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ZF-9 Speed Transmission Problems Continue to Plague Jeep, Fiat, Land Rover, Honda, and Acura Drivers

October 18, 2017 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Transmission

The ZF 9-speed transmission, created to increase vehicle performance level and fuel efficiency on the road, has continued to be problematic for certain Jeep, Chrysler, Acura, Fiat. Land Rover and Honda drivers. Our firm has handled over 1,000 claims dealing with the struggling performance of the ZF 9-speed transmission.

Drivers with the defective ZF 9-speed transmission are complaining about hard or odd shifting points, sudden shut downs and a sluggish accelerating reaction. As a result, many are starting to notice a deficiency in the ZF 9-speed transmission. Jeep Problems listed six transmission woes consumers should know about their 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee.   And, it’s not just the Jeep Cherokees experiencing these problems with the defective ZF 9-speed transmission. 2015-2016 Jeep Renegade, 2015-2016 Chrysler 200, 2016 Fiat 500X, 2014-2017 Range Rover Evoque, 2015-2017 Land Rover Discovery, 2015-2016 Honda Pilot and 2015-2017 Acura TLX are also affected according to Car & Driver.

1-800-LEMON-LAW founding partner, Bob Silverman spoke with several news stations regarding the ZF 9-speed transmission. In June 2016, he conveyed to WTAE Pittsburgh that he has heard from thousands of consumers that the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees are unsafe to operate. In March 2017, Silverman informed News 12 New Jersey that Fiat Chryslers have done “multiple recalls” and “transmission replacements” to resolve the problem but have yet to find a solution.

Another public report focused on defective ZF 9-speed transmissions by NBC 5 Chicago featured a family driving a 2015 Jeep Cherokee and experiencing a stutter effect in the middle of a busy intersection. The featured consumers felt that operating the vehicle with a child inside was “too dangerous.”

If you own or lease any of the cars listed above and are experiencing a troubling transmission, we do offer a solution. Take your car back to the dealer immediately and be very specific going over every problem you are encountering with the service adviser. Make sure you receive repair invoices for each visit, with mile-in and mile-out data, dates, your complaint, and their repairs.

If you’ve had repetitive visits to the dealer addressing your ZF 9-speed transmission problems, and/or your vehicle has been in the shop an extended period of time, please email us or call, 1 800 LEMON LAW (1 800 536 6652). You could be entitled to a repurchase, new vehicle, or significant monetary compensation under State or Federal law. And best of all, help is 100% cost-free.

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