2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption
A serious defect in the 2.4L Tigershark engine causes an excessive amount of oil to be burned during normal operation. Owners must constantly top off the oil and have consumption tests run at the dealership, or risk the engine seizing up an…Continue reading article "2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption"
2.4L Tigershark Emissions
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) could be preparing for a major recall after discovering excessive emissions coming out vehicles with the 2.4L Tigershark engine. In a recent regulatory filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, …Continue reading article "2.4L Tigershark Emissions"
Automakers have been swapping out mechanical parts for electronic control units, setting up in-car wifi networks, and connecting infotainment systems to cloud-based services. So it was only a matter of time before these technologies got hac…Continue reading article "uConnect Hacks"
The active head restraints in some Jeep vehicles are handing out free concussions. A mechanical breakdown inside the restraint means they could deploy randomly at any time.Continue reading article "AHR Deploys"
9-Speed ZF Transmission Problems
The Cherokee and Renegade’s 9-speed transmission suffers from hard shifts, lurching problems, and a wiring harness defect that can cause suddenly shutdowns or unexpected shifting into neutral.Continue reading article "9-Speed ZF Transmission Problems"
The death wobble is a creative term coined by Jeep owners that describes a situation when the front axle begins violently oscillating, causing the car to shake (or wobble) in a manner which makes the vehicle hard to control.Continue reading article "Death Wobble"
What Cherokee Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- shifting roughly in the 2014 Cherokee
- not shifting properly in the 2014 Cherokee
- delayed shifting during acceleration in the 2015 Cherokee
- transmission failure, check engine light on in the 2015 Cherokee
- rough shifting in the 2015 Cherokee
What Breaks the Most
Cherokee Key Numbers
A Chrysler oil consumption lawsuit alleges these Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Jeep vehicles stall while driving because the 2.4L Tigershark engines have piston rings that don't work properly with the cylinders.
The 2021 Cherokee has been recalled because its front lower control arms can fracture.
The problem is dangerous enough that Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is advising owners not to drive until the vehicles can be inspected. That's an ominous start for the latest iteration of the popular SUV.…keep reading article "2021 Jeep Cherokee Owners Should Park Their SUVs Until This Dangerous Problem is Inspected"
Fiat-Chrysler has been accused of calling the 2.4L Tigershark engine's agressive oil consumption "normal" in order to avoid having to recall millions of vehicles.
A new lawsuit says a defect in that engine's piston rings allows oil to enter the combustion chamber. That leads to roughly a quart of oil burning off every 1,000 miles. If an owner follows the recommended 4,000 mile oil change interval, it puts them at extreme risk of permanently damaging the engine.…keep reading article "Lawsuit Says a Piston Ring Defect Burns Through Oil in the Tigershark Engine"
A tiny group of 2019 Jeep Cherokees shipped with defective instrument clusters.
That means no working gauges, warning chimes, or gauges. You know, little stuff like that. The recall is already underway.keep reading article "Small Number of 2019 Cherokees Have Defective Instrument Clusters"
A lawsuit concerning hacking vulnerabilities in Fiat-Chrysler’s (FCA) Uconnect system is headed to trial this October.
The lawsuit was filed after researchers showed how a Jeep could be controlled remotely through the infotainment system. FCA has called the case meritless and tried to get it dismissed. When that didn’t work they turned to the U.S. Supreme Court. To FCA’s surprise, the court refused to even hear the appeal.
It’s almost as if FCA thought the were in control of the situation and then suddenly they weren’t 🤔keep reading article "Uconnect Hacking Vulnerability Trial Date Set"
A Florida lawsuit says Fiat-Chrysler's (FCA) active head restraint is a little too active for their liking.
The safety system tries to reduce whiplash by springing the head restraint forward in the event of a crash. However, the plastic brackets keeping the restraint in place are defective and allowing the the restraint to deploy randomly instead.…keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Jeep’s Active Head Restraints Are Too Active"
There’s a settlement on the horizon for 9-speed transmission problems, it just needs the judge’s final thumbs up.
The Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) 9-speed transmission class-action includes all consumers who purchased or leased a new 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Jeep Renegade, 2015 Chrysler 200 or 2015 ProMaster City. In addition, the consumer must still own the vehicle and it must have been purchased or leased in the U.S.
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) agreed to the settlement before the case went to trial, and generally it’s good news. There are a lot of complicated eligibility requirements, however, and David Wood has the full run-down on CarComplaints.com.keep reading article "9-Speed Transmission Settlement Just Needs the Judge’s Approval"
2016 Cherokee owners are tired of their junk 9-speed transmissions shifting hard, losing power, and making sudden unexpected movements.
Accelerating through the first 3-gears is a particular adventure. Getting to 40mph can feel like you’re playing an overly aggressive game of red-light-green-light with a toddler.…keep reading article "Class-Action Lawsuit Wants Fiat-Chrysler to Take Responsibility for the Cherokee’s 9-Speed Transmission"
Cherokee 9 gear transmission shift rough in low gears. Lunging, hesitations, and spinning wheels from stop. Had software update for free at local dealership. This reduced the severity of issue but no way corrects it.
Had problem with engine stall while braking and cornering. Checked oil levels and was over a quart low. Checked oil again just over a week later and was down another quart. Took it to the dealership and had them check oil consumption. I was told that a quart of oil every 850 miles is ok for this model. This is stupid, why would I ever do an oil change, by the time I get to 3000 miles I have pretty much replaced the oil.
My wife's Cherokee has been for some time shutting down on her unexpectedly without any check engine lights or any warnings. At our dealer they informed her that the oil level was very low, close to 2 quarts of oil in the engine when it is supposed to maintain [closer to] 6 quarts. The part that they couldn't answer was why was the vehicle not alerting us of low oil levels.