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What Dodge vehicles had recalls due to transmission issues?

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The Dodge Charger is the only currently produced Dodge model with an active transmission recall as of April 2015. This recall affects certain 2013 Dodge Chargers equipped with eight-speed transmissions, all-wheel drive and V6 engines.

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The Dodge Charger transmission recall affects 5,663 vehicles in total, some of which are Chrysler 300 sedans and Ram 1500 trucks rather than Chargers. The recall was issued due to the possibility of the transmission components fracturing during use due to a two-stage forging process used to produce output shafts used in vehicles produced early in the model year. Chargers and other vehicles with an eight-speed transmission produced later in 2013 have output shafts that were forged in a one-stage process and are not affected by this issue. Dealers are instructed to inspect the transmission assemblies of potentially affected vehicles and to replace the transmission as necessary as part of this recall.

While the only current Dodge model affected by a transmission recall is the Dodge Charger, complaints about transmission failure are common among owners of Dodge vehicles built in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Complete transmission failures are commonly reported in these vehicles, but no formal recall was issued for these issues despite their frequency.

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