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Old 11-10-2016, 06:57 PM   #1
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Death Wobble 2017 Cherokee

I looked at the old posts about issues with the Death Wobble on 2014&2015 Cherokkes. The last posts said Jeep was working on a solution. Has anybody had expierence with the 2017 Cherokee? Has the "Death Wobble" issue taken care of with the new Jeep harness? How does the new harness work is it separate from the light harness? Any info on this matter would be appreciated. I would rather buy a Cherokkes than the Grand Cherokkes. We have a 2015 40 foot Dutchstar with 450 hp so we could pull either.
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Old 11-10-2016, 07:46 PM   #2
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The solution to the wobble is to turn on the power steering module.
For whatever reason, the Cherokee has a problem when being flat towed and hitting a bumpy road because of the electric power steering

Rather than actually fixing the problem, they changed the manual which now says you need the special cable harness.
This is installed in the car which includes a toggle switch in the console, and you also insert a fuse into a fuse holder under the hood.
Very Micky Mouse. Cost is $125 for the harness.

Myself and a few other folks have installed the cable using relays instead of switches, so at least it goes into tow mode still must put the transfer case into neutral.

This is the one big disappointment I have for towing...AND the poor operation of the 9 speed transmission.

Other than that, it is a good vehicle.


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I'll probably stay with Wrangler
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