Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo, began producing the popular S60 model almost fifteen years ago and has been producing the second generation S60/V60 since 2010. This compact executive vehicle features a turbocharged direct injection engine to deliver both power and safety to its drivers. In spite of how reliable the Volvo brand is, however, these cars do require the help of a trained mechanic periodically.
One issue that some 2nd generation S60/V60 owners have experienced is a hard transmission shift into drive. After putting the car in reverse and then shifting back into drive, some drivers have claimed to feel and hear a hard thump that sounds as if it was coming from the rear of the vehicle. The same thumping noise was experienced as well when shifting from neutral into drive after sitting at a traffic light waiting for the signal to turn green.
This issue does not occur every time the car is put into drive, so the exact cause is very hard to determine. What is for certain, however, is that this should not be occurring and may be a sign of transmission trouble that should be addressed as soon as possible. Failing to investigate the cause of this hard shift or thumping in the transmission could result in mechanical problems and higher repair bills down the line.
If you are the owner of a 2nd generation S60/V60 Volvo, produced from 2010 to the present, and you have experience a hard shift into drive on your vehicle, then you need to bring your car in for an inspection and evaluation by an independent Volvo repair specialist.
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