2008 Patriot Gear shift/linkage issue?
Hi everyone I'm new here! Looking for some help. I have an 08 Patriot with 65,000 miles on it. I bought it brand new. About a week and half ago I was backing out of the driveway and after I got in the street, put it in drive & the Jeep kept going in reverse. Happened two times over say 3-5 days. Then this past Thursday I went to get in it at lunch & the gear shift (it's an automatic) was really hard to move to drive. Then yesterday I backed out of the driveway and it took the Jeep what seemed like almost a minute to actually start moving forward once I put it in drive gear. It also only seems to hesitate when the car is cold. After I drove it a while yesterday it slipped into drive fine with no hesitation. Any idea what this is? Thanks in advance for your help. Kim