The warranty extension only provides one ( 1 ) extra year to the transmission coverage only.I received one also, the only persons that benefit from class action lawsuits are the attorneys, but an extended warranty wold be nice to have
It doesn't mean their is a "inherent design flaw" with the transmission.Well I guess this is good news for everyone that purchased new! A little disappointing if you're the second owner like myself. To me this says that there is an inherent design flaw with the transmission. The fact that the dealership has been unable to fix my concerns, despite replacing with a rebuilt transmission solidifies that fact for me.
Mopar cars are good, just avoid the ZF, stick to a car with the 8 speed and it will be good to go.I've had my 200c only a couple of months, and I too have been experiencing the harsh 2-3 shift. (which it didn't seem to do so much on the test drive, of course) It had a harsh 1-2 shift as well, but the firmware update has mitigated that problem. It's disappointing as the rest of the shifts are seamless. I'm kind of wondering if it's a throttle calibration issue, as it lurches like the engine is running out of breath, but if I give it full or near full throttle, the shift is firm, but less abrupt. When I got the update done, the mechanic scrawled "shifts as designed" on the invoice. Which seems to indicate that they've seen many of these complaints but can't do anything about it.
The car is so schizophrenic... I love many things about it, but also am quite disappointed. It feels like an unfinished effort that could have been world class, but was given up on when it was almost there. (and now discontinued) Killed by corporate red tape and general incompetence I suppose. After many years of buying Mopars, I think this will be my last one.
Sucks that it's that bad, my 2-3 shifts hard, but not bad enough to feel like I got hit, once in a while it kicks real hard when I am 2/3 throttle or more, so the higher the rev when it shifts, the harder it kicks, and when at full throttle, it will disconnect for a second then kick into third real hard.I'm on my third transmission, much of the detail is documented on this forum. Car was with two dealerships for a period of 3 weeks. Probably 4-5 actual visits. Now my 4-5 shift is exactly as Ilcamino describes his above; almost like being hit from behind. Dealer can't reproduce it therefore it doesn't exist. I am just living with it. We will have to see if FCA actually agrees to the terms in the letter about the class action suit.
Limited access to it? That is probably the dumbest complete lie I have ever heard from a dealership. So then... BMW and Mercedes Benz can't be fixed at a dealer because they are German?The dealer told me years ago that this transmission is German built and that the dealer has limited access to it.
You might be the only one at that dealer with the problems if they sold very limited amounts of the 200. I bought my 200 from a dealer that mostly sold SUV's and Trucks. It's more remote by being outside of the DC region and they seemed to not know as much about the car as the other vehicles due to this. Dealers in the city region were more familiar with the cars. You maybe having similar issue and just need to go to another dealer.I mentioned to my dealer that "I cant be the only one having problems with this type of transmission". Their response was pretty much "yes you are," rather than take responsibility for it. They ought to be ashamed of themselves for playing it down rather than take the side of their customer. My dealer is located in a remote area of Ohio, so I would think they would do everything to satisfy their customers rather than lose one for something like this. I have stated on this website before that my vehicle still has transmission glitches even after the dealer replaced it. Chrysler tried one time to fix it. Now they think their responsibility has ended. The dealer told me years ago that this transmission is German built and that the dealer has limited access to it. Fixing it is extremely limited to external parts only.