Jeep Cherokee Jerking, Lunging and Transmision Problems

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Many owners of the Jeep Cherokee have experienced significant transmission problems.  These including jerking, lunging, and other transmission malfunctions.  In some instances, dealers will pretend to be surprised or suggest this is a characteristic of the vehicle.  In fact, there are serious problems Chrysler has acknowledged but has been unable to correct through software updates and other changes.  Owners may be entitled to compensation,  repurchase, or other remedies.  Here are NHTSA reported complaints

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC), Jeep Cherokee
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ehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1C4PJLCS1FW…
SUMMARY:

THE VEHICLE HAS HAD SHIFTING ISSUES. WHILE DRIVING IT WILL BEGIN TO JERK LIKE IT WANTS TO SHIFT ON ITS OWN. THE MOST RECENT AND TERRIFYING INCIDENT WAS TODAY AS I WAS ATTEMPTING TO CROSS FOUR LANES OF HIGHWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT WANTING TO SHIFT OR ACCELERATE AND IT WAS JERKING AGAIN. I’VE TAKEN IT IN ONCE BEFORE FOR THIS ISSUE AND THE DEALERSHIP CAN NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG BECAUSE THEY CAN NOT DUPLICATE THE CODES. THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERN FOR ALL BUT ESPECIALLY MYSELF, AS I HAVE TO CROSS THIS HIGHWAY DAILY.

Search terms: Jeep Cherokee transmission problem, jerking, defect, 9 speed, class action.  

Date Complaint Filed: 03/10/2016Date of Incident: 10/01/2015Component(s): JEEP CHEROKEE POWER
EL PASO, TX

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) Jeep Cherokee
Search terms Jeep Cherokee, Latitude, Trailhawk, 9 speed transmission defect, claim

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1C4PJMCSXEW…

SUMMARY:

JEEP HAS LOSS OF POWER BETWEEN 0-5 MPH; 25-35 MPH AND 55-65 MPH. AFTER MORE THAN 3 DEALERSHIP VISITS AND FLASH MODULE AND SOFTWARE UPDATES THE VEHICLE HAS GOTTEN PROGRESSIVELY WORSE WITH LOSS OF POWER AND NOW UNEVEN SHIFTING INCLUDING JERKING WHEN SHIFTING. IF YOU PRESS THE GAS PEDAL DOWN THERE IS A DELAY BEFORE THE VEHICLE GOES. I HAVE HAD THESE ISSUES FROM THE GET GO 3K MILES AND NOW HAVE 8.5K ON IT WITH NO FIXES OR END IN SIGHT. FCA HAS HAD LITTLE TO NO COMMUNICATION WITH ME UP TO THIS POINT AND AM STILL WAITING ON A CALL BACK FROM THEM.

Consumer Location: CULVER CITY, CA

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) Jeep Cherokee Transmission

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1C4PJLDB1EW…

SUMMARY:

MY 2014 JEEP CHEROKEES ENGINE WILL COMPLETELY TURN OFF WHEN TRYING TO SHIFT FROM FIRST TO SECOND GEAR. THIS IS ALARMING BECAUSE I’M ALMOST ALWAYS DRIVING WITH A ONE YEAR OLD IN THE BACKSEAT AND WHEN AT A STOP LIGHT OR STOP SIGN THE CAR WILL JUST NOT ACCELERATE WHEN THE GAS IS PRESSED AND THEN UNEXPECTEDLY JUST STAY IDLE. BECAUSE I AM ALREADY AT A STOPPED POSITION I HAVE NO TRACTION TO MOVE THE CAR TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND THE CAR IS LEFT STRANDED WHERE I STOPPED. I HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED A NOTICEABLE JERKING MOTION WHEN TRAVELING AT HIGH SPEEDS AND ITS SHIFTING AT HIGHER GEARS.

