I don't like the way it feels like the transmission is shifting when I don't expect it or want it to, and not shifting when I expect it to.
First: The transmission's seemingly excessive shifting is making the car respond late to the accelerator. If I have to move fast and I give it gas the RPM's jump way up but the car doesn't really respond until the RPM's come down and the transmission shifts for a few seconds to get back into cruising range. The result is the car doesn't move nearly as quickly as I'd like. If I want to get out of someone's way fast, waiting several seconds because the transmission wants the engine to be at low RPM's and not accelerating hard takes way too long. I'm used to instant response from the old V8 FI engine I had for 30 years.
Second: This car feels like it's making multiple quick little slow-downs and corrections while cruising at 20-40 mph. It doesn't show on tachometer or speedometer but my body feels it. This happens while driving at a constant speed and also during mild acceleration from a stop. It feels like the trans is shifting much more than it needs to. Or possibly it's a problem in the engine, like fuel delivery?
Third: I accelerate to 30 mph for a stretch several blocks long and hold it for a while but it may suddenly slow down several mph so I give it more gas to go back to 30 then as I hold it there it keeps accelerating beyond 30, like it's taking more gas than I was giving it and I have to let up on gas. This does show on tachometer and speedometer.
It may be that I only notice these things at slower speeds because road bumps are fewer. I may not feel the speed changes for several minutes or it could happen several times in one minute. I notice it practically every time I drive on side streets.
There have been no error codes displayed or found by the dealer. They test drove it but I couldn't go with so I couldn't point out the subtle things I'm feeling or tell the tech if he was driving the right speed or not. The tech said it felt normal to him. I've had the car 6 months and I feel like I'm getting less accustomed to it rather than more as time passes.
have the same problem?
Saturday, August 1st, 2020 AT 9:35 AM