I see the same questions asked over and over by new and potential Jeep SRT owners. Are they reliable? What are the known issues? How is the gas mileage? Can I use 87 octane ugh. Rather than answer everyone individually, I decided a video would cover many of these questions that I've had experience with. My Jeep SRT is a 2015 and it's had numerous warranty work done. I cover all of that here. This is my opinion, and solely my own opinion on the quality and reliability of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT that I own.

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    • redgitter
      redgitter

      I think you meant to say "like a crack whore at a free crack party"

      about 3 days ago
    • platinum476
      platinum476

      The carbon fiber trimming should’ve gotten clips to keep it well secured like the rest of the parts.

      about 6 days ago
    • cameron vaughn
      cameron vaughn

      Had any front strut issues?! I was told by the dealer it happens about 30k which makes no sense and they also said they are back ordered with no date of when they’ll be made. I have a 15 srt.

      about 13 days ago
    • Anthony Z
      Anthony Z

      I put 87 in on my 17 overland which i lease and it runs just fine! and yes I've the Hemi and normally in none of my cars get anything under 91 octane….

      about 13 days ago
    • Anthony Z
      Anthony Z In reply to Anthony Z

      Ill def check it out! thanks for the heads up!+EastCoastJeepSRT

      about 6 days ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to Anthony Z

      +Anthony Z You can get a Trackhawk for just under $80k at Chapman Jeep in Horsham PA. Check that dealership out before making any decisions. Might be worth the visit if you can swing the deal.

      about 11 days ago
    • Anthony Z
      Anthony Z In reply to Anthony Z

      Yeah its def recommended for the Hemi (91 oct).. I was just at jeep today because my lease is up in a few months and was looking at the trackhawk but just can't seem to want to pull the trigger on 100k for a jeep. I know its a tough ass truck and all but comparing the looks, I like the SRT just fine for 17k less! lol.. 
      and like i said before, non of my cars, even my 2016 G63 i always put 91-93 octane. But i also buy my cars/truck so that's the reason id never put 87 in. Since i leased this jeep i figure why put 91 if its going back!?! But bottom line the Hemi runs just fine on 87. Fkn love the look of these new SRT's and that Trackhawk!! Shit even the new Limited X looks good with the SRT hood that comes with it now! haha Jeep done lost there minds…. The G Wagen i think ill be selling Hence the reason im interested in the SRT or the Hawk. +EastCoastJeepSRT

      about 13 days ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to Anthony Z

      I don’t believe 91 or above is recommended for the 5.7. I’d have to check. 87 is fine.

      about 13 days ago
    • TheBigGuy3380
      TheBigGuy3380

      You want low mileage, not tuned, regular fluid changes and clean carfax, in my opinion. My GM car I changed the water pump twice.

      about 21 day ago
    • Joe S.
      Joe S.

      I have a turbo Volkswagen with a 93 octane canned tune. 18psi and extra timing. Even with 93 it will pull some timing when intake air temps creep up. So in the summer I mix in boostane to bring it to 96 octane. The days of pumping 87 were gone 12 years ago for me. My last 3 vehicles, modified turbo engines.

      about 22 days ago
    • The Montoya’s
      The Montoya’s

      You get 9mpg on a 6.4 with forced air induction? Thats pretty damn good if uou aske me. I suppose without forced air induction you get normal mpg wich is 18mpg

      about 22 days ago
    • Terry Stratford
      Terry Stratford In reply to The Montoya’s

      +EastCoastJeepSRT I've a 4.7 grand cherokee wj. I get about 18 round town and 28mpg at 60mph on the motorway! I'm the 2nd owner 65000 miles full jeep service! Great vid!

      about 20 days ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to The Montoya’s

      Hahaha no. Before the Procharger I averaged 10 driving in Sport Mode. 18? Haven’t seen 18 mpg since I owned a V6

      about 22 days ago
    • snoogans 1984
      snoogans 1984

      What was the mileage when the water pump failed? My wife and i are buying a used one tomorrow.

      about 24 days ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to snoogans 1984

      Off the top of my head around 39k miles. They’ve extended the warranty on the water pumps though.

      about 24 days ago
    • Flat Earth
      Flat Earth

      I’ve had mine about 3 months & the lights for turn signals on my outer mirrors have already stopped working 😔

      about 1 month ago
    • Compost Wise
      Compost Wise

      Hey Guys, I'm an Aussie SRT owner… Personal opinion! Looks amazing but overall I was a little disappointed with its standard power to weight ratio, a huge wind break and far too heavy. Kerb appeal is nice, but from its lack of excitement on road I don't drive it much and tend to drive my work vehicle more so I'm considering a complete change of toy. Need more fun for dollars spent so I'm considering selling the Jeep for AWD Ford Focus RS. Living country with so many good high climbing twisty roads I think more fun to be had in an RS Focus than driving a big bus around town. Any additional HP the Jeep could have is really pointless unless I was living near a 1/4 mile drag strip and being an ex bike racer I do prefer going around fast corners than straight line speed. Plus, 5 to 600 HP in any city here is wasted when cops are too eager to issue fines and impound notices... (Subscribed. Thanks)

      about 1 month ago
    • The Flying Spaghetti Monster
      The Flying Spaghetti Monster In reply to Compost Wise

