Jeep Working to Improve the Cherokee’s Transmission after Many Complaints

February 2, 2015


Jeep manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler, is hoping that a forthcoming software upgrade will calm the tide of customer grievances encircling its 9-speed automatic transmission.  Those who own the 2014 model of the Jeep Cherokee have documented numerous issues with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s site, ever since the 2014 Cherokee along with its problematic gearbox showed up back in October of 2013.

An FCA spokesperson told Automotive News that the software update is “intended to keep the vehicle performing as intended, and to prevent durability issues from occurring in the future.”  It will be offered to owners of both the 2014 to 2015 Jeep Cherokee, as well as the 2015 Chrysler 200. The FCA shall be informing consumers of the update, and owners can also ask for the software upgrade if they visit their local Jeep Dealer.