This Is Nissan's GT-R Launch-Control Warranty Settlement

When Nissan released its GT-R, buyers soon discovered that using the vehicle's launch-control feature led to a blown transmission and voided warranty. One owner started a class-action lawsuit and prevailed, but the rest may get screwed. Here's the official settlement. » 6/17/10 9:00am 6/17/10 9:00am

6R140 TorqShift Six-Speed Transmission

Ford designed their all-new 6R140 TorqShift Six-Speed Transmission to meet the power from both the 6.7 liter Power Stroke and the 6.2 liter gasoline V8, a unique proposition considering diesels provide their power at low speeds and gasoline motors have much higher red lines than diesels. The new six-speed does this by… » 9/24/09 1:32pm 9/24/09 1:32pm

VW Voluntarily Recalls 13,500 Vehicles Over DSG Transmission Woes

VW of America says a small number of Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GTI, and Eos models built between September 2008 and August 2009 may have faulty DSG transmissions and has recalled 2009 and some 2010 vehicles. [PRNewswire] » 8/20/09 4:30pm 8/20/09 4:30pm

GT-R Owner Busts Tranny Using Launch Control, Nissan Claims Issue Not…

Someone claiming to own a Nissan GT-R » 10/09/08 2:40pm 10/09/08 2:40pm has proclaimed on the North American GT-R Owners Club forums (NAGTROC) that his GT-R's transmission has broken after multiple uses of the vehicle's launch control function. The owner says that when the vehicle was then brought to the Nissan service center, where he was told the…

Reckon Your Transmission Job Cost Too Much? Jerry Clower Suggests Mr.…

This 80s classic starts out much like a mashup of a Monty Python skit and Deliverance » 9/17/08 11:00am 9/17/08 11:00am, complete with grotesquely huge mechanic pounding an ancient adding machine, nebbishy customer sporting bottle-bottoms, and Southern Sheriff-esque shop manager. Then appears, in his role as Mr. Transmission spokesman. Yes, they'll…

Automatics Closing Fuel Economy Gap On Manuals; Engines, Electronics…

In a stringer piece for the Detroit News » 8/20/08 10:20am 8/20/08 10:20am, Rex Roy makes the observation that automatic transmissions are finally beginning to catch up to stick shifts in fuel economy. While we say "it's about damn time," considering automatics make up more than 90% of the US new vehicle market, we simultaneously lament that same fact.…

Vote For Your Favorite Transmission Name!

We got waaaay more entries than we expected in yesterday's Create The Jalopnik Transmission Name contest, so after slogging through all the suggestions (and discarding those with Astroglide references, you pervs- this is serious business here!) we've come up with thirteen finalists instead of the planned "few." The… » 6/10/08 1:00pm 6/10/08 1:00pm