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      Dual Clutch Calibration gets a FAIL what were they thinking

      I have had my Dart for one week with the Turbo and Dual Clutch Transmission and I have to say what were the Chrysler engineers thinking with this calibration they put together.

      Every European car with Dual Clutch Transmission that I have ridden or driven have crisp shifts and are are smooth with little power change during shifts. This Dart mimics a US slush box and it gets lost on what gear it should be in when putting some throttle to it.

      They they guys at work warned me that the calibration was suspect from the projects that they were working on but I could not imagine that they would miss this bad.

      I only hope that there will be a re-flash in the future to salvage this wonderful powertrain combination.

      I don't know what others on the forum think but this was a big miss by Chrysler and I give them a FAIL!!!!
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      Go check with your dealer. There was a recall on the DDCT.
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      every ddc i have driven or worked on here at the dealer is okay. they have shifted and performed flawlessly. i have no complaints with it. even through i drive the 6sp manual everyday. there is a recal on the slave cylinder and there might be a ecu updates available. i am not sure. if i get a chance today while i am here ill pull a ddc in and check it for any flash updates. you might need both.
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      they dont shift fast enough under hard acceleration.

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      The only complaint I had with the one I drove (pre-production model) was the launch characteristics.
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      Quote Originally Posted by fnkychkn View Post
      The only complaint I had with the one I drove (pre-production model) was the launch characteristics.
      It gets lost at launch and does not know what gear to go into. They overcompensated for the Ford effect.

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      Its not a performance transmission. Its programmed for fuel economy not performance. They specifically said that they programmed it to more emulate a conventional automatic for America because people don't like the way a ddct drives.
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      And it's missing a clutch pedal too!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Moparian View Post
      Its not a performance transmission. Its programmed for fuel economy not performance. They specifically said that they programmed it to more emulate a conventional automatic for America because people don't like the way a ddct drives.
      I understand you comments fully and understood that they were going to soften the shifts. However at launch it can jump around gears and you dont move as the throttle is also held back. This is clearly a calibration error that they messed up on.

      But its DNA is a performance transmission and when you are in paddle shift mode it should be a crisp shift.

      There will be flashes to fix it in the future as the launch issue will be to big to ignore.
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      Quote Originally Posted by goldtr8 View Post
      I have had my Dart for one week with the Turbo and Dual Clutch Transmission and I have to say what were the Chrysler engineers thinking with this calibration they put together.

      Every European car with Dual Clutch Transmission that I have ridden or driven have crisp shifts and are are smooth with little power change during shifts. This Dart mimics a US slush box and it gets lost on what gear it should be in when putting some throttle to it.

      They they guys at work warned me that the calibration was suspect from the projects that they were working on but I could not imagine that they would miss this bad.

      I only hope that there will be a re-flash in the future to salvage this wonderful powertrain combination.

      I don't know what others on the forum think but this was a big miss by Chrysler and I give them a FAIL!!!!
      I agree about the sloppy shifts and sloppy, hesitant downshifts. My car is at Dealer now having tranny pulled to repair the M-37 transaxle clutch slave cylinder problem. Makes me sick that my brand new car has to be torn apart to replace this faulty part. I feel that I will now have a very used vehicle when they're finished. To add insult to injury, I received a $500 discount offer afew weeks after taking delivery. I think Dodge should take my "reworked car" back at original cost and let me order another "new car". I also had paint drips in the rockguard paint on the rocker panels that were sharp enough to rip your hand open when drying the car after a wash - have pics for anyone that can tell me who to forward to. I do like the mpg and overall performance of the 1.4 except for the forementioned DDC shifting. Don't understand why the DDC was offered, if the shifts were going to mimic a regular tranny with a T/C.
      I HOPE SOMEONE AT DODGE IN HIGHER MANAGEMENT COULD GIVE SERIOUS THOUGHT TO OFFERING A NEW VEHICLE TO OWNERS OF VEHICLES AFFECTED BY M-37!

     

     
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