Uncomfortable Downshift at 40-MPH
First post here guys! First of all- thanks so much for creating such a great community of Jeep owners! Prior to posting this question, I've read through numerous thread regarding TSB, shuddering, etc.
Into : About 2 weeks agoI just purchased a used 2011 WK2 Overland - 5.7L Hemi 4x4. It has 28,000 miles and believe it was manufactured around 6/2010.
Problems: Although I love the interior and handling of the vehicle, I'm having some apprehensions about the driveability and performance. Specifically, there is a very awkward downshift when coasting around 40 mph (presumably 4th to 3rd?). There isn't any noise or clunking during the downshift, but oftentimes the shift is so abrupt that the cars lurches back slightly as though I've tapped the breaks. Needless to say, this makes city driving irritating and not so enjoyable. I also believe that I've felt the "shuddering" referenced by many owners 2-3 times, but not nearly as frequently as many have reported. My last concern has to do with the sensitivity of the initial acceleration. It's like the torque is geared so low that it is impossible to have smooth acceleration from 0-5 mph.
Is anyone experiencing theses problem? Is there a TSB that might resolve it? I love the Jeep but can't tolerate this much longer!