really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,337 miles

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2009 Chrysler 300 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 262015


  • 10 miles


I have a year with my vehicle and it hasn't gave me any problems until now that the automatic transmission fluid needs to get drained. The gears wont shift correctly.RPM's feel as though they are not rising proportionally to throttle input.throttle response feels dead in certain instances.sometimes the car will chirp/spin the tires off the line and the RPM's rise quickly, other times you can floor the car off the line and get absolutely nothing.general sluggishness in acceleration -significantly increased drop in RPM between shifts. So I looked it up and I found this article on 300 cars that from the makes 06-10 with rwd models the  42rle transmission uses ¿emcc¿. the way it is programmed to operate in this 4 speed transmission causes serious drivability issues a torque converterclutch in an automatic transmission will lock/unlock at certain speeds, but the torque converter clutch in the 42rle does not operate as Chrysler describes it in the owner's manual. There is alot more people with that same problem so please try to give ower recall complain a look. I love the Chrysler 300 series and would hate to keep going through this on a beautiful car.

- French Camp, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142011


  • 44,000 miles
After leaving from a stop and accelerating.... transmission "kicked"... like it wasn't going into next gear. All fluids are checked every 3,000 miles.

- Beaver, OK, USA

problem #1

Oct 172011


  • 44,000 miles
Vehicle had trouble shifting into next gear after leaving from a stop and accelerating. This occured in the beginning gears, but nothing with the higher up gears. Transmission gets checked every 3,000 miles with the oil change.

- Beaver, OK, USA

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