25 years of carefree happy Volvo motoring and then the S60R came along.
Under cornering and acceleration this car jumps out of gear revs to 6500rpm and
then thumps back into gear. This problem has been reported since its second
service and has consistently been reported, as this problem only happens when
the car is driven it does not show on the static diagnostic, therefore Volvo
cars US say the vehicle is performing normally.
To be kept informed of the situation or to offer your stories good or bad
Transmission is now working fine
It took extreme measures such as wrapping the car (see above) and speaking
personally with Steven Odells' P.A. (CEO Volvo Car Company Sweden) to get the
help of Volvo US
The dealer still won't admit to it but Volvo Cars US offered to fit a "black
box" recording device which simply plugged into the OBDII port (a 20 second
install that for some reason required the car overnight) the dealer denied
making any modifications at the time of fitting but the transmission was totally
smooth after this box was fitted.
Volvo cars US finally admitted that additional transmission fluid had been added
and billed to Volvo US so either there was ever enough in and the dealer had
never checked the level for 2 1/2 yrs or they overfilled it as was suggested 18
months ago and they refused to action it.
I still think Volvo are the best cars but as long as I live in central Florida
and only have 1 dealer to service it I will be buying Jags or Lexus in future.
Thanks for your interest.
I currently have another issue with tires cupping and feathering within 500
miles feels like a wheel bearing is out the dealer swapped one out but I reckon
its a suspension or out of round wheel problem the dealer can't find anything, I
am just waiting to get out of this lease and move on. I guess I am just tired of
fighting the The Volvo store in Winter Park over this and I have to say
YOU WIN I WILL NEVER BUY ANTHER VOLVO FROM YOU AGAIN!