Why does my daughter's 06 stratus come out of gear when initial accelerations when cold?

Asked by Oct 09, 2014 at 08:05 AM about the 2006 Dodge Stratus SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sometimes when she goes somewhere when the car is cold, the car will start to move
then come out of gear even if the temperature is hot outside.

5 Answers


Check your transmission fluid level.

Thanks for answering. The fluid is where it should be and fairly new.


Try disconnecting the battery for about a half hour. This will reset the cars computer. MAYBE that will get the transmission back on track. Just when you reconnect the battery take the vehicle for a half hour ride.

Thanks but did not help. Thinking it's a sensor but probably just a crap shoot without diagnostics. It won't respond at all until it is put back into park.


Like I said, It's chicken soup. It couldn't hurt.

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