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Old 10-17-2013, 01:33 PM
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I think they screwed up the shifter programing

Just bought a 2014 JKU with Automatic

Using the manual shift mode you cannot select the top gear and have it stick.
Once the vehicle decides to down shift you have to manually upshift or force it drive for upshifting.
I think this is dangerous in some situations in which you would want to pick the top gear and never have it shift higher than that, such as in snow or dirt roads or while towing.
I think you should be able to select say 3rd and have it shift anywhere automatically from 1st to 3rd like you could if it had a detent/possition in the shifter for each gear like a typical automatic would.

I believe my buddies 2013 does this. I don't remember my daughters 2012 JK do this.

Can this be programed?
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Already noted in prior threads...nothing you can do about it.

The 2012's shift differently than the 2013's and 2014's.

Also, the 2012 auto's were made in Germany, the 2013's and 2014's were made in the US.

I hate using the auto-stick on my 2013. I loved the way it worked when I test drove a 2012.

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Old 10-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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I keep mine in -3- around town instead of Drive. Otherwise it shifts into 4th at 35mph and drops me down to almost 1000rpm where there's no power to keep accelerating. Brilliant shift logic there.

Keeping it in -3- also prevents it from holding 1st gear while making a turn. If in Drive and you start making a turn in 1st gear (such as from a standstill), it holds 1st gear until after you complete the turn. They must have some good crack over there at Chrysler
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:43 PM   #4
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Welcome to the scramble for CAFE compliance where low rpm are the goal at any cost. Everything's geared to score the best efficiency possible on the Fed. test. Hopefully, the aftermarket will come up with a way to flash some sense into our trucks.

Have a F350 that loves to go for 6th around town... tow/haul mode is the only way to drive the thing.
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