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2013-03-06 08:28:28 PM
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... A major one.
 
2013-03-06 08:30:03 PM
Judging from all the idiots I see on a daily basis on Detroit freeways, the problem is the driver.

/Do Jeeps make people shiatty drivers, or do shiatty drivers buy Jeeps?
 
2013-03-06 08:45:32 PM

Over_Zealously_Apathetic: Judging from all the idiots I see on a daily basis on Detroit freeways, the problem is the driver.

/Do Jeeps make people shiatty drivers, or do shiatty drivers buy Jeeps?


Yes.
 
2013-03-06 08:47:23 PM
The running joke here is that Ute Pass (the main road up the mountain from Colorado Springs) should be called "the trail of tears" because of all the dead Cherokees on the side of it.
 
2013-03-06 08:55:57 PM
Yeah, I get all my mechanical and safety advice from guys who work at car washes.
 
jvl
2013-03-06 08:58:56 PM
Jeeps are made to rock back in forth between forward and reverse easily so you can get it out of a sand/mud hole.  Which also means they are very easy to bump out of neutral if you are a moron car wash monkey who leaves the engine on and the gear in neutral while cleaning the car.
 
2013-03-06 09:01:07 PM
All I got from this is... THERE'S AN "International Car Wash Association"!???!
 
2013-03-06 09:07:57 PM
Every third car at my college was a Cherokee or GC. Knew a kid who had one, 200K miles, still on the original transmission and clutch. Those AMC designs will keep on rolling until the heat death of the universe.
 
2013-03-06 09:16:37 PM
I have never known anyone who drives a jeep to be either a good driver or a good person. I specifically avoid the marque on the roads and am commonly reassured that it was smart to do so.
 
2013-03-06 09:42:13 PM
I want to punch that video in the face.
 
2013-03-06 09:46:33 PM

Twitch Boy: Every third car at my college was a Cherokee or GC. Knew a kid who had one, 200K miles, still on the original transmission and clutch. Those AMC designs will keep on rolling until the heat death of the universe.


Yep, I have I think 260,000 miles on my '89 with the factory motor and transmission.  You can't beat the 4.0 / AW4 combo for durability.
 
2013-03-06 09:52:00 PM
Does no one know how to place a car in neutral if it goes wild on them?
 
2013-03-06 09:53:07 PM

aCiD99: All I got from this is... THERE'S AN "International Car Wash Association"!???!


You know that convention is insane! Duluth isn't the same for at least a week.
 
2013-03-06 10:05:07 PM
So the Cherokee its this generations H2 apparently.

Big, gas guzzling truck used by self-important douchbags to carry a bag of groceries home.
 
2013-03-06 10:09:06 PM
FTA: 4. Move the vehicle using both feet - left foot on the brake and right foot on the accelerator

LOL, whut?

Almost 250k miles, and while she has needed some new parts here and there, she's still going strong. I think the frame is going to go before the engine or tranny*. It's 1995 and older Jeep Cherokee thing, you wouldn't understand.

*please last until I get my degree and hopefully a good job, please.
 
2013-03-06 10:17:01 PM

Vector R: FTA: 4. Move the vehicle using both feet - left foot on the brake and right foot on the accelerator

LOL, whut?


That is exactly the problem. Only one foot should be on one of those pedals at any time.

PEBDSAA
 
2013-03-06 10:37:01 PM
Still miss my 1996 - 270K miles on it when I sold it; the frame and suspension were wearing out. Engine and transmission, not so much - still got great compression numbers.

I put over 180,000 miles on it myself... never had an 'unintended acceleration' incident or even heard of one. And like most geeks I searched for every problem known to the internet before even buying it - nothing like that.
 
2013-03-06 11:10:15 PM
Sounds like Al Qaeda has gotten themseles into the suicide jeep business.  I wonder if police should start pulling these over and looking for explosives hidden in their tail pipes.
 
2013-03-06 11:19:03 PM
I think the author failed to add "Grand" before Cherokee, since they don't make the good model anymore

/still bitter
//and also cranky about the commander
 
2013-03-06 11:52:42 PM
I have a car which has been known to "lurch", which is a nice term for sudden acceleration.  It's well documented by other owners and it has never been addressed.  It has to do with the drive by wire system not working correctly.  It doesn't make the media so no big lawsuits.  Eventually you just learn how to deal with it and not put yourself in a position where it would cause catastrophe.  For example if I have to maneuver in a tight spot there's an excellent chance it won't happen.  But if it does I am always ready to brake and shift to neutral.  I always try to stay aware of this.  On the other side of the coin, there are times when you can have the pedal floored and the car merely idles along.  Releasing the pedal and applying pressure again corrects the problem.

I hate drive by wire.  We replaced $0.89 worth of steel cable with $600 in electronics and achieved unreliability.  Awesome.
 
Ral
2013-03-07 03:11:54 AM

jvl: Jeeps are made to rock back in forth between forward and reverse easily so you can get it out of a sand/mud hole.  Which also means they are very easy to bump out of neutral if you are a moron car wash monkey who leaves the engine on and the gear in neutral while cleaning the car.


