Automatic Transmission May Have Shifting Problems on Volvo S60

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

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Average mileage: 129,766 (80,000–198,000)
3 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2006
9 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
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.
2006 Volvo S6094,000
Springs between automatic and manual gear shift broke. Had to drive car in manual because the shifter would not go back to automatic. Cost $150 to fix.
2002 Volvo S60164,599
hard shift every once in a will not fix control module for free and says vin does match the cars with problems
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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