The vehicle was not repaired. A representative verbally agreed that Chrysler would pay for diagnosis and repair if problem was caused by factory defect. I have taken it to shops to have it diagnosed and keep getting a runaround. Fuel mileage 14 mpg on and off highway. I had to shift back and forth from drive to neutral to get the truck to kick into gear.
A diagnosis showed that the failure was caused by a factory defect. I agree with those of you who relate to this vehicle as a lemon -- will never again buy another american made vehcile until they begin concerning themselves with quality and reliability. Rpms revved high or low before vehicle had a delayed response by lurching forward in whatever gear it was in. Plus I have the cost of obtaining alternate transportation to get to work for about 14 days until I get the work completed. I have the tranny serviced regularly, but the slip stays with the tranny.
What works best for me is to cover the grill with cardboard when its below freezing which is all winter here. Have since experience one episode of weird transmission noises when my vehicle was put into reverse backing out of the driveway. Posted on Jan 10, 2010 www. I have been driving it this way for almost 3 years and it doesn't seem to be getting any worse, Sounds like an internal problem, but I wish there was an easy fix. Was not told by the dealership of the recall 722 on the transmission coolant quick connect.
Claimed it was not covered under warranty or 0 deductible extended warranty. There are hundreds of cases about bad transmissions on these vehicles. This could of been a big law suit if I would of gotten hurt. Was not told by the dealership of the recall 722 on the transmission coolant quick connect. This didn't cause me alarm since my truck is used for passenger use only.
Was informed of the recall by Chrysler when they called me to tell my check was being mailed. Doesn't give me any problem the rest of the day. Twice a tranny shop has tested it and told me it appears to be bad seals. I agree with those of you who relate to this vehicle as a lemon -- will never again buy another american made vehcile until they begin concerning themselves with quality and reliability. Nov 09, 2009 step 1. Now this is a big safety thing and there was not a recall on the faulty transmission. Hope you all's problem is not as bad as mine was.
I ve been told that there was a defective connector inside the steering column and that there was a safety recall on this part--cannot get a direct answer from a local dealer here --what's the score on this. There is a manufacturer's problem with this transmission!!!!!!!!!. No repairs were ever made. There was actually fire inside the transmission, you could tell when the mechanic dropped the pan, there was nothing left every thing was fried. My transmission has always worked well, but there has always been a slight slip between 1st and 2nd, and sometimes between 2nd and 3rd. I only have 78,000 miles on my truck and don't pull heavy loads or load my pick-up with heavy loads.
The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. Pull down on the band apply arm as pictured below with your fingers. With that many miles have you changed the trans oil lately theirs a filter above the trans oil pan that may be pluged up change it and the oil. There is also a wire hanging from around the transmission. Love my truck other than this ongoing tranny issue. Oh yeah a bad O2 sensor will throw a code - this is of course assuming that the computer is functioning properly too.
They blamed increase cost on increased labor rate at dealership. Transmission lulls in it's shifting. Also the engine will rev as if it is trying to switch out of overdrive. When the temp reaches the normal operating range, there should be input from the O2 sensor. Purchase new vehicle preferably a non-lemon step 6. Not sure what it is - Brandon G. They blame increase in cost of parts.