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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-07-2017, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Following factory-order build

I've been reading around here -- am I correct that there is no longer a way to follow the build progress of a factory order once you have the VIN? Or have I missed something? Thanks.

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I've been reading around here -- am I correct that there is no longer a way to follow the build progress of a factory order once you have the VIN? Or have I missed something? Thanks.
From the latest I have read, that is correct. You can go to the Jeep website and locate the "chat" link and chat with a rep that gives the latest info they have.

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Jeep stopped doing that during the early 2015 builds. Word is that it was too cumbersome to track and post info for literally thousands of Cherokees being produced. Only a small percentage of new owners were using the service.

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I've been reading around here -- am I correct that there is no longer a way to follow the build progress of a factory order once you have the VIN? Or have I missed something? Thanks.
I was able to track my build by becoming a member at the Jeep Garage forum. For a small fee Milous on that site can track if for you with daily updates on scheduling, production and shipment.

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I checked that out. The small fee is $25. Their Cherokee forum on jeepgarage.com is pretty dead compared to here. I actually was able to call Jeep and with the VIN they were able to give me an update and said to call back whenever I'd like. No charge...

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Wow! They did? I remember tracking my 2014 build daily. It drove me crazy to see it not go anywhere, or get stuck in some building for QA. Learned a lot about the railway network once it did ship. Not having the ability to track it is probably better for my psyche, but bummer for those who want to know.

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I tend to agree that sometimes too much information is annoying. I just wanted to make sure the dealer actually placed the order. I'm not in that great a rush because I'm trying to time the delivery of my new 2017 with the end of the lease on my 2014 in July. I'll probably call them for an update in a couple of weeks.

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Just checked back at the jeepgarage.org. There's maybe one posting a day in the 2014+ Cherokee forum. They won't be getting my $25... :-)

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I tend to agree that sometimes too much information is annoying. I just wanted to make sure the dealer actually placed the order. I'm not in that great a rush because I'm trying to time the delivery of my new 2017 with the end of the lease on my 2014 in July. I'll probably call them for an update in a couple of weeks.
I can understand your checking to make sure the order is placed. Back in mid-2014 when tracking my order (it was easier then with the two sources: VOTS and Milous), a few were finding out the dealership, for whatever reason, had not submitted the order until they called them out on it. I spoke to my sales guy because while I had a VON, I was not notified of the assigned VIN within the expected timeframe. That may have lit a fire under him; not sure.

Back then there was so much FUD about the failing 9-speed transmissions that some of us wanted to make sure our new builds were not being used by the dealership for test drives. IOW, we wanted to be the ones to break everything in, not some hotdogger driving it like they stole it. With the tracking available then, some were actually meeting the car hauler as it pulled into the dealership. I found my new build listed on the dealer's website; like saying come and get it. I called my sales guy and asked that it not be used for test drives. But if you are leasing your 2017 too, maybe you don't mind it being used as a test driver.

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Just checked back at the jeepgarage.org. There's maybe one posting a day in the 2014+ Cherokee forum. They won't be getting my $25... :-)
Yeah, things have changed over there. Back in 2013 and 2014 there was a ton of activity on the KL at Jeep Garage, and then for whatever reason everyone moved over to JCC. Milous seemed to have inside information too. Here's an example. After I ordered, there was a hold on all orders that included the tech group. In the interim there was a price increase. I checked with the dealership and was told they had to pass the price increase along to me. I PMed Milous and he told me what exact terms to state to the dealership. A day later the dealership called me to inform they were delighted that the original pricing stood. In that case, the $25 paid off.

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