If you experience rough shift and/or shuddering during gear shifting, software updates to the powertrain control and transmission control modules (PCM and TCM) are available which may address these problems. On higher mileage vehicles, a mechanical failure may exhibit similar symptoms. Proper diagnoses should be performed before any repairs or software upgrades are attempted.
PCM/TCM Software Updates May Address Shifting Problems on Chrysler 300
Average mileage: 64,940 (2,700–195,600)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
31 people reported this problem
22 people shared problem details
The drive shift would not change to the next gear. Car would not go over 20 mph and check engine light along with ABS/BAP light would not go off. Dealership updated software last year and still the PCM went out this week. Dealership changed PCM for 490.00. I think this should be under factory warranty.
Software updates did not repair the problem!!!
My 300C has a jerky transmission which is very troublesome. IT always occurs at a slow full stop and sometimes its noticeable in acceleration from a full stop. Everyone who rides in my car notices it. I have taken it in to two dealers 4 times and am always told there is nothing wrong with the transmission and had it in to an independent auto shop with the same conclusion. My car has very low mileage (8000). I love everything else about this car and it's my third 300. This problem did not exist for the first 6000 miles and it has since taken some of the joy out of the car.
2005 Chrysler 300- 2WD62,000Visitor
the pcm tcm problem repaired by dealer cost 100 dollars ded. because covered under factory warranty up to 75000 miles
2006 Chrysler 300- 2WD177,728Visitor
the car feel like it running over some speed brakes then it shift hard.
2006 Chrysler 300- 2WD60,000Visitor
The car shakes/shutters around 40mph. After a while the car would not shift after 3rd gear. My lights started coming on and off on their own as well as the AC did not blow cold air either. I let the car sit for a while and had to call AAA to jump start the vehicle. The AAA driver advised needed new battery. Once he put the new battery in the car ran fine for a while and the problems all cam eback. Brought it to a machanic and they think its the computer.
Shudder or vibration around 40-50 mph. This car shifts into overdrive before 40 mph. I believe that it should shift into OD above 45. Will go after the PCM/TCM software update. 3.5L V6, auto. Trans shop diag it as torque converter clutch. est $890.00. Dealer stepped up and diag it as trans. Replaced it and reprogrammed PCM/TCM and did a relearn all for free. All is well. Chrysler sales managers can get stuff done.
2007 Chrysler 300- 4WD176,000Visitor
I have had the same problems listed here since I purchased the car. the dealership acted like they didn't know what it was. They flashed the computer and it continued to happen after a few days time. There was never a resolve for the "push/surge" forward. Now my car stutters, won't go over 20mph, and a whole plethora of other problems that the dealership can't figure out.
2014 Chrysler 3009,298Visitor
My 300 AWD betan "surging" when arriving at full stop... upon stopping, the transmission would "surge" by taking a "push, or leap" then coming to a stop. Only doing so when cold at the beginning of the day or when sitting for a long time. Dealer "flashed" the computer and the problem was solved... however, before the "flash" and the "surging", this transmission was the smoothest shifting I have ever experienced... had to look at the tach to see when it shifted. Now the transmission does not "surge" when cold, but shifts like a truck. Warming up stops this phenomenon. I now have 10, 290 miles, and the "surge" is back, only it is now when warm, and occurs periodically. Maddening to say the least.
2007 Chrysler 300- 2WD78,000Visitor
car slow down when i reach 40 mph and does not change gears
2014 Chrysler 3002,700Visitor
Hard shifts when engine is cold, had into dealership this weekend, they did software update, I still have the problem. Mileage is correct as listed - 2,700
2014 300 AWD here. Upon cold start, upshift from low to high gear very abrupt & delayed. Also, transmission jolts at times while cruising at constant speed, in the 40 to 50 mph range.
2006 Chrysler 300- 2WD122,000Visitor
lots of shuttering between gears, the tranny seam to shift up and down while going 40-50
2013 Chrysler 3006,500Visitor
shifts hard and has a delay when starting out. It also down shifts hard when slowing down
Vehicle can't be shifted out of "Park." It often stalls at stops in traffic.
2013 Chrysler 30012,000Visitor
bump to lower gears when coming to stop.
2006 Chrysler 300- 2WD59,693Visitor
1 week in trans shop. 3 weeks at dealership. Trans still not fixed. Blaming Chrysler for computer software problem. Very frustrated.
Shifting hard between 2nd and 3rd gears. Sometimes "shudders" a little too.
2005 Chrysler 300- 2WD103,000Visitor
Car won't change gears correctly. Sometimes won't go into reverse without restarting vehicle
2014 Chrysler 3009,500Visitor
They say they fixed it but i will see on my drive to phoenix next week
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