Volvo S60 Problems

Automatic Transmission May Have Shifting Problems on Volvo S60

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Problems have been reported with the automatic transmission. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses before beginning any repairs.

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Volvo S60 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 129,766 (80,000–198,000)
3 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2006
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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.
Springs between automatic and manual gear shift broke. Had to drive car in manual because the shifter would not go back to automatic. Cost $150 to fix.
hard shift every once in a will not fix control module for free and says vin does match the cars with problems
trany was shifting hard down slipping at times.changed transmission test drove fine untill it warmed up then no forward all