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Re: 2014 Gear Shift Confusion investigated by Feds

I think I've done it once...without getting out of the car since I felt the freakin car slowly crawling back. It's not that it's not that freakin noticeable.

I'm pretty sure it was when I first was getting use to the car as well. A quick tap forward puts it in reverse but if you hold it there for a second it goes to park.

This will be a reason for a rise of jeep prices "Due to consumer demands of more safety precautions of shifting from drive to park and / or reverse to park we are required to have built and redesigned our shifter to meet the safety standards of FCA quality. The small increase of price (3-5k) is nothing but for the safety for you and your family"

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Old 06-08-2016, 11:01 AM
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Re: 2014 Gear Shift Confusion investigated by Feds

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This will be a reason for a rise of jeep prices "Due to consumer demands of more safety precautions of shifting from drive to park and / or reverse to park we are required to have built and redesigned our shifter to meet the safety standards of FCA quality. The small increase of price (3-5k) is nothing but for the safety for you and your family"
Well...while there was a slight price increase between MY15 and MY16, it wasn't all that much. And the MY16 has the new equipment. I doubt that the cost to manufacture the shifter played much, if any, role in that normal, small increase. But yes, in aggregate, increased safety and emissions compliance has contributed to increased costs and prices over time. Nature of the beast.
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Re: 2014 Gear Shift Confusion investigated by Feds

Or they might be letting a passenger out of the Jeep while the motor is running. I guess that my wife and I have trained ourselves to double-check and make sure we go to park instead of reverse so it's not a big deal for us.

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What your missing is that there are people stupid enough to get out of their cars with the motor still running and the car still in gear and then blame/sue FCA because of their abysmal IQ and lack of common sense.


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My two cents here:

I have driven many different types of vehicles..from "3 on the tree" Malibu's to 6 speed Trans Am's and a few different trucks in between. All in all that's about 40+ years of driving experience. I currently have a Silverado pickup (auto of course) and my wife's car is a 2014 GC. I rarely drive her car, but when I do, I find the shifter in her GC to be an abomination. Combining that with the keyless ignition and I can see where some confusion can set in. There is no tactile feel to it. I can only surmise that the 'Dial' that Dodge employs is more unsettling. I remember the old Plymouth push button in the day and that "feature" went out the door with similar issues even back then.

Maybe the shifter re-design is a better solution. I suggest a system like electric cars that are so quiet, they need to have a speaker project out "engine noise" to the public. Maybe Jeep can add a "Tranny Engagement w/ with Simulated Drivetrain Vibration - TESDVibe ". Patent Pending of course...


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Jeep that killed 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin was flagged for safety problems - Jun. 20, 2016

And that's why I got rid of mine. besides being a huge POS, of course.
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2014 Gear Shift Confusion

If this problem was due to people being idiots, then you'd see the same issue appear on many other vehicles and models. Well obviously you don't, so there is clearly a problem with the design of the shifter on the JGC. Just because you don't have a problem with it doesn't mean jack sh*t, sorry!


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Re: 2014 Gear Shift Confusion

Sucks what happened to that poor guy. Its happened to me where im about to get off to open gate n check n realize its in R. In my case it'll take off in reverse. Im interested in knowing what fca will do because i dont want this hapening to my wife when shes got my 2 girls with her being that she jacked my truck.
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Jeep that killed 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin was flagged for safety problems - Jun. 20, 2016

And that's why I got rid of mine. besides being a huge POS, of course.
You should probably stop posting on this forum then, don't you think?
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Sucks what happened to that poor guy. Its happened to me where im about to get off to open gate n check n realize its in R. In my case it'll take off in reverse. Im interested in knowing what fca will do because i dont want this hapening to my wife when shes got my 2 girls with her being that she jacked my truck.
Remind her to check she is in Park before exiting the vehicle.
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Re: 2014 Gear Shift Confusion

So people can make calls and text on their iphone as they drive, but can't manage to operate a shifter when the vehicle is stationary!
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This might just be the fix:
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