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Volvo S60 Erratic Shifting or Loss of Transmission Operation

 
Volvo S60 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005

Drive Trains Affected: AWD, w/o AWD

Average Mileage: 110,123 mi (10,000 mi - 161,671 mi)

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Several complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S60 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.

If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may fix this issue. If available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made.

There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.

Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals

  • Visitor, , w/o AWD, 133,000 mi

    Harsh shifting and does not shift into gear quickly, long shift in between. there have been so many of these Volvo should eat the cost. Don't you think everyone?

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  • Visitor, , AWD, 79,000 mi

    Car starts but does not move in any gear.

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  • Visitor, , AWD, 106,000 mi

    Parked for 3 weeks, put the car in reverse and it just sits there, will not move.

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  • Visitor, , w/o AWD, 120,000 mi

    Delayed harsh drive and reverse engagements. 2-3 Shift slippage. Failed valve body. Very common problem on 01-02 Volvo's. Cost to repair $4500. Rebuilt Volvo Transmission. Volvo are very aware of this problem, but don't except any help from them if your out warranty. Do yourself a favor and buy a BMW or Mercedes instead.

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  • plazanate, , w/o AWD, 130,000 mi
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    delay in shifting especially on start up in the morning

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  • Visitor, , w/o AWD, 78,000 mi

    Hard shifting problem and was told by an auto repair shop that I need a new transmission.

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  • Visitor, , w/o AWD, 50,000 mi

    hard shifting, slipping of gear

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  • Visitor, , w/o AWD, 115,000 mi

    Slow shift and lights and stop signs, idles normal to low, low to normal, it even shut off by itself.

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  • Visitor, , w/o AWD, 161,671 mi

    shafting hard and when running it said slow down and shaft up

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  • Visitor, , AWD, 133,000 mi

    thumping noise when passing to overdrive

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