I have experienced this problem. It behaved as if the gearbox is "stuck" in top gear, and happened when the gearbox was overdue for a fluid change and after I'd given it some fast getaways. It sorted itself out with a few minutes of gentle driving, and has not re-appeared since having the fluid changed.
Opinion: drive chain stuck in narrow part of one of the pulleys in the gearbox.
Recommendation: get the fluid changed before considering anything more expensive. Hope this helps.
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