Thanks Jay. I was just saying software fix based on a few posts I've read but know almost nothing myself. Also are we sure there is a stop-ship order? My dealer says that isn't the case. I know there is a recall, but is there not yet a solution?Paul,
Very seldom are stop ship orders ever performed on software issues, not impossible but very rare. This is likely due to something way more serious. My hunch (but just a pessimistic guess) is that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has likely uncovered something even deeper involving FCA's Manual Transmission design or implementation, possibly stemming from all the clutch related vehicle fires.
Stop-ship orders are not trivial. Depending on their nature, Executive VPs and even CEOs will likely get fired over them.
I wouldn't count on a software fix in this case.
But, take my input with a grain of salt. I really don't know any of the underlying details. But I have read many of the clutch recall stories. It's totally up to you to put two and two together.
I know nothing and can most likely certainly prove it...