Report: Automatic Transmission May Have Shifting Problems
Volvo S60 Problem
Problems have been reported with the automatic transmission. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses before beginning any repairs.
Visitor, 2001 Volvo S60
trany was shifting hard down slipping at times.changed transmission test drove fine untill it warmed up then no forward gears.at all
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.