CarComplaints.com Notes: There's no way around it, the Cherokee's transmission is junk. There's no other explanation for why a vehicle, usually with under 40,000 miles, would have so many complaints

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
13,050 miles
Total Complaints:
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2014 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 112015

Cherokee SRT 6.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,049 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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. was driving my 2014 Cherokee SRT in the rain and stopped at a red light. There was about 4 to 5 inches of water on the road. I drove forward across the intersection and just as I got to the other side there was a rattle from the engine and it stopped dead. At first I thought that the electronics had got wet, but when I got out of the car I noticed engine oil on the water. After it was inspected at the dealership, it was discovered that the motor had sucked up water and destroyed the engine.

THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN TO A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE IN 4 TO 5 INCHES OF WATER.

On further inspection, after I had pulled the top off the air filter box and removed the air filter, I could look straight down to the chassis. There is a gap between the chassis and the wheel arch so any water splashed up from the wheel would end up going straight into the cold air intake thus destroying my motor.

I may not be an engineer but even I know that nearly all other vehicles have a tube coming from the filter box to the front of the vehicle just above the grill next to the radiator. I would say it was a design flaw and warranty should cover it, BUT GET THIS, JEEP SEZ ITS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY, WTF !!!

If anyone else owns an SRT do yourselves a favor and put in an aftermarket air filter system as Jeep will not cover you with their warranty, Whoever heard of a four wheel drive that can't traverse a bit of water especially on the road. If you search YouTube for "Jeep dies" from April 2015 you will see my dash cam video.

So everyone with an SRT 6.4 litre V8 DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH WATER, get an aftermarket air filter system first

- cowboy666, Kalgoorlie, Australia

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