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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Well they changed the transmission and now it shifts as this car should however still wary of the fact that IF it is indeed new what will happen once it's "learnt" driving patterns

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Old 02-16-2015, 05:53 AM
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

I had a brand new flash done 2 months ago and have not had any issues.
I did the one that was listed on the forum a few months ago and it came back after 2 weeks. Super pumped at how its been working now. The next step is the wife's Cherokee because its super jacked when it comes to shifting.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

My SRT has been in four times for a clunky 6-5 downshift.

1st visit got it a new valve body. No change
2nd visit confirmed all software was up to date. No change
3rd visit had transmission replaced. Seemed better for a couple hundred miles. Then back to the clunky downshift.
It's now in for the fourth time and I don't think they know what to do with it. I'm hoping they buy it back, oh also both front headlights have moisture in them now as well. Sigh.

Only about 2,250 miles on it at this point. I'm very disappointed so say the least. I wasn't even going to drive the thing in the salt this winter, but the shine is off the apple now.


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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Again, lets see, now on second new valve body, with all the latest updates.... Is it better, yes, would I discribe it as fixed, not really... Still exibits some strange down shifts from time to time, probably still in it's learning mode... Last dealer visit, they had it for 9 days... Said they couldn't get the software programs to take, finally they said it turned out to be a problem with there programing tool.... Not sure if the AC repairs are working right yet, seems like when in auto, nothing happens, have to go into climate screen and work it from there, but to be fair, hasn't really been warm enough outside to verify.....my trans has acted so different after each repair attempt, I don't know really how it should be acting anymore.... Also climbed under my Jeep, because it smelled like hot trans fluid, after last dealer fix, to look for any leaks or spilled fluid, none found, but did find that there was no longer anything installed to support the transmission fluid lines, just hanging, and found that a cable actuator was not connected to my trans, just hanging next to where it connects.... Great workmanship..... I took care of both issues myself, one required that I epoxy a threaded stud with a nut, into a non treaded hole in the side of the trans, possibly on the new valve body, where my old one probably was treaded, this allowed me to re- hang the fluid lines, as they once were.... Sure glad I took time to get under my car and look..... As someone said, all this takes away from what otherwise is a vehicle that I Love, but all these problems certainly detract from my ownership experiance on a car with only 7k miles on it....
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Again, lets see, now on second new valve body, with all the latest updates.... Is it better, yes, would I discribe it as fixed, not really... Still exibits some strange down shifts from time to time, probably still in it's learning mode... Last dealer visit, they had it for 9 days... Said they couldn't get the software programs to take, finally they said it turned out to be a problem with there programing tool.... Not sure if the AC repairs are working right yet, seems like when in auto, nothing happens, have to go into climate screen and work it from there, but to be fair, hasn't really been warm enough outside to verify.....my trans has acted so different after each repair attempt, I don't know really how it should be acting anymore.... Also climbed under my Jeep, because it smelled like hot trans fluid, after last dealer fix, to look for any leaks or spilled fluid, none found, but did find that there was no longer anything installed to support the transmission fluid lines, just hanging, and found that a cable actuator was not connected to my trans, just hanging next to where it connects.... Great workmanship..... I took care of both issues myself, one required that I epoxy a threaded stud with a nut, into a non treaded hole in the side of the trans, possibly on the new valve body, where my old one probably was treaded, this allowed me to re- hang the fluid lines, as they once were.... Sure glad I took time to get under my car and look..... As someone said, all this takes away from what otherwise is a vehicle that I Love, but all these problems certainly detract from my ownership experiance on a car with only 7k miles on it....
I'd get out of that vehicle as fast as possible if this is even an option.
At least my dealer is great.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

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Also climbed under my Jeep, because it smelled like hot trans fluid, after last dealer fix, to look for any leaks or spilled fluid, none found, but did find that there was no longer anything installed to support the transmission fluid lines, just hanging, and found that a cable actuator was not connected to my trans, just hanging next to where it connects.... Great workmanship...
This is exactly why I told the rep at Chrysler Customer Care when I called to complained about my rough shifting transmission for the 4th time that replacing the whole transmission on my new 2014 Overland is NOT an option, and I told them I'd get a lawyer and go the Lemon Law route if they even mention this sceanio to me. I've already dealt with shoddy workmanship at my current dealership jiust replacing a radiator...I can just imagine what it would be like replacing the whole transmission.

So as it stands now, Chrysler Customer Care has escalated my case of asking for a buy back, and they told me to wait a couple days for a call from the dealership I originally purchased the vehicle at (different than my current closer dealership who has been dealing with all my Jeep's issues recently).

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Does this sound like the buy back has been approved? If so, what exactly does a "buy back" mean? Will I get full retail price back on my vehicle even if it has 12,000 miles on it? What about the Chrysler/Jeep options I have currently? Will they be transferred over to the new vehicle (skid plates, mud flaps, S.S. pedals, lighted door sills)? And what about my $600 clear bra? Will they install a new one on the new vehicle for free? Will my extended warranty and free oil changes awarded to me (attached to current VIN number) be transferred to the new vehicle?

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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

I think your questions are valid, and I would look to a Lemon Law Attorney for answeres and to protect your intrests... All attorney fees are paid by the vehicle manufacturer, not you, so you are not out anything by contacting one.... Just do an internet Lemon Law search to find one.... Good luck
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This is exactly why I told the rep at Chrysler Customer Care when I called to complained about my rough shifting transmission for the 4th time that replacing the whole transmission on my new 2014 Overland is NOT an option, and I told them I'd get a lawyer and go the Lemon Law route if they even mention this sceanio to me. I've already dealt with shoddy workmanship at my current dealership jiust replacing a radiator...I can just imagine what it would be like replacing the whole transmission.

So as it stands now, Chrysler Customer Care has escalated my case of asking for a buy back, and they told me to wait a couple days for a call from the dealership I originally purchased the vehicle at (different than my current closer dealership who has been dealing with all my Jeep's issues recently).

Anyone,

Does this sound like the buy back has been approved? If so, what exactly does a "buy back" mean? Will I get full retail price back on my vehicle even if it has 12,000 miles on it? What about the Chrysler/Jeep options I have currently? Will they be transferred over to the new vehicle (skid plates, mud flaps, S.S. pedals, lighted door sills)? And what about my $600 clear bra? Will they install a new one on the new vehicle for free? Will my extended warranty and free oil changes awarded to me (attached to current VIN number) be transferred to the new vehicle?

What they generally do with a buyback is you pick a new model. They compare the msrp of the old and new vehicle, and you either pay or get a credit for the difference. They then subtract a per mile fee times the number of miles driven. It actually works out well. As far as your installed options, I assume that's an additional negotiation.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

I had a 14 bought back because of Lemon Law, and they gave me a Hemi vs a v6 (which is what was returned).

I negotiated the upgrade and a few other things, but in return I signed a new 48 month contract (I was 5 months into the original).


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I had a 14 bought back because of Lemon Law, and they gave me a Hemi vs a v6 (which is what was returned).

I negotiated the upgrade and a few other things, but in return I signed a new 48 month contract (I was 5 months into the original).


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I think your questions are valid, and I would look to a Lemon Law Attorney for answers and to protect your interests... All attorney fees are paid by the vehicle manufacturer, not you, so you are not out anything by contacting one.... Just do an internet Lemon Law search to find one.... Good luck
Thanks for the info. Sounds like it would be less costly for Chrysler in the long run to just conduct a buy back with me instead of going through my lawyer.

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