2014 Cherokee Owners Say Their 9-Speed Transmission is a Cursed Bucket of Bolts

A new lawsuit says the Cherokee’s 9-speed transmission is so riddled with problems that even Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) doesn’t know how to fix them.

The lawsuit alleges Fiat Chrysler delayed the launch of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee to keep working on the new transmissions, then quickly had to issue two technical service bulletins to dealers.

Software updates have been made to try and match the owner’s driving style, but it hasn’t removed the delayed shifts or lurching between gears.

The lawsuit only references the 2014 Cherokee, but it’s likely we’ll see other years from the 5th generation added if the case moves forward.