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Old 11-04-2011, 09:16 AM   #1
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Talking Hey, my 2012 automatic is missing a gear!

So I'm leafing through the December 2012 issue of Road & Track this morning and on page 52 there are a few paragraphs on the 2012 JK. I am quite surprised to find that the new 2012 JK delivered to me less than a month ago is missing a gear from the new automatic transmission!

That's right - according to the fine journalists at Road & Track the new automatic is a 6-speed. "The Jeep feels livelier thanks in part to a new 6-speed automatic transmission that replaces the 4-speed."

I want my extra gear. Who do I contact to resolve this?

Seriously, it's sloppy reporting like this that caused me to drop my subscriptions to several print magazines, Road & Track included.

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Old 11-04-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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The level of writing in almost all magazines has taken a plunge the last several years. I get 4 magazines and all but one of them has had a noticable loss of quality. Sometimes they are absolutely painful to read. If you really want something painful to read, pick up a copy of the Air Force Public Affairs Handbook. There's an error on every page.

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:34 PM   #3
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.....If you really want something painful to read, pick up a copy of the Air Force Public Affairs Handbook.....
Holy Freakin DINFOS Batman!
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:35 PM   #4
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Maybe they're counting reverse...
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
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Maybe they're counting reverse...
I hear the reverse on the new 3.6 is vastly improved.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:11 PM   #6
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I hear the reverse on the new 3.6 is vastly improved.
You dont even need reverse with the PentaStar,
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:27 PM   #7
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My 2012 is missing a gear too, unfortunately it is forward.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:40 PM   #8
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My 2012 is missing a gear too, unfortunately it is forward.
Chrysler told me a forward gear wasn't something you explicitly requested on your order. Your Jeep is working as designed. You got a freebie when you had a forward gear and you are lucky if Chrysler doesn't charge you for it.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:47 PM   #9
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They probably got that 6 speed auto from the Chrysler report that came out back at the first of the year. There suppose to be a new 6 speed coming out at some point with a new transfer case that includes AWD. There was a big to do a while back over that.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:42 PM   #10
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The Power Wagon went to a 6-speed for 2012; maybe they got them confused...
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:59 PM   #11
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Maybe they got the inside scoop on the 2013 Wrangler.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:01 AM   #12
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I got the 6 speed automatic. The extra gear is so smooth it is almost unnoticeable. What did everybody else get?
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:52 AM   #13
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I see now...I got a seven speed auto. Probably just a factory oversight.

If you send me your address I'll mail out my extra gear to you so you can fix yours.

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