Transmission Shifting Issues Due to Internal Failure and/or Software Issues on Volvo S80

The automatic transmission may develop shifting problems and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to internal component failure and/or software issues. It is always best to be sure the transmission control module has the latest software installed when any major transmission repair is performed.

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Average mileage: 97,044 (31,000–150,000)
Drive Train affected: w/o AWD
5 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, more2004
8 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
The gear shift often gets stuck in the "park" position and will not budge.
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2004 Volvo S80105,000
Transmission service urgent message came up. Low oil pressure warning also came on . Stopped car , shut off engine and checked engine oil level , and it was perfect in safe area. Restarted car oil warning went out and transmission seemed normal . Then suddenly transmission while in drive will not down shift either automatically or manually. Any ideas?
2003 Volvo S8074,222
will not up-shift from 2d to 3d normally, but if I can really slowly increase the speed sometimes it will shift and then be OK till I have to stop for something. Later I learned to pull over, shut off engine, restart and then do the slow sneak up. Dealer said "new xmsn for $4710 and new control computer for $700"
2001 Volvo S80- w/o AWD125,000
transmission light on and software issues
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