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Anyone seen on the internet about shifting problems

Seems this is fake as it looks to be two button.. Not just one button

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Don't have to read about it. I am living it.


My 2018 Hellcat's paddle +shifter can trigger a downshift about one in 10 or 12 shifts, but sometimes even back to back. The other thing it can do is fail to trigger an upshift. This is most noticeable if it happens in trying to go from 1st to 2nd. One's mind and body is primed for the upshift but it does't happen.



But I have noticed it in trying to shift from other gears from 2nd on up to 7th into the next higher gear. And I do not see the "shift not permitted blah blah blah" warning message appear because I'm trying to shift to a higher gear at too low an RPM.


The downshift when an upshift was intended is the worst though. That's starting to really bug me. I'm loathe to take the car in because I'm thinking the tech won't be able to reproduce the problem. However, I'm sure if one wants to ride with me I can duplicate the problem. In fact I may insist on this as I want to be sure the behavior is demonstrated and get the ball rolling to get this fixed.


One major factor in my decision to get the A8 vs. the manual was because of the paddle shift feature. I use it often. But it is severely impacting my enjoyment of the vehicle that with this +shifter problem I can't use the paddle shifters except in the most cautious manner to allow for the possibility of a downshift at any time I pull back on the +shifter.


The transmission shift lever is not very well located to use it. To use it requires a bit of an awkward position of my arm that it is very rare I even use the lever unless the wheel is turned so far I can't know which paddle is the + or the - shifter.
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My 2018 Hellcat's paddle +shifter can trigger a downshift about one in 10 or 12 shifts, but sometimes even back to back. The other thing it can do is fail to trigger an upshift. This is most noticeable if it happens in trying to go from 1st to 2nd. One's mind and body is primed for the upshift but it does't happen.



But I have noticed it in trying to shift from other gears from 2nd on up to 7th into the next higher gear. And I do not see the "shift not permitted blah blah blah" warning message appear because I'm trying to shift to a higher gear at too low an RPM.


The downshift when an upshift was intended is the worst though. That's starting to really bug me. I'm loathe to take the car in because I'm thinking the tech won't be able to reproduce the problem. However, I'm sure if one wants to ride with me I can duplicate the problem. In fact I may insist on this as I want to be sure the behavior is demonstrated and get the ball rolling to get this fixed.


One major factor in my decision to get the A8 vs. the manual was because of the paddle shift feature. I use it often. But it is severely impacting my enjoyment of the vehicle that with this +shifter problem I can't use the paddle shifters except in the most cautious manner to allow for the possibility of a downshift at any time I pull back on the +shifter.


The transmission shift lever is not very well located to use it. To use it requires a bit of an awkward position of my arm that it is very rare I even use the lever unless the wheel is turned so far I can't know which paddle is the + or the - shifter.
Hi Rockster,
We sorry to hear about this. We certainly understand how frustrating this may be. Please feel free to let us know if you decide to address this with your dealer and we will gladly assist you during that process.
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We sorry to hear about this. We certainly understand how frustrating this may be. Please feel free to let us know if you decide to address this with your dealer and we will gladly assist you during that process.
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Hi Lydia. Thanks for the offer.


Getting closer to taking the car in. At a stop light last night I was shifting from 1st to 2nd and then trying to shift up to 3rd which of course the transmission refused to do. Then I'd use the -paddle to shift back to 1st. At one point when I pulled the + paddle in 2nd to try to go to 3rd the transmission went back to 1st. Then when the light changed to green and I took off in 1st and shifted to 2nd with no problem then after a bit more acceleration in 2nd I went for 3rd but the transmission went back to 1st. Because I'm aware of this possibility I didn't take RPMs too high before shifting from 2nd to 3rd but the tach still jumped up to around 4K when the transmission went to 1st. Very disconcerting.



Remembered last night I have a data logger connected to the OBD2 port which captures/logs vehicle and engine telemetry and I will pull out some logged data and make hard copy so I can show the dealer what is going on without having to reproduce the behavior, although it is not hard to reproduce. Just use the +paddle to shift.


What I was sort of waiting for was for someone else to post he had taken his car in for this and gotten it fixed so I would know there was a fix and what it entailed.


It looks like I might be the first, though, as this behavior really takes the fun out of driving the car.


When I take the car in I'll be in touch.


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I could almost swear that I saw this mentioned here on the board a year or two ago and I thought it was fixed by changing out the paddles.

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From what I've read, there is no fix yet...
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Rockster I have the same exact car as yours, only difference is color and probably miles, cause I know you've had yours several months before me...I haven't had any shift issues thus far, but something new has popped up lately, that would be the 1-2 shift in manual track mode shifts so hard it changes the radio station upon the shift which sucks cause that's my normal custom mode of driving..I don't like it in auto cause it holds 3rd to long (hangy and normal) at light throttle..with that said, what's your miles? I'm approaching 1500..maybe it's an age thing maybe a bug-a-boo in the software, hopefully as earlier mentioned your issue is with the paddle(s), please keep us posted
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There have been threads here and elsewhere where people reported that changing the whole paddle assy fixed the issue, but also those who say it did, and then came back. So perhaps those that reported success, just never came back to report it reoccurred. People have also done the same with a flash, reported a fix/reported it reoccurred.

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This must be an issue with v8? My car has around 7800 miles..2018. I don't use paddle shifting often unless I'm going fast or just feel the need to use the manual mode

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