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Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission on Buick Rendezvous

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 142,774 (12,300–325,000)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007
94 people reported this problem
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when you put it in drive and first hit the gas you feel like it in neutral and wont go till you let off the gas for a second then it will go
Sometimes after being stopped I apply the gas and the car just sits there and then slams into gear and moves. It feels like the transmission is slipping.
1st and 2nd gears shift hard and the rest shift hard but not as hard as 1st and 2nd. If I'm in town going 25-45mph it sputters like it's stuck between gears just started happening within the past couple days out of nowhere had trans fluid checked and changed when I had my oil changed a day ago nothing changed
hard shifting. feels like it just won't go at take off and then all of a sudden it engages. Then this morning, it did this and started making a really loud noise too.
Erratic . Shifting and speedometer does not exceed 20 mph, even though I am traveling in excess of 20 mph. When symptoms appeared, we had the taken the car to AAmaco to have it checked out. They stated the transmission had to be replaced. The symptoms have occurred twice since the repair. Now the vehicle is going to the dealer
transmission started not shifting around 2nd to 3rd, engine revs but no engagement, must ease off gas and eventually engages, jerks and pops regularly, had system flushed and it helped a little but is getting worse
my car have a problem went put the trasmition on drive and press the gasoline pedal when make the first change make a noise
I had no indication whatsoever that it was happening and just start shifting real hard it does it on a regular basis official required to fix this problem no lights whatsoever coming on telling you that you have the same common problem for this issue I haven't got it fixed yes but I wouldn't even know what to say
Awd disable light comes on AFTER car starts rolling and vehicle starts in 2nd and will not downshift.
When shifting up, it feels like it's on neutral. It finally shifts hard. Constant loud noise. Service Engine Light on. Code does not seem related-it's for a thermostat, per Advanced Auto.
I brought my car and 05/04/2014. My transmission went out 02/14/2015. I got it fix by King transmission on 05/04/2015. Then my transmission went out again 11/01/16 i paid 1500 to get it