You cannot guarantee that they will have no issues. You sound like a car salesman.... Also I am having issues like many others with the transmission. If you think I would spend my time on a certain vehicle forums site for fun... You're mistaken. Jeep should admit it, learn from it and become a dealership that people would love to buy from.
Has your transmission problems been resolved with the updates?I just took my 2016 Cherokee Trailhawk in today for transmission problems. There were very subtle shifting abnormalities over the last 2 months - so subtle, I almost questioned if they'd happened. Yesterday, however, it wouldn't shift out of gear (1st to 2nd? 2nd to 3rd?) after starting from a stop at a light. The car wouldn't accelerate over 20 mph - very exciting in DC traffic. When it did shift, there was a very abrupt/harsh jerking. Over a 19 mile commute, it never stalled, but it was clearly unhappy until it got into higher gears. Even then, there were shudders from the engine as I was driving down the highway. This morning, it was 100% normal. The dealer said there are software updates which may not have been able to download remotely because my BCM required an update, too.... Not sure that these updates will magically fix the problem, but have no choice but remain optimistic. In all other ways, this car has been dreamy. I'm at ~11k miles, 8 months of ownership.I guess this is my main question as I am considering getting a 2016 Trailhawk. Thanks.
IOW will we still be reading reports of tranny problems with the 2016's?
Just thought I'd pitch in here...I have a 2015 KL Trail Hawk; I went thru lots of recalls and SW updates as well as new TCM that would learn, causing the tranny to be replaced (all took about 5 weeks when brand new*)Has your transmission problems been resolved with the updates?
Now that this thread seems to be awake, I can give the rest of my sad story... (I forgot to mention above, that when I was finally able to shift it, there were ALWAYS LOUD KLUNK shifts.)Short answer: no
My transmission was fine from day 1. Lots of recalls didn't really change anything. Probably lost second in the 3-2-1 downshift but I don't notice.
I have a 2014 V6 TH 96K miles. Have gone into limp home mode twice.
First, when I started the Jeep after buying gas. Ended up being a battery at the end of its useful life. There was an instantaneous interruption of CAN bus communications. The computers gave codes.
Second, when the tone ring on the front left wheel hub cracked and every computer receiving wheel speed information sent an error code.
Get the battery tested to rule that out, I get my battery tested every couple months.
Check your VIN on the Internet and make sure all recalls are complete.
When you get lots of codes the trick is to figure out which was the first code to be set, then the others follow.
Unfortunately this happens in milliseconds so it is hard to figure out. Even the mechanics seem to be clueless.
Your dealer mechanic should connect his wiTECH and try to figure out what is happening.
It will be interesting to find out what caused limp home mode.
Imagine that??? Learn something new everyday...😎That is incredible.
Don't know if this helps but there is an emergency gear shift lever release in the shift console.
It is the small rectangular hole not the large hole in the console cover. Put an opened paper clip down into the small rectangular hole.
There are instructions in the Owner's Manual.
Has the issue been identified and repaired?
I think I have been overwhelmed.
If I get stuck on my hill it is a long hike to civilization and many miles to home.
Neither FCA or AAA do off road recovery. View attachment 213440
Pretty sure that is correct. It just releases the "Foot on the parking brake" interlock, that you can hear and feel toggle when you tap the brake while idling in Park. Although, that was the first thing suggested by the dealer where I had just picked up my jeep, when I called using the wifi from my cabin below, describing the new problem.I think that is for tow truck drivers so they can load your Cherokee onto a flat tow?