It's quite possible you're feeling the parking brake disengage. It takes about 1.5 seconds (or so) for the parking brake to disengage when you press the accelerator.I have the auto trans. It seems every time I put it into Drive I have to wait a second to hit the gas while it shifts. By a second I mean probably only a second or 2. Is this just how they are?
See aboveMine doesn't hesitate. My method of starting is to start the car, put my foot on the foot brake, release the parking brake, and then pull the gear shift into neutral. After about a second or two, I put it into drive and it is ready to go immediately.
Maybe I'm just used to using neutral from all the years of driving manual transmission cars (my other car has a manual transmission).
I have a new Renegade with 100 miles with a build date of August and noticed the same thing almost immediately. Takes almost a full second to engage drive after I shift, same with reverse. Might be normal? Anyone else seeing this?Trying to get a bump on this. I'm nervous because of the horror stories. No clunking noise, but trans kind of jerks into park, and drove. No problems in reverse. Could anyone please respond? Is this common? Problematic?
My car was jerking very bad, I took it in they update the software but did not solved the issue, went back took a technician with me for a drive and he felt what I was talking about. Jeep took my car and kept it for 3 days, could not find a problem with the transmission, they decided to "Reset and re-educate" the transmission and it is working perfectly now, they gave it back to me Wednesday before Thanksgiving and as of right now it is working as it should. Maybe you need to talk to your dealer have them do a road test drive and get them to feel the problem, and probably they will re-educate your transmission like they did to mine. Good luckTrying to get a bump on this. I'm nervous because of the horror stories. No clunking noise, but trans kind of jerks into park, and drove. No problems in reverse. Could anyone please respond? Is this common? Problematic?