Driving the opposite direction won't be as good. I would recommend this vehicle. Original review: June 15, 2018 The car was used when we bought it. I knew the dealer would just blow off my concerns until they applied the update, and then have me drive it to see if it still had an issue, so I just let them do the update and figured I would wait and see how it went. Not to mention the rapid wear of tires seem to replace every 10k miles. Also, the tire pressure system is also too sensitive and the warning light stays on.
In the six years I have had this vehicle, these sensors were non-operative for about three years. I'm going to see if there is a re-flash for ours on the next oil change. I also wish it had better gas mileage and it drives me crazy that this vehicle does not. I think mine typically occur before the transmission is warmed up. Whether it is loading the kids up for playdates or hauling large purchases home, it has the capacity. Be assured that it represents precision workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all essentials that are traditional to our vehicles. Just because he don't stand on it so much to make it go.
The patch was probably supposed to help. Just like honda odyssey latest models the econ mode will switch- on only automatically at high speed and hi-way driving. But it took it's time and then the next thing I knew I was having to hit the breaks to avoid the car in front of me. I am very grateful for a dependable vehicle. I notice a mild lag going to reverse and that it shifts into drive so softly that it was hard to tell it was in gear when I went to take off the first time. I don't believe I have seen others with your specific issues. Of course if the spacecraft had Dodge's warranty, it would have expired millions of miles prior.
But then, out of blue, on parking lot, when I put in reverse I heard a loud bang sound and the whole van shook. That is with zero attempts at being fuel efficient no hypermiling, just driving normally, a tad over the speed limit and with lots of luggage, and 3 adults in the van. What your dealer will do: Chrysler will service your vehicle free of charge parts and labor. It has shifted without the 1-3 clunk since then though. Car for 3 years and do regular oil changes and tune ups.
It was considered more of a travel friendly van with all of its loaded features and leather seats. If its fine, try and get the reflash that supposedly fixes it. Total repairs: new a-arm and bushings, new struts and strut bearings twice, new ball joints twice, new sway bar links, new idler arms,and 3 front end alignments. Transmission performance is something every driver notices. It came with a lot more features than we thought so that is good.
It just seems to me that the dealer seems quick to blame the software vs. You need a new dealer. Tranny seemed to shift a bit rougher for a few days, but now shifts fine. My transmission problems have slowly been coming back. What I do not understand is that how same transmissions have such a different problems. I think most of my problems stem from the fact that the transmission is cold, and it only really has problems going from a stop or in the first 1-2 gears. I love this vehicle and have just had to accept the noise as the 2 dealers I have shown the problem to told me that there is nothing to do.
We are almost all city driving, too. Chrysler refuses to acknowledge that a transmission should not fail at only 76,984 miles. The patch was probably supposed to help. I'm not saying that the M38 will have to be done every month. When I initially drove away from the dealership after the update, moderate acceleration from stop in Econ was smooth all the way. A very famous example would be the Voyager 2 spacecraft where a gear train lost lubrication and then seized up. Wow, I thought I was the only one having these problems.
I had a lot of these same symptoms: shuttery shifting, clunky 1-2 shift, sometimes clunky 2-1 shift. The tech at the dealership told me these are learning transmissions that figure out what to do as they go along. Replaced the lower control arms and reduced the jerks to only 6-8 inches but still drifts. Personally, I would find a different service department. Had M38 done on Friday, Jan 25 and have driven about 25 miles around town so far. To do this, your dealer will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module. You can be on flat road at 65mph and if the headwind changes a little, the torque converter drops out of lockup.