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Volvo S40 Transmission Issues
I hadn't experienced this until today. I drove the car to pick up some take out food, got back in and while leaving a stop light, the car completely slipped out of gear. I could see the tach reving, but the car appeared to be in neutral. I checked the position of the gear shifter, thinking I may have not engaged it properly, but it was secure. I pressed the throttle again, and it continued to rev and then abruptly slammed into gear. As I was leaving a stop light and wanted to get across the street, so I continued to give it gas. It appeared to be driving OK, but less than 15 seconds later, it slipped out of gear again, and then abruptly back into gear. Once I was out of traffic, I stopped the car, moved the shifter through all the possible positions, returned it to drive and took off. All good for about 3 minutes, and then it did it again. It did it one more time before reaching home; all 4 times in less than 10 minutes.
Has anyone reported problems with the auto transmission in the S40? If so, could you please send me links to info on this. I will contact my dealer tomorrow morning, but curious to know if there are any known problems.
thanks for reading,