I've noticed this in the Wrangler, but the other Jeeps like the Cherokee are not like this, as they are not intended for that sort of off-road driving.  Personally I doubt the car itself is to blame, even though it's a pretty horrible brand in general (one of Chrysler's, unsurprisingly).

/works for car rental company
//drives lots of Jeeps of various models
 
2013-03-07 05:52:46 AM

jakrabit: I think the author failed to add "Grand" before Cherokee, since they don't make the good model anymore

/still bitter
//and also cranky about the commander


Which one was sold off to China, since I heard something about that happening along with one of them being discontinued.
 
2013-03-07 08:04:53 AM

jakrabit: I think the author failed to add "Grand" before Cherokee, since they don't make the good model anymore

/still bitter
//and also cranky about the commander


They're bringing the Cherokee back in 2014. I wouldnt look up the pics of it if I were you.
 
2013-03-07 08:29:54 AM
I have driven jeeps for over 20 years off and on and never once had an unintended acceleration.  Granted I know the pedals are close and also know how to drive so that may be the issue.  I have a 1999 GC V8 and it does lurch due to gearing and higher idle when it is cold it does not move as long as you have your foot on the brakes.

/stupid people should not drive Jeeps
 
2013-03-07 10:34:08 AM
1999 XJ here. 175K and going strong. Have done 2 wiper motors, clockspring behind the steering wheel, suspension bits, alternator in the last 2 years. I'm hoping to get another 50K miles out of it.

My BIL has another 99- he has done wheel bearings and electronic bits, but not much else, 245K.
 
2013-03-07 12:24:22 PM
DrHST: They're bringing the Cherokee back in 2014. I wouldnt look up the pics of it if I were you.

Yeah, about that...  They're just dropping the post-9/11 nationalist marketing bullshiat that re-branded the Cherokee the Liberty when the KJ came out (the Liberty is sold as the Cherokee everywhere but the US).  It's still going to be a POS like everything since the XJ and WJ...  Fully independent suspension based on shared Chrysler platforms with different skins, and stupid price tags.

Just rolled over 200,000 miles on my 2001 XJ.  Beaten to snot and back and still going strong.  Sudden acceleration my ass.
 
2013-03-07 01:48:43 PM

thunderdonkey: DrHST: They're bringing the Cherokee back in 2014. I wouldnt look up the pics of it if I were you.

Yeah, about that...  They're just dropping the post-9/11 nationalist marketing bullshiat that re-branded the Cherokee the Liberty when the KJ came out (the Liberty is sold as the Cherokee everywhere but the US).  It's still going to be a POS like everything since the XJ and WJ...  Fully independent suspension based on shared Chrysler platforms with different skins, and stupid price tags.

Just rolled over 200,000 miles on my 2001 XJ.  Beaten to snot and back and still going strong.  Sudden acceleration my ass.


Pretty much.

FSJ, MJ, XJ, ZJ, YJ owner.
 
2013-03-07 04:52:15 PM

sethen320: I have a car which has been known to "lurch", which is a nice term for sudden acceleration.  It's well documented by other owners and it has never been addressed.  It has to do with the drive by wire system not working correctly.  It doesn't make the media so no big lawsuits.  Eventually you just learn how to deal with it and not put yourself in a position where it would cause catastrophe.  For example if I have to maneuver in a tight spot there's an excellent chance it won't happen.  But if it does I am always ready to brake and shift to neutral.  I always try to stay aware of this.  On the other side of the coin, there are times when you can have the pedal floored and the car merely idles along.  Releasing the pedal and applying pressure again corrects the problem.

I hate drive by wire.  We replaced $0.89 worth of steel cable with $600 in electronics and achieved unreliability.  Awesome.


^^ so much this, that you would think they would re-evaluate the change.. but I doubt it.
 
2013-03-07 05:57:03 PM
I've noticed this in the Wrangler, but the other Jeeps like the Cherokee are not like this, as they are not intended for that sort of off-road driving.  Personally I doubt the car itself is to blame, even though it's a pretty horrible brand in general (one of Chrysler's, unsurprisingly).

It may not have been your intention, but lets not go there about XJ's not being intended for off-road driving.
My XJ will go as far, if not farther than any wrangler; and I can have the air or heat work at the same time : )
 
2013-03-07 11:21:19 PM
involving pre-2011 Jeep Cherokees

shouldn't this be plastered all over CNN? oh wait, it's not Toyota

/piss on jeeps
 
2013-03-09 02:05:01 AM

BuckTurgidson: Vector R: FTA: 4. Move the vehicle using both feet - left foot on the brake and right foot on the accelerator

LOL, whut?

That is exactly the problem. Only one foot should be on one of those pedals at any time.

PEBDSAA


I was stunned no one else had pointed it out. Maybe plenty of Jeep nostalgia over RTFA, but a foot on each pedal sounds like a massive fail. Another post also pointed out correctly that yes, the pedals are rather close together - it's very easy to hit the wrong one/both if you're wearing clunky snow boots.

/Operator error alert!
//No, not me, the car wash people
 
2013-03-09 06:35:50 PM

w00ty: involving pre-2011 Jeep Cherokees

shouldn't this be plastered all over CNN? oh wait, it's not Toyota

/piss on jeeps


These are actual cars and trucks, not terrorwagon technicals or golfcarts.
 
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