Thanks for joining us here in the 2015 waiting room! It's a great place to hang out, complain about VOTS, talk about the jeep you have on order, complain about VOTS, discuss first mods, complain about VOTS, commiserate with others who are in the same boat, complain about VOTS, encourage others who are farther behind in the process than you are AND complain about VOTS some more.
Ordering is scheduled to open June 6, 2014.
UPDATE June 1, 2015
Courtesy of Milous and email@example.com
Last Updated: 06/01/2015
2015 Wrangler - Last day to order:
2015 Wrangler - Last day of production: September 4th, 2015
2016 order banks open: TBD
2016 production launch: September 8, 2015
2016 sales launch: September 1, 2014
No notable changes, same drivetrain as 2015 models
New colors: (partial)
Copper Brown (to be re-instated 11/03/2015)
Rhino (replaces Anvil)
Knowing Chrysler this could change at any moment. If you WANT something you see available in 2015, your best bet is to order SOONER than LATER.
While you're waiting, don't forget to take a look around the rest of the forum and see what's available. We have a section devoted to pictures of JKs (JK Pics Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum
), a section devoted to how people have built up their JKs (JK Build Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum
) and a section devoted to the more technical stuff (JK Tech Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum
). We've got a diverse group of people here, so get involved and make some new friends!
For those of you who haven't actually placed your order yet but are looking for a good deal, check out these threads for some ideas on how to get your best price:
Ordering Process, basics.
How to buy a vehicle and hopefully not get ...
planning to buy a jeep in he next couple months
Another tip for those who are looking to buy:
Go to jeep.com and sign up to receive their marketing materials. Give them your email address and street address. Chrysler hires a marketing firm to do targeted mailings and some of those mailings come with a paper coupon or an emailed coupon for $500 off. Some people refer to those coupons as 'golden tickets', ala Willy Wonka. The coupons are non-transferable, but can be used within the same household (street address), so sign up for yourself, your spouse, kids, anyone living with you with the same last name. It's worth a shot! And if you don't receive a golden ticket by the time your jeep arrives, call the Jeep Incentive Line to see if you've been awarded a coupon that hasn't arrived. Your dealer can still use the coupon, as long as it's registered in their system.
Jeep Incentives at 1-800-227-0757
Also, don't forget to check into the Chrylser Affiliates program through your place of employment or by joining TreadLightly, at the $100 level. Tread Lightly – Individual
Also, for those people looking to purchase a Willys or a base Rubicon: the towing option works out to be much cheaper if you buy/install a hitch and wiring harness yourself aftermarket. The hitch is a four bolt install, and costs about $60 for both pieces. Save the extra money for your initial mod fund.
For those interested in purchasing a Sport, Sport-S or Sahara with 3.73 gears, make sure you check out the tow packages. You may find it to your benefit to add the max tow package, since it includes the 3.73 gears.
Below is an overview of the order process that many experienced during the 2014 model year. I hope this helps to set your expectations and helps maintain your sanity over the duration of your wait. Also, I have provided all the resources you will need to get caught up with the terminology used in this thread. So pull up a seat and enjoy the ride.
One other piece of advice: don't drive yourself crazy trying to figure out a pattern, trend or system behind how Chrysler selects jeeps to build. We spent the entire 2014 MY trying to figure it out, and it's impossible. There is no rhyme or reason to how they are selected. It's not selected by model, trim, color, options. It is completely random. All you'll wind up with is a lot of frustration and an even bigger headache!
CURRENTLY VOTS IS DOWN FOR A COMPLETE OVERHAUL.
VOTS is now COMPLETELY offline. The hacks ARE NO LONGER WORKING. EMAILS FROM CHRYSLER ARE NO LONGER BEING SENT, REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOUR DEALER MAY TELL YOU.
When I have news on the new VOTS system, I will update this post.
You can also use this URL generator to find your Build Sheet. Since VOTS is down, that link will NOT work for anyone. MAKE SURE YOU USE A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP COMPUTER!!! SMARTPHONES/TABLETS DON'T ALWAYS WORK FOR WINDOW STICKERS!!!
While you're waiting, here's a map on Google that will allow you to see how long it's taken others to receive delivery, and you can post your own data to help others.
For those of you requesting VINVISION reports from devildog79, PLEASE remember he is doing this out of the goodness of his heart and not getting ANYTHING out of it. Please don't take advantage of his kindness and cause him to rethink his generous offer! VINVISION reports typically update once a day during the build process and twice a day during shipping. There are NO benefits to requesting a new report multiple times in the same day. Once your jeep has hit D1 status, you can expect not to see any updates for about three weeks, so make your requests to him accordingly. Remember, you can still call IAMJEEP for updates during this time as well. Use that as your multiple times a day resource and let's save devildog the trouble until it's at a time when you really should be expecting a Frame update.
