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Shudder comes with a vibration/hesitation. CVT's behave differently than regular transmissions, you'll get used to it. The D-step only works under heavy acceleration and at about 4000 rpm. All it is is a quick pause and slight downshift to simulate normal shifting.


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Shudder comes with a vibration/hesitation. CVT's behave differently than regular transmissions, you'll get used to it. The D-step only works under heavy acceleration and at about 4000 rpm. All it is is a quick pause and slight downshift to simulate normal shifting.
Thanks. I had a feeling all was well.
All "new" vehicles have a bit of a learning curve; this one has a bit more in learning the traits of the CVT. I must say I do like the way it moves the car, smooth and strong.
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Thanks. I had a feeling all was well.
All "new" vehicles have a bit of a learning curve; this one has a bit more in learning the traits of the CVT. I must say I do like the way it moves the car, smooth and strong.

Just don't expect to accelerate quickly from a dead stop, even if you floor it. The engine just goes quiet.

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Thanks. I had a feeling all was well.
All "new" vehicles have a bit of a learning curve; this one has a bit more in learning the traits of the CVT. I must say I do like the way it moves the car, smooth and strong.

Just don't expect to accelerate quickly from a dead stop, even if you floor it. The engine just goes quiet.
I don't follow. Mine revs nicely and accelerates quickly...
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I don't follow. Mine revs nicely and accelerates quickly...
Agree, 0-60 in ~8 seconds for this type of vehicle is not bad at all.


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i have a lag if i, for example, pull out of a parking lot onto a main roadway and have to get moving outta the way of others. there's no neck-breaking jolt like my old v8 grand cherokee :P

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After driving both a 2013 and now a 2017 I have had no CVT issues. Maybe I'm just lucky.

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Question CV axles

Has anyone ever associated the shuddering issue with CV axles? Im about to replace my half shaft in the front due to boot failure and am curious if the results are different as my axle is clicking and shudders during acceleration.

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The CVT shudder usually happens around the 30-40km/hr mark with very light acceleration, you are just touching the accelerator to maintain speed, not accelerating or decelerating, in the sweetspot, where the CVT doesn't know to move up a gear or go down a gear, then if your CVT has issues it will shudder to the $hit house and feel like you are driving over a rumble strip.
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