That is because the brand is working to fix issues with the Cherokee’s nine-speed automatic transmission, and won’t allow the vehicles to be shipped until they are fully ready.
“Chrysler Group is in the final stages of validating the updated powertrain calibrations,” Gualberto Ranieri, vice president of communications for Chrysler told The Detroit News. “The company will not ship vehicles until we are fully satisfied the Cherokee meets customer expectations for performance, refinement and quality.”
Nothing less than smooth shifts will be tolerated, and it seems that the first batch of Cherokees have been experiencing rather rough gear changes. Seeing as this is a very important product for Chrysler, the brand needs it to launch with no flaws.
This delay may cause Chrysler to miss its financial targets for the third quarter, and possibly for the entire year.
[Source: The Detroit News]
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