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Volvo S60 Automatic Transmission May Have Shifting Problems

Volvo S60 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 156,199 mi (106,000 mi - 198,000 mi)


Problems have been reported with the automatic transmission. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses before beginning any repairs.

  • bobinyelm, , 106,000 mi

    Downshifts 2/1 are very hard and makes a "clunking" sound when slowing with a hot transmission (it's smooth when cold).
    Dealer and transmission specialist advised this transmission is known for sticking pistons and solenoids when hot.
    Only solution is trying a replacement valve body (about $2000) or a rebuilt transmission ($4000-6000).
    Dealer tried fluid change, software check and adaptation delete, but it only helped for a few days, then it
    was back to hard downshifts.

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  • Visitor, , 164,599 mi

    hard shift every once in a will not fix control module for free and says vin does match the cars with problems

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  • Visitor,

    trany was shifting hard down slipping at times.changed transmission test drove fine untill it warmed up then no forward all

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