Originally Posted by jstrand
Holy crapola! You mean the 8 speed is as bad as the 9 speed? I have been looking at Grand Cherokees after FCA finally admitted to me 3 months and 10 service appointments later that my Cherokee Trailhawk will never drive on the beach very far without overheating. They offered me a small discount on a different model but so far that amounts to me taking a $12,000 dollar beating and my Trailhawk is only 8 months old!
I was in the exact same boat as you!
I had a 2014 trailhawk and at 6,000 miles they replaced the transmission, still had rough shifts etc. you had 10 service appoints though. That should count for lemon law.
After me arguing with them and customer care etc. I got a deeply discounted JGC overland diesel. Mine was only 4 months old.
I still took it on the chin for $7-8k but I was done with the trailhawk and wrote it off. Now if there's ever a class action on the baby cherokee's and their junk tranny I'll get in on it and try to recoup my loss.
If you ask why did I double down on a jeep product, it was still less of a beating then not getting a discount and trading off the bum trailhawk.
I am very happy with my overland diesel. I've had zeroes issues, just hit 10k miles and did my first oil change. I got what a would refer to as a fully loaded overland, tech package, diesel, off road adv package with air suspension, nav, etc. I had the dealer special order it but came from stock not build to order so it only took a few weeks.
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