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

I just received a "Please help us design your next car" e-mail from Jeep asking me to take a survey. A lot of the survey consisted on my opinions of my current vehicle, service visits, etc. It was interesting how many questions were specifically around transmission shifting. If anyone interprets the results of these surveys and didn't find that mine centered around transmission shifting issues, they must be dumb as rocks. It asked me if I would like to be contacted so we'll see if that actually happens.

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

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This is very reassuring to hear as I have a new SRT on order to replace my current SRT lemon. I'm worried that the new one will have the same problems and there aren't any on the lot to test drive. It's has been a great vehicle in every other respect.


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'15 'Vette Stingray is only a grand or 2 more than the Summit (V8), just sayin'.....I envy u man, my wife's got the sedan but if she had the dog hauler this cat would be terrorizing the burbs with my 7spd missile.....I hate u, I was over this til your post! You suck!
That's too funny man. Well got her back today. So far so good. Shifting very smoothly. I will keep you guys posted on how it goes
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

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I just received a "Please help us design your next car" e-mail from Jeep asking me to take a survey. A lot of the survey consisted on my opinions of my current vehicle, service visits, etc. It was interesting how many questions were specifically around transmission shifting. If anyone interprets the results of these surveys and didn't find that mine centered around transmission shifting issues, they must be dumb as rocks. It asked me if I would like to be contacted so we'll see if that actually happens.
I just got that today.

I haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet, though.
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:23 PM
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Second day with the Jeep and I must say it is driving great. I'm glad Jeep didn't mess around with flashes and such and went straight to the valve body.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

^^^ sorry if I missed it...did they replace a valve for you?


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^^^ sorry if I missed it...did they replace a valve for you?

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Yup, they replaced the Valve Body
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

I have not yet updated my 2014 v6 transmission firmware to the latest revision. I do lots of suburban driving at speeds of 45 and less. For example, my transmission could go into 8th gear as early as 44 mph and hold it as low as 40. This is great for economy. I am curious if the latest firmware changes the shift points when just cruising without rapid acceleration. If it does, I may not want to update. The only thing I would really want changed is the cold shifting. It holds gears too long when cold. Often, I will use the paddle shifters as a work around. Anyone notice if the shift points at cruising or light acceleration were changed? Is the cold shifting improved? Thanks for your help.


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

Just back from having the radiator flushed and coolant replaced after finding sludge in coolant bottle. Apparently they put what tJA are calling a Leak down pressure test pill at the factory...

They obviously applied the flash to mine as it will go into 8th as low as 70km per hr. At 100kms she is sitting on 1600rpm where a before it was at 17-1750rpm.

28,000 kms on it and told them yesterday at a sit down with the Dealer Principal how much I loved it specifically said No Problems Ever with the transmission.

Left hand doesn't talk to the right and I was preoccupied with the above mentioned problem and they flashed it.

It felt weird cause I just towed a camper trailer around Australia and it was perfect. Now it feels almost like the 9sp Cherokee loaner.... Feels like it could get caught out easy and labouring on occasions.
I kept telling my self as I coasted into built up areas from hwy speeds right down to 40kms in 7th gear.

If you give it a bit of stick she changes smooth enough.

Yes and where I live Lots of hills and Mt ranges soon as it hit a hill back to 7th...it holds onto 8th now for much longer.

I'll be chasing the Dealer tomorrow for written info on this mysterious pressure leak down pill, the factory have been putting in some of our vehicles, when I do I be quissing them as to the refresh. I'm hoping to see a major improvement in fuel consumption.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

I think I'm going to finally give in and get the jeep in for service again. They did the last flash update along with a few recalls but the transmission is worse than last time. Plus the clock won't stay correct (on GPS or not) and getting the service phone message (I'm on the latest 14.25 software). I do really like the jeep but the tranny thing is just getting old.

Update: I chatted with a support person about everything and I have to make an appointment to have it diagnosed before they will move up my problem to a case manager, has to be within the last 30 days I guess. Next Tuesday I have them looking at it along with P67 recall.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

I can't complain at all. Jeep escalated my case right away from customer care. They kept in touch consistently. The dealer right away got a hold of the Chrysler engineers and without delay went ahead to change the valve body.

Case manager called me about closing the case and I told her sure, It seems fine. If there is another issue in the future we can reopen or open a new one. The notes of this case stay in the system.

I did ask her if there is anything they can do for my inconvenience of being without my Jeep for a week. She looked and said I already have the lifetime and right now I have 1 year/2 free oil changes. So she ended up giving me 4 more years or 16 oil changes.

I would have been happy with 4 years 8 oil changes but I guess I will be changing my oil every 3 months no matter the miles lol

Again, overall my experience was a good one.
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I can't complain at all. Jeep escalated my case right away from customer care. They kept in touch consistently. The dealer right away got a hold of the Chrysler engineers and without delay went ahead to change the valve body.

Case manager called me about closing the case and I told her sure, It seems fine. If there is another issue in the future we can reopen or open a new one. The notes of this case stay in the system.

I did ask her if there is anything they can do for my inconvenience of being without my Jeep for a week. She looked and said I already have the lifetime and right now I have 1 year/2 free oil changes. So she ended up giving me 4 more years or 16 oil changes.

I would have been happy with 4 years 8 oil changes but I guess I will be changing my oil every 3 months no matter the miles lol

Again, overall my experience was a good one.
Good to know Collosus!!
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