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V6 sluggishness and RPMS sticking

Hello all,

I am currently demoing a 2011 laredo that has already had the tsb update. It seems to be very underpowered IMO. A few issues I'm seeing are upon acceration and letting off the gas the rpms will stick and not drop for a few second, the engine is still revving even with letting off the gas completely. Its almost as if the tranny and motor are not synching together correctly. It seems like at a cruise of 20mph if you give it a decent amount of gas it struggles to find the right gear and just takes forever. Is this how all the v6 versions are?If so I'm not going to purchase the vehicle. Any feedback is appreciated.

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Re: V6 sluggishness and RPMS sticking

Most likely due to the result of a V6 in a 5100 lbs. vehicle
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Re: V6 sluggishness and RPMS sticking

My v6 reacts pretty fast on the trottle. Also the rvs do not stick if you get of the gas. So I think something is wrong. Try another one.
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Re: V6 sluggishness and RPMS sticking

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Hello all,

I am currently demoing a 2011 laredo that has already had the tsb update. It seems to be very underpowered IMO. A few issues I'm seeing are upon acceration and letting off the gas the rpms will stick and not drop for a few second, the engine is still revving even with letting off the gas completely. Its almost as if the tranny and motor are not synching together correctly. It seems like at a cruise of 20mph if you give it a decent amount of gas it struggles to find the right gear and just takes forever. Is this how all the v6 versions are?If so I'm not going to purchase the vehicle. Any feedback is appreciated.

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Even with the TSB update I still find that there is a bit of a "dead spot" in the throttle, but it's not as noticeable as it was before the update. I'd also admit that the V6 is working hard to accelerate this heavy SUV.

I rented a V6 WK2 in Salt Lake City in Feb and had a chance to get used to this throttle behavior for a few days. Didn't keep me from purchasing the vehicle...but I could see how it could be a detractor.
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Re: V6 sluggishness and RPMS sticking

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Even with the TSB update I still find that there is a bit of a "dead spot" in the throttle, but it's not as noticeable as it was before the update. I'd also admit that the V6 is working hard to accelerate this heavy SUV.

I rented a V6 WK2 in Salt Lake City in Feb and had a chance to get used to this throttle behavior for a few days. Didn't keep me from purchasing the vehicle...but I could see how it could be a detractor.
Coming from a dodge ram with a hemi, this isn't something that I feel I can live with. I just get irritated all the time!
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Re: V6 sluggishness and RPMS sticking

Even after TSB update, yes, there is some dead spot. Another TSB should come out soon, Jeep.

RPM sticking, it's probably due to transmision calibration for faster acceleration at 1st gear.
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Coming from a dodge ram with a hemi, this isn't something that I feel I can live with. I just get irritated all the time!
Have you test driven the Hemi? Not sure if it has the same behavior...

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Even after TSB update, yes, there is some dead spot. Another TSB should come out soon, Jeep.

RPM sticking, it's probably due to transmision calibration for faster acceleration at 1st gear.
FWIW I've had a similar behavior on another car...went WOT for a short time and then completely backed off, and the RPMs stayed high for a moment before going down. Figured it was some calibration in the electronic throttle.
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Have you test driven the Hemi? Not sure if it has the same behavior...


FWIW I've had a similar behavior on another car...went WOT for a short time and then completely backed off, and the RPMs stayed high for a moment before going down. Figured it was some calibration in the electronic throttle.
Problem is I can't afford the hemi version
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Re: V6 sluggishness and RPMS sticking

I'm actually quite happy with the V6 after the flash and I think there is a newer update that I have still yet to have applied. Definitly no hanging RPM going on in my Jeep so I'd take it back it in to be checked.

There is a note in the TSB that reads:

NOTE: A TCM module initialization must be performed after the reprograming of the
PCM and TCM to take full advantage of the new software features.

Wonder if they accidentally skipped a step?
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Problem is I can't afford the hemi version
I can NOT get Hemi here in Korea.
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Re: V6 sluggishness and RPMS sticking

OP: That behaviour does not sound normal. As suggested above, try another V6.
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