Chrysler Recalls Cars and Trucks With Transmission Problems

Output shaft could break on your 8-speed transmission.

Posted in Recalls

— Chrysler is recalling about 5,600 model year 2013 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Ram 1500 vehicles for transmission problems.  The affected vehicles include only those equipped with 4x4 or all-wheel drive, an 8-speed transmission and a V-6 engine.

Although no accidents or injuries have been reported, Chrysler says the components of the output shaft could break.

Chrysler says the problem was caused by using a two-stage forging method, which has now been replaced by a single-stage method.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn't released a recall schedule, but Chrysler says dealers will inspect and test the transmission output shafts and replace the transmission assemblies if needed.

Affected owners with questions can contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403.