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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee



  • bikerjenbikerjen Posts: 4
    When mine did it (Oct 2010) it was an "unknown new" issue to them... I bought mine in August 2010 if that helps.
  • joeb24joeb24 Posts: 111
    My JGC Overland was built in February and I don't seem to have any key problems.

    By the way, I just bought Bridgestone Blizzack DMV1 winter tires and wheels (20") from Tire Rack. I figured I would get them early while what I want is in stock.
  • grimsby1grimsby1 Posts: 4
    Thanks I take delivery in June sometime. I will come back with updates.
  • katjeep11katjeep11 Posts: 6
    Would that require the dashboard being removed? If thats the case, then they've already done that. It just depends on the day if the key wants to be "detected" or not. If it happens again, I will take it in and ask about the WIM. Thank you so much for your help!
  • katjeep11katjeep11 Posts: 6
    Do you continue to be told by the dealer that "no one else seems to be having a problem?" I think its ridiculous that its a brand new car and the dealership seems to think its my problem that I can't use all of the functions the car was suppose to do. Not detecting a key is a pretty big deal.
  • katjeep11katjeep11 Posts: 6
    I'm not sure when mine was built. How do you know that? I purchased it in mid October 2010. There were only 3 miles on it. So I'm assuming it was built around that time. I hope they have resolved the issue and will have a fix the next time it happens. Its very frustrating.
  • bikerjenbikerjen Posts: 4
    Yes, the dashboard has to come out. My uncle was my mechanic for the WIM problem as it was towed to the closest dealer not the one I purchased it from.

    When I spoke with Chrysler rep (they called me) over the WIM, the guy told me that the not detected was the first indication that the part was going bad.

    My A/C problem is being dealt with by the dealer where I purchased the Jeep. I've already emailed a complaint to Chrysler, I'm not holding my breath on hearing back from them.
  • grimsby1grimsby1 Posts: 4
    The dealer receives the date from the factory so they have an idea on delivery. You could ask your dealer but it may also be marked on your vehicle. On my current vehicle there is a sticker on the driver side door which indicates what plant and month of build.
  • steve358steve358 Posts: 12
    does anyone know how to remove or raise the rear seat headrest on 2011 grand cherokee
  • iwant12iwant12 Posts: 269
    Can I ask why you would want to? Rearward vision???
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    Snugger fit for a car seat...

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • steve358steve358 Posts: 12
    snugger fit for a car seat. sits on headrest, not sure how safe that is. feels solid but would rather have sit on back of seat.
  • iwant12iwant12 Posts: 269
    Okay, thanks for clarifying. I bought a new Grand Cherokee 4X4 over the weekend. I really, really love the way it drives. We had 40 mph winds the last few days and I never once felt them in the Jeep. Just incredible!
  • steve358steve358 Posts: 12
    tilted the back seat a little, now car seat seems to be resting(supported) on back of seat and just touching the headrest. Any parents with car seats, try this.
  • joeb24joeb24 Posts: 111
    I bought Meguiar's Ultimate Liquid Wax at Walmart for about $20 today and waxed my Infernao Red GGC. It is pretty easy to use and gave a nice shine! The red was worth the extra $225!
  • coasterguycoasterguy Posts: 25
    Ok so here it is. I am between two vehicles. They are very different because a friend works at a dealer who sells certain cars.
    2011 Grand Cherokee Loredo X 4x4 or 2011 Cadillac SRX front wheel drive loaded.
    I am completely torn and have been for a week.
    I am somewhat afraid of Jeeps rep in the reliable dept. Their are already horror stories online not that you can believe them.
    What made you pick the GC? I have never owned a jeep. Though I will NOT be doing off roading I just like the jeep in looks and roominess. I like the SRX because of style and modernism. Especially the interior. UGGGHHHH
    Thanks everyone!
  • grimsby1grimsby1 Posts: 4
    Hi my wife and I had actually looked at both vehicles and have purchased a JCG Overland. I have a CTS and am a Caddilac fan so we decided to look at the SRX. I have previously owned 2 Jeeps and had no issues. The bottom line for us is we were looking for a luxurious vehicle which had good space to travel up to the cottage. The SRX while beautiful we found underpowered. GM has recognized this and the current engine will be discontinued and upgraded in 2012. This will most likely affect your resale. It is also small, no more room than an CRV. Bottom line for us was the room and the off road capability combined with the Overland cabin made it the best deal for us. Both good vehicles though a touch choice for sure.
  • Hi Coasterguy,
    I, too, had never owned a Jeep as I was concerned about poor reliability; fit and finish; material quality; etc. My wife is even more finicky, and her penchant is European cars, particularly Mercedes Benz. Yet, after examining a variety of SUV's (e.g., X5, Q7, New Touareg, Cayenne, MB GL, etc.), we elected to purchase a Jeep GC Ltd 4WD. Our rationale was multifold.
    1. Knowing that the Jeep was designed by MB from the Daimler days allayed our concerns about build quality, workmanship, etc. And, after returning from a long road trip over multiple terrains, I can speak first hand to the exceptional ride, handling, etc. of the GC.
    2. The exterior styling is quite distinctive.
    3. The price point is attractive, and the tens of thousands we saved over purchase of a European SUV has already been put to good use in the stock market.

    My two rupees...
  • iwant12iwant12 Posts: 269
    edited June 2011
    The SRX was on my short list also. The FWD thing turns me off, so we drove the Jeep first. Ended up taking it home that same day. I say drive both, buy what you like. For me, the Jeep's ride was head and shoulders above the 4Runner that I traded in. Ended up buying a Larado 4X4 V6. The power delivery is different, but I'm getting used to it. Good luck in your decision! Oh, yeah, this is my first Jeep. Never thought I'd own one, until this one came out.
  • arhouarhou Posts: 8
    i too have a clunking sound from the rear suspension on my 11 v8 gc overland. the dealer tried the same fix and it didn't work. they stated it is a well known problem.

    my visit took place on 6/6/11 so it doesn't appear jeeep is making any progress from your visit of 2/11.
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