Originally Posted by Roki303
And that one is build by ZF as opposed to Chrysler.
This crap about who built it is a joke.
When ECO mode is off, is it now suddenly a ZF transmission and with ECO mode on it's a Chrysler. Because the TRANSMISSION is great when ECO mode is off for most people (that complain at all).
The transmissions are mechanically fine, who ever built them.
I had my car in Non ECO mode this morning and it was running like a champ.
Also noticed from a stop it shifts up damn nearly as fast. Almost too fast to even measure accurately. You can also feel it before the display even updates to the next gear.
It's what they are telling the Engine to do in ECO mode that is causing most problems.
My biggest complaint is they don't allow the owner to default ECO mode off. There is absolutely no reason they can't offer this.
ECO mode does indeed get amazing MPG. My suburban commute the other day I got 32 MPG in ECO mode. I got around 22 with it off. So I sure would like to leave it on. But perhaps you just can't have it both ways. It sure feels like it could. Like if you quickly stomp on it, automatically switch to non ECO mode, then after cruising switch back to ECO mode.