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Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

I don't see a future NTSB recall on this, as it does seem to be user error, not a manufacturer design flaw. However, if a group puts together a class action lawsuit over the shifter, part of the ruling may be to offer the updated shifter free of charge to 2014 and 2015 models.

I don't mind the shifter, although I'll admit I've double checked a couple of times when I wasn't certain it got all the way to park before releasing the brake. My wife absolutely hates it, but it doesn't stop her from wanting to drive it....

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Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

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Unfortunately not everyone is as smart as some people on this forum......
The smart ones are alive because they make sure their vehicle is in park.
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The smart ones are alive because they make sure their vehicle is in park.

It's a very simple task. The shifter works like the automatic window switch.. Is anybody capable of using that feature?? I'm on my second GC with this shifter, never had an issue with it in either one. Never. Neither has my wife or anyone else that's driven it. It's quite simple really. It's just not 'mechanical'.
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It's a very simple task. The shifter works like the automatic window switch.. Is anybody capable of using that feature?? I'm on my second GC with this shifter, never had an issue with it in either one. Never. Neither has my wife or anyone else that's driven it. It's quite simple really. It's just not 'mechanical'.
Has never been an issue for me.
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Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

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Shifter looks to be the same as that in the Cherokee (KL)

That is correct, is the same in the KLs
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The smart ones are alive because they make sure their vehicle is in park.
Or maybe it's the people that never make mistakes!..........
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BTW - I have never known anyone to use the parking brake with an automatic unless on a hill.
Haha, be careful: this particular topic (i.e. multiple WK2's that rolled out into traffic on slight inclines due to insufficiency of the parking pawl) has caused bitter flame wars on this very forum.

I always use the parking brake when parking any vehicle (because why not?), but you're correct that it's atypical behavior.
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Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

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Haha, be careful: this particular topic (i.e. multiple WK2's that rolled out into traffic on slight inclines due to insufficiency of the parking pawl) has caused bitter flame wars on this very forum.

I always use the parking brake when parking any vehicle (because why not?), but you're correct that it's atypical behavior.
Actually, in frigid weather, there is a chance the parking brake will freeze in the "on" position.
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Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

I always use the parking brake on mine. Like to avoid any tension on the tranny. Gives me piece of mind.
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Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

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Haha, be careful: this particular topic (i.e. multiple WK2's that rolled out into traffic on slight inclines due to insufficiency of the parking pawl) has caused bitter flame wars on this very forum.

I always use the parking brake when parking any vehicle (because why not?), but you're correct that it's atypical behavior.
Seriously, I have never known anyone that uses it unless like I said on a steep hill or some very unusual circumstance (like jacking up the vehicle to change a tire). No one, absolutely no one that I know of..... I've been driving for decades. Plus, rented cars and every single one of them never had the parking brake on when I picked it up. Soooooo, atypical is really an understatement!!!
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Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

The only times I use the parking brake are at the boat launch and if I'm doing any kind of work under the vehicle. I think it's just a behavior I adopted as a kid driving crap cars were you'd have to reach under the car and jiggle the damn brake cable to get it to release. It's all part of growing up in the rust belt I guess.


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Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

I use mine religiously and have also instilled that ethic in my spouse and many children. Probably a result of growing up driving manual transmissions. Or just being a belt-and-suspenders sort of risk-averse paranoid knucklehead.
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