Chrysler Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission Recalled

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Chrysler is recalling several vehicles because of a possible flaw with their automatic transmissions.

The campaign affects 5,663 units spread across the 2013 Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300 and Ram 1500 pickup trucks. In some circumstances, Chrysler says components could fracture. Affected vehicles are equipped with specific features and equipment are equipped with four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic and a V6 engine.

“Output shafts installed in some 2013 vehicles were shaped using a two-stage forging method employed during early production,” said Chrysler in a statement. “The resulting components may be subject to fracture in rare circumstances.”

Since early production, Chrysler has moved to a one-stage process.

A specific date for the recall campaign hasn’t been set yet, but owners can call Chrysler at (800) 853-1403 with questions. The company will test the output shafts and replace the transmission assemblies if necessary.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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