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Hi there,<P>Well, the car was ready a day early! Picked it up Friday afternoon:<BR>-2001 XC<BR>-Silver ext<BR>-Graphite int<BR>-Touring Pack<BR>-Versatility Pack<BR>-20 km on the odo<P>Extremely happy with the car. Well, let's say 90% happy because right now it's sitting in my driveway after getting a ride on the deck of a tow truck. She now has ~200k on the odo.<P>We were cruising at 20kph, felt a fairly hard, sudden downshift, followed by a second, then the message "Transmission Requires Servicing". <P>Pulled over and called OnCall, and had it brought home. Pretty dismayed, but confident that it's a minor problem. Well, hoping at least! The warning icon was orange and not red, so that puts my mind somewhat at ease. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>Having it flat decked to the dealer tomorrow morning where a loaner will be waiting.<P>This is my first new car and I'm very hesitant to touch anything before Volvo Service takes a look at it, but for reference, does anyone have any idea what might be happening?<P>Thanks!
 

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Here's a pic of her about 10 minutes prior to the problems:<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.ac60.com/gfx/ehyc-500-1.jpg"> <P><BR>Not that the pic is going to help with assessing the problem, just thought I'd share it! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>Another thing I noticed when the shifting problem occured is that the backlighting on the shifter went dead.<P>Looking forward to driving it again!
 

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Oh man. That just about makes me want to cry. I sure hope they can figure this one out in a hurry. Keep us posted.<P>What a beautiful picture though. Where is that lovely spot? Tell me that isn't your house, or I'm coming for a visit!<P>- Darell<P>
 

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Darell,<P>Transmission problems with less than 200 km on the car. That's gotta even beat your record.<P>Bruce<P>'01 V70 T5, White, 6000 Miles, Tint, Mobil 1, FID 540 & 616
 

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Darell,<P>From Bruce's comments (and your signature!), I gather you've had problems with your tranny.<P>What sort of problems, and when did they start?<P>Any information I might be able to gather prior to meeting with the service guys would be much appreciated!<P>Tks!
 

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Coastal -<P>Well, certainly nothing catastrophic, like in your case.<P>I've written volumes about my problems both online and off, and I'd actually prefer to take this offline if you need more info.<P>BUT.... in a nutshell:<BR>My transmission makes some bone-rattling downshifts, it upshifts FAR too early in some cases, it constantly hunts for gears in slow-and-go driving, it sometimes will not down shift until the pedal is on the floor (even while going 50 mph, uphill in 5th gear!), I've gone faster by lifting my foot off the gas (wrong upshift), and I've gone slower by slightly pressing the gas (wrong downshift). Yikes, I realize my "nutshell" got huge, and I'm not even done with my list.<P>Email me if you'd like to chat.<P>- Darell
 

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Coastal,<P>That's just terrible! So sorry to hear about your problem. You seem to be taking it quite well, though, Keep us up to date on what happens next. <P>Nice pic.<P>Frank<P>
 

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Problem we due to malfunctioning transmission computer.<BR>No mechanical harm done... should be back on the road tomorrow.<BR>Hopefully it's not too early to tell, but WHEW!
 

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Allright, took a little longer than expected, but the car's back and all's well! <P>Put 200 K on her yesterday and not a hint of a problem.<P>Will let ya know how it goes, but thus far, I couldn't be happier! <P>Taking her up to Whistler today for the snow test. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
 
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