Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Regarding All Wheel Drive

asked by on

I have a 2014 Chrysler 300s AWD. And while it is in AWD it does a jerking type motion. And I was wondering if I am doing something wrong or maybe you have encountered this issue elsewhere?

My car has 20000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi Chrysler 300 owner: With only 20,000 mi...

Hi Chrysler 300 owner:

With only 20,000 miles on a 2014 Chrysler 300 AWD, you definitely should not be experiencing any jerking type motion while you drive under normal operation. A few of the potential mechanical problems that cause similar symptoms to occur in most AWD or 4WD vehicles include, clogged fuel injectors, problems with the O2 sensor or other ECU controlled ignition sensors, problem with transmission, or wheel bearings/suspension parts that are damaged.

Another potential issue that might cause the jerking motion is if the parking brake is left on while driving. Since your car has only 20,000 miles, it should still be under warranty with the dealership. I’d call them first to describe the problem and see if this is something they can fix under a warranty claim. If not, then contact a local ASE certified mechanic so they can test drive the Chrysler 300 and diagnose the rough driving symptom firsthand.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car pulling and jerking

Your vehicle may be out of alignment. Every time you hit a hard bump in the road, the alignment gets slightly altered, in most cases you won't even notice, but eventually it will become out far enough that you can...

Q: AC stops working when idling

It is possible that your compressor clutch is producing more drag than usual, causing the near stall at idle. When the engine RPM is raised, the belt rotates faster, forcing the compressor to spin. It is also possible that...

Q: Car smells like gas

If the tank is leaking then it needs to be replaced. Most of the time though, the gas tank is not the issue. Is is usually when the outlet for the fuel pump cracks and causes the leak. The tank...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...