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Old 09-30-2018, 04:32 PM
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I have a 2019 Cherokee Latitude and have noticed an issue.
This issue did not start right away, it seems that at about 4000-5000 miles this started.
While turning I get a scrubbing of the outside tire, turning left the right tire will scrub and the left while turning right.
At this time the right tire is scrubbing more then the left.
I rotated my tires and the scrubbing got worse.
I have been to 2 different dealers, 1 dealer test drove with me and proceeded to .drive it without me for quite a bit.
The other dealer did not test drive it at all.
Both said that this is normal in all wheel drive cars.
The scrubbing is like the time that I was on dry/wet pavement in my JK 4 wheel drive and the front tires would scrub.
But as I understand it the Active Drive normally drives the Front wheels until a slippage is detected and then the real wheels start to gain power to help with traction.
So has anyone else had this issue?
If so how was this issue resolved?
By the way I do not have this issue with my Volvo AWD(wife's car) or my son's Subaru AWD.
Thank you for any information
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Old 09-30-2018, 05:23 PM
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Can you describe just what you mean by “scrubbing”? Noise, tire wear, vibration, what?


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Old 10-01-2018, 07:23 PM
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Thanks for the questions.
It feels as if the tire is rubbing the pavement very hard, like the tire is walking forward while the tire is turned to the left.
Noise but also feel in steering wheel.
I assume that there is some tire wear since when I rotate the tires it issue is worse.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:14 AM
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have the alignment checked .
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 2019KL View Post
I have a 2019 Cherokee Latitude and have noticed an issue.
This issue did not start right away, it seems that at about 4000-5000 miles this started.
While turning I get a scrubbing of the outside tire, turning left the right tire will scrub and the left while turning right.
At this time the right tire is scrubbing more then the left.
I rotated my tires and the scrubbing got worse.
I have been to 2 different dealers, 1 dealer test drove with me and proceeded to .drive it without me for quite a bit.
The other dealer did not test drive it at all.
Both said that this is normal in all wheel drive cars.
The scrubbing is like the time that I was on dry/wet pavement in my JK 4 wheel drive and the front tires would scrub.
But as I understand it the Active Drive normally drives the Front wheels until a slippage is detected and then the real wheels start to gain power to help with traction.
So has anyone else had this issue?
If so how was this issue resolved?
By the way I do not have this issue with my Volvo AWD(wife's car) or my son's Subaru AWD.
Thank you for any information
Is your scrubbing issue only when turning the wheel while stooped or slow speed like parking the car and having to steer to extreme right or left? If yes then thats normal
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:20 PM
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Alignment was good in the front but way off on the rear.
Tires scrubbing at low speeds, like backing out of a driveway, pulling off of a stop sign turning.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:31 PM
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"Normal",can not agree with that.
I have driven three other 2019 Cherokees, a 2018 and a 2017 with the same drive system and none of those are scrubbing.
Filed a complaint with FCA and going back to the dealer that said it was normal without even driving it.
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