Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
I'm not sure if I have the wobble problem or not.
I've only got 1500 miles on my Cherokee Latitude.
Sometimes when taking off from a stop light I notice some hesitation...and then some vibration of some kind as it appears to struggle going from first gear into second to third.
This rather surprises me because I was thinking that this is a V6...I expected more power on acceleration from a stop light.
At first I assumed this was due in part from the Stop/Start system, as after the engine re-starts it then needs to take off and I assumed it was just a rough kind of take off but it
only happens occasionally, or at least I am trying to convince myself that it only happens occasionally.
I also felt that I was kind of babying the Jeep at first, I have been driving it very gently during it's so called Break-in time period. Yes, I read the Owner's Manual about taking it easy the first 300
miles....I think I took it easy the first 500 or more miles just to be sure. I kind of cried when it went over 1,000 miles in less than a month, but hey, I bought this to drive it.
Then I read about the "adaptive transmission" ...something about how the Cherokee needs to learn how I drive and it will become smoother with time. I hope so.
So, I am not sure if I have the problems I read about here or not.
I like the Stop/Start system because I want to save on gas...and it does not bother me much during the few seconds I wait for the restart. It is different but I am getting used to it.
When I bring it in for it's first oil change at 3,000 miles I plan to mention to them that it has a rough take off sometimes. They will check it out I am sure.
2015 Jeep Cherokee V-6 Latitude 4x4
Cold Weather Group
Comfort Convenience Group
Alpine 9-speaker sound system
Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl
Platinum extended warranty: 72mo/100,000 miles
Weathertech floor liners, front and back
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