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Transmission shifts out of drive in cold weather
Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:08 PM
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:19 AM
Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:50 PM
I've had similar issues myself. I've noticed since I bought it(Used @ 12k miles), it has this slight surging effect @ around 2.5-3k RPM when accelerating from a dead stop. For a while, I thought It was the turbo kicking in and just ignored it. Then this past Christmas holiday, I took the car on a 1500 mile road trip to see family....
All was fine till I stopped at the first stop, a rest area about 5 or so hours into the trip. I noticed when I stopped and put the car into park it made this electronic grinding sound underneath the car. As I was leaving the rest area and merging back on the highway I went to give the car gas to get up to highway speed prior to merging (got onto it kinda hard) and the car slipped out of gear and revved as though it was in neutral. Let off the throttle and it went back in gear and was fine till I exited the highway at my destinations exit 5 more hours later. I noticed the "surging" issue was even worse accelerating after each red light. The return drive back home after was uneventful and seemed fine again until I was in the last 30 mins of my 10-hour total drive back. I went to pass a truck and got on it to pass and the transmission dropped WAY too far down the gear range, it was as though I had a manual and slammed it into 2nd at 65MPH. It scared the S*%T out of me and I immediately got off the throttle and got back behind the truck. Was fine the rest of the way home.
Ever since then I notice every hard/hesitant shift and I am constantly wondering if there is really something wrong or was it just the computer trying to overcompensate. Not sure if I should get it flushed or what. Bought it used @12k miles from a dealership. It now has just shy of 16k miles. Other than the wonky transmission. I am pleased with the car for the most part.
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