Originally Posted by summitdrew91
First off I want to say how much I love this thing but I am having issues with the transmission. When running stop and go if you let off the gas for a second it downshifts and when you get back on the gas it lurches and isn't smooth. Seems worse under 30 mph. The dealer says it is normal but I have a hard time believing a high dollar zf trans would do this. Any input or suggestions?....
The high dollar ZF is controlled by the jeep software.
Will assume you are using ECO mode, not sport.
Will also assume possibly you just got it and it hasn't trained itself in yet, although you might want to consider removing a battery cable and let it set for a couple minutes and put it back. Mine [May build] was a tad jerky until this was done.
Particularly under 30 you may be triggering several modes
If you get on the gas fast and let off, it will hold the current gear and you'll get noticeable engine braking.
In ECO mode, it sort of seems to stop and think about it when you hit the gas very much. It seems to move out just as fast if you just add a bit of throttle until its moving then apply just a bit more. [Or, you could engine brake and run the revs up at the lights]
You might want to try the sport mode or the paddle shifters. Sport mode holds gears longer and gets you more acquainted with the local gas stations, but is entertaining.
If you do the battery pull power reset, it seems to try to learn a bit better, although it may still take a thousand miles or so before it more or less settles in to where you can try guessing whether it is using dog clutches for that gear or not.