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Old 05-27-2016, 06:02 AM
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Reverse/Drive Shift indicator light blinking?

Hello guys, newbie here (to Jeeps and the forum). I recently got a GC Limited 75th Anniversary and there's something odd that has happened twice within the last month. The other day I was trying to park and switched from D to R. When I depressed the gas pedal I noticed that the vehicle wouldn't move; it was as if it's on neutral (the engine was revving but seemed like the transmission didn't engage).
When I checked the shifter to see if I had put it in neutral by mistake, I realized that it was on Reverse but the R light was blinking. So I switched it back to neutral, then reverse again and it worked fine. I didn't really mind it too much but then it happened again a few weeks after that. It was the same scenario (trying to park, switching from R to D or vice-versa), with the only difference that this time it was the D gear that didn't seem to kick in.

Is this something I should be worried about? It's really not a big deal but if it's a sign of something bigger then I definitely want to get it checked.

TYIA for your help.

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Re: Reverse/Drive Shift indicator light blinking?

I just experienced this today on my 2016 Grand Cherokee Limited (V6) less than 2k miles on it. Beats me what the issue is, it doesn't give any kind of indicator or message on the screen. Seems like it could be a pretty hazardous issue if under the right circumstances i.e you need to reverse quickly but your car is stuck in neutral! I was thinking maybe the shifter somehow was ever so miss-positioned, in between Reverse and Neutral modes. Not sure if that's possible or not. Or maybe I accidentally hit a button like towing. Not sure.

I'll be monitoring closely to see if it happens again and take it in if it does.
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Re: Reverse/Drive Shift indicator light blinking?

well, you 2016 folks have the fancy new shifter that solves all the problems, so I don't know what could possibly go wrong..

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Re: Reverse/Drive Shift indicator light blinking?

The only thing that comes to mine would be the S28 recall for the bad wire crimp problem. But that supposedly only covers early build 2016's.

You should at least take it to the dealer to see if it threw any trouble codes.
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Re: Reverse/Drive Shift indicator light blinking?

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The only thing that comes to mine would be the S28 recall for the bad wire crimp problem. But that supposedly only covers early build 2016's.

You should at least take it to the dealer to see if it threw any trouble codes.
I've been regularly checking my VIN for recalls and nothing has showed up. I'm not worried right now cause it never happened again but if it does happen then I'll bring it up with the stealer... Ermm dealer.
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Re: Reverse/Drive Shift indicator light blinking?

I've only had my Grand Cherokee since May, would like to think the dealer took care of any recalls before I drove off the lot but wouldn't be a big surprise if they didn't.
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