Jeep Cherokee Transmission Malfunctions

Free Consultation on Your Jeep Cherokee Problem Call (973) 598-1980 or

Despite multiple attempts at repair, there continue to be multiple reports of transmission malfunction on the Jeep Cherokee.  One transmission repair site describes the problems as follows,

The Jeep Cherokee ZF 9-speed automatic was said to provide unprecedented levels of performance and fuel economy. Unfortunately, software and design issues make accelerating from a stop an exercise in randomness. Stepping on the gas pedal could trigger sluggish response, wheel spin, or a sudden surge of power. The software updates can often cure the problem. However, it may cause the ZF 9-speed to skip 2nd gear entirely, going from 1st to 3rd. Here’s a few of the most common owner experiences:

  • 1st Gear – Many owners have reported a pronounced delay from the time that they step on the gas, until the truck starts to move. These same people also say that stepping on the gas could result in unexpected wheel spin.
  • 2nd Gear – The most common complaint about this gear is that the transmission will hang in 2nd, and not up shift for an extended period of time.
  • 3rd Gear – Once the ZF 9-speed finally decides to select 3rd gear, it does so very harshly. Creating a sort of ‘bang’ into 3rd gear. may be entitled to new vehicle, refunds, or compensation for problems.Free Consultation on Your Jeep Cherokee Problem Call (973) 598-1980 or email,

Leave a Reply

Powered by

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: