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Looks great, but it has some major flaws
I purchased a Jeep Cherokee KL Limited (the new Cherokee, released in late 2014) with a 2.0 Litre Diesel engine and 9-speed gearbox. The car looks great and you will get many comments about that (with the "You bought a Jeep" and "You need a bigger boat" comments as well). The car is feature rich and in the same price league as it's competitors. I wanted a Diesel and I got wone over by a huge media screen with navigation, ventilated leather seats and a proven Diesel engine (Fiat/Alfa/Holden).
The gearbox is not that great, as is has a manufac...turing fault, which is well known. All 9 speed boxes suffer this, regardless of the engine. It is nearly impossible to change gears manually, as the car overrides the gear anyway, the gear changes from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd are very harsh and the box get's noisy after a while. My gearbox was due for replacement. The cabins built quality is not that great and the car has very audible noises. The Navigation system has some glitches and the routes it takes are very weird and longer than necessary. Some other electronic feautres, like the park distance control sometimes have a life on their own. My alternator belt snapped after only 1,500km and the replacement belt (the only in Australia) snapped after only 2,000km after replacing the first belt. This belt was taken out of a stock vehicle.
Where have you been all my life
I've clocked 700k's the first week of my 2015 Cherokee Trail Hawk. This is the best car I have ever driven in my life, It has everything- and more thatnI need and will go places your typical SUV wouldn't consider attempting. Sure, we have a getting to know each other period going on, but that just makes this car more interesting. Would I get another? Put it this way- I pulled up next to a new Sports Range Rover and asked myself what car I'd prefer. The Rangey of course, so I could sell it, get me a new Jeep and put the change in the bank.
why can i not give this no stars it's worse than terrible
This car is possibly one of the worst cars I have ever had to work on nothing about it is good, everything that I have had to do to this car has made me want to commit commit mass murder I honestly cannot fathom for whatever reason this car was made, was it to make people hate the things that they love?
i have a 2003 jeep cherokee renegade and started giving me gearbox problems at 128000kms and was told it needs a rebuild costs around $4000,so i waited at 130000kms the ecu stops working and the the car stops working,jeep australia cant supply a new ecu and cant reprogram a second hand ecu,so the car is useless and for wrecking now,unless i come across a jeep 2003 cherokee renegade wrecking and take out its ecu,control module,key reader with keys and replace it with mine i have no chance of getting this car back on the road,what a dissapointmen...t in jeep australia,this does not happen in the usa,they ask for for your vin and reprogram your ecu unkike here in australia it cant be done,i will never own another jeep due to this reason,i cant believe in this day and age with so much technology around us jeep australia cant fix such a simple thing as a cars computer to get you back on the road,in the mean time my car is off the road not working waiting for the right parts to appear on wrecking sites and i have leaned towards a japanese made car to get me through this problem,i hpe no one has to go through the stress ive had to in the last two months because of jeep australia...................
A comfortable urban ride that does what I want off road
Vehicle in question is a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2014. This is the off-road version of the Cherokee range with a high/low range auto gearbox and modified front and rear body panel to improve approach / departure angles. This review is really initial impressions. I've had it for approx 6 weeks and it has a little under 3k on the clock.
Comfort and Urban driving.
Very Good, 8-9 out of 10. Easy to drive and good noise levels cruising around town. Reasonable visibility, the vehicle is a mid range size wise and doesn't have the high driving ...
Heap of rubbish
Rotors and brakes wore out before 15000ks what a joke DVD player broke and wasn't fixed excuses and more excuses never again!!
MY05 Jeep Cherokee Rubbish
Everything fine (except for the normally excessive fuel consumption) until the oil warning light came on, and, half a minute later as I was pulling off the highway the motor seized. The wreckers all over Australia know how much trouble these vehicles are and want around $3500-$4000 for a motor in any condition as long as it is going. The problems I have had are less than my Laredo diesel (which I sold to the wreckers to save anyone having any more trouble with it), but are still numerous and expensive to fix.
Easy for my wife to park in the city, good radio.
Average 18L/100km, noisy transmission, expensive parts (which you need often), hard on tyres.
Brilliant and suited me. Work rest and play. Does the long haul, adventure and daily work and family
Only consumable required for a 2002 jeep sport. Batteries and brakes. Travelled with the family and work. Still going strong. As a note have had Toyotas, mitsubishi and VW as well as holden. Actaully a really well built car that does run heavy on fuel but in terms of carbon print and it durability and multi use the premium of $1000 fuel a year over a high pressure refrigerator or no use other than travelling to the shops is totally inconsequential.
On a final note with the car over 12 years old and servicing the family all this time no matter what happens now it is memories for litre for all of the family.
not that bad...
2006 diesel has let us down with a blown turbo hose...carry a roll of rescue tape....When the bottom turbo hose failed 2 months later, we felt the engine faltering and made for a large town a.s.a.p. as obtaining parts in country areas is slow and expensive. Suggest roadside assist through your insurance if travelling and towing as we do. We dumped the front seats for a pair of Recaro's ...wonderful...Shop around for servicing, tows reasonably well, good fuel economy but thirsty when towing..15l per 1ook with a 12 ft poptop@95kph. Same figures f...or an 18ft van... Kumho all terrain have been my best tyres, squeks and rattles have been removed by a cheap visit to a local panel shop. Ours came with a 2inch lift kit and it needs it if in sand , mud ,or rocky ground.Air con has weakened over the years and cannot find fault neither can local auto elecs so we put up. Wife loves the turning circle. Auto annoyingly sticks in park at times...try rocking the car... 250000k's and we will see more of Oz before we soften and buy a soft new cherooke. turning circle; fuel efficiency; height in rear area...can fit 2 large bikes in with front wheels removed jeep parts are expensive when no alternative; hard seats; a bit plasticy
Jeep service what a joke.
