard of. Odd how there is a 3 month back order for keys and wireless control modules when they are having no problems. I applied for lemon law reimbursement and JEEP is fighting me. I also had a defective windshield that was replaced with another defective windshield. There are about 30 scratches on the vinyl layer between the glass layers. My 7th new jeep and it's going to be my last.
#348 of 488 Re: Key Issues, Radio Presets and Acceleration [katjeep11]
May 07, 2011 (1:00 am)
I am still having the same problem. even if I am inside the car with the key, its shows on the screen, key not detected, it even gets difficult to start the engine as it shows the same error, i tried my spare key, then it works perfectly, now that I have given my 2 keys and my car to Jeep to re program the both. hope when i get it back i don't have that issues any more. I even have problems of getting my car heated up, but again when i took my car to Jeep , they say they have not find any problems like this before. they told to leave the car, they are still trying to find the problem why my JGC 2011 is getting heated up, but still cant find why? Seriously speaking its time for Jeep to re call these cars and fix it, otherwise i love my GC.