My 2014 overland, picked up Dec 21, 2013, has the Hemi, 4x4. Loaded except for the extra radio.
It is perfect.
Best riding, best driving, tightest feeling.
I have also read all the problems here and as far as I can tell most have been the --Software--.
The last update of about October something has fixed this.
Transmission, this u connect, etc, etc.
We ordered ours and it was built about Dec 1.
Had all updates.
All is well.
I think, just today, something came up about reflashing the computer to address the heated steering wheel and seats if very cold.
A minor thing. As I live in SE Texas. But will get updated if I ever get to my Dealer.
My Ram 2500 HD diesel never ever needed to go back for anything.
My dealer sent me Christmas Cards.
I did put Goodyear Wrangler AT with Kevlor. Stock size. It's a Jeep for goodness sake,
Drives and rides perfect.
I would order one.
Off the lot you get the oldest in inventory.
I looked at the survey and to a certain point they may be right.
This 8 sp transmission is a ZF -German design-maybe the best there is.
But it is computer controlled. This whole thing is.
Quite a few very high end brands use this transmission.
Chrysler has built a plant to manufacture these in, Georgia or SC. QC has to be to ZF aspects because ZF can use this output for their use if needed.
I guess the software isn't included.
Steep learning curve.
Used now in all Chrysler cars.
Pretty much figured out now.
The survey covered the early to maybe early Oct 2014 built. People did have fits. Re Flashing seems to have addressed most. Anybody now with a problem in this area needs to get themselves to the Dealer.
By the way the SRT uses the same series ZF--70 series. HEMI won't strain it. Diesel either.
Anything can happen but I wouldn't have a problem buying another GC
Might have to when they come out with the Supercharged GC SRT.
Will use the 90 series ZF 8 speed.
This is just me thinking about this.