Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Gatineau, QC Canada
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2016 ZF 9 vs 2015 ZF 9
There are numerous threads talking about the ZF 9 in the 2015. Some are having issues and some aren't. I fall mostly into the latter.
I do feel a slight bump between 2 and 3 but nothing like what some of the other members have been experiencing. I got the latest Cdn update a few months ago and it improved the bump but as I said, it never really bothered me. It did seem less noticeable after the update.
I decided to take a 2016 SH-AWD Tech for a drive today to see if there is a difference. It was surprising to feel that the slight bump (in my case) is completely gone. It was probably the strangest test drive ever in the sense that I kept slowing down and starting at different speeds and in different IDS modes and the shift is completely smooth.
I explained to my sales person what I was doing when I got back and he said that I should tell the service dept which I might do next week. I'll probably just ask them to drive both and see what they feel. Mine is a very slight bump so they may say they don't notice any difference.
So...the point of this post is for the members who are having serious issues with the transmission. Drive a '16 and compare. If you experience what I did today, you'll see that it is different. Once you agree have the service dept do the same.
2017 MDX SH-AWD, Modern Steel Metallic, Ebony Interior, Navi
Last edited by andre12dbsi; 12-21-2015 at 03:00 PM.