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Old 12th January 2023, 17:02   #106
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The checklist should be comprehensive enough. One aspect Iíd ask you to specially check is the batter health in the menu. Should read somewhere between 13 and 14.3.

There have been a few isolated cases of the battery being weak. I canít think of anything else off hand thatís specific to the Jeep / Meridian outside of our fairly comprehensive TBHP checklist.

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Thank you Axe77, the reading was 14.2.
We completed our PDI using the checklist and paid up today since there weren't any issues (barring 1 - Hold button wasn't getting activated and SA has assured in writing that it would be sorted by delivery time); now eagerly waiting to bring our Jeep home!

A special thank you for your detailed posts, this has helped us make our decision to a very large extent.

Can't wait to enjoy some more road trips in 2023!
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Old 12th January 2023, 17:48   #107
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We completed our PDI using the checklist and paid up today since there weren't any issues (barring 1 - Hold button wasn't getting activated and SA has assured in writing that it would be sorted by delivery time);
By 'Hold' do you mean the Auto Hold feature? If so, do get it properly checked out and do not take delivery unless rectified. It's a serious piece of hardware/software deeply integrated into the transmission.

I'd be very careful if anything was amiss!
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Old 16th January 2023, 10:54   #108
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By 'Hold' do you mean the Auto Hold feature? If so, do get it properly checked out and do not take delivery unless rectified. It's a serious piece of hardware/software deeply integrated into the transmission.

I'd be very careful if anything was amiss!
Thank you for this note!
We did another round of PDI before the delivery and this was sorted out.

We took delivery of our new member over the weekend and have loved the first 100+ kms in it; can't wait to go on a long drive this weekend!

Thank you very much for your advice and for clearing all doubts, we now look forward to enjoying our Jeep drives.

Attaching a pic of our new member immediately after the Puja; will post more details on our experience as we go along.

THANK YOU all for your patient & detailed replies!
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By 'Hold' do you mean the Auto Hold feature? If so, do get it properly checked out and do not take delivery unless rectified. It's a serious piece of hardware/software deeply integrated into the transmission.

I'd be very careful if anything was amiss!
Auto hold is generally a function of the handbrake/esp module, and has pretty much nothing to do with the transmission.
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Auto hold is generally a function of the handbrake/esp module, and has pretty much nothing to do with the transmission.
Partially agree. May not have any ramification in a TC automatic, but certainly does in a DSG/DCT. If Auto Hold is not working or working unexpectedly in a DSG, it needs to be urgently looked into, and that too for a brand new vehicle.
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Old 17th January 2023, 09:20   #111
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Partially agree. May not have any ramification in a TC automatic, but certainly does in a DSG/DCT. If Auto Hold is not working or working unexpectedly in a DSG, it needs to be urgently looked into, and that too for a brand new vehicle.
How? Auto hold, and even hill start assist are merely functions of the ESP. The transmission behaves as it does, whether auto hold is working or not.

In the case of a brand new vehicle its possible the car was in transport mode, and certain features would get active only after the PDI done at the workshop.
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After a week and 250+ km, still enjoying the Meridian and not missing out on any opportunity to take the car out!

Quick 2 points:

1. Love: Feel, pothole eatability quotient, nifty features such as wireless car play & 360 cam, drivability in city & the huge sunroof

2. Wish it had: Built in sunshade, sliding middle row & a slightly easier accelerator (feels a little too tight & needs more pressure than my BRV or Seltos)

Couple of questions to fellow owners here,

1. Is there a way to get the maps (inbuilt or through CarPlay) on the MID? It would be good if i could, but otherwise too its not such a big deal!

2. Has anybody installed a parcel tray for the Meridian? Would it be useful?
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In the case of a brand new vehicle its possible the car was in transport mode, and certain features would get active only after the PDI done at the workshop.
Thank you! This was the exact explanation gives to us by the SA - they mentioned they were yet to connect the computer for some updates and as part of their PDI it would be fixed, & they did!
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Couple of questions to fellow owners here,

1. Is there a way to get the maps (inbuilt or through CarPlay) on the MID? It would be good if i could, but otherwise too its not such a big deal!

2. Has anybody installed a parcel tray for the Meridian? Would it be useful?
Bump! Any pointers, please?
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10,000 kms up!

Sorry for the radio silence but no news is basically good news. Nothing of substance to report - the Jeep’s been functioning flawlessly and without incident (touch wood). S

Sometime at the end of February the car crossed the 10,000 km mark. The milestone was when my wife was going to Pune with her family for some work with them - my only request to her was - please take a click of the ODO when it hits 10,000 km mark.

I got the car in the middle of June and in the same period, the BMW has clocked a little under 2000 kms. I didn’t expect the miles to get this badly skewed towards the Jeep but it’s just that I’ve pretty much made it my workhorse for in-city as well as the numerous outstation trips my family does. My mum goes solo to Karjat almost every week / alternate week and the Jeep is very often the vehicle we send for this (unless she’s taking her Grand i10). Same for any outstation trips we do otherwise as a family.

In the city, when there’s a driver around I prefer giving them the Jeep and drive the GT myself for most part but I’ve now tried to rotate the cars a bit more to keep the GT also clocking some share of miles at least.

Got the car detailed (interior + exterior) a few weeks ago from Mazda Motors at Tardeo, which I’ve frequented for several years now. Finally, leaving some pics from last weekend - had taken the car to a colleague’s place for lunch somewhere around Karjat followed by an overnighter at Pawana.



The ODO at the 10,000 km mark.
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Pics below from a weekend outing near Karjat followed by an onward journey to Pawana.

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10,000 kms up!

Sorry for the radio silence but no news is basically good news. Nothing of substance to report - the Jeep’s been functioning flawlessly and without incident (touch wood). S
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No news is indeed a good news when it comes to Jeep vehicles, wishing you many more happy, trouble free miles.

Did you get an opportunity to evaluate the AC performance on a hot day under full load? There seem to be a lot of queries on this topic now that the summer is near.

Did you do any more off-road adventures ?
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Thank you.

Did you get an opportunity to evaluate the AC performance on a hot day under full load? There seem to be a lot of queries on this topic now that the summer is near.
I've found it all right so far to be honest - but the months of April and May will be the acid test I guess. Its still not that hot yet in Mumbai. Will update here how I feel about it once I've experienced it in peak summer.

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Not really. This is my first SUV here so wanted to explore its capabilities as a one off in a controlled environment under expert supervision. I might do it once in a blue moon but this is not something I would actively seek out on a regular basis.

Its a rough road vehicle bought to handle the bulk of my chauffeur driven duties, both in city and long distance. I doubt I would subject it to hard core off-roading on a frequent basis.
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