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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

Yes... there is a "problem" with the shifter on the 2014/2015 models.

There is even an investigation underway regarding the shifter. Here is just one of the threads on it:

Grand Cherokee under investigation


I've had it not go into Park when I expected it to. The 2016 models will be getting a different shifter & that is no surprise.

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I get the same shifter issue occasionally. Normally, you can feel the 3 clicks to park. But sometimes, it just won't let me go more than 1 gear at a time. I never took it to the dealer, because you know how that goes when something only happens occasionally. "Sorry, sir, we couldn't replicate the problem."
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

I've had a 2014 Hemi with 50k mi and now a 2015 Pentastar with 7k mi and never a single issue with the shifter.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

After 1000 miles, I am now used to my shifter. Every now and then I throw it into reverse instead of park. I think if you pause for too long or don't make one consistent push all the way forward it will go into reverse. I've just trained myself to push a second time and look at gear indicator to ensure I'm in park.

Unfortunately, everything has to be designed to the lowest common denominator for society.

Personally, I think a dial knob would have been better for these electronic shifters.

I drove my inlaw's Mercedes GLK and it has the gear shift on the steering column. I had a few issues making sure it was in park/drive or reverse as it wasn't intuitive either. After a day or two I got used to it. Had some funky requirement that you push it in to go into park, so I left it in reverse a few times thinking I had moved it up to park.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

I have a similar issue with my 2015 Summit V6. Sometimes I can go from D to P with no issues, and other times I can only go from D to N or R and have to keep moving it one click at a time or reverse the process and try again.

I need to make sure I'm always pressing the button on the shifter before moving it because sometimes I think I try to do it without pressing the button the entire time. It's a funky shifter but I knew it before I bought it so I'll just keep working to get used to it.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

This may sound funny after reading all these responses but I've never held the shifter to move it through multiple gears. If I want to go from Park to Drive (or vice versa), I just knock it back 3 quick times. Took a little getting use to but I like the shifter and very rarely do not end up in the intended gear (and I regularly park in the city so am constantly shifting between Reverse and Drive to parallel park). I'll have to experiment with holding it, the thought honestly never crossed my mind.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

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This may sound funny after reading all these responses but I've never held the shifter to move it through multiple gears. If I want to go from Park to Drive (or vice versa), I just knock it back 3 quick times. Took a little getting use to but I like the shifter and very rarely do not end up in the intended gear (and I regularly park in the city so am constantly shifting between Reverse and Drive to parallel park). I'll have to experiment with holding it, the thought honestly never crossed my mind.

I'm curious if you are a relatively new driver, less set in your ways than us old timers?


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Us old farts timers.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

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I'm curious if you are a relatively new driver, less set in your ways than us old timers?





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I've only had the Jeep for 5 months but I've been driving for 20 years.

In my mind, 'clicking' this electronic shifter forward or back 2 or 3 times is no different than what I'd do with my old straight line shifter. I can see it being tougher for people coming from a gated shifter where you can go 100% on feel but all the cars I've owned (and the majority I've driven) have had the standard straight line shifter where you'd need to think whether to move it up or down 2 or 3 times to hit your gear without looking. Now it's just a little more like a video game without the physical movement of feeling your arm hit a certain position on the shifter.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

Same deal here. I don't even try anymore to go direct into "P" from "D". I stop at "N", wait a second or two, then on into "P". Otherwise I have to fight it. It's like arguing with your wife. It's easier to just give in.
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Same deal here. I don't even try anymore to go direct into "P" from "D". I stop at "N", wait a second or two, then on into "P". Otherwise I have to fight it. It's like arguing with your wife. It's easier to just give in.

I don't think I could deal with that. I'm too impatient. Thankfully mine always works just fine.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

Going from Park to Drive and Drive to Park isn't bad.
But it's annoying going from Drive to Reverse.


Like someone said make sure you hold it pushed forward long enough and it should go into park with one gesture. If it doesn't it's broken.
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