Report: Jeep reprogramming nine-speed ZF automatic again

Another report is in from WorldCarFans, who learned that Jeep is at it again, reprogramming their newly employed ZF-sourced nine-speed automatic.

Again we say, because the same issue forced Jeep to delay the launch of the 2014 Cherokee last year and even then, not too long ago, Jeep was still reportedly reworking the programming of the transmission. According to this latest development, Jeep will be redoing the software calibration for more than 100,000 Cherokees manufactured before May 5th.

The process isn’t too tedious and just requires a flash of the computer’s programming. Jeep said not all cars affected have been sold. But should buyers not be satisfied with the behavior of their transmission, they’re more than welcome to pop into the dealer for the flash, free of charge.

Since the Cherokee went on sale in October 2013, about 30 owners have complained to the NHTSA regarding the transmission and engine not working properly.

Source: Jeep via WCF

Chris Chin

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