Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo owner launches petition
A disgruntled Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo owner has launched an online petition regarding the dealer fitment of a ParkView reversing camera.
EMAILING PRACTICAL MOTORING earlier this week, Mr Robert Bradbery an owner of an MY14 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and the chief complainant, says: “The supplied MY14 Grand Cherokee Laredo camera is not a Jeep product consistent with the ‘ParkView’ factory supplied camera. It is totally ineffective in bright sunlight, dusk and night time situations. It provides an unsafe environment in those periods whereas the higher-spec factory installed rear camera’s are clear and without fog and distortion.”
According to Jeep Australia’s Grand Cherokee Buyer’s Guide, the 2014 Grand Cherokee Laredo comes standard with a ParkView reversing camera but that it would be a dealer-fitted item and not a factory-fitted item as per the rest of the range.
An online petition initiated by Mr Bradbery had attracted 100 signatures and statements from Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo owners in the three days since it was launched.
Practical Motoring has contacted Jeep Australia but so far hasn’t received a reply. We’ll update this article with any response we receive, but, in the meantime, if you own an MY14 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and have a dealer fitted camera, we’d like to know what you think.