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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5L Turbo Auto

2006 Volvo XC90
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Special Purpose Vehicle
17 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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September 29, 2012, 10:33 am

Andrew C

Question: Transmission issue?

When I'm driving in lower gears the car's rpm's shoot up when I gently press down on the gas. It comes back down and sometimes has a bang sound. Had transmission fluid changed, checked by two different auto service places and they didn't find anything. Is this something a software update can fix or does it need a transmission overhaul?


October 3, 2012, 8:35 pm

Richard W
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I would have the dealer look at it. You could have a computer issue. But I don't think so. I would say at this point you need a trans. The thing i don't like is that two shops could not find the problem. So I would take it to the dealer.

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