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shark715 09-21-2013 08:29 PM

When are KL's Arriving at the Dealers?
According to the dealer inventory feature on Jeep's website, none have arrived yet (even at Toledo area dealers). Chrysler had previously said they would be arriving this month.

merft 09-21-2013 11:07 PM

I spoke with my local dealership (Golden, CO) and they said they were just offloading from the rail facility and should be available the first week of October.

starscream 09-22-2013 08:40 PM

I did a search last week to see if there were any near me and there weren't, but the was a white one at a dealer about 100 miles away. So some must be starting to come in.

starscream 09-24-2013 02:05 PM

I see *one* as scheduled "In Transit" to:

Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Garden City, MI.

Greydawg 09-24-2013 11:02 PM

They're test-driving every one they've made so far and laid off second shift for a few weeks, so it may be a while until they hit the dealers in large numbers.

jay-h 09-29-2013 05:54 PM

back on track

TJinWV 10-01-2013 10:20 AM

Not so fast, my friend....


Many consider the delay in resale to be a good sign — indicating Chrysler’s unwillingness to sell a car they know has a problem.
As a person who never buys the first year of a vehicle because of this, my confidence is up.

jay-h 10-01-2013 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by TJinWV (Post 16464233)
Not so fast, my friend....

As a person who never buys the first year of a vehicle because of this, my confidence is up.

Interesting take in that article. If indeed it is related to the dog clutches, that suggests that it may affect other vehicles using this new transmission. Dog clutches do make good sense in the long run though. Virtually zero parasitic energy loss.

BTW the geek in me must call BS on the "nanosecond " time scale referenced in the article. One nanosecond is the time of one cycle of a gigahertz frequency. NO MECHANICAL SYSTEM ever works anywhere near that range.

kens97sto171 10-02-2013 10:03 AM

I saw a white one today. Driving down I-75 southbound in Ohio between Dayton and Lima .
I only saw it as it passed by going the opposite direction. But I do have to say it looked better to me in person than in the pictures. It is a very distinctive car from the front/ corner. And kinda mean looking.
The white made it stand out a lot . It was rolling along with just the DRL 's on. Not the headlights.

Be glad to see one up close at a dealer.

shark715 10-05-2013 07:56 PM

The dealer in Maumee OH has a red Trailhawk.

merft 10-07-2013 03:49 PM

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Just spotted 30 Limited Cherokees in Golden, CO. Stopped to take a look. Got to sit in one. Gotta say I am impressed. Unfortunately, they are not for the dealership but for concert at Red Rocks. Dealership doesn't know when they are getting theirs. They had 70 on order.

jay-h 10-17-2013 11:26 AM

Allpar says they're shipping

The length of publicly visible time involved worries me a bit ... like it's more of a software 'work around ' for a design problem than a patch.

Time will tell, hopefully I'm wrong.

Dave2002ti 10-17-2013 12:07 PM

Think that bad
Talk to the folks who ordered a 2014 Grand Cherokee with diesel power. Jeep just continues to delay delivery of their vehicles which have been built.

This what happens when your owned by a company ho has long history of mismanagement and stupidity. Sergio The Magnificent would be better off concentrating on his quality and production problems rather than going on his self promotion tours.

jay-h 10-17-2013 01:35 PM

There is another possibility, that the government is holding up some approval, but no one wants to go public.

chadsmeltzer 10-19-2013 08:35 PM

There about 35,000 cherokees built but just last week v14 software was released for the axles. Every single axle is being reflashed so thats causing a holdup, plus some noise issues with the clutch pumps on the rear axle. They brought back 2nd shift building them and they should start heading to dealers withing a week or two. I know there were a bunch loaded on railcars last week. I will say chrysler is really aiming high for quality, some of the requirements are higher than vehicles such as the escalade. The differentials are even built in a clean room and tested multiple times in different stages. I wasnt a big fan of the cherokee at first but its growing on me, and the 6 speed turbo diesel is pretty awesome and very comfortable.

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