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Old 08-26-2013, 10:55 PM
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Hey folks. I've had my 2013 for a little over a month and a week ago, while I was going home from work, I stopped to help a guy with a flat. I pulled off the road, put the Laramie 4x4 in park, left the engine running, and walked back to see if I could be of any help to the guy. I'd been back there about 10 minutes when we both looked toward my new truck and it started moving forward. I ran to try and catch it, but it went into a pretty deep ditch, got damaged pretty badly on the roof from going under a tree that was down, and came to rest about 3 feet before a 4 foot drop off. I got in the truck and had to take it out of park to put it in neutral so I could engage the 4wd (this is how I know it was in PARK when I got out of it).

Long story short, Chrysler is looking at my truck with a microscope trying to determine if it's something faulty on their part, or exactly what caused the problem.

Has anyone had this problem with the new 8-speed tranny? I know it has happened in the past with the old style transmissions, but since this one is so new I'm wondering if I might get brushed off if they can't find anything in the codes.

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Old 08-26-2013, 11:48 PM
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Dang thats scary...Seems like 13 really is a bad number. I don't have much to add but goodluck with their findings. Sad story man. I was looking at a 13' sport but between the dealer not budging much on the price and then 1st gen growing pains it makes me want to wait for a 14' next summer.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:37 AM
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I only heard that they reinforced the park gear for 2014 on the 8 speed ...
http://www.autonet.ca/en/2013/08/02/...est-tow-rating
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I only heard that they reinforced the park gear for 2014 on the 8 speed ...
http://www.autonet.ca/en/2013/08/02/...est-tow-rating
The article implies the change was made to the 8HP45 which is mated with the V6 engine. They claim the parking paw was increased to hold the weight of the truck and its load. It is hard to tell if paw was also changed in the 8HP70 that is mated to the Hemi.
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I heard something about the ZF 8-speeds and slipping out of gear (or park) issues. Google that and see if anything comes up.
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