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post #211 of 214 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 10:52 PM
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Can't imagine putting it in neutral at a stop light - why in the world would anyone do that? Sounds like a good way to get hurt.
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post #212 of 214 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 09:27 AM
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Thanks all for your input... as someone mentioned above, it seems that putting an AT in neutral is a bad habit that I need to train myself to get rid of it....

But still, I owned/drove all sort of AT cars for the past 2 decades, none of them took that long to shift from N to D, that is a fact that no one can convince me otherwise!

This 9 speed AT is... well, weird at best... From the jerky and hesitant shifts at the lower gears, to the overall inconsistent behavior every time I put my foot at the pedal...

Anyways I love my car, all of it except that shitty AT, it's a shame... if it has a proper transmission it would have been a mega success for FCA.
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post #213 of 214 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 07:00 AM
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My 2015 Cherokee 2.4 FWD finally reached 50,000 miles and continued to throw "shifter errors" after numerous times into the dealer + all the quirky issues the transmission had been re-flashed for numerous times to only partial avail. I started a search for other vehicles and even considered a 2017 Cherokee, knowing that many of the issues have been resolved through manufacturing improvements..... although the trans remains a little quirky.

In the end I could not pass up a 2017.5 Nissan Murano S, with the only option being an upgraded radio and navigation. Its got the V6, AWD, push button start, Apple Car Play, a .31 coefficient of drag and CVT that is smooth as butter, with only a few less MPG's than the Cherokee's I4. To top it off they had 6,000 off the MSRP which brought the vehicle down to 27,500 US. I have had other Nissans in the past so I'm comfortable with the reliability. Only 500 mile so far, but a huge and welcome step up.

I must say it felt good to know I did not throw FCA any more dollars. If they had actually fixed their manufacturing problem and not dumbed down my transmission to save a buck I'd likely have kept the vehicle because the Cherokee, in all other regards is a great driving vehicle. Just was not willing to see "what happened next". Hopefully they get the 2018 Cherokee right before it reaches the dealers lots.
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post #214 of 214 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 01:06 PM
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It's unfortunate you got a bad one. My January 15 built 2015 2.4 4x4 has been nothing but flawless. Never had a reflash or update done or required - only been in the shop for oil changes. Had one recall for a possible improperly routed ac hose, but mine did not have that so it was just pull up outside the garage, they popped the hood and could instantly tell mine was not one of the misrouted ones. And the 9 speed is an absolute spoiler, never had such a smooth transmission and that's in comparison with way too many different vehicles in my 50+ years of driving.
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