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Old 03-27-2014, 01:17 PM
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Default Transmission wants to stay in 7th when using cruise control

I've had my 2014 V-6 Durango with the 8spd transmission for a couple weeks now and have noticed something odd. I tried searching but had no luck finding anything. When using cruise control, and at speeds between 75-80, the transmission will downshift to 7th gear when going up an incline to maintain speed. That's fine and I'm sure is normal. What's unusual is the transmission will then stay in 7th gear. Even when going slightly downhill or onto flat ground when it should upshift into 8th, it stays in 7th. I've driven several miles like this and it never did upshift to 8th until I take it out of cruise and then it will upshift. This seems to happen whether it's in or out of Eco mode.

Has anybody else noticed this? I really don't want to have the dealer start messing around with flashing the transmission software and the like but I can't imagine this is normal since it would affect gas mileage on long trips.
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