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Again I go back to complex made made devices like aircraft , years ago when I worked on Hornet fighter aircraft , the complexity and software issues and maintenance with that aircraft we huge , when it was brand new, it settled down after few years, but that took a decade,
So you had some field service bulletins, procedural changes, and other things are are awfully similar to a vehicle Recall?

Complex systems, including software, become practically impossible to reduce to an FSM. There is a very large component of software to the Cherokee and all new/high-tech vehicles.

Even with NASA-level software scrutiny and avoiding the bleeding-edge, "stuff" still happens. And, as long as consumers want the latest, greatest, shiniest thing, and the EPA keeps pushing down CAFE, there is going to be more priority to getting something out to market than getting it out at 100%.

My 1976 Chevy truck was very reliable in 1996. It was also very easy to diagnose and repair. It was also extremely uncomforable, and the only "luxury" it had was cruise-control and AC. I've chosen I want comfort and convenience over pain and reliability.

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I found this when I logged in:



Note the "Parts not available"

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I'm not sure if this is the same, but I found this when I logged in:



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So, the software recall is to have it fail into a safer condition, not to compensate for the extra resistence.

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I'm in Canada, where they tend to be behind on these things. This recall doesn't appear on the moparownersconnect site yet. And as is typical with the FCA Canada site, there are links to look up recalls for their makes, which all take you to the US sites. And there, when you select "Canada" from the "where are you located" dropdown, it just pops up a message telling you to contact FCA Canada, pointing you back to the site you started from.

I'm not super-worried yet.


Well that's annoying! It's on my moparownerconnect.com profile. I know it's only for 2014s and some 2015s, and of course mine is on the list. I'm only worried because mine has died several times and each time it has thrown the solenoid code as the reason why it's dead

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FCA Recall S55 for transaxle crimp

This recall applies to my 2014 Jeep Cherokee TH with 3.2L engine, build date Jan 4, 2014.
So far this has not been a problem. Would not expect a crimp to suddenly cause a problem.
Let us know when the software update is available.
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Still don't know if it's a software fix.

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Well I don't anything showing up for my vin as of yet , I guess I should be excited ?


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Not on my list either - happy camper here - last thing I want is dealer messing with my computer or my transmission - I reluctantly let them change the oil at least while it's free, but that's as brave as I get.
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Interesting the letter says the parts are not yet available. The only info I can find says they will update the software so that if the hardware fault appears it wont trip the gearbox into limp mode. I can't find anything about actually fixing the faulty crimp.

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Interesting the letter says the parts are not yet available. The only info I can find says they will update the software so that if the hardware fault appears it wont trip the gearbox into limp mode. I can't find anything about actually fixing the faulty crimp.

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The only thing that I have found is this quote from Goauto.com.au and I've bolded the bit at the end.

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The software update will change this setting to a “fixed-gear limp mode”, meaning drivers will not be left stranded, having at least some forward drive to enable them to get to safety.

All vehicles caught in the recall will be given a “flash software test” to detect any high resistance in the wiring. If detected, the crimps will be fixed
Full article link from August 10th.

http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mell...25800B0003949B
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