Chrysler hold Jeeps back due to powertrain software issues

Some Jeep crossovers are not being released from the plant due to powertrain software problems.

Automotive news reported that the CEO, Sergio Marchionne, said that the software quality issues “are similar to those that plagued the 2013 debut of the Jeep Cherokee.”

The 2013 Cherokee’s launch “was delayed several months because of the software controlling its nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system.”

The 2015 Jeep Renogade being held back from dealers “has an identical nine-speed automatic but a different all-wheel-drive system than the Cherokee.”

SOURCE: Automotive News (May 19, 2015)

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