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I just took delivery on a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Diesel.

The AdBlue/Diesel Exhaust Fluid gauge level says it is at 50%.

I asked the salesperson why it wasn't at 100% and she said that it came that way from the factory.

Should it be 100%? What are your levels at?

Thanks.
 

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Agreed. Seems like virtually everyone is not full at delivery. It can be 100% full without worry about freezing. It does seem pretty dumb that Jeep is not delivering these 100% full. The stuff can be had from many local sources - Autozone, Advance Auto, Pep Boys, etc. I got the Peak BlueDEF fluid, $15 for 2.5 gal IIRC. Just go slow filling it. Tank is ~8 gallons. My gauge didn't adjust as I was filling it, seemed to require a drive to get it to re-register. As you fill it though, you can hear it come up to the filler tube, is begins to sound different as it's going in, like it's beginning to fill a tube - don't know how else to say it. That is when I stopped, and the gauge ended up reading 100% full. The freezing issue is only a concern if you live where it'll be below 12F.
 

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Agreed. Seems like virtually everyone is not full at delivery. It can be 100% full without worry about freezing. It does seem pretty dumb that Jeep is not delivering these 100% full. The stuff can be had from many local sources - Autozone, Advance Auto, Pep Boys, etc. I got the Peak BlueDEF fluid, $15 for 2.5 gal IIRC. Just go slow filling it. Tank is ~8 gallons. My gauge didn't adjust as I was filling it, seemed to require a drive to get it to re-register. As you fill it though, you can hear it come up to the filler tube, is begins to sound different as it's going in, like it's beginning to fill a tube - don't know how else to say it. That is when I stopped, and the gauge ended up reading 100% full. The freezing issue is only a concern if you live where it'll be below 12F.
Thanks for the advice. I just saw that thread right after I posted mine! Ooops.

I bought some Peak DEF from Advance Autoparts and filled it. Gauge doesn't show that it was filled, so I'll see what happens when I drive. Thanks for the heads up there.

I asked the dealer to top off the DEF and they said 50% is how it comes from the manufacturer. I said, "Isn't it common courtesy to top off this necessary fluid?" They said I bargained too much off the sale and they wouldn't top it off because of that! Oh well, not going there for service then.
 
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