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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up I didn't lose 3-2 downshift!!!

So I just took my Cherokee into dealership service for the first time in 2 years and 32k miles. I have a 2015 Limited FWD, March 2015 build date.

I was so paranoid about a TCM update taking away the 3-2 downshift on deceleration, I didn't want to take it in. R01 recall did not apply to mine and I always had the 3-2 downshift while decelerating. I figured I must have new hardware transmission but didn't want to chance it. Finally had enough shift anomalies as well as some other concerns to take it in.

2 days and 7 updates later I can say she feels like maybe shifting a little better, but I think adaptive learn has a ways to go. I do know that my 3-2 downshift is still there and happening right at 7MPH like it did before. So glad I didn't lose that.
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So I just took my Cherokee into dealership service for the first time in 2 years and 32k miles. I have a 2015 Limited FWD, March 2015 build date.

I was so paranoid about a TCM update taking away the 3-2 downshift on deceleration, I didn't want to take it in. R01 recall did not apply to mine and I always had the 3-2 downshift while decelerating. I figured I must have new hardware transmission but didn't want to chance it. Finally had enough shift anomalies as well as some other concerns to take it in.

2 days and 7 updates later I can say she feels like maybe shifting a little better, but I think adaptive learn has a ways to go. I do know that my 3-2 downshift is still there and happening right at 7MPH like it did before. So glad I didn't lose that.
Must have the build date that has the new hardware equipped ZF included. Otherwise you would be missing 2nd if it was the older one and you got an update.
Also there is nothing wrong with updates that are required. In fact they are helpful.
The issue with 2nd gear missing on earlier updates concerned a durability issue with some early build ZF 9 speeds. Not all of them but the updates including the RO1 took 2nd away only because it was impossible to determine which ZFs were afflicted with this durability issue. So they all got it. My '14 lost 2nd early on with an update and other that that little issue the ZF has been great to date.

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i have 3-2 down shift i dont see 1st gear till im completely stopped.
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i have 3-2 down shift i dont see 1st gear till im completely stopped.
I think mine might be doing that too, couldn't quite tell. I know before it went to 1st at 1-2MPH. Yesterday when I was checking it seemed like once maybe it didn't go to 1st until complete stop. On another stop I think it went to 1st just before full stop. I'll have to check that out again.

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I think mine might be doing that too, couldn't quite tell. I know before it went to 1st at 1-2MPH. Yesterday when I was checking it seemed like once maybe it didn't go to 1st until complete stop. On another stop I think it went to 1st just before full stop. I'll have to check that out again.
That is what mine has always done and 'feels' normal. I have never had any trans updates for me Nov '14 TH.

I go in for the most recent update (first one that I've gotten) this Saturday and I'm hoping nothing gets worse.

At this time I love the 9-speed and have no issues.
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i have 3-2 down shift i dont see 1st gear till im completely stopped.
Same here.

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