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post #1 of 7 Old 05-16-2019, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Front End Shake

Note: First Grand Cherokee I've owned.

I have a 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 and not sure if it is something wrong or if it is a feature of the vehicle. If I'm at highway speeds and brake firmly the front end shakes but don't hear anything. At slower speeds I feel and hear nothing. Other vehicles I've had meant I had a warped rotor, but I just got this from a Jeep dealer 4 weeks ago. Are the OEM brakes and rotors on Jeeps so poor that the rotor warps within 500 miles?

So far I'm very disappointed in this vehicle because of all its short comings.

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-16-2019, 06:21 AM
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So it didn’t shake when you bought it, but has developed one?

This is not normal, I have 60,000 miles on mine without issue.

Check lug nut tightness

Inspect both sides of the rotor/pads for uneven wear as the calipers tend to be sticky on the WK2

You may have a tire issue, perhaps a bulge from hitting a pot hole.

Otherwise take it back to the dealer as there should be a warranty, certainly if certified. If they. Replaced pads and rotors as part of getting the Jeep ready for sale, they may have installed a defective part.

Oh, check the rears too, don’t completely focus on the front.

Whatever hits the fan is not evenly distributed
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Note: First Grand Cherokee I've owned.

I have a 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 and not sure if it is something wrong or if it is a feature of the vehicle. If I'm at highway speeds and brake firmly the front end shakes but don't hear anything. At slower speeds I feel and hear nothing. Other vehicles I've had meant I had a warped rotor, but I just got this from a Jeep dealer 4 weeks ago. Are the OEM brakes and rotors on Jeeps so poor that the rotor warps within 500 miles?

So far I'm very disappointed in this vehicle because of all its short comings.

Bubba
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We are sorry to hear about your experience. If you decide to have your dealer address this, please send our team a private message and we would be happy to add an additional layer of assistance to this process!
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-17-2019, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Update to this issue:

Whatever was causing the shaking on my way to work was not there on my way home. I'll be paying more attention to what the Jeep does when I brake for a while to see if it comes back and hopefully figure out what is causing it.

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post #5 of 7 Old 05-21-2019, 02:59 PM
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Warped front disc rotors, replace them or have them machined, however there is a limit to how much
Material can be machined.

Replacement is easier and can be done on your driveway
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-25-2019, 06:24 PM
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I have a 2011 Grand Cherokee with 60K miles and it has developed a front end clunk most notised at low speeds. Any ideas as to what the issue is with a relatively low mileage Jeep like mine??
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-25-2019, 10:25 PM
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There's a few discussion indexed in the Maintenance/Repair sticky thread. Often sway bar bushings or motor mounts, but there are plenty of other possibilities.

Whatever hits the fan is not evenly distributed
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