      I have a Chrysler 300 SRT8 here in Perth, plumped for that because it was much cheaper than the equivalent Jeep (and a bit faster). You could do worse than have drive in one, I think brand new the Core is $65k on the road, which is just a bloody bargain. And I'm sure you'd get that down to $60k with a bit of hard bargaining. The Focus RS has a problem with the floating head, and replacing gaskets (as Ford has been doing) will just shift the problem onto owners when they fail once the cars are out of warranty.

      about 9 days ago
    • Chris Cahill
      Chris Cahill

      Wow water pump failure on that new of a car

      about 1 month ago
    • Gerardo Olivares
      Gerardo Olivares

      What's a track all? You said you recommend it when purchasing an srt.

      about 1 month ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to Gerardo Olivares

      Might have been a typo? Trackhawk

      about 1 month ago
    • Michael Elliott
      Michael Elliott

      The SRT will run on 87 octane. If your just cruising around in the SRT, 87 octane will work without an issue. Yet, if you think you maybe running at a high rate of speed I would put a higher octane in it. Also, when washing any vehicle use something like Blue Coral car wash soap. Which I know Blue Coral has wax in it which protects your paint and body of your vehicle.

      about 1 month ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to Michael Elliott

      Michael Elliott Please Mike, 91 minimum. If something happens it can be very costly. OK? 91 brother!!!!

      about 1 month ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to Michael Elliott

      Michael Elliott You do realize you’re damaging the vehicle running a lower octane that’s recommended and if you do have an issue and they test the fuel that you’ll void your warranty. It’s stupid running anything less than 91 in an SRT. The fallacy that “nothing bad has happened to me yet” isn’t the dice you should be rolling. Seriously. You’re not a success story. You’re lucky.

      about 1 month ago
    • Michael Elliott
      Michael Elliott In reply to Michael Elliott

      No engine issues. Yet, I change my oil faithfully. The interior trim you stated and tires were my issues. Love the video brother. I like my SRT, Chrsyler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram forever. 😊

      about 1 month ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to Michael Elliott

      On 87 octane? Jesus man.

      about 1 month ago
    • Michael Elliott
      Michael Elliott In reply to Michael Elliott

      Been driving mine for 5 years this month. 80K

      about 1 month ago
    • Russell La Page
      Russell La Page

      I bought my 2014 Jeep SRT brand new. I use it as my winter car, I have 36k on it now and I have had very little problems with it. I did have the carbon fiber issue on the drivers door, but the dealership replaced under warranty. I had the car into the dealership as well as opened 2 claims with SRT in regards to the Typical FCA Brembo squeak. I eventually fixed it on my own by spraying anti-vibration onto the back of the pads, I did that on my Hellcat as well and that fixes the problem instantly. I don’t beat on my cars, I keep them clean and up to date with all maintenance. The Jeep has been extremely reliable. Don’t hesitate to buy one as they are great vehicles and I get compliments still 5 years later on it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jkey 03
      Jkey 03

      EastCoastJeepSRT Great content as always! I'm looking into purchasing a 2012 SRT8 with 67k miles. it will be my first Jeep purchase, I've watched most of your videos and have enjoyed every second of it. Really informative, very knowledgeable, Great Customization! What's your opinion on the 2012 SRT8's? I know a lot changed compared to the 2014's & newer models but the 2012's are in my price range to finally enjoy one of my favorite SUV's. Any tips on purchasing a 2012 would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your service, coming from a fellow service member! thx again, hope I hear from you soon.

      about 1 month ago
    • ahwayzcool
      ahwayzcool

      If you wanna put 87 octane gas in that car then you brought the wrong car.

      about 1 month ago
    • Justin s
      Justin s

      Thanks for not being a pussy when u cut your finger

      about 1 month ago
    • Justin s
      Justin s In reply to Justin s

      U r the man

      about 1 month ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to Justin s

      Justin s Well since I took a piece of shrapnel from a 105mm arty round, a little cut isn’t gonna hurt.

      about 1 month ago
    • Steve Gaskin
      Steve Gaskin

      Yep carbon trim mine has done the same

      about 1 month ago
    • Chijon Lush
      Chijon Lush

      Have you gotten any bent pushrods issues or hydraulic lifters?

      about 2 months ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to Chijon Lush

      No, I have not

      about 2 months ago
    • Max 2393
      Max 2393

      What do you think about the wk1

      about 2 months ago
    • Jake Rheault
      Jake Rheault

      6.4 hemi solid motor

      about 2 months ago
    • TigerNinjaDragon
      TigerNinjaDragon

      I don't understand how Americans except such poor quality control from Jeeps. It's been a terrible manufacturer since 2001. In Australia they broke the recall record in 2016 and the fault killed that actor from star trek. People just seem to not really care that they're being ripped off. Was hoping the new models were made better but doesn't sound like it. I guess why care about quality control when people continue to buy these lemons. Poor form.

