Jeep India has not been having a great time with respect to the quality of its SUVs, as yet another owner struggles with issues in a brand new vehicle.
In the latest incident, a brand new Jeep Meridian breaks down twice in just 1 month leaving the owner surprised. Meridian is the 7-seat version of the Compass. Many owners have reported certain issues with both these SUVs. In this particular case, the owner explains his ordeal rather elaborately when his 1-month-old SUV first broke down just 15 minutes after taking the delivery. These details have been shared by the owner in a Team-BHP forum.
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Jeep Meridian Breaks Down 2 Times in 1 Month
According to the information in the post, the owner experienced an error right after taking the delivery. He decided to get it checked at the nearest service centre. The SUV stayed at the workshop for 12 days, which is quite ridiculous. The reason cited for this breakdown was electrical wiring which is shocking in a brand new car. Thereafter, the owner experienced an electric malfunction where the instrument cluster of the SUV began showing tons of errors and the vehicle stopped in the middle of the highway while driving. The RSA took 12 hours to come and tow away the SUV.
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Finally, during the monsoon, the rear AC vents of the car started throwing up water. The owner took the SUV to the workshop yet again. However, the service centre didn’t offer any spare car while the Meridian was at the workshop. Thankfully, it took the service centre 24 hours to repair the car. The reason for the leaking AC was a choked drain pipe, which again, is hard to comprehend in a brand new car. The owner has merely driven the SUV 1000 km and it has been to the workshop 2 times.
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He mentions that the car is unparalleled when considering the driving dynamics, the interior quality, the modern features, etc. It is a bit underpowered at low RPMs and the city mileage is not too impressive. However, as the speed goes up, the ride quality, bump absorption and mileage improve significantly. The owner confesses that it would be great if Jeep could fix the quality issues with its products. Otherwise, people won’t mind spending a whole Rs 10 lakh more on the much more reliable Toyota Fortuner.