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Unhappy 2015 Trailhawk Questions

I just purchased a 2015 Cherokee TrailHawk with 9000 mile on it. I am starting to worry I may have made a mistake. I see many many complaints and problems on the forum. I bought this jeep because I also have a 2007 jeep Liberty with 122,000 miles on it and ver few problems with it. I bought the 2015 TrailHawk to use everyday and to tow behind my motor home when the Liberty gives up the ghost. The one I bought has the 4 cyl engine. I want to get it programed for a GPS. I need something that will be reliable. I am thinking of taking it back to the dealer and get a 2016 if I can and there are no problems with the 2016's. How do I find the build date on this 2015? What are the main problems with the 2015.
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Problem Solved, I took it back to the dealer and got a 2017 Cherokee Trail Hawk with Nav and V-6 engine. 2 years newer and only 31 miles on the speedometer. Better warranty and only $2500 more with the MFR Rebate. I am happy.
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The build date should be on your driver's door pillar. There's been a mix of "love it" and "nothing but trouble" on the ZF transmission. If it's been flashed and/or you have the extended warranty you should be fine.

2016 seems to have addressed the teething problems.

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I just purchased a 2015 Cherokee TrailHawk with 9000 mile on it. I am starting to worry I may have made a mistake. I see many many complaints and problems on the forum. I bought this jeep because I also have a 2007 jeep Liberty with 122,000 miles on it and ver few problems with it. I bought the 2015 TrailHawk to use everyday and to tow behind my motor home when the Liberty gives up the ghost. The one I bought has the 4 cyl engine. I want to get it programed for a GPS. I need something that will be reliable. I am thinking of taking it back to the dealer and get a 2016 if I can and there are no problems with the 2016's. How do I find the build date on this 2015? What are the main problems with the 2015.
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dont let the complaints get to you, it could give a placebo effect. just be aware of what to look for and enjoy in the meantime
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My 2015 had its second birthday today! It was build on September 6, 2014. I have loved it. Its been a daily commuter for me and I've had zero issues. Its been so dependable, that I have taken it on some very remote backroads with help being days away. I have not seen the issues reported on here.

So, while there have been issues, I think the vast majority have enjoyed their vehicles. Jeep has sold hundreds of thousands of these babies...
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I've had my '14 Trailhawk since Feb 2014. Only experience 1 minor issue that called for the replacement of the rear axle. Otherwise trouble free for the past 34K miles. There have been issues with the new KL since its debut, don't let the issues of some cause you to doubt the joy that many of us have had. Like OM4 said, could just be a placebo effect.
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My Problem is solved. This morning I took the 2015 Trail Hawk back to the Dealer, and Bought a brand new 2017 Trail Hawk 4WD with many upgrades including Nav and V-6 Engine. only had 31 miles on the speedometer, Different color (Bright White), But WoW! What a difference and with the MFR Rebate it only cost me $2500 more than what the 2015 would have cost. Much better deal. It rides better and the V-6 made all of the difference in the world. It might be worth noting that the tranny as I was driving the 2015 back to the dealer had a rough shift probably 2nd to 3rd and on a slight hill it was sluggish and I thought that it would stall. I would have never been happy driving it in the mountains. The 2017 with the V-6 and the ride is much better and smoother. I am happy again.
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If you all remember, the introduction of the Cherokee was delayed du to transmission shifting issues. All built Cherokees were kept in Toledo until they came up with a fix. Once the fix was in place, all built Cherokees were updated and driven to make sure that the fix worked.

Out of all the Cherokees that are out there, I'd make an educated guess that about 1% of owners; possibly less, are owners on this forum, and usually people who join for the first time only join because they are experiencing a problem. That being said, I love my new TH (3 weeks today!) and am extremely happy with my purchase.

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My Problem is solved. This morning I took the 2015 Trail Hawk back to the Dealer, and Bought a brand new 2017 Trail Hawk 4WD with many upgrades including Nav and V-6 Engine. only had 31 miles on the speedometer, Different color (Bright White), But WoW! What a difference and with the MFR Rebate it only cost me $2500 more than what the 2015 would have cost. Much better deal. It rides better and the V-6 made all of the difference in the world. It might be worth noting that the tranny as I was driving the 2015 back to the dealer had a rough shift probably 2nd to 3rd and on a slight hill it was sluggish and I thought that it would stall. I would have never been happy driving it in the mountains. The 2017 with the V-6 and the ride is much better and smoother. I am happy again.
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Congrats on making that great deal. I am glad that dealer really worked with you--many would never have done that. You really made out fantastic. I have a question--does that have the "HID" lights as standard equipment now on the 2017? I think I had read that they would be standard but that was on the Internet so can't always trust that information. Oh, Bright White I think is one of the best looking colors to me. I had one but now have a different color, but bright white has been my favorite.
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Congrats on making that great deal. I am glad that dealer really worked with you--many would never have done that. You really made out fantastic. I have a question--does that have the "HID" lights as standard equipment now on the 2017? I think I had read that they would be standard but that was on the Internet so can't always trust that information. Oh, Bright White I think is one of the best looking colors to me. I had one but now have a different color, but bright white has been my favorite.
Yes mine came with the Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamps.
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I have a 2015 Trailhawk and am trying to have it replaced by Jeep due to the transmission problems. They replaced the transmission at 6000. It still continues to have problems with as we call it "kicking" from 1st, now 2nd and in reverse. It's been in the dealer numerous times always for the same thing. They reprogram it and a month or two later. Same problem comes back. They are now saying it could be the accelerator... On an incline in our driveway the car will hesitate then jump forward. So over fighting about this car. I love my trailhawk but hate the transmission problems they cannot seem to correct.

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