Volvo V70 XC
Report: Erratic Shifting or Loss of Transmission Operation
Volvo V70 XC Problem
Drive Train Affected: AWD
Average Mileage: 101,742 mi (16,389 mi - 150,000 mi)
Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo Cross Country 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 address this issue. If available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptation needs to be reset. A good quality Volvo repair shop will know how to perform this task.
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
Love this car but the transmission was replaced under warranty after five years and now its starting to show the same symptoms as before such as hard downshifts into 2nd and long upshifts into 3rd
Visitor, 2002 Volvo V70 XC, AWD, 90,000 mi
my transmission started slipping about 10,000 miles ago. I had the transmission fluid changed and it is not as bad but still does it once in a while. I have taken it in twice to my local shop- not volvo specific- and they have told me they cannot ind what is wrong. I took it to another local shop and same story. I will try for a volvo shop and bring in this report.
My problem arose after having an overdue transmission oil change.
I think the biggest factor was that the shop flushed the transmission
with the change and that caused major problems. The shop failed
to take responsibility ofcourse, (not a volvo dealership, I have
learned that lesson) and I had a new tranny put in for $4000 by the
best volvo shop on the east coast,
it runs beautifully now and hope to get another 4 - 6 years out of
No solution as of yet
doesnt happen in reverse, only when I shift from reverse to drive.
My volvo started doing this intermittingly I just brought it in to the repair shop and after replacing the turbo he told me my transmission is horrible. don't know what to do.
would not shift into gear. had to replace transmission. put in a used transmission and it shifts great.
Visitor, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, AWD, 103,000 mi
my my transmission does not shift from from 2 and 3.The car slips really bad really bad.