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Death wobble in a Grand Cherokee?

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We are looking at buying a 2021 Grand Cherokee with a 2021 Gladiator as a trade. Was wondering if the Cherokee has the Death Wobble like other models of jeep have. And if so what was the cure for it if there is one. We love our Gladiator but Jeep is jerking us around. They have had it for 6 weeks and only replaced the steering damper, which did not solve the problem. The Glady is still under warranty and maybe that's why they don't want to fix it. From what I have read it seems like the track bar is the main culprit. Any and all input will be great.
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I experienced it only one time, while towing the 21 Grand Cherokee anniversary model (basically a rebadged limited) behind a motorhome. It started after a slow speed hard right from a stop sign on a rough road. I could feel it through the motorhome steering wheel.

I stopped on the roadway. When I moved forward again the wobble was gone. Has never happened while actually driving the Jeep.
Thank you. First I ever heard of the DW while being towed. But glad to hear it has never happened while you were driving it.
Death wobble happens in vehicles with a solid front axle which the newer Grand Cherokees do not have. It should not be a problem!
Yup, found that out and thanks for your reply. We traded our 2021 Glady for a new 2022 Cherokee X Latitude and love it. We live in the mountains of Idaho in snow country and the Cherokee has been outstanding. 290 miles on it and the gas mileage is over 19 mpg. (y):giggle::)
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