Question about 2001 Volvo S60
The other day while driving my car suddenly jolted and slowed down dramatically. The check engine light came on and the little exclamation came on with a message saying ''Transmission Service Required.''
What does this mean?
I just had an engine coil and spark plugs - along with my timing belt fixed just about a month and a half ago. My car seems to be fine at highway speed but not at slower speeds.
It has jolted a few times before this, since I have had my car fixed.
These cars had a few issues with the transmissions. Sometimes upgrading the software and flushing the transmission will help, sometimes a new valve body will fix the problem, but often the transmission will need replacement due to internal failure.
The first step is to have a shop read out all the fault codes, read all the service bulletins and tech notes from Volvo regarding the transmission problems and then make a decision based on all of that information.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
I have a 2001 Volvo S60. Everytime I come to a stop the transmission acts like it shifting from drive to nuetral back and forth. When I let off brake it goes in gear and runs, shifts etc.. just fine?? I notice it goes away in hot weather and gets worse in cooler weather? I'm in Arizona. I have checked the Transmission fluid level which is fine and the trans was service 25k miles ago. What could this be caused from? Thanks Tom
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
Hi all, we are talking auto transmission, usually software upgrade solves the problem, takes 5 minutes and costs J20. Don't spend silly amounts, of course the garage would like to squeeze out of you as much as they can. Come on guys, It's a Volvo, it will not go seriously wrong at 100k miles !!! No chance
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
My transmission feels clunky when I put my 2002 s60t5 into gear. The same thing happens when I put it in reverse. I have 97000 miles on it now. The Volvo sales guy told me it would cost me 2500.00 to fix it. It was not the transmission itself, but a part about the size of of "basketball" that is related to the transmission. I was told I can't drive it long in this condition, because it would eventually cause transmission damage.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
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