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Old 09-13-2014, 06:17 PM
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Subtle shutter

Does anyone notice a subtle shutter in the 30 to 40 mph range with reapplying gas after coasting. It's like when in traffic just coasting at say 35 mph and then stepping slightly on the gas and feeling a quick shutter in the drivetrain?

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Re: Subtle shutter

Yes. I feel the same.



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Old 09-30-2014, 11:26 AM
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Re: Subtle shutter

Yes, this is one of three reasons why Chrysler is buying back my '14 Cherokee. The transmission on this car, and anything it is directly connected to, are a collective disappointment on an otherwise unbeatable overall value. Shutter, rough shifts up and down, 3 or 4 TSBs, a new transmission, and control wire harness...and still it is horrible.

Only Jeep owners would put up with this (and I get it, I love Jeep too but this stuff affects resale value which is where I draw the line). also, when you pay over $35k for a car, it should shift at least as smoothly as a 7 year old wrangler, but it doesn't. I know because I have both and the wrangler trans is better. Good luck Cherokee owners, you are now part of the digital age of cars where it's ok to release half baked systems because you can fix it all later with a software patch, only not everything can be fixed with software.
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Old 09-30-2014, 01:11 PM
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Re: Subtle shutter

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Yes, this is one of three reasons why Chrysler is buying back my '14 Cherokee. The transmission on this car, and anything it is directly connected to, are a collective disappointment on an otherwise unbeatable overall value. Shutter, rough shifts up and down, 3 or 4 TSBs, a new transmission, and control wire harness...and still it is horrible.

Only Jeep owners would put up with this (and I get it, I love Jeep too but this stuff affects resale value which is where I draw the line). also, when you pay over $35k for a car, it should shift at least as smoothly as a 7 year old wrangler, but it doesn't. I know because I have both and the wrangler trans is better. Good luck Cherokee owners, you are now part of the digital age of cars where it's ok to release half baked systems because you can fix it all later with a software patch, only not everything can be fixed with software.
Just so you know, I have a 11/13 custom build of a MY2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited ADII 3.2L. I have never had a transmission TSB done to it and my transmission shifts darn near perfect. Not every 9 speed transmission has problems. It seems to be hit or miss random as to whether you get a good one or not. I am convinced it has a lot to do with how you drive and how you teach the transmission in the very beginning.
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:13 PM
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Re: Subtle shutter

I have driven 4 or 5 of these cars now and they all shifted poorly. In the buy back process we had to determine if we wanted a replacement or a different car, so we tested a '15 - slightly better but still not good enough that I would risk it. I'm sure there are Cherokees out there that don't shift poorly, but I haven't driven one.

The learning aspect of the transmission is the key to the problems with this car. You leave the dealership and it's fine and a week later it's back to feeling broken. I would pay extra to get rid of the learning feature and have a generic but smooth shift program like every other car I've ever owned.
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