      about 2 months ago
    • TigerNinjaDragon
      TigerNinjaDragon In reply to TigerNinjaDragon

      +The Flying Spaghetti Monster all manufactures have qa issues but nothing compared to jeep. Since 01 when they stopped the xj model which was a good car, jeep was notorious for qa issues, the worst being their electrics. There's a reason the jeep sales tanked in Australia from 30,000 down to 8,000. The recalls and blatant refusal of warranty claims is appalling. It's why jeep is giving 5 year warranty in Australia to try win back customers. Maybe if Americans stopped buying these lemons, jeep might have started making good cars 2 decades ago instead of people being stuck with cars that spend more time at the mechanic than in the owners garage.

      about 9 days ago
    • The Flying Spaghetti Monster
      The Flying Spaghetti Monster In reply to TigerNinjaDragon

      It's no different to the appalling quality Aussies have been accepting from Holden and Ford for decades. Jeeps/Chryslers/Dodges are built to a budget, and sometimes that translates to iffy quality in terms of components. But let's not forget, you can buy a BMW X6 M sport or a Merc ML63 AMG for three times the cost of the Jeep and still have quality control issues. My main concern isn't so much the quality, it's FCA's poor attitude to customer support. If a customer's car has an issue, fix the bloody thing. The easiest new car sale in the world is to a happy customer who's returning to buy another of your vehicles because he or she feels like they've been supported by the car maker. Piss a customer about and avoid fixing their legit warranty claim, then you've lost that customer for good. I believe it's been estimated that car makers spend around $2000 per car on advertising. Yet companies like FCA seem to do all they can to lose existing customers by messing them about.

      about 9 days ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to TigerNinjaDragon

      TigerNinjaDragon We don’t accept it. It’s never acceptable to have poor QC. No different than the Range Rover which has ever worse quality control.

      about 2 months ago
    • Big Knoc Chi town
      Big Knoc Chi town

      Wish you had given out the prices with the repair issues

      about 2 months ago
    • Big Knoc Chi town
      Big Knoc Chi town In reply to Big Knoc Chi town

      +EastCoastJeepSRT that's great hope gud luck continues with the jeep

      about 2 months ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to Big Knoc Chi town

      Big Knoc Chi town trucka A lot of the items I mentioned were covered under warranty so I have no idea what they cost

      about 2 months ago
    • Big Knoc Chi town
      Big Knoc Chi town

      I would like to take a Rocket launcher to my jeep one of the worse buys in vehicles ever suspension went out ,rear wiper stopped working,lights flicking,heat issues popping noise this is one of the reasons I buy foreign loved my Lexus,Bmw

      about 2 months ago
    • romy dhaliwal
      romy dhaliwal

      Thanks for the informative video mate. I own 2016 SRT8 and would love to install those headlights and the front SRT logo. Now i’ve searched but i cant find those exact items in India. Obviously have to import them. Can you please advice as to where can i buy them in USA? Are these the bluetooth items and also the price?
      Again great informative video. Cheers

      about 2 months ago
    • mattsynth
      mattsynth

      2013 5.7 Overland, blower motor, water pump and headlight went after 5 years. I was looking at Land Rovers Velar but do not like their turbo V4. Going for a new 2019 SRT, I just love these Hemi Jeeps. Great post with good info, thanks.

      about 2 months ago
    • George Montes
      George Montes

      For a guy who can't keep his hands off Visual Customizations nothing appearance issues wise would scare me, just excuses to change it up. Plus I've driven nothing but trucks and looking for a Daily-Dad-Mobile this sounds like a dream.

      about 2 months ago
    • Oneway ki
      Oneway ki

      Now I def gotta subscribe!

      about 3 months ago
    • Oneway ki
      Oneway ki

      This looks like Philadelphia

      about 3 months ago
    • EastCoastJeepSRT
      EastCoastJeepSRT In reply to Oneway ki

      Oneway ki Vlogs Correct

      about 3 months ago
    • RobQc
      RobQc

      Hey man I've watched this video many times before but I just picked up a 2015 limited for my daughter and was very impressed so now I'm really interested in the SRT possible to replace my 06 TB SS I'm not worried about mpg only mps I thank you for all the details about owner ship seems good to me I don't think that people understand that at some point all vehicle will.need work and that's just the nature of anything mechanical that's why the make replacement parts and technicians . Every manufacturer has an issue with something I know I've been in the business since 1984 and I'm a car guy so I read about cars all the time so people think that the foreign cars are better but I've come to know that people only complain about things on American cars because they don't hear about what goes wrong with the foreign cars and bise versa but it's just a machine they all need work sooner or later!

      about 3 months ago