Jeep Cherokee Transmission and Engine Defect Problem

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 There have been multiple complaints that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee has transmission and engine problems. Drivers experience trouble when the car is shifting gears, including staying in a lower gear at higher RPMs and then jerking into the next gear. Several consumers have brought their car in to be serviced.

Many consumers complain that even after their Jeep is serviced, the problem is not fixed, and they continue to experience the discomfort of the car's unexpected motion. If you purchased a Jeep Cherokee and experienced any problems with the transmission or engine you could be part of a class action. Contact us at 817-455-6822 for a free case evaluation.

Reported Problems

Drivers of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee have complained about many problems caused by the engine and transmission. First, they complain that when the car is shifting gears, the car will stall. Second, when the car is shifting gears, it will go into a high RPM as it is failing to shift, creating a sound like the engine is revving. In other words, when the car should be shifting, it is staying in the same gear. Lastly, once the car does actually shift, there is a jerk because the car was reaching such high RPMs in the previous gear. The experience for the driver and passengers is a throttling jerk of the car once it finally changes gears, which could make the car more accident prone and less safe to drive.

Persistent Problems

There has been no formal recall under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, several drivers have complained that they have taken their vehicles in to get them fixed, but that the problem continued. Chrysler has acknowledged that there was a problem and claimed that they “fixed” the problem. The “fix” includes an update on the transmission. But drivers complained that the same problems continued even after taking their cars into Chrysler.

Automobile Defects

Automobiles, just like any other product, can suffer from a defect. There are two types of defects cars can suffer from. Manufacturing defects are problems that happen when the car is manufactured, or made defectively. A design defect is when the car was made correctly, but there is something dangerous about the way it was designed. Regardless of the type of defect, the result is the same: the product, or car in this case, is more dangerous than one would expect. We are not sure at this time whether the transmission problems here are a result of design or manufacturing defect, but we do believe that the product is more dangerous than one would expect.

Company Information

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is manufactured by Chrysler, a company also known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). FCA is a major American automobile manufacturer headquartered in Michigan, USA. FCA sells vehicles worldwide under several brand names including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. One of Chrysler’s (aka FCA’s) cars is the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

Potential Class Action

The transmission or engine malfunction in 2014 Jeep Cherokees could cause serious harm or even threaten the lives of drivers and passengers in this type of vehicle. A car that improperly shifts can create a higher risk of being in an accident. If you or a loved one has purchased a 2014 Jeep Cherokee and have experienced shaking, jerking, or other transmission related problems, you could be part of a class action. You can receive a free case evaluation by contacting us at 817-455-6822. Other people have experienced similar or the same problems. Speaking up and reporting your problem may help them as well.