Perhaps the easiest thing to do is avoid driving fast when you overload your vehicle.
This in any vehicle!
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See, way too fast when overloaded. Although I seem to recall a much higher speed... Anyway, over the years it has been proven that most of the story was BS and exaggeration for the purpose of selling magazines, notoriety, or something like that. Much skepticism about anything you can quote from the initial publication, a good stunt driver could easily demonstrate the effect. I think just about everything was proven to be either fake or embellished.
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I thought the whole thing was hype until I saw the video talking about the 2014 update. If these guys were trying to give the GC a bad name for no reason, I would think they wouldn't have given the 2014 model a passing score. Just sayin
Edit: I will say, it does NOT look like they were driving it as aggressively as the first tests.
They overloaded the car with 58 kg due to bad data from Jeep. But that is really beside the point since they seem to have fixed the electronics in the 2014 model.
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Due to a complete incorrect statement by Chrysler, many people believe that we performed the first moose test with 50 kilos (110 lbs) overload in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is not the least bit true. We performed the first moose test with 100 kilos (220 lbs) less than the maximum payload (602 kilos/1 327 lbs) that is registered for the car, a figure which officially comes from Jeep/Chrysler.
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One part of the problem is that the 2012 GC is heavier than the stated weight which Jeep has supplied to Transportstyrelsen. When TV weighed the car the curbed weight (tjänstevikt) was 2505 insted of 2347. That mistake makes it very easy for a normal person to accidentally overload the GC.
There you can enter the registration number for the 2012 GC which is LRZ346 and get the official data. These data are also important when you tow for example an caravan and we trust the data to be correct and if you get a ticket from the police they also check this data.