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post #1 of 15 Old 05-02-2013, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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does the new GC have transmission problem like 2003-2010 ?

does the new GC have transmission problem like 2003-2010 ?

I read so many problems about transmission problems in edmunds forum.

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-02-2013, 07:29 AM
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Folks go to edmunds to complain. Not saying that Jeep didn't build some lemons, but if you want to see what real transmission problems are, check out the GM forums.

When you compare problems reported by other makes and models of transmissions and factor in how many vehicles have that transmission, you will find the WK2 Jeep transmission is better than most.

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post #3 of 15 Old 05-02-2013, 10:23 AM
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What ColdCase said. Most people who post are complaining or looking for help/a solution. I had a 2008 WK for 3 years (about 36k miles) and didn't have a single problem with the transmission. Aside from a UConnect problem (fixed with a software update,) it was perfect.
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post #4 of 15 Old 05-02-2013, 10:49 AM
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I've got a 2014 and so far so good. Picked it up a week ago.

It seems to shift well and react as it should. I have only driven in Eco mode so far.
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I've got a 2014 and so far so good. Picked it up a week ago.

It seems to shift well and react as it should. I have only driven in Eco mode so far.
did you buy extra warranty ? what was the model you bought?
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post #6 of 15 Old 05-02-2013, 05:22 PM
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I didnt get the extra warranty -- it comes with 5 year 100k mile on drivetrain (trans / engine). I did read someone say on here it's cheaper to buy an aftermarket warranty than the one sold in the dealership (although I didnt check pricing)

I have the 4x2 5.7 liter Overland

They come with a ZF 8HP 70 transmission -- same design used in BMW, Audi, and Range Rover but built in a USA factory.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZF_8HP_transmission

I am excited to leave my desk right now and go get in it to drive home
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I didnt get the extra warranty -- it comes with 5 year 100k mile on drivetrain (trans / engine). I did read someone say on here it's cheaper to buy an aftermarket warranty than the one sold in the dealership (although I didnt check pricing)

I have the 4x2 5.7 liter Overland

They come with a ZF 8HP 70 transmission -- same design used in BMW, Audi, and Range Rover but built in a USA factory.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZF_8HP_transmission

I am excited to leave my desk right now and go get in it to drive home
holy crap. you will be paying alot of money at the pump. are you willing to pay more for gas?
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post #8 of 15 Old 05-02-2013, 06:53 PM
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V8 was just too damn cool to pass up!

Did you test drive both engine options ?

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well. the coolness will wear off fast when you see the gas bill.
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post #10 of 15 Old 05-02-2013, 09:21 PM
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well. the coolness will wear off fast when you see the gas bill.
Since you're already complaining about the cost of gas, don't buy a Jeep. You'll just be back here in a month complaining how it drinks gas.
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post #11 of 15 Old 05-02-2013, 10:04 PM
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Keep your foot out of it and its not bad.
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post #12 of 15 Old 05-02-2013, 10:09 PM
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Picard, I don't think a Jeep is for you. Nothing personal, but both engines go through fuel pretty fast and a few years from now gas will most likely be more expensive than it is now.
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post #13 of 15 Old 05-03-2013, 05:55 AM
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holy crap. you will be paying alot of money at the pump. are you willing to pay more for gas?
If you run the numbers you will see that is not accurate. If you are willing to give up one daily cup of coffee, that will more than make up for the small difference in fuel cost.

The WK2 is a truck, trucks are heavy made for hauling and more abuse than a car. With 7000 lbs in tow I want something substantial to haul it. As a result, they drink more fuel.

A truck may not be for you, however. You may be more happy with a minivan or wagon. Perhaps an hybrid or full electric. You can spend a lot of money so save a few $$ in fuel.

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post #14 of 15 Old 05-03-2013, 06:43 AM
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I've been in the WK forum for 5 years and threads about transmissions are rare. I quit visiting edmunds.com years ago because it seemed like it was just full of people putting down vehicles they didn't own.
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post #15 of 15 Old 05-03-2013, 06:46 AM
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I have the 5.7, it averages 20+ in the mountains where i live. I can live with that.
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