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My car has a hard jerking when slowing (like exiting from the highway).

My car has a hard jerking when slowing from a speed of 35-40mph or higher like it is having difficulty downshifting, lugging. It does not do it all of the time. The dealership says when checked by computer it checks out fine and has done a software update but I still have the problem. I am concerned about big transmission expenses.

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  • kargirl29 Oct 09, 2008

    I had the same problem but mine turned out to be extremely dirty tranny fluid. After adding 1 quart of "Trans-X" and driving for about 100 miles, then having tranny flushed and fluid changed (Not an easy task because of the factory sealed unit---but can be done at home of you know how and have the correct replacement fluid) it's all good now!

  • sophianc Nov 13, 2008

    Problem solved by dealership replacing main part of transmission..thank you

  • Beavie Apr 15, 2009

    I have a 1987 GMC Safari van and sometimes I accelerate, it keeps jerking and there are other times it doesn't. Does this has something to do with the transmission?

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    exact same situation. i go from 30 + miles an hour to stop (and not stop real quickly) but it downshifts hard and shakes. What do I do


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I have a 07 Passat and my car does this when I use plus gas too often (which was almost every fill up because gas is too high!!!). I brought my car to the dealership for the same problem and I was told to alternate the plus and premium gas to keep a balance. It's almost like a knock and then the car jerks hard after being sluggish. Try alternating between the plus and premium gas and see if that helps.

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