Yup, sounds like a new tranny is in order. Maybe the R01 recall will confirm.
Looking for help here also. 2014 Limited with 25,000 mi. Had it for service two weeks ago for premature airbag deployment recall; 15 minute computer update and that is when the problems started. The next day, on interstate going 70 mph, emergency brake suddenly comes on. MIL light comes on, emergency brake light on dash comes on, screen warning "Pull over and service transmission immediately". Car seems to be in 2nd or 3rd gear, 3500 rpm at 40 mph is as fast as it will go. Pulled over, stopped engine and restarted half a dozen times. MIL is still on, emergency brake light on dash is still on (not illuminated on brake button) huge clunk when shifting from park to reverse or neutral to drive. Drive light on dash is flashing as is drive light on console. After 5 minutes of stopping and starting the problem goes away, except for the MIL. Drove 50 miles with MIL on. Got home, I scanned for codes without turning the engine off; no stored codes or freeze frames. Turned engine off and restarted, MIL goes off. Dealer doesn't have a clue what is wrong. Two weeks go by and the problem doesn't reappear until last night, same exact scenario. Twice now, 70 mph, and the emergency brake comes on.
This is a failure that could cost you your life; I think the NTSB should know about this.
What do I find wrong with the statement? First, nearly any problem can be fixed. Second, you have had it to only one dealer. Third, they have had it one time (though for way too long) and that Chrysler refused to take it back makes me think we (and maybe you) aren't getting the whole story here.
I think you need to take that car to another dealer who knows what they are doing. You have that single dealer saying that the car isn't repairable. Have they replaced the transmission? Have they replaced the transmission's control unit? It sounds like they are incompetent, especially since they claim that Chrysler bought back five new Cherokees from them because they couldn't repair them.
Then again, maybe they aren't incompetent. Maybe they just made a business decision that it's cheaper for them to have Chrysler take the car back than to replace or repair the transmission. Or maybe they have lousy technicians. Lots of questions here.
I have a 2014 Jeep Cherokee trailhawk, purchased new in 4/2014. I have had this happen to me four times, twice while backing into traffic with my young children in the car. The first time it happened my car had 7k miles on it, the second time 15k, the third 28K, and the fourth 37K miles. This is on top of 7 recalls, not to mention a new one that was just released and the parts won't be available for a minimum of 4 weeks, as well as having the Body Control Module replaced on the transmission twice. The problem within the parking brake is the actuator and the control module. The last time it was repaired, the technician told me that this would continue to happen as it is a problem with the part. Exact words were " Ma'am we repaired your vehicle, but we didn't actually "fix" your vehicle. We replaced the part, but it is the same part and no modifications have been made to it to prevent this from happening again." We have just hired a lawyer to proceed with filing a Lemon Law case.Just bought a new 2015 with 16 miles on it. 2 days after the purchase the car says the the electronic parking brake needs service. I called dealership and they said that it was no big deal and that it would just need to be reset and that they'll fix it later that week when I have it in to get other things done to it. The next day I get in and it still says it needs to be serviced. I drive it to work. Park the car and boom the parking brake engages and will not release. Now I'm dealing with the dealership and Chrysler Roadside to somehow get the car towed and get a rental.
That's apparently a safety feature, but is very annoying in my opinion. Had mine into the dealer for warranty work, the technician went to pull it out of the driveway a little bit and left the door slightly open. I hear a loud tire squeal behind me and look, and the parking break engaged as he hit the gas. We both kind of laughed because he forgot that it did that, and that happens to me all the time in my driveway.Not sure if this relative but when I'm backing a trailer and have the door open it senses I'm not seated it engaged the parking brake. And no I never left the seat just leaned out to look behind the vehicle. Maybe something faulty with the seat sensor.
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same thing happens with my 2018 jeep north. Parking brake engages while drivingHas anyone had a problem with the parking brake engaging while pulling out from a stop. My car has 120 miles on it and took it in for service for parking brake engaging while car is moving. They updated the computer and after a day the same problem. I pulled it out of the garage today and the parking brake engaged and stopped the car. It was like running into a fixed object and violently jerked my body in the car. I am afraid to drive this vehicle and am going to either have it towed to the dealership or try to drive it there slowly.