Thank you for your understanding.
All dealers have the ability to run VINVISION reports. Instructions to give your sales reps on how to get there.
Login to dealerconnect
> Vehicle ordering & Inventory Management
When you place your order, your salesman should be able to provide you with your Vehicle Order Number (VON). If you don't walk out the door with it, then your salesman can provide it the next day. You will be subjected to calling IAMJEEP (877-426-5337) or your salesman to obtain your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You will not have a VIN assigned until:
1) Your order has been submitted by the dealer
2) Your configuration has been verified by Jeep
3) The Jeep warehouse has confirmed all parts are in stock and if not, begin to source the parts that are not
4) Your dealer has available allocation
Allocation is like a quota or limit; a dealer can only order so many vehicles per month, and this includes both sold orders and dealer inventory. From what was seen over the 2014 MY, the allocation period begins on Monday of the second full week of the month and ends on the Saturday of the last full week of the month. However, if a dealer fills their allocation on the first day of ordering, then they have to wait until the next allocation period before placing any additional orders. You may want to ask your dealer if they have allocation available before you place your order, if there are other dealers around that you could also order from. If they have used all of their allocation, then you will be waiting for the next month's allocation to open. Example: If you ordered Oct 24th 2013 and the dealer already filled their allocation your order will not be processed until Nov 11th 2013. (These dates are an example only.)
ORDER STATUS CODES
D - firm schedule - dealer has allocation and all parts available
D - 1 gateline schedule - scheduled to be built
E - frame
F - paint
G - trim
I - built not ok'd
J - built ok'd
JB - shipped to body vendor
JE - emission check
JS - shipped to storage
KZ - released by plant , invoiced
KZL - released - not shipped
KZM - first rail departure
KZN - first rail arrival
KZT - second rail departure
KZU - second rail arrival
KZX - delivered to dealer
ZA - canceled
Even though "D" status says "dealer has allocation and all parts available" it really means that your order has been processed and they are still sourcing the parts. It can take anywhere from 1-30 days to move to "D-1". "D-1" happens when all parts for your jeep are available and you've gotten a date set on the schedule for your build.
Once you hit "D-1" you can have your dealer pull a VINVISION report which will give you a basic shipping schedule. This is an ESTIMATE ONLY but will give you some idea and help set your expectation. Generally, you will spend 15-30 days in "D-1" and then the actual build takes place over 1-2 days. This is status' "E-J". The only thing that will slow you down is if you hit "I" and get selected for 100% inspection, then you could get put in "JB, JE and JS". This process can take up to 30 additional days depending on what problems they find and how many other Jeeps are ahead of yours. This is also what can throw off your initial VINVISION report so keep getting updated reports from your salesman.
When you hit KZ it will take 12 hours to 3 days before you can actually view your window sticker online. You must have your full VIN and use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Use the following link to get it.
Use your VIN number to get Jeep Window Sticker
After your Jeep hits KZ, check your dealer's website to see if it's 'in transit'. You can also download your window sticker there.
Make sure you download your window sticker as soon as you see it. It only stays online for a short period of time. Don't miss out! Ask me how I know...
Once you hit that magical KZ status, here is a short list of things you'll want to make sure that your dealer knows/has available for you when you arrive to pick up:
Torx tool kit
Freedom top bag (if you ordered a hard top)
Soft top straps (2 Velcro for bows and 2 snap loops for rear window)
slush mats / cargo mat (if included with your package)
jeep grab handles (2 with a two door, 4 with a four door, if included with your package)
garment hook (1 with a two door, 2 with a four door, if included with your package)
Trail kit (Willys and Rubicon X models ONLY, shipped to the Parts Dept. with your VIN)
All of the paperwork that comes with it: window sticker, etc.. You should request this ASAP so they don't throw anything away, including final VINVISION report
Window sticker left placed in the windshield/window, if you'd like it there to take a picture)
OPTIONAL, BASED ON PERSONAL PREFERENCE:
No tire shine during PDI detail
Do NOT detail (for people who like to do their own detailing)
No dealer decals on the Jeep
No dealer plates or plate wrappers
Once you've received your jeep, don't forget to call IAMJEEP with your VIN number and ask them to mail you a full operators manual. The one that comes shipped with your jeep is just a quick start guide.
Also, after your new Jeep arrives, what then? Head on over to the JK Neonatal and Pediatric Unit to share your joy, commiserate about teething and/or growing pains, and brag about accomplishments and milestones! JK Neonatal and Pediatric Unit
Now it's time to kick back, relax, grab some
and prepare yourself for the LONGEST 2-3 months of your life!