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Volvo S80 Transmission Shifting Issues Due to Internal Failure and Software Issues

Volvo S80 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003

Drive Train Affected: w/o AWD

Average Mileage: 95,055 mi (31,000 mi - 150,000 mi)


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.

  • gracec, , 31,000 mi

    The gear shift often gets stuck in the "park" position and will not budge.

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  • Visitor, , 74,222 mi

    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"

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  • Visitor, , w/o AWD, 125,000 mi

    transmission light on and software issues

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