Two weeks prior to this recall, claimed that the affected vehicles were safe, citing the vehicles' rates of fatal rear-impact crashes involving fire as well as their compliance with then-current requirements of standard No. The unibody design increases cabin integrity. Out on the freeway the engine revs at around 2500rpm, which is a touch too high for maximum economy. If an affected vehicle is not currently equipped with a , one will be installed onto it, and older and non-factory trailer hitches will be replaced with one from. It's missing a big piece of the equation, though, and that puzzle-filler doesn't look like it will be ready until the 2014 model year. The new eight-speed auto due with the facelift later this year should change that. Production of the Grand Cherokee started shortly afterward in the purpose-built in Detroit, Michigan.
The Company is aware of 41 injuries that are potentially related. Neutral mode is intended for towing the vehicle. Performance Pages are new for 2012 and show instant feedback on steering input measurements, horsepower, torque, 0-60 mph time, 60-0 mph braking distance, g-forces, and one-eighth mile and quarter-mile times, along with expanded engine information. At the same time its four-wheel-drive systems hit the sweet spot of usability for casual off-roaders, but on-road drivers get even more attention. In moderate- to high- rear collisions, the fuel tank located behind the rear axle could be compromised structurally, resulting in fuel leakage and fire. The lower portion of the front bumper was still removable as it was from launch to increase the approach angle for off-road use.
We feel gear shifts are made a touch high in the rev range than what is needed, potentially tarnishing fuel economy. A Mercedes Benz sourced 3. The spare tire was relocated from the side of the cargo compartment to under the floor. Aggressive sportiness is the vibe of sculpted panels, air dams, and fancy 20-inch wheels. This might be the first Grand Cherokee that feels better on pavement than off, though the most advanced versions can still clamber over boulders and logs like they're about to be made into fur coats. The Grand Cherokee still comes in Trail Rated editions, still has low-range four-wheel drive, still wants to be driven off-road--and at the same time, doesn't miss a beat on the utility side of its personality, while it does a pretty convincing job of connectivity, too.
The drive train choices included or. The Limited was the premium model, featuring body color lower body paneling, and gold exterior accents. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. He then worked at CarAdvice. Car and Driver August 1998 : 69—70.
The school is held year-round at various tracks. Chrysler's number for this recall is R09. By 1996 the option list grew to include heated seats. Skip to details on the: New for 2013 A new off-road-oriented Trailhawk model debuts for 2013. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was released in India on 30 August 2016. You do have to keep the radar sensor in the front bumper bar clean in order for it to work, understandably, as we found out.
The Grand Cherokee's just not the same. The suspension is, in our opinion, technically perfect for mild off-road use. Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview Manufacturer 1992-1998 1998-2007 2007-2009 2009-2014 2014-present Production 1992—present 1993—present Body and chassis 5-door Dimensions 2,915 mm 114. Clean ergonomics are just part of the effect; the Grand Cherokee's materials don't repel your touch, like the feel of some other recent Chryslers. Remedy Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will replace the alternator, free of charge. Scarcely a sharp crease can be found.
However, following the recall there were widespread reports on enthusiast web sites of both the neutral and low ratio modes of the transfer case ceasing to function, and a survey showed that fewer than 10% of respondents had experienced no issues with the recall. New For 2013 A new rock-crawl-ready trim level, dubbed the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. When it was first introduced in April 1992 as an early 1993 model year vehicle, the Grand Cherokee only had one powertrain choice: the 4. The minimal price tag differential resulted in low consumer demand, and as a result, the low-line model was eventually discontinued. A one-piece rear fascia includes a separate air diffuser along with an available trailer receiver and access cover. The claimed 0-60 mph time of 4. The optional Luxury Group package adds premium leather to the door trim panels, instrument panel and center console along with a power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning and Blind-spot Monitoring.
Archived from on 13 February 2009. The Trailhawk gets a Mineral Grey grille surround, mirrors, and wheels and a black hood decal with a red accent stripe. In its 2011 redesign, the Grand Cherokee grew by 5. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail. In a nod to the past, the wheel opening tops are flattened. For handling smaller packages, just the window glass can be opened on the rear gate. All engines burn regular gas.
The transmission provided is a five-speed automatic. A redesign of the intake manifold added 10 horsepower 7. For the times you want to explore new territory, the Grand Cherokee can be ordered with one of three four-wheel-drive systems. The front-leaning angle of the rear glass reduces cargo room. Unlike the Explorer, the Grand Cherokee utilized unibody construction, whereas the Explorer was a derivative of the with a separate.
Archived from on August 10, 2011. When tire slippage is detected, the Jeep 4x4 system can transfer up to 100 percent of available torque to one rear wheel. The Limited also boasted standard features such as seating, heated mirrors, front power seats, a , wood grain interior appliqué, lace style alloy wheels, a driver information center with compass, digitized climate control, and electrochromic rearview mirror, and Jensen brand stereo with multi-band equalizer. Most models come with the 3. Active head restraints, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also standard.