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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Charger PCM/TCM Software Updates Will Address Shifting Problems
Dodge Charger Problem
Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, AWD, RWD
Average Mileage: 60,455 mi (13,300 mi - 160,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Charger, RWD, 107,985 mi
ECM/PCM Replaced, problem still the same, engine shuts off when idling, transmission doesn't go into gear, Dealer can't seem to locate the problem, afraid to have an accident. taking it back to the dealer.
Visitor, 2008 Dodge Charger, 2WD, 79,500 mi
Sometimes, not every time my car will shudder when starting out from 1st to 2nd. If I slow down for a stop sign or light and I don't come to a complete stop and then take off it slips or skips then catches and takes off. This is all at very slow speeds by the way, no abuse of components.
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Charger, RWD, 95,000 mi
At least once a week while driving my 2006 dodge charger lose's power. I can only go 25 to 40 mile's. It will also roll back when in drive like it's not in gear.
I noticed that once in a while the ignition seemed "stuck" but it would happen once every few months. Then a couple of months ago it started shaking when in park or at a red light. Now, its shuddering when im trying to gain speed between 30 to 40 or on the highway. I bought it used with 34000 miles from a reputable dealership in January of 2011, I wonder if they sold me a lemon.
Visitor, 2010 Dodge Charger, 2WD, 41,000 mi
Intermittent hard shifting from 1st to 2nd, or exactly at 10 mph, very similar to report #3. Mechanic reset error message in computer but it is happening again.
Visitor, 2008 Dodge Charger, RWD, 54,000 mi
It seems the shudder would happen at slow speeds, 10-15 mph when rolling thru my subdivision. It almost feels like the MDS is kicking on, and the tranny is at too high a gear (3rd, when it should be in 2), and the engine struggles to get up the small incline in my neighborhood, before it will downshift. My PCM just got flashed at the dealership a couple days ago and I believe it may have fixed the issue. I am going to pay attention to it now to confirm.
Visitor, 2010 Dodge Charger, 2WD, 13,600 mi
Had the TCM/PCM software update a month ago due to check engine light on and it just happened again 1/10/11. I was accelerating at low speed and it shuddered from 1st to 2nd and I got instant RPM drop/power loss until low RPM, then back to normal acceleration. Car drives ok but I'm taking back to the dealer for service.
shudderring feel when shifting from first to second gear
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Charger
Rattling noise coming from shift linkage (possibly)
Even though transmission was shifting normal
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Charger, RWD, 160,000 mi
I have been experiencing a "hard shift" from 3rd-4th gears while driving. The "low oil" light comes on with chiming.