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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Transmission slips out of park gear automatically?

I have a 2007 Jeep Commander...bought brand new 3 months ago (i know, its an '07 model, but its still new). Currently only 2000 miles on it. This morning, I was taking my daughter out to my in-laws to drop her off for the day. I put the car in park, got out, unhooked my daughter from her car seat, brought her over to my father in law only to look back and see my Jeep driving forward into the yard and proceeded to smash into his tractor 100 yds away. How did this happen? The Jeep was in PARK!?

I am posting here because I am curious to know if anyone else has had similar experiences with their Jeeps. It only happened today and I can already see the blame game starting on both ends...insurance company as well as the Jeep dealer. Even if I get my jeep back now, I will always be hesitant to drive it again. Has anyone else experienced the gear slipping out of park and into drive? I have researched this today and found other cases where it slipped into reverse, but my situation shows that it slipped from park into drive. Very disconcerning...any help or info would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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This is the first time this issue has been reported here. There have been some reports of unintended acceleration, but those were with someone in the car driving.

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never heard of that either.........maybe the selector was not in either gear and sitting inbetween....................it finally fell into drive

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I am by no means calling you a liar, but how can a vehicle go from park to drive without going into reverse first. Now it would make a lot more sense if you said the vehicle was in park and started driving backwards into something. Obviously there is something extreemly wrong with the vehicle.




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What physical position was the shifter in when you got to the vehicle ?

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My guess is since this vehicle is new to you that you improperly used the gear selector and your XK was not in park.



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my guess is since this vehicle is new to you that you improperly used the gear selector and your xk was not in park.
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does anyone know if the shifter is physically attached to the transmission in the commander? i ask because there are several cars on the market today with limited drive-by-wire capabilities. if the jeep's shifter module is truly just a series of switches in a drive-by-wire system then what the op described is very possible.

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does anyone know if the shifter is physically attached to the transmission in the commander? i ask because there are several cars on the market today with limited drive-by-wire capabilities. if the jeep's shifter module is truly just a series of switches in a drive-by-wire system then what the op described is very possible.
It has been said on here that the HEMIs accelerator is drive by wire (no cable) but I don't know about the transmission. The 3.7 and 4.7 have accelerator cables.

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