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FCA Recalls 7 Models for Transmission Defect

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 71 2018 Dodge Charger, Durango and Challenger, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler, Chrysler 300, and Ram 1500 vehicles because the wrong transmission park lock rod may have been installed in the transmission.

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Ford Recalls F-Series Trucks, Expedition for Shifter Cable

Ford is recalling an estimated 350,000 2018 F-150 and 2018 Expedition vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmissions as well as 2018 F-650 and F-750 vehicles with six-speed automatic transmissions because a clip that locks the gear shift cable may not be fully seated.

2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali with 10-Speed

General Motors has begun rolling out its 10-speed automatic transmission with the 2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali, which results in a silkier drive for this large SUV.

GMC's 2018 Yukon XL Denali

General Motors has begun rolling out its 10-speed transmission by adding it to the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali. The gearbox has been paired with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8, and has been designed for rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Read more here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

Kenworth T680 Available with MX-11 and Paccar Automated Transmission

Kenworth has made the T680 available for order with a combination of the Paccar MX-11 engine and the new Paccar Automated Transmission, designed for linehaul and regional haul applications up to 110,000 pounds GVWR.

How to Balance Truck Application Against Resale

Your primary goal is to spec a truck to meet the intended job function, but how it is spec’ed has a direct bearing on future resale value. Therefore, it is similarly important to maintain a remarketing mindset when identifying specs.

Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT's Jim Park got a sneak preview of the new 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission ahead of its official launch. Here are his driving impressions.

2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

Ford's 2017 F-150 with 10-Speed

Ford has introduced one of the most advanced transmissions on the market with its 2017 F-150 pickup. The 10-speed automatic transmission improves fuel economy to 25 mpg on the highway for the rear-wheel pickup and 23 mpg highway for the 4x4 model. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

High-Gear Transmissions: How Many Gears Are Enough?

With Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE) pushing automotive companies to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles, vehicle manufacturers have been evolving their transmissions so they can sell highly efficient vehicles without sacrificing performance.