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About redtomatoman

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    New Mexico
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    2011 Journey R/T
  1. So I drove from NM to California. Staying at the beach to do some surfing and fishing. Got into the DJ early this morning and all 4 tires were at 29. Temp was about 55F. Not cold. Didn't come back up with a short drive. Added air this afternoon. Seems ok now. What happened? Thanks. Peace.
  2. I certainly don't have any info, but think about things linked to the accelerator. Intake certainly. Also, exhaust and drive train components come to mind. I think you can rule out brakes and wheel components. I would doubt engine if the sound clearly seems to be coming from the rear. Exhaust and drive train is what I would check first. Good luck. Peace.
  3. Have you tried simply re-updating your system again? Maybe something happened in the update that made the acutal english language file nonfunctional. Just trying the same update again may be useful. If you can obtain the same update from a different source, that may be good to do if the original file was somehow corrupted. As always, I would try certainly unhooking the battery for about 30 mins to see how the system behaves after that. Good luck. Peace.
  4. I agree. The DJ is one of the best looking crossovers IMO. The more I think about this thread, the more I get pissed. F#*K consumer reports. The DJ review is completely off the mark. What does that say about their other reviews? Peace.
  5. Trade it in. The 4 is a good engine, but it's anemic. The 6 rocks. There isn't a way to get more power without major $$ and time. You can trade it in an afternoon and spend less. Peace.
  6. I'm on a surf trip in El Salvador. I caught the wave of the day. 3 feet overhead. Slayed it for 100+ yards! That made me smile today. Peace.
  7. I believe that it's a sensor. These DJs have so many sensors. I'm not a mechanic but this sounds like some sensor that is misbehaving. Air-fuel or some transmission sensor? Peace.
  8. How did consumer reports recruit so many mopar haters into one place? While the DJ is not perfect, neither is any other vehicle. I really like mine. Still runs like the day it came home from the dealer. My mileage has been pretty darn good. In New Mexico, speed limits are 75 mph on the highway, winds are often quite strong, the elevation is nearly 7000 ft, and there are plenty of hills; I still get 23-26 mpg. . . That's even with roof cargo such as bike. Consumer reports really is unfair and unknowledgeable. Peace.
  9. I have a 2011 and I have had a good experience with mine. The V6 and I4 engines are similar in efficiency. The I4 engine is fine. I have the small calipers and have replaced the pads with aftermarket EBC brake pads. The brakes stop strong. I haven't replaced the calipers. I have no idea what you mean about the steering wheel. It steers the car perfectly. The 8.4 upgrade is possible, but too much trouble, IMO. If you want the Uconnect experience, get a new DJ or one that already has what you want. I don't think there will be a problem getting mopar parts for that DJ. I'm not aware of any specific issues with the I4 DJs, but I'm sure others will chime in. Good Luck. Peace.
  10. It certainly does not sound normal. Mine does nothing like that. If you don't think it was the road, then I'd get the DJ back to the dealer asap. I'd ask to return the vehicle and get another one. I've heard of test drives longer than 200 miles so an exchange is certainly not crazy. Who knows? Maybe it is something simple and an easy fix. Good Luck. My 2011 has been a great car. I hope yours turns out that way too! Peace.
  11. Have a dealer check the clock spring and/or SCCM in the steering column. That's where I'd start. Peace.
  12. I think you answered your own question. It's not much of an inconvenience. . . I would think your 2017 crossroad probably has a lot of niceties that you didn't have on your civic, just not the walk away lock feature. I am correct? As long as you are happy with the other aspects of your DJ, you'll get used to having to push the button when you leave the vehicle, it will become habit, and you'll forget all about the locking feature. Peace.
  13. I have noticed this same thing. I always try to keep a clean filter in my vehicles. I have a 91 dakota that not only gets better mileage but idles smoother with a new clean air filter. I change the filter every 6 months in my DJ. Still runs like the day I brought it home. I usually get 19-21 in town. I live at almost 7000ft elevation so I think a dirty filter affects performance slightly more here. Not sure. Peace.
  14. Others will likely chime in, but I don't think seat covers are recommended, generally, due to the seat side airbags and active headrests. I have been hesitant to install them for that reason. Peace.
  15. I have a 2011 and it has been a solid vehicle. It is not my daily driver so I cannot comment on the daily grind sorts of wear and tear, but it still runs like the day I brought it home with 60,000+ miles on it. I think one simple rule to avoiding a lot of problems is to let the DJ idle down to below 1000rpm before shifting or driving. It takes 20-30 seconds. Definitely get the extended warranty to cover any problems, especially electronics. Peace.