Purchased a kj jeep Cherokee 2.8l diesel brand new and noticed that the coolant warning light was coming on every 800km Canberra jeep dealer in [name removed] said it was loose hose clamps.After 850km warning came on again coolant low,back to dealer and more excuses. this went on for 5 months,until i diagnosed the problem. the head gasket was leaking coolant into the cylinders and it was being burnt of,so I asked them to do a head service and fix it.To cut a long story short dealer mechanics hydro locked the motor causing more internal damage...which they said they will fix.My vehicle sat in their workshop for 12 months and all I got was a load of lies from the service manager,and it was only when I went to see [name removed] in his office that something was done .Worst service in history,incompetent and inexcusable behavior from service manager,just didnt care. This was my first and last jeep I am looking at buying a mazda bt50 but they are sold by the same dealer so I wont be spending my money with them. Nice vehicle to drive good on fuel and tow torque Expensive to service and dealer mechanics are useless-incompetent.
Have had my 2012 cherokee jet for 1 1/2 years and has done 35000 km on it my brakes and rotors have worn and they refuse to replace them saying that is general wear and tear,
I've never owned a car that has gone through brakes and rotors this quickly.
I called customer service (jeep Australia) and they were no help at all they just kept telling me that if that's what the dealership has ruled it then that's it.
They continue to tell my it's because I have a heavy car, but a friend of mine owns a grand cherokee with exactly the same amount ...
Surprisingly not good
My KJ jeep worked wel for 50,000 kilometres and then went berserk... Fuel line issues, terrible to start and the Canberra Jeep people were appalling. I spent nearly 8 grand trying to fix it and gave up, bought a hilux and no troubles after 180k. Don't buy a jeep in ACT is my advice.
After 50k no service or support
- Cherokee KJ (2001-2007)
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JEEP - Just Empty Every Pocket...
I have now owned 2 Cherokee's an XJ and a KJ, great cars to drive, but when the start to go wrong... it never ends.
Both vehicles, although well maintained, started to develop electrical problems at the 9 year stage.
In both cases, numerous visits to Jeep servicing centers, several over the years, resulted in often being told "nothing is wrong with this Jeep" or "we can't find the problem"
In the last ten years I have spent nearly $15,000 in repairs, ay present my current Cherokee has an transmission problem, I have replaced the PCM, t...he Valve Body and am currently replacing the transmission so it will be roadworthy enough to trade in.. Would I buy another one.... I would rather walk, you'll probably have to if you own a Jeep anyway.. No wonder the US army doesn't use them anymore..
24 hours after i took delivery of it i had the displeasure of watching it winched onto a tow truck when it broke down, a sight i am now used to having wathced it 4x since. the car simply loses all power and acceleration making it dangerous. jeep have walked around scratching their head and using me as guinea pig as they have tried to fix - unsuccessfully. Steer clear I would buy a skateboard before i touched a jeep again.
Nothing. Have had the car 16 months and it has been towed 5 times!!
Jeep cannot fix a recurring problem which has meant they have my vehicle for 12 weeks since October. They do not have a clue what is wrong but wont replace the car.
We really liked our 2005 CRD but the high cost of maintaining it and ongoing issues made us decide to trade it in. While I did not like it, I think the low resale price is justified. I would not buy another Jeep (though it was great to drive).
Driving position and general feel of the car. The CRD diesel is a great towing vehicle for our large camper trailer, except it will overheat under heavy load (i.e. going up hills) even on quite mild days. Relatively Economical to run. Good turning circle and safety features.
Very expensive parts (CRD fuel...
Questions & Answers
is a 2007 diesel with 240,000kms on it with full service history still have life in it? as in how many km's can you usually get out of them?
what are the biggest problems with a 2007 jeep limited auto cherokee?
I have a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport 73k klm and it has just started to go crazy jamming in park or neutral, flatening battery, unable to remove key, different warnings coming up on display. got it towed to a dealer and they said all the modules needed to be reset, 2 days later same issue, personally I think the Battery is dyeing but the dealer said it was fine, anyone else had these sort of issues I would like to hear
Our 2015 sport won't start due to electric steering part failure. Jeep says $1100 to fix. Has only done 110kms
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|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.5 L/100km||9.8 L/100km||9.8 L/100km||10.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.4L||6 Cylinder 3.2L||6 Cylinder 3.2L||6 Cylinder 3.2L|
|Max Power||130kW @ 6400rpm||200kW @ 6500rpm||200kW @ 6500rpm||200kW @ 6500rpm|
|Max Torque||229Nm @ 3900rpm||315Nm @ 4300rpm||315Nm @ 4300rpm||315Nm @ 4300rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||USA||USA||USA||USA|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg||2,200 kg||2,200 kg||2,200 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm||185 mm||185 mm||221 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014|
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