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post #21 of 112 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 12:11 AM
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Hi Tracer

We both ordered the Eco Green Limited in December ... me on the 13th you on the 27th. Do you have any idea of your Cherokee's current production schedule status?

Mine was in D for weeks, then dropped back to C on Feb. 14th but jumped to D1 on Feb. 21st. The stated Estimated Shipping Date is March 10th but we know that probably won't happen.

My Sales Rep is keeping tabs for me and lets me see the on-line screen when I visit, so I can vouch for the D1 status.

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post #22 of 112 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 03:35 AM
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Hi Half,

Mine was on the same boat as yours regarding the jumping of statuses. I was scheduled to be SHIPPED Feb 22nd, but no dice. The dealer actually thought it was more about a shortage on 3.2L engines, not the color. He didn't have any insight on whether the green color was the cause, or further delaying. When I asked if changing the color would get me a vehicle faster, he said that once it's in D, I can't change anything without starting another order. I wonder if that's true.

I'm supposed to get an update from him by Tuesday. I'll let you know what I hear. I didn't mind an 8 week wait (they told me 6-8, but I know from here that's it's more like 8-10), but what I really don't like is being in date-limbo, and not knowing when we may be out of it!


On order 12/27, Production scheduled 1/3, SELF-CANNED 3/7:

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited FWD 3.2L V6
- ECO Green
- Tech Group
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Compact Spare Tire


PURCHASED in-transit 3/7, Scheduled delivery 3/24:

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 3.2L V6
- True Blue w/Premium Vesuvius Blue Interior
- Tech Group
- Luxury Group
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Trailer Tow Group and AD II
- Upgraded Sound and CD Player
- Wireless Charging Pad
- One happy camper (that's me!)

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post #23 of 112 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 10:20 AM
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Thanks for your reply, Tracer.

After the other posts about the hold on Eco Green, I also asked my dealer about switching colours. He told me the same thing ... changing would mean cancelling the current order and placing a new one - hence, going to the back of the line. Given the apparent 6-8 week delivery for new orders, I didn't change.

We were looking for existing vehicles at other dealers and found an acceptable substitute about 100km away. It had more options than I needed/wanted and would cost more, but before we started negotiating, my Eco Green order jumped from C to D1, so I decided to stay with it.

Now, I am somewhat concerned about the colour and/or paint ... if it really has been the cause of the delays, what has been the problem? Will the paint and colour be stable over time? Etc. But after seeing the couple of pictures that have been posted, I like the colour.

I will update when my sales rep tells me the production status changes.

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post #24 of 112 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 11:37 PM
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Half, I made the jump to an in-transit vehicle (true blue). My dealer said that on an official supply chain call, the manager finally officially acknowledged that eco green has been delayed to paint issues, but that they have resumed production. Now how backed up they were on eco green orders, he did not know. I hope your vehicle ships on 3/10, keep us updated! Once it comes in, yours will be a rare and treasured color.


On order 12/27, Production scheduled 1/3, SELF-CANNED 3/7:

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited FWD 3.2L V6
- ECO Green
- Tech Group
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Compact Spare Tire


PURCHASED in-transit 3/7, Scheduled delivery 3/24:

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 3.2L V6
- True Blue w/Premium Vesuvius Blue Interior
- Tech Group
- Luxury Group
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Trailer Tow Group and AD II
- Upgraded Sound and CD Player
- Wireless Charging Pad
- One happy camper (that's me!)
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Way to much metallic fleck for my liking.
I actually like colors with a lot of flake like that. I am not so sure I like the green but I like the high flake content. However, with that comes a real issue...

That much metallic flake will make body repairs( i.e. paint matching/blending )very difficult. From the person mixing the paint( you will have to be spot on without the slightest over/under of a tint )to the poor body guy who has to blend and match the existing paint. Won't be fun.

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Hey, Tracer, I am so happy that you finally have your Cherokee. True Blue looks great in the pictures (I once owned a similar colour so didn't want to do a repeat this time around), plus I am sure you will enjoy the additional options you seemed to have inherited.

