Question Asked: my ca has a shudder or bucking at various times during operation.
June 04, 2013, 10:04 AM
If I am driving on a flat surface initially it will be fine but once I accelerate up a hill it shudders or bucks almost like it isn't getting enough gas. If I put on the cruise control, the problem seems to disappear. After driving a bit, the problem is present even when idling at say a light. I have taken it to numerous mechanics as well as to the volvo dealership. The dealership said it MIGHT BE a new electrical harness $1400. I responded that $1400 for a might be was a little harsh. Any thoughts or similar experiences out there?
Problem Reported: Erratic Shifting or Loss of Transmission Operation
December 21, 2010, 11:29 AM
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>There are several <a id="ce_10733" class="ct_selected" href="/technical-service-bulletin-or-recall">technical service bulletins</a> (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the <a id="ce_10934" class="ct_selected" href="/automatic-transmission-diagnosis">automatic transmission diagnostic</a> process.</p>
<p>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</p>