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Unread 02-08-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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New Patriot downshifts funny. Should it?

6 speed automatic, but feels like a manual downshifting into 1st gear. It slows the car down when it downshifts, just like I was braking with a manual transmission. Is this normal in this transmission. This is my first Jeep, and want to get some advice before I go complaining to the dealer.
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Unread 02-08-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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you are selecting a lower gear, it slows down. sounds like it should be to me. i do not run a mk. if i am in 2nd low and tap it to first with no added gas it will send you through the window if not for the seat belts.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 12:55 PM   #3
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Just got one myself, yes it's normal. Apparently after a few hundred miles you should start to notice it being a bit more smooth. That's coming from the manual though, I only gave 124 miles in mine so far
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Unread 02-09-2014, 04:23 PM   #4
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The 6 speed automatic comes equipped with city braking assist. At slow speeds, around 20 mph and below, the transmission will hold the gear or downshift when you let go off the gas. It might feel weird at first but it's handy, no more having to move the foot around just to brake a little.

Also, if you are manually shifting the automatic. There's no need to downshift when coming to a stop. The transmission will put you in first gear automatically once stopped.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 04:35 PM   #5
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Dumb question but when manually shifting, only way to put it back into manual is to put it into neutral then back into drive... Is this true
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Unread 02-10-2014, 05:12 PM   #6
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Dumb question but when manually shifting, only way to put it back into manual is to put it into neutral then back into drive... Is this true
If it's like the other autostick transmissions hold the stick towards the + side and hold it.
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Unread 02-11-2014, 03:26 PM   #7
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Never had an autostick lol thanks!!!!

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Unread 02-11-2014, 03:59 PM   #8
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Wow I feel likes *******, but it's clearly written right under the stick... Derp derp :-p

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Unread 02-16-2014, 09:03 AM   #9
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Hey OP is it the new 6 speed auto or the CVT trans? The CVT shows 6 "gears" when in auto stick mode.
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Unread 02-20-2014, 12:09 PM   #10
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14 doesn't have the CVT anymore. It's a Kia/Hyundai sourced 6spd auto.

Drives nicely though I did notice the autostick doesn't function like my WK does. My WK autostick simply stops it upshifting past whatever selected gear but will still kick-down as needed. The new Pat we have holds a selected gear, even at WOT. DIfferent, I like it.
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Unread 02-21-2014, 08:17 PM   #11
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14 doesn't have the CVT anymore. It's a Kia/Hyundai sourced 6spd auto.
2014 FDII models still have the CVT as it is necessary for the simulated "low-range", FWD and FDI models now use the Hyundai 6-spd auto.
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Unread 02-22-2014, 07:50 PM   #12
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14 doesn't have the CVT anymore. It's a Kia/Hyundai sourced 6spd auto.

Drives nicely though I did notice the autostick doesn't function like my WK does. My WK autostick simply stops it upshifting past whatever selected gear but will still kick-down as needed. The new Pat we have holds a selected gear, even at WOT. DIfferent, I like it.
Just saw "new", didn't see how new.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 05:33 PM   #13
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2014 FDII models still have the CVT as it is necessary for the simulated "low-range", FWD and FDI models now use the Hyundai 6-spd auto.
True, didn't think of that.
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