Jeep Cherokee faces 9-speed automatic transmission issues once again

Chrysler has released another software update for the nine-speed automatic used in front-wheel-drive variants of the Jeep Cherokee.

According to Automotive News, Chrysler’s technical service bulletin covers 100,000 Cherokee models built before May 5. Those models continue to experience rough shifts, which the automaker aims to address with a five-minute long software reflash, and in some cases, performing a 100-minute test drive for the new software to become acquainted with the driver’s habits.

Chrysler says not all Cherokee models sold to this date require the update, but customers can opt for it under warranty should they have complaints about the crossover’s transmission operation and shift patterns.

This marks the second software update for the Cherokee’s transmission since it was launched in October. The Cherokee is the first model in Chrysler’s lineup to use the nine-speed automatic, which will be joined by the redesigned Chrysler 200 later this year. Eventually, Chrysler will offer this transmission in all of its front-wheel-drive vehicles.

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