Class-Action Lawsuit Wants Fiat-Chrysler to Take Responsibility for the Cherokee’s 9-Speed Transmission

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.

The complex design has brought complex problems. And while multiple TSBs have made suggestions on how to fix the issues, it’s becoming abundantly clear that Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) has no idea what to do.

This class-action lawsuit has a few suggestions for the automaker, and it starts with taking responsibility for the defective design.