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Just got my new S60 2.0T for about 2 months in Hong Kong and was satisfied with the performance that it delivered.<P>However, when releasing the foot brake after temporarily stopping at the traffic light on a steep road, I noticed that the S60 will slightly roll-backward. This also happens when engaging a reverse-gear in a down-hill road. Observations indicated the same problem occurs no matter how many passengers are on board.<P>Technicans from locally Volvo dealer explained that this is normal and is related to the new gear-box design for the S60/S80. The roll-backward effect can be circumvent by using the hand-brake. Is it true? Any one out there has similar experience with the S60 or S80?<P>Thanks.<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gary Lee:<BR><B>Technicans from locally Volvo dealer explained that this is normal and is related to the new gear-box design for the S60/S80. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The technicians are correct. The new Volvo automatic transmissions have something called "Neutral Grade Control". This system basically 'disengages' the transmission output to drive-shaft when the car comes to a stop to prevent wear and tear. If you are on a hill pointing upwards, the car will roll back slightly if you take your foot off of the brake pedal. The instant the drive-by-wire system detects a throttle input, the car goes engages to normal operating conditions.<P>-Drew<BR>
 

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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR>Thank you for your detailed explanation.<P>Gary
 
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