2013 Chrysler 300 transmission problems: transmission not shifting properly

Transmission Not Shifting Properly

2013 Chrysler 300

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chrysler dealer.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
33,900 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. Chrysler needs to come up with an update (2 reports)
2013 Chrysler 300 transmission problems

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2013 Chrysler 300 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 072016

300 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,850 miles


Continued issues, even after new transmission installed. Big problem with shifter, and knowing that the transmission is in park... or Not! Recently pulled into parking area in front of my office, put my Chrysler 300 in Park, and as my passengers started to get out, the car started rolling backwards. Luckily, I was still in the car, and hit the brakes. Looking down, the Transmission now indicated it was in REVERSE !!!

- Ronald C., Cary, NC, US

problem #5

May 012016

300 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

This is the second or third time we have dropped off our 2013 300 to the Dealer for rough shifting. It has become more frequent and feels worse. It's as if there was really bad U-joint, with a lot of slack. Happens mostly when slowing, then speeding back up.. there is hesitation, then a hard jolt when it finally goes into gear. Now, when I ease off the acceleration at highway speeds, I can feel a jolt as the transmission tries to decide "What Do I Do" ??? The vehicle is currently at the Cary AutoPark Chrysler Dealer. The service advisor claimed that he knew nothing of the Chrysler recall !

Update from Jun 9, 2016: My 2013 Chrysler 300 has been at the Dealer now for almost a full month! They tried replacing the valve body on the transmission, which made the shifting problem worse. They then called to tell me that Chrysler Corp., advised replacing the entire transmission. We have now been in limbo for a month, because there are 0 transmissions in inventory... in the USA. I have heard from other sources that Chrysler has recalled all transmissions in inventory due to defects. Right now, we have NO CAR.

Update from Jun 24, 2016: Chrysler 300 was at Cary AutoPark Jeep Chrysler from 5/16/2016 to 6/21/2016, and finally had a New Transmission installed. The Transmission was "Force Shipped" from a Dealer in California, to Cary,NC. The transmission now shifts smoother, but I still have a "clunk" when letting off the gas at times (similar to having a bad u-joint in a rear-wheel drive car.

- Ronald C., Cary, NC, US

problem #4

Jun 062014

300 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,500 miles

This was the first complaint to the Chrysler Dealer about the 8-speed automatic transmission shifting hard between gears on occasion. This would happen mostly when slowing for traffic or a traffic light, then when re-accelerating, it would at first hesitate, then jolt into a lower-gear. Upon inspection, the dealer told me that it was "within factory specs".

- Ronald C., Cary, NC, US

problem #3

Sep 012014

300 4DR SDN 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,800 miles


New car, one year old and transmission problems at 2800 miles. Don't buy Chrysler

- mr a, Staten Island, NY, US

problem #2

Feb 152014

300 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

Waiting on Chrysler to release an update for the transmission which the dealership told me could take anywhere from 2 days to 2 months

- Montana G., Yuma, AZ, US

problem #1

Jan 292014

300 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

The car used to drive great and now for some reason the transmission can't shift right. It jerks when downshifting into 1st and it either shifts too early or too late when up shifting

- Montana G., Yuma, AZ, US

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