I'm sadden that you decided to switch from the Eco Green brotherhood, but I completely understand. I have considered doing that as well ... but I can be a stubborn SOB about some things and this has turned out to be one such occasion. I have never wanted to be simply one of the crowd and I appreciate your comment about my KL being a rare and treasured colour.

That is when it arrives!! I visited my dealer on Saturday (yesterday). I was not at all surprised to discover my KL has not budged from the D1 status, even though the estimated ship date remains March 10. Yet, I am encouraged to learn from your source that Eco Green production has resumed. I wonder how many fools, er, other people, have been as obstinate about waiting for it as I have been.

@NHPatriot ... thanks for your comments. I, too, have concerns about the composition of the colour, but as insinuated above, my pigheadedness has now overruled reason and logic. So long as Chrysler doesn't cancel the colour, I am stubbornly determined to own an Eco Green Cherokee. There may be a day when I regret this decision, but until then, I plan to enjoy it.

I'll let you know how things progress. Someday, I hope to be able to post my own pictures in this "Eco Green Jeep Cherokee Picture Thread"!!

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Eco Green exists, saw one on the road the other day ... stay the course, it is out there!

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RATS!!!! ... Yesterday my Sales Rep told me that my order has reverted to D Status. It had been in D1 Status since February 21st.

The frustration and despair increases again.

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Sorry HF. Any explanation as to why?


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On order 12/27, Production scheduled 1/3, SELF-CANNED 3/7:

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited FWD 3.2L V6
- ECO Green
- Tech Group
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Compact Spare Tire


PURCHASED in-transit 3/7, Scheduled delivery 3/24:

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 3.2L V6
- True Blue w/Premium Vesuvius Blue Interior
- Tech Group
- Luxury Group
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Trailer Tow Group and AD II
- Upgraded Sound and CD Player
- Wireless Charging Pad
- One happy camper (that's me!)
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Sorry HF. Any explanation as to why?
None ... it seems that in Canada even the dealers don't have much information about customer's orders. He can access a screen that shows current status for their orders and print off a POC (Priced Order Confirmation) for me. I have the POC showing the former D1 status with the Estimated Ship date. But beyond that, they can only turn to the Chrysler Rep for additional information, which seems to be scant at best.

I have called the Canadian Chrysler-Jeep Customer Service. They were no help since they said they don't have access to the VOT system. I then phoned the USA Chrysler-Jeep Customer Service. Since my VIN is for a Canadian order, they can't see it on their VOT. This person put me on hold while she called her equivalent at the Canadian Customer Service office. When she came back to me, she confirmed that the Canadian office doesn't have access to VOT. So as my dealership Sales Manager says, we are at the mercy of the factory.

There may be some truth to the growing feeling that Canadian orders take second place to American orders.

As I have stated in another thread or forum, I can be rather stubborn about some things ... and this adventure has become one of those. So I am going to wait this out to see if / when I do get my Eco Green Cherokee. Or see what happens if they do cancel the colour as rumoured in other threads.

Who knows, it may be a 2015 model by the time Jeep builds one for me. Even if it is a 2014, it should have all the firmware and other updates applied and that is a good thing.

It's just that this was a perfect winter to enjoy a 4x4 Jeep. The winter rims, tires and TPMS sensors I ordered in January (but haven't yet paid for) are assembled and waiting for me but will now stay with the tire dealer until next winter.

Luckily, the 2007 Matrix I am driving, and will be my trade-in, is in great shape and is running well. And the dealer is committed in writing to the amount of trade-in allowance negotiated last December.

So, I am resigned to waiting but with the positive belief the Cherokee is worth this aggravation. I would not be so charitable for any other vehicle in this segment.

~hf

PS: I seems that I get wordier as the frustration increases ... sorry about that!

My First Jeep: 2014 Cherokee Limited
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Ordered - 2013/12/13 ; Built - 2014/04/10 ; At Dealer - 2014/04/23 ; In My Driveway - 2014/04/25

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