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Hi there. New to the forum. I am considering purchasing a used JGC Summit with just under 30k miles on it for just about KBB value. The carfax is clean and no warranty or recall work shows up on it at all. Are there any additional things I need to consider or be aware of that seem to occur often with that model year? I know some of the early 2014 seemed to have the most problems and this one was built in late 2013 so it was probably one of the first off the line. I am weighing purchasing this and adding a bumper to bumper warranty for the next 70,000 miles (to bring it up to 100,000) versus waiting on the 2016 and purchasing at 1 percent below invoice with a supplier program,which is only a $10,000 to $12,000 price difference for a new to used, however the new one would then actually carry a little less of a warranty but offer the new features. Any thoughts or opinions? All are appreciated.
 

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I added the MOPAR 36K 'bumper to bumper' extension when I bought mine. I thought it was good deal for around $1500- considering how complicated vehicles are these days. Since it is transferable - if you trade or sell before warranty is up - it would give you an edge in negotiations - especially to a private buyer.
 

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I have one built in Dec. 2013 and purchased in Nov 2014. Here are my experiences through 16,000 miles

1. Cat replaced (had the -AA one, now has the -AB one). No performance issues.
2. Software was updated along with some TSB type stuff.... but no performance issues.
3. The next recall is the 'l33t h4ck3rs from ch1n4' can use the internet to jack the vehicle...

In all, I've never had an issue other than the inconvenience of bringing the vehicle in for a couple additional visits...
 

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I have one built in Dec. 2013 and purchased in Nov 2014. Here are my experiences through 16,000 miles

1. Cat replaced (had the -AA one, now has the -AB one). No performance issues.
2. Software was updated along with some TSB type stuff.... but no performance issues.
3. The next recall is the 'l33t h4ck3rs from ch1n4' can use the internet to jack the vehicle...

In all, I've never had an issue other than the inconvenience of bringing the vehicle in for a couple additional visits...
#3 can be done at home. You can download the upgrade from Jeep. You just need a fresh 8 gig usb dongle.
 

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#3 can be done at home. You can download the upgrade from Jeep. You just need a fresh 8 gig usb dongle.
I actually did this at lunch today... The packet that was sent notifying me of the recall included a one-use thumb drive that was part of a card... you just clipped it out and plugged it into the USB port... and it updated everything automatically.

The only thing more impressive would have been if they were able to do it through the 3G connection that my vehicle has that let hackers in...
 

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I was also wondering if there is a build date where the DEF problems seem to be less of an issue. I'm not sure if I'm going to purchase a used 2014 or go with a new 2015 that's still available. One purpose is towing a small travel trailer and the GC with the diesel seems to be the perfect vehicle.
I've been doing a lot of research and this is 1 issue that really bothers me with the GC diesel. Some bad R&D by FCA. Seems like a recall is justified.

I've driven a 2015 and power and torque is unbelievable for a V6.
Are the DEF problems less of an issue with the 2015 model?
 

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I checked the carfax on it, and it never shows any of def/cat work on it. Should I be concerned, it seems like many that were 2014 models built in December of 2013 have had a problem with the cat.
 

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SMS, I could be wrong but I don't think the car fax report has repair issues listed unless it was a recall or possibly a TSB. It seems I've read somewhere that a build date after June 2014 has the new(AB) cat from the factory. I've got info overload because of all the research I'm doing.
I'm not sure about any updates on the DEF pump.
Can anyone confirm dates or answer about changes to the CAT or DEF pump.

Thanks Wireman
 

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Hi there. New to the forum. I am considering purchasing a used JGC Summit with just under 30k miles on it for just about KBB value. The carfax is clean and no warranty or recall work shows up on it at all. Are there any additional things I need to consider or be aware of that seem to occur often with that model year? I know some of the early 2014 seemed to have the most problems and this one was built in late 2013 so it was probably one of the first off the line. I am weighing purchasing this and adding a bumper to bumper warranty for the next 70,000 miles (to bring it up to 100,000) versus waiting on the 2016 and purchasing at 1 percent below invoice with a supplier program,which is only a $10,000 to $12,000 price difference for a new to used, however the new one would then actually carry a little less of a warranty but offer the new features. Any thoughts or opinions? All are appreciated.
I think you'd be easonably protected on the '14 with the package that you presented. On the other hand, for me, I usually take the plung and go for it with the newest version; though I do try to minimize my risks. I think, with everything else being about equal, it comes down to personality and personal preference. Which do you want most?
 
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