what causes 2009 ram to default to 4th gear while driving...has approx 79 thousand miles on it

Asked by Jun 04, 2013 at 06:23 PM about the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Crew Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

was driving home and my dodge suddenly dropped into 4th gear.did not activate the botton
on shifter.

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Its a dodge. Thats what caused it. Worst american brand by far. 4th gear must be the default when a problem is dectected. It could be a problem with a sensor or control module. Or it could be a internal transmission issue. You will have to take it to a shop I dont think this is something the average person wants to get into.

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