I am fed up with the unrefined & rough shifting 8 speed transmission in my 2014 Limited V6 4x4. Since driving it off the lot, I've had issues with it banging into the lower gears when downshifting, not downshifting when taking my foot off the gas, hesitation finding a gear when merging onto the highway, and now after the latest reflash, on cold morning starts it stays in 1st gear too long and over revs.
I've owned my fair share of automatics over the years, and the transmission in my 2014 Grand Cherokee is by far the worst
. I'm at the point now that I'm actually considering getting rid of this thing while it's still worth some money because all I'm conscience of when driving it is the POS transmission. Thank God I didn't pay $2,000 for an extended warranty, or worse...have spent the extra money on an Overland.
Really, why should I keep this thing? In addition to the tranmission problems, I've also had to deal with:
1) ABS module replacement (light came on when driving it off the lot)
2) Tire vibration at 60 to 80 mph (tires balanced & rotated recently)
3) Still have clunking in the rear suspension when going over bumps
4) 8.4A freeze ups (latest reflash has helped)
5) Useless outside temperature reading
$40,000 for what...the hassel of taking it back to the dealership multiple times
...and it's not even 6 months old
! I hate to say it people but this was my first Chrysler vehicle, and it will be my last Chrysler vehicle. And I'm not even going to get into the absolute worthless Customer Service at Chrysler...I've had better dealings with outsourced customer service from India! Unfortuately my ownership experience with my Jeep has now turned toxic. I regulary tell my friends, family, and co-workers to stay clear of the 2014 GC, as well give it poor ratings everytime I get a Chrysler survey email.
Sorry everyone, but I feel duped having bought this Jeep, and it's taking WAY
too long for Chrysler to come up with a fix for the 8 speed transmission.