First it was my early build (4/13) 2014 GC Limited 4x4 with the V6 (traded), now it's my later build (12/13
) 2014 GC Overland 4x4 with the V6...WTF Chrysler!
A very hard downshift into 1st at low speed...just before coming to a full stop. Seems worse while transmission is not fully warmed up, then after driving a couple miles the hard downshifts into 1st seem to dissipate. All other aspects of the transmission work fine. Now when I say a hard downshift into 1st, I'm talking as if someone just bumped me from behind...like a late lurching stop, and it only happens in the first couple miles from start up while crawling to a full stop.
Now my question is why now after about 5,000 miles? The Jeep prior had been shifting perfectly up until then. The only things that have changed are two radio updates (I'm now running the latest version), and just recently I've started using the "AUTO" function of the climate system (up until then I always ran the A/C in manual). Another weird condition I just remembered is after downloading my first radio update (prior to 14.25.05), the transmission would hang in first gear a bit right after a morning or end of the day start, then right away things went back to normal.
Last night I performed my famous "battery disconnect" thinking maybe the system just needs a full reboot after those radio updates. I've also went though all the 2014 GC TSBs and didn't find any tranny related fixes for my later build (21-007-13 REV. C. is for Nov 12, 2013
or before). I'll keep everyone posted though.