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I am driving a 2003 XC70 T5 and I love this car. I drive it approx. 80 miles per day under all weather conditions - it performs great.

Except one problem that showed up from time to time in the past and more often recently (approx. 34 k miles). When the transmission wants to shift from 2nd to 3rd gear it sometimes "kind of" slips for approx. 1 - 2 secs.. The engine revs. up to approx. 3000 RPM before the transmission shifts. If this happens under acceleration than the shifting process is very rough - the car shakes quite a bit.
It only happens between the 2nd and 3rd gear. When I try to reproduce this behavior in semiautomatic mode (manual shifting) it's never happening.

I was checking the web and found some hints that I am not the only one who has this problem. I also read that Volvo decided to ignore this problem.

Does anyone have similar problems ? Is there someone out there who knows what the reason for this problem is ? Is there someone who has some 1st hand experience with how Volvo handles this problem ?

Thx in advance for your response.
 

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Thank you for your quick response.

I have informed the dealer some time ago about this problem but since it is not 100% reproducible ....

Now it's happening more often (a couple times per day) -> I hope I will be able to convince the dealer that there is a problem. (That's why I posted my report in this forum -> the responses may help me looking a little more creditable.)

It would be great if they could fix the problem with re-flashing the transmission ctrl. module.

I am up for regular maintenance very soon. That's when I will present it next time.
I definitely want to have this problem taken care of as long as the car is under warranty (4yrs / 50k miles).

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QUOTE(Tech @ Dec 13 2004, 11:19 AM)Has your car had any software upgrades recently?If not they will try those first.Sometimes it is only a software issue.Have you had it to the dealer yet for this concern?You are still under warranty correct?If the software doesn't correct the problem and you can duplicate it with someone from the dealership.They will replace the transmission under warranty.When you take it to the dealer try to get it to happen before you get there.Then ask for the shop foreman to test drive the car with you to duplicate the complaint with him there.That is your best chance to get it fixed right the first time.
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