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I really feel very very sorry for all you guys with tons of problems and I guess I can consider myself lucky that after over 7000 miles in the GW III except for some minor software glitches (customer care and local dealer were more than eager to resolve them) I have had no problems (knock on wood ). As a matter of fact it is a true pleasure to drive it, on and off road and I could hardly imagine any other full size 4x4 being as capable.
In my opinion the Hemi V8 is a perfect match with the vehicle and at 15 mpg it is right on the mark.

I wonder if in the whole community I am the only one being happy with the new GW , because all I read is problems and complaints and I would like to encourage other people with positive experiences to come forward and post them here.
 

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Ours is doing great. Minor quirks with the App and with the Uconnect (99% of which were fixed with the software update). Once we get the seat heaters shutting off under high power fixed it’ll be 100%

Welcome to forum life. Most people who are happy don’t post and the forums represent a small percentage of ownership.
 
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I agree with Dillon. I have the exact same issues as you and they are easy fixes once this new software update comes out.
Took my GW out on a road trip and did amazing! Everyone was comfortable and happy the entire way.
 

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We bought ours a couple of weeks ago straight off the delivery truck. Immediately left on a 10 day trip from central Texas to Colorado. 10 days and 2500 trouble free miles later we really couldn’t be much happier. The active driving assist isn’t quite as good as our Alpina XB7 but it it’s a close 2nd. I won’t hesitate to buy another one.
 

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My wifes wagoneer has had tons of problems. Mainly the 4x4 system is acting up real bad right now and stuck on. Hopefully they can fix it but i think there might be Permanent damage to the 4x4 system.
 

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I'm super happy with mine so far. A few thousand on the clock. Grand Wagoneer series 1.

2 weeks ago we took it in for a distorted windshield, dim passenger screen and seat heater bug...

Apparently they tried updating the software to fix the bug and told us there was a known issue with the 4wd system. The update wouldn't take and they are replacing the transfer case control module.

If anyone has the distorted windshield (lots do) they are backordered with several weeks ETA.

My gripe was with the dealer and the person who was in charge of our vehicle found himself unemployed.

I'm just letting client services bird dog the dealer and am grateful that I don't have to.

Aside from the eyesore red grand cherokee L loaner (not my favorite color) the entire experience has been rather pleasant.

Rule #1 with vehicle repairs...
Keep your expectations VERY low. This way you won't be disappointed.

I was a dealer technician in my early 20's. These guys don't make an hourly wage... they "flag" time. For instance, any given operation is assigned a length of time. Example, a windshield wiper replacement would be 1/10 of an hour.

In this scheme there were 2 different rate books... the first is "Warranty pay", this was the least amount of "flag time" and hated by the techs. The second was "customer pay" and of course had more generous "flag time".

With all warranty work the technician is motivated to rush through and get it out as fast as possible or else he loses money or "time".

We would literally fight over "customer pay" vehicles. Perhaps things have changed in the 20 odd years since I left. Somehow I doubt it...

These technicians are typically over booked and in some instances poorly paid. I will say that this profession requires a very high level of physical and mental dexterity. In my professional career I can say that this experience has paid dividends.

So if you are frustrated, sit back and relax. In fact bring the technician a six pack and thank him. He has one of the most thankless jobs.

Or lemon law that vehicle and be on your way. Quick tip on this... lawyers never speak openly about their case, neither should you. And for God sakes keep it off social media until the case is closed.

Still love my GW, even if I can only see it when I drive by the dealer...
 

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I'm super happy with mine so far. A few thousand on the clock. Grand Wagoneer series 1.

2 weeks ago we took it in for a distorted windshield, dim passenger screen and seat heater bug...

Apparently they tried updating the software to fix the bug and told us there was a known issue with the 4wd system. The update wouldn't take and they are replacing the transfer case control module.

If anyone has the distorted windshield (lots do) they are backordered with several weeks ETA.

My gripe was with the dealer and the person who was in charge of our vehicle found himself unemployed.

I'm just letting client services bird dog the dealer and am grateful that I don't have to.

Aside from the eyesore red grand cherokee L loaner (not my favorite color) the entire experience has been rather pleasant.

Rule #1 with vehicle repairs...
Keep your expectations VERY low. This way you won't be disappointed.

I was a dealer technician in my early 20's. These guys don't make an hourly wage... they "flag" time. For instance, any given operation is assigned a length of time. Example, a windshield wiper replacement would be 1/10 of an hour.

In this scheme there were 2 different rate books... the first is "Warranty pay", this was the least amount of "flag time" and hated by the techs. The second was "customer pay" and of course had more generous "flag time".

With all warranty work the technician is motivated to rush through and get it out as fast as possible or else he loses money or "time".

We would literally fight over "customer pay" vehicles. Perhaps things have changed in the 20 odd years since I left. Somehow I doubt it...

These technicians are typically over booked and in some instances poorly paid. I will say that this profession requires a very high level of physical and mental dexterity. In my professional career I can say that this experience has paid dividends.

So if you are frustrated, sit back and relax. In fact bring the technician a six pack and thank him. He has one of the most thankless jobs.

Or lemon law that vehicle and be on your way. Quick tip on this... lawyers never speak openly about their case, neither should you. And for God sakes keep it off social media until the case is closed.

Still love my GW, even if I can only see it when I drive by the dealer...
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Anyone who buys a new vehicle in it's first year should expect issues, especially a vehicle like the GW with all the new electronics. So far, my issues have been limited to the entertainment software and overall I think the vehicle is an amazing piece of engineering. The Owner's Manual is over 400 pages and the number of features is still mind-boggling. Did you know that your GW can detect someone running a red light and take evasive action? My last vehicle was a 2013 John Varvatos 300 and I thought that it had amazing capabilities lol
 

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We bought ours three days ago and so far no problems other than it’s 13 mpg so far (300 miles in town). My last vehicle was a 2013 Toyota Siena LTD AWD. It’s a pleasure to drive and my boys, 6’4 and 6’1 fit comfortably in all seats but the rear bench.

After reading about all the problems here, I’ve checked all the seat heats and the air suspension. No problems there so far. The instrument panel navigation wouldn’t connect so I rebooted and it’s working now. I’m going to try the 4x4 with hubby but hopefully no problems there either.

I really like the power and for such a big vehicle, it handles well. The thing that surprised me is that there’s no power side mirrors and even my minivan has that!
 

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I took a different approach - before I’d sign the purchase contract they run it through the service department and updated all the software. 2500 miles in the gas mileage improved 2-3 mpg, in town it drinks, highway it’s gotten as high as 21 if I keep the ACC in control.

Ever month I hard reboot the command and that seems to have kept the gremlins at bay. Hold power button down until unit reboots (about 30 sec).

Overall - I’m really happy with the purchase! *Less issues then I ever had with my RR and way more compliments.
 
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