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I feel for you Sitedrifter. I've had my auto-equipped 2012 Challenger since July, and its done what you've described to me, twice. One of the times was really bad timing, as I was merging onto a interstate and the car just went flat, and this was during rush-hour traffic, with an exit placed right after where I got on. So, I'm trying to merge on and people are trying to time getting past me to get off. Wasn't fun when the car just went flat. People performing heavy braking, some horns, some yelling, etc. And, it only lasted about two seconds. But, when you've picked your spot and timing to merge, that can seem a lot longer when it doesn't go right. Would have been funny (not really) if I would have gotten hit, and people were injured and during the lawsuits the "black box" was pulled from the car and it was found out that the throttle, timing, or some other parameter shut down causing the pause in movement and acceleration. Then who would have looked bad. Not me. When this happened, I knew exactly what it was by your previous posts.
At this point, if Chrysler thinks it's normal, and has no plans on doing anything about it. I'm probably trading out of the car sooner then later, and getting back into a 6-speed Challenger, or something different all together. I haven't decided, yet. It'll all come down to the deal. Regardless, this behavior from the programing/transmission is not cool. I thought you might have been exaggerating, but you're not.
2016 Redline Hellcat Challenger packin' a 6-speed
1971 Lucerne Blue GTO. It was Limekist Green, with a 400 & M21 4-speed, but now packs a "built" 455HO & M22 "Rockcrusher".
Last edited by Perfracer; 12-20-2012 at 05:01 PM.