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Another 2001 Auto Transmission Sad Story

Let’s get into this 2001 Auto Transmission Sad Story

Another Volvo Forum topic regarding the death of a 2001 Volvo automatic transmission, this one with some insight by those with either mechanical and Volvo sales backgrounds.

Just to let everyone know, I (ME) was the beta tester for the stop/neutral software.
I had an early 01 (new) with almost immediate clunking issues. I complained starting in August 2000. The head engineer from Rockleigh came down. We have been friendly after I did some beta testing on an early 98 XC for Volvo.

Anyhow I got this very hush hush software around December 2000, after that and for 3 years, nary a single shifting issue and lo and behold, a couple of years later the stop-neutral disabling software came out…a few generations better than the one I (and I’m sure others after me) tested.

2001 S60 Auto Transmission trouble

Bonus! More About The Volvo S60

The Volvo S60 is a compact luxury sedan manufactured and marketed by Volvo since 2000 and is now in its third generation.

The first generation (2000–2009) was launched in autumn of 2000 in order to replace the S70 and was based on the P2 platform. It had a similar designed estate version called Volvo V70 and a sports version called S60 R. Styling cues were taken from the ECC concept car and the S80.

The second generation (2010–2018) was released in 2010 for the 2011 model year and has its own estate version, known as the Volvo V60.

The third generation joined the Volvo line-up in 2018 for the 2019 model year. It is built on a shortened version of the Scalable Product Architecture platform, in America’s first Volvo factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina. The U.S. became the sole global source of the S60 sedan after production in China was phased out in early 2019.

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I love my car, however, the trannie is shot! I only have 65,000 miles-with inspections, oil changes, on time before time paying the cost for volvo to do that critical $600.00 car check-up and not only the trannie went the alternator and the timing belt all with less than a week warning. I have a 2002 S60. The dealership is talking $4,500 for a new tranmission. What! Volvo needs to place a re-call on these 2001 and 2002 S60 tranmissions way to many have gone bad. I live in Pa. Anybody have any suggestions. Who What Where!

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