I like the new shifter. 'course I like the shifter in my '14 as well. I hang around car and truck guys and I was getting jacked with about this shifter recall. The word is JGC owners are idiots and this is yet another example of the dumbing down of society.
These other guys are also working in industrial environments so when I compare fixing the shifter to industrial safety practices, Poka Yoke
, etc., they shut the f-up.
In a manufacturing environment when you cannot execute a process reliably using skilled labor or the technology available, the process must be changed or more highly skilled personnel must be used. In the case of this shifter issue, using more highly skilled personnel is not an option.
The path FCA chose was an easy one and frankly not much of a decision at all. I suspect there will be replacement OEM or aftermarket shifters available for those who want a hardware solution.