• Nov 17, 2008
The roundabout that was the Chrysler, LLC-Getrag partnership recently came to an end with Chrysler pulling out the deal, citing untenable financing terms. Now Getrag Transmission Manufacturing, the U.S. company that was going to build the dual-clutch transmissions for Chrysler, has filed for Chapter 11. Getrag has done so in order to streamline its handling of claims and creditors.

Of course, it's not over: Getrag is suing Chrysler for pulling out, Chrysler is suing Getrag for not getting the $300 million financing that Getrag was supposed to bring to the table. Other than the lawsuits and bad blood, all that's left are the partial remains of the factory that was to build the transmissions, and Chrysler's need to find a source of dual-clutch transmissions. Just another monument to the turmoil the auto industry is currently mired in.

[Source: Automotive News, sub req'd]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Its actually a big disappointment. Torque converter transmissions should all be phased out in favor of dual clutch transmissions. Since most people in this country are generally too stupid/lazy to drive manual (most of my family/friends included) at least they should be using dual clutch transmissions in place of those efficiency robbing slushboxes most cars offer.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The transmission isn't switching gears just for grins. Towing requires a lot of torque at the wheels, so the transmission switches down to get it. If you were in a stick, you'd be doing the same thing manually.

        The only alternative is to not let it shift up, which destroys mpg, but can be done on either a manual or automatic.
        • 6 Years Ago
        amen
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like the part of their slogan that says "Partnership."
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chysler is on its way down the toilet.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Boohoo, Getrag trannies suck anyways. If there is another brand of tranny that is weaker than a Getrag I sure don't know about it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Aren't the GT-R's units built by Borg-warner?
        • 6 Years Ago
        How do you know that this transmission would have "sucked"?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nissan?
      potato_tree
      • 6 Years Ago
      what a sue fest