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2014/2105/2106 Jeep Cherokee


Last January we purchased a 2105 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk to tow behind our motorhome.  We have over 30,000 miles, 7,000 to 10,000 of it being flat towed.   No problems until this November.   We were towing on a paved but somewhat bumpy road.  All of sudden we felt violent rocking in the rig and in the rear camera could see the Jeep violently rocking side to side.  Stopped and at first thought we had a flat tire, nothing.  Proceeded on and all was fine.  We moved to our next campground, got over 1/2 way there, went over some rough railroad tracks and once again the rocking started.   Stopped, checked everything and it was fine.   Started again and about 20 minutes later it started. We pulled over and decided to unhook and went the rest of the way separately   We starting researching and have found over more than 40 Jeep Cherokee owners experiencing the same issue.   It is very frightening when it happens.  The steel tabs used to connect to the tow bar have been bent and what you have to question what is happening to the rig.  It is the Jeep.  FCA has acknowledged and have a repair in the works.  FMCA has also been in touch with FCA as they have endorsed the Jeep for flat towing.  Until a fix is found, we are travelling separately using Walkie talkies.  Not something we are enjoying.   Please, if you have purchased a Jeep in these years, please check out the Jeep forum.  There are two men spearheading this situation and are looking for names of people who may have experienced this dangerous situation.  There is also a YouTube video called Jeep wobble.  The only way to stop the wobble is come to a complete stop....what happens if it was on the freeway, a windy road?  The problem is from the steering assist, which is electrical and so provides no dampening when the vehicle is off and being towed.



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I have a client that repairs Jeeps. He said there are many issues with newer model Jeeps. There are some recalls and other things that are known issues that have not been recalled yet. He said that they can't fix all the recalls because they are behind on manufacturing the replacement parts.

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I have a nephew that has a Jeep Rubicon for off-roading.  When I offered to exercise his Jeep over a year while he was overseas, he warned me of what he called a "death wobble" that would occur after hitting some a bump.  When he was back this summer for his vacation, he changed to smaller tires than the 37" tires with a different tread from that which he had before.  When he left, he stated that the "death wobble" shouldn't occur with the smaller tires.

Terry



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As an update. We received an email today that FCA US is providing a complimentary wiring harness through Mopar and have changed the instructions for flat towing. Harness to be available after January 29. Good news!

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Oh well......I won't be around to see the 2105 and the 2106 models anyway. Hahaha

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TRAILERKING wrote:

Oh well......I won't be around to see the 2105 and the 2106 models anyway. Hahaha


 Don't think there will Jeep models by then. A lot is going to happen in 90 years.confuse



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For those who have put in the harness what type of battery charger did you use? New harness runs the battery down and needs charging during flat-tow.

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