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Old 06-06-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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No drive after shifting from Lo

After crawling around in Lo range for a while, when I shift back into Hi, l shift into Drive or Reverse and I get nothing. A blip of the throttle gives maybe 2 inches of motion on flat ground. I shift into park, turn off engine and restart and all is fine again. It can be hard to replicate, it requires crawling around in Lo for a while, more than ten minutes. I tried a couple times to get it to do it, but it wouldn't. Yesterday I had it in Lo for about twenty minutes and sure enough it did it.
Anyone have anything like that?
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:29 AM   #2
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Mine did this on two superstructure occasions. The first one was actually in 2hi. I was in 4lo the majority of the day. I switched to 2hi afterwards and started making my way down a mountain side. I decided to try and coast and out it in neutral. I went back to drive and it was in neutral. Tried it multiple times but it was stuck in neutral. So I coaster down, stopped and restarted the Jeep sndnit worked...

The other time I was in the 4lo for about 2 minutes and locked both lockers. Then I shifted back to 4hi and I got nothing. Putting it in park made a grinding sound. I'm assuming the TC wasnt fully engaged somehow.

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Old 06-06-2014, 10:39 AM   #3
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I have been out a few times in mine and have not had this issue. If you can replicate it I would take it in.

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Old 06-06-2014, 11:18 AM   #4
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I can't replicate it in a way that I would trust a dealer to do. I don't want them running around a asphalt parking lot in 4Lo for twenty minutes, that's for sure. I'll do a few tests and see if its time or distance related.
Maybe find a dealer that has a dirt test track? 😁
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:02 PM   #5
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It is a well known problem that started on the 2012's. We have a 2012 and it does it a few times. Dealer can't replicate it and Chrysler are aware of it but have no fix. It is some sort of a computer glitch. On a few occasions we went backwards after shifting to 4 hi and the Jeep back in drive. Very frustrating.

Most time when it happens, all I have to do it shift to park for a few seconds and back to drive and all is well. Only once had I have to turn the motor off and restart it to get drive.

It is frustration but you will get use to it. Just make sure your dealer document it so that there will be a paper trail. I hope the more people that complain about it the faster Chrysler will work on a fix. There are a few threads on this in other forums.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:08 PM   #6
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I've had this issue too. I have a 2014 JKURX.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:19 PM   #7
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My 2013 does it too. Dealer couldn't replicate it, of course. Only when in 4L tho.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:26 PM   #8
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Mine has done this a couple of times after being in 4 LO, can't replicate either, I just played around shifting into 4 HI - 4 LO and after 15 -30 seconds it worked fine in 4 HI. Annoying but until it starts doing it consistently or predictably I'll leave it alone.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:41 AM   #9
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My 2013 JKUR does the same thing. Dealership had no idea what was wrong. Other than that, it has been a great Jeep.

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