Reports continue to roll in regarding problems with the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee; specifically problems with the automatic transmission on the new Jeep Cherokee. According to various sites including Automotive News, Car & Driver and autoblog.com, the problem is with the software, not the hardware. Customers are complaining of various transmission problems, including shifting on it’s on own, stalled shifting, and even the vehicle just shutting off while driving. Jeep is aware of this huge problem, but has not yet seemed to have a permanenet fix to the issue nor has issued a recall. Car and Driver writes:
“We’re not the only ones finding problems with Jeep’s nine-speed automatic transmission. Owners of the 2014 Cherokee have complained loudly enough that Chrysler is reflashing the ZF-sourced ’box a second time to fix rough and delayed gearshifts. According to Automotive News, Jeep dealers will update the transmission software on all unsold 2014 Cherokees and for any owner reporting transmission problems. Vehicles built after May 5 already have the new software. At least 12 out of 30 complaints submitted thus far to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cite poor shift quality, including transmissions that held gears for too long or suddenly shifted into neutral. Some dealers have already replaced transmissions and are stocking about a dozen of them per week.”
Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki has been approached to bring a possible class action lawsuit against Jeep for the serious and dangerous transmission issues in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. If you have had problems with the transmission of the Jeep Cherokee or have been injured as a result of the defection or dangerous condition, do not hesitate to contact the Law Firm of Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki to learn about the potential lawsuit. Our Office can be reached via Email or by phone at (860) 674-8000.