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The volvo will go into reverse when you let it roll back a little my husband thinks it is some kind of sensor

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    ronald jimenez May 11, 2010

    check the sensor then repair .

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If it goes into reverse from park, it sounds like it's locking in place and linkage probably needs to be adjusted.

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