Consumer Location: WATERFORD, CT

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1C4PJLA9EW1…

SUMMARY:

MY VEHICLE HAS HAD CONTINUOUS ISSUES OF JERKING/MISSING GEARS WHEN IT SHIFTS, WHEN I TOOK TO BE CHECKED I WAS TOLD IT WAS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE AND THERE WAS NOTHING THAT COULD BE DONE UNTIL THE ENGINE BLOWS UP. I WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF ANY SORT OF ISSUES WHEN I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE NEW. I HAVE ALSO NOW HAD CONTINUOUS PROBLEMS WITH MY VEHICLE NOT STARTING FROM BEING STATIONARY, MULTIPLE TIMES IT HAS NOT STARTED AFTER BEING OFF FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, IE 24 HOURS, BUT ALSO NUMEROUS TIMES MY VEHICLE HAS SHUT OFF WHILE IN MOTION, I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND MY VEHICLE JUST SHUT OFF COMPLETELY, NO LIGHTS, NO GAS, NO RADIO ETC. I WAS LUCKILY ON THE SIDE OF A NON-BUSY ROAD AT THAT TIME ABOUT TO TURN ONTO A MAIN ROAD. I HAD BOTH MY CHILDREN IN THE VEHICLE WITH ME. I WAS UNABLE TO START MY VEHICLE FROM THIS NOW STATIONARY POSITION FOR APPROX. 15 MINUTES I SAT IDLE IN THE ROAD WITH MY CHILDREN IN THE CAR. ANOTHER TIME MY VEHICLE SHUT OFF WHILE I WAS DRIVING IN A BUSY INTERSECTION MY CAR SHUT OFF AS I WAS TURNING AND I WAS ALMOST T-BONED MY VEHICLE STARTED UP AFTER TRYING A FEW TIMES AND I WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE ROAD WAY. ONCE I WAS PARKED IN A PARKING LOT TO COLLECT MYSELF, MY VEHICLE WOULD NOT START AGAIN. IT TOOK APPROX. 4 TIMES TRYING TO START IT AGAIN. I HAVE CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP AGAIN AND WILL BE TAKING IT BACK, TO BE CHECKED. WHEN I TOOK IT TO THEM THE FIRST TIME FOR IT TO BE CHECKED AS TO WHY IT SHUT OFF AND THEY COULD ONLY COME UP WITH THAT IT WAS LOW ON OIL, THEY DID AN OIL CHANGE AND SAID NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH MY VEHICLE, WHICH CLEARLY THE OIL WASN’T THE PROBLEM BECAUSE IT HAS ONLY BEEN ABOUT 400 MILES SINCE THE OIL CHANGE.

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Date Complaint Filed: 12/30/2015Date of Incident: 12/30/2015Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , ENGINE , VEHICLE SPEED CONTROLNHTSA ID Number: 10817019Consumer Location: CLARKSVILLE, TN

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1C4PJLDB4EW…

SUMMARY:

I BOUGHT A NEW 2014 JEEP CHEROKEE LIMITED AND AFTER ONE WEEK, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND CAR WOULDN’T START. TAKEN BACK TO DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD IT WAS FIXED. SINCE THEN THE JEEP SHIFTS VERY HARD MAKING THE SUV LURCH FORWARD AT TIMES AND OTHER TIMES IT WILL SHIFT INTO A LOWER GEAR WHEN SPEEDS OVER 50 MPH AND MAKE THE SUV JERK TO A SLOWER SPEED. WHEN CRUISING DOWN A HILL WITHOUT PUSHING THE ACCELERATOR, SUV WILL SHIFT GEARS MANY DIFFERENT TIMES CAUSING THE JEEP TO LURCH FORWARD QUICKLY WITHOUT WARNING. WHEN TRYING TO PASS A CAR ON THE HWY, IT TAKES JEEP A FEW SECONDS TO “CATCH” THE GEAR AND MAKE IT GO FASTER. I HAVE HAD SEVERAL NEAR MISSES OF OTHER CARS HITTING ME AND ME, HITTING OTHERS DUE TO THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF SPEEDS AND JERKING FORWARD. I HAVE HAD THE SUV IN THE SHOP 4 TIMES FOR “SOFTWARE UPDATES” AND TOLD THAT WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM. IT HAS NEVER FIXED THE PROBLEM. MOST RECENT NEAR MISS WAS YESTERDAY 29 DEC DUE TO DOWNSHIFTING WILE MOVING AT HIGHER SPEEDS AND CAUSING THE SUV TO SLOW DRAMATICALLY WITHOUT WARNING. *JS

Free Consultation  on your Jeep Cherokee Problem Call 973 598-1980 or email HowardGutman@aol.com

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