jeep sand driving problem has a fix

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 12:05
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fiat chrysler australia have advised 4x4 australia editor that they have now got a software update/upgrade for the grand cherokee and is now availuble by contacting your jeep dealers
this is to cure the jeep grandcherokee's sand driving issue where it was cutting the drive to the front axle causing them to instantly bog
this imfo is in the november edition of the 4x4 mag in the letters to the ed section on page 28 previous thread on this is too far back to be attached so readers would see this new snippit (200 threads back 98245)
the other thing i noticed and was unaware of is that its now fiat -chrysler
this must make jeep more xbred than the dogs on the streets of port hedland /wiluna and meekatharra-- lol
cheers
barry
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 12:17

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 12:17
sorry got that wrong
the previous thread
about the above topic was 98034c
pobodys nerfect
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Reply By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 13:06

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 13:06
g'day mazcan, you know what the word fiat means
Fix
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Tony !!!!!!!
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Reply By: Ross M - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 15:09

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 15:09
Company Uses Suckers To Overcome Mechanical & Electrical Research Shortcomings.

Customers are the tool Chrysler uses to field test their 4wd's it seems. Because Jeep hasn't been sold around the world for very long Chrysler's R&D must be being conducted/done by the above.
It is inconceivable they didn't test it in sand before selling to the unsuspecting public.

I hope the build quality is OK, I looked at a Dodge Viper a while ago and the Mahindra and the Moskvitch have a clear edge over the Viper.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 16:38

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 16:38
You could tell just by looking?
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Follow Up By: Skulldug - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 20:26

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 20:26
Ross,

Some companies don't even bother consult the suckers that buy their cars.
http://www.ohwhatalemon.com/
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Follow Up By: Skulldug - Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 20:28

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 at 20:28
Should read... bother to consult. I must be running low on oil!
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 12:22

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 12:22
hi ross m
every 4wd brand on the road has over the years used customers to buy and road test their products in australian conditions and then based on feed back to retify and
modify/update problems and make a better vehicle
despite the manufactures claims that the vehicle was based on rigourous testing done on our roads and toyota /nissan/ford /landrover are guilty of this as well as all the other brands
so i dont see your reason to single out jeep
imho and in fairness some have taken longer than others
and each model of each brand all seem to have there own bugs in the system due so much electronic wisardry in the engines and drive systems and i dont see it been much different in the future
cheers
barry
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 16:42

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 16:42
G'day MAZCAN Barry
I didn't single out Jeep, they singled themselves out for attention and apparently have peoples attention.
That's why the poster has brought it to our attention.
If it didn't happen/wasn't a problem no one would know about it.
The customers didn't cause it.
No better way to make your vehicle known than to stop in sand for no good reason.

Just goes to show they didn't test it but the average driving of customers has tested it and found it to be wanting. If customers can find the fault why couldn't Jeep find it. They had it first.

If driving a Prado in sand it has all the electronic traction gear and they do well, but when they get bogged they are really stopped.

Yeah, I know others have various problems too.
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 01:47

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 01:47
When I first read the subject line "jeep sand driving problem has a fix" my initial reaction was "easy, trade it in on a Japanese 4x4"... but I refrained from posting as I thought that was just plain naughty and cruel....(;-0)

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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 07:29

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 07:29
You had better make that "an old Jap 4wd" Pop. The new ones have their share of problems.
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 13:55

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 13:55
You could be right mike, Which is why I am keeping my old Jap 4x4 for now.


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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 14:52

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 14:52
Cables and gears instead of fluids and electronics makes for a simpler life. :-) It's a pity some of them drive like tractors...you can't have everything.
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