Problem Description and Possible Solution
Problems have been reported with the automatic transmission. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses before beginning any repairs.
Average mileage: 129,766 (80,000–198,000)
10 people reported this problem
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.