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"D" flashing on gear shifter

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by mgrosheim, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Oct 10, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    mgrosheim

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    This has happened to me twice this week and I'm hoping someone might have had experience with it in the past (my local dealer is clueless when it comes to just about anything).

    I'm sitting at a red light. The light turns green. I take my foot off the brake and apply it to the gas. The engine revs, the vehicle doesn't move, and drive ("D") on the gear shifter starts flashing.

    I have to put the vehicle into park until the drive indicator stops flashing stops flashing and then put it back into drive. It takes a few seconds (may 5-10)before the drive indicator illuminates, and then it drives fine.

    This has happened to me twice in the last week. Any thoughts? Maybe electrical, transmission, unknown?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    Am I reading correctly - the D3 starts flashing?
    see your dealer, get a repair order generated.

    two thoughts -
    1) god willing you do NOT have auto stop.
    2) I Believe the flashing is a mismatch between the selected gear and the actual gear, that is the gear the trans is in.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    Welcome @mgrosheim ...as stated the local dealer is the best place to take your JGC. Intermittent trans problem may show up when they scan for specific codes. I'd say your trans is giving you some warning signs. Report back what codes are found or the trans problem. That's the primary reason why my JK has the 6 spd manual....and avoiding the god willing dang auto-stop found in the newer models.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll be making an appointment at another dealer/service nearby - the one where I bought it is rather useless. It's not throwing any codes, hopefully they can shed more light on it. And, no, it does not have auto-stop.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2020 at 3:48 AM
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    Hi just wondering if the above problem with" D" flashing was ever figured out because i am having same issue
     
  6. Mar 30, 2021 at 7:02 AM
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    Anyone find anything out? This just happened with our 2019 Grand Cherokee yesterday.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2021 at 10:31 AM
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    this just happened to me too, in my driveway. I started the jeep, put the selector on 'D' and the car behaved like it was in neutral... wouldn't move. the 'D' was blinking. the parking brake wasn't engaged. I restarted the car and the same thing happened. it would drive in reverse (on 'R') but it wouldn't move in drive (on 'D'). very strange! after a minute it cleared up and worked ok. anyone know what this is or what needs to be done to fix this? I wouldn't want this to happen while we're out in traffic...
     
  8. Apr 23, 2021 at 7:44 PM
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    For a new Jeep this should be covered 3yr/36k. Could be due to pressure switches or solenoids. Dealer has the specific scan tools to read trans codes. FCA AT.....this is why I bought the JK with the 6 spd MT which is not perfect and has its own quirks.
     
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