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#450 of 488 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tires Stink & Sunroof Problem
Nov 11, 2011 (3:55 am)
We recently purchased a jgc and took it out in our 1st snow storm in late oct. It goes great in town thru snow, but very, very disappointed on the back roads where we live. My #1 concern buying one was it getting thru snow good and the sales person assured us we would not have any problems at all. It has goodyear fortera tires on it, which to me do not look like they have enough tread for snow. I have talked to the dealership and they say they have no problems with theirs. Well, they live in town and we live in the boonies where the roads do not get kept up like town roads. Also having trouble with the sunroof being stuck open and have to hold the button down for a little bit so it can reset itself. We only have 2500 miles on it and would really like to trade it in for a "true" 4wd truck that I know I can depend on, but will lose too much money. Will have to let it sit most of the winter and use my truck.
#451 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tires Stink & Sunroof Problem [diane63]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 11, 2011 (4:25 am)
Why not just replace the tires?
#452 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tires Stink & Sunroof Problem [diane63]
Nov 11, 2011 (9:16 pm)
With regards to the sunroof, just bring the GC back to the dealership for warranty service for which they are obligated too do so. If you still do not get any positive results, call Chrysler/Jeep/Fiat let them know the situation and they will tell you what to next or try another dealership. I did.
However, since you got the standard tire 20 inch tire, the dealership will not do anything for you. If you have read the forum, even us with Adventure Package II have problems getting the right on/off road all terrain tire. You might want to contact Goodyear and find out about their policy.
Currently, 20 inch tires are limited in the all terrain category. Another option for the snow and many others use this option as well, a dedicated winter tire.
Believe or not, this JGC is a true 4x4. I now have over 11K on mine and I did change the tires. The bottom line for me, I really like this 4x4.
Best for now.
#453 of 488 Re: VIBRATION [gbeesjeep]
Nov 11, 2011 (11:00 pm)
I also had the same issue and took it to the Jeep service center where they found my engine mount was broken and they replaced the mount under warranty and now i am good to go. Please check your engine mount with your dealer.
#454 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tires Stink & Sunroof Problem [new_jeepie]
Nov 11, 2011 (11:09 pm)
regarding the tires, I am also on 12 k mileage and the tires provided by the jeep dealers in Doha are Korean tires named Kumho. I am struggling to get my tire replaced from the Jeep dealer here in Doha as there is no comfort in driving the car as it always vibrates or wobble over a speed of 100 Km.hr. I am surprised Jeep providing such cheap tires on 4x4 and i am not satisfied with my JGC as I always have some problems all the time, true i love driving the car, but pretty bad that Chrysler don't give a quick remedy on the problems i have on my car. some time i feel like selling it. I have problems with my key FOB where I am finding it difficult to get my car started, it mostly dont detect the Key and while i am driving the car it always shows key has left vehicle, pretty strange. I have replaced almost 4 sets of keys from the jeep service center and still problem not resolved. chrysler have to recall all the jGC 2011 and resolve the technical problems. If I have to list a set of problems for my JGC. Its a lot to say, hope you all dont have any problems like this, other wise i love my JGC.
#455 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tires Stink & Sunroof Problem [gstephen1978]
Nov 12, 2011 (8:38 am)
My FOB key also went down and they replaced the keys and a module under warranty.
The sad part about the tire issue and this is true with the majority of the car manufactures is the tires are really not a concern of there's. As far they are concerned if they meet the government regulations, that is fine, if you want better tires, then go aftermarket. When I had my Nissan 4x4 in the past, the first purchase was at least 1k in tires. My grip, as I stated so often within this forum, since I have the Adventure Package I should have had the better tires.
Who ever rides in the JGC with me can not believe the ride. So far, I had two problems, one I created with an aftermaket product, which has since been corrected and the keys. Now after 10 months of owning it, I am glad I dumped the Pathfinder.
Best for now.
#456 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tires Stink & Sunroof Problem [kyfdx]
Nov 12, 2011 (9:37 am)
Hi, Thanks for all the replies.
Yes, we stopped yesterday at Kost Tires to get a price on better tires. It's a shame though that you spend so much money for a suv and then have to dish out another 800 bucks on tires. I also called the dealership again and complained and they said they never have problems getting around (in town). Same ole, blah, blah. We live in very steep hill country with not much road care. I am looking into trading it in - on another jeep...haha. One with the Quadra ll and more gadgets to play with, and of corse more stuff to go wrong. But overall, I love the JGC.
#457 of 488 Re: VIBRATION [gstephen1978]
Nov 13, 2011 (7:33 am)
Thanks for the info, I will let you know how it goes.
#458 of 488 Re: VIBRATION [gstephen1978]
Nov 21, 2011 (9:10 am)
It looks like the motor mounts are ok. They cannot figure out why it vibrates. I hate to think the tranny is going already. I thought the old 5 speed would be the most reliable part of the redesigned JCC. I will have to wait for them to figure it out.
#459 of 488 2011 GJC Hesitation after RRT updates?
Dec 03, 2011 (3:04 am)
After having the RRT update and turning hill assit off, my GJC is slightly better but still performs poorly! If I shift manually, it's ok. Has anyone else continued to have the same problem and had any fixes or know of updates? Very weak acceleration.