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Shifting from Drive to Park

This has been happening more recently and I'm not sure why. Sometimes when I'm trying to put the vehicle from Drive into Park, I have to do it gear by gear. Meaning I can't do one solid push of the gear shift to put it into park but rather cycle through N, R, then finally P.

Has anyone had this happen to them? Is it something I might be doing wrong or is this of bigger concern?

Note: car isn't moving, foot on brake. I'm not trying to throw it into park while rolling.

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Old 09-27-2015, 07:47 AM
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

Are you holding the shifter forward long enough for it to go into park? It does take some getting used to. I usually watch the gear indicator in the cluster to visually confirm it went into park.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

This sometimes happens to me when it is done too quickly. I think it needs to register that it is in the PARK position for more than 'a few microseconds'.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

Ive gotten pretty used to the shifter. I owned a 2014 with the same style shifter and now the 2015. Im sure its something stupid that I am doing, like not holding the button on the shifter long enough or something similar.

Just wanted to see if other people were having the same occurrence and (more importantly) if it is a sign of a bigger problem.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

It's one of the quirks of this shifter.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

I just push the lever forward until I see it is in Park on the dashboard, then i release it. I don't have problems with that. I sometimes have problems going from park to reverse backing out of my garage or a parking space or going from reverse to drive without being in DS. The shifter has no feel, so you can be sure what it is doing just by how the position of the shifter. I rely on what I see on the dashboard, and I don't do anything until I see the transmission is in the right position.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

Never have had that problem on my '14 Summit V8. I push and hold the button and push the shifter 3 clicks forwards. At the same time you see the dash indicator quickly cycle through N R then into P. There is no delay with anything just 3 clicks forward and I release the shifter and its in park.
Not sure what you could be doing wrong, but like mentioned above if you aren't pushing 3 clicks forward then it's not gonna go all the way into park. For example if you are in drive and push 1 click forward and release it will be in neutral. 2 clicks forward and release it will be in reverse. If anything else is happening during this process then it sounds like something is wrong.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

I have the same issue, but I kinda just live with it. I always have to do 1 extra click to get into park.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

I've had this issue before with mine. It hasn't happened to me in a while but whenever it did I would just go hear by gear until it's in park. Not sure what causes it and I never told the dealer about it but if you're getting an oil change or something done at the dealer ask them about it.
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

Are the people that issue has/does affect only have V6 models?
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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

By (poor) design this shifter requires checking the dash indicator to make sure you know what gear you are in. Any hesitation going from drive to park will leave you in reverse. Enough people either have an issue, or had to get used to this shifter, to make it pretty obvious that it was Jeep designers that did something wrong, not the drivers.

Some like it because "new must be better", but there has been enough backlash to this shifter that after a short, two year, lifespan it will be gone. No auto manufacturer designs something to last for such a short time, they goofed.

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Re: Shifting from Drive to Park

Other than this one thing that happens randomly, I have no real issue with the shifter. Yes it can be a pain in the ass and I understand why people want it changed, but it wouldn't deter me from buying the vehicle.

That being said, I'm glad they switched it for 16. It will make life easier for everyone.
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