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"
Jeep e-Shift Design Defect
FCA's electronic gear shifter is confusing because it violates basic design guidelines for vehicle controls. It has caused numerous rollaways and even deaths. So why did FCA make the switch?…Continue reading article "Jeep e-Shift Design Defect"
Where Transmission Complaints Happen
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
- shifting problems in the 2014 Grand 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
- service transmission warning on in the 2015 Cherokee
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"
Arthur Melton Smith was killed when his Wrangler veered off the road and hit a concrete bridge pillar.
After the accident, FCA mailed out recall notices for a transmission oil cooler tube that was likely to leak and start an underbody fire in the 2012 and 2013 Wrangler.…keep reading article "Appeals Court Sides with Fiat-Chrysler in Wrangler Wrongful Death Lawsuit"
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"
ZF North America is recalling over 500,000 of its 9-speed transmissions (number 9HP48 or 948TE) because they can suddenly slip into neutral.
keep reading article "Defective ZF Transmission Sensors Recalled in 505,000 Vehicles"
The problem is caused by a terminal crimping issue with 26-way connectors on the sensor cluster harness assemblies. The company says the star-shaped connector was not properly crimped and the problem wasn't caught at the factory because of a manual setting used for measurements.…
A transmission defect known to cause a sudden loss of propulsion is being recalled in over 400,000 Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) vehicles.
keep reading article "FCA Blames Wiring Harness Problem on ZF Transmission’s Sudden Loss of Propulsion"
[FCA] was examining warranty data and opened an investigation that determined an insufficient crimp in a wire harness could cause a fault code in the solenoid. If that occurs, the vehicle will stop moving, something Chrysler says can temporally be fixed by stopping the vehicle and re-starting the engine.…
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.…keep reading article "2014 Cherokee Owners Say Their 9-Speed Transmission is a Cursed Bucket of Bolts"