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Dodge Challenger R/T Transmission Shift Quality Issues

Dodge Challenger R/T Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2009, 2013, 2014

Average Mileage: 7,550 mi (3,800 mi - 15,000 mi)


A harsh 4-3 downshift or other shift quality issues may develop. Revised transmission control module (TCM) software has been released to address these concerns.

  • Hard shifting from 1st to 2nd gear and from 3rd to 2nd gear. Dealer says there is no problem.

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  •  Rookie

    Happened twice during exceleratin when i let off the throttle the transmission tries to do a quick down shift and then the engine light comes on and the transmission has completely stoped working i have to pull the car over and place it into park then it starts working again. Both times it happend it was a moderate exceleration was not WOT

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  • Visitor, , 5,600 mi

    Rough shifting between gears... Actually got stuck in second. had to pull over put in park to reset it. Have had quite a few problems with the transmission and the car repair shop tells me everything is fine and that I just don't know how to drive and I am probably putting the car in manual. Even with the check engine light on they claim they find nothing wrong with the car. I don't want to die in an accident due to unexpected down shifting or something

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  • Visitor, , 3,800 mi

    Harsh downshifts, only called a couple dealerships and talked with the service manager so for.
    Will make an service appointment.

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  •  Rookie

    Down-shift transmission does not shift how it's supposed to and engine light turns on stalling the car.
    I have to place car on stop, turn it back on and wait about 15 seconds until transmissions starts working again!
    This is completely unacceptable!!!

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