While driving about twenty mph I slowly let off of the accelerator I can hear and feel a bump when transmission is downshifting

Tiny
U7616BOB
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  • 2013 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT
  • 6.2L
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 34,150 MILES
Just purchased this SUV.
My concern is: When driving very slowly less than twenty miles per hour, I let off the accelerator very slowly, I can hear and feel a bump that is shifting to a lower gear. I press on the accelerator I can hear and feel a bump shifting back to its higher or previous gear.
Why is this?
With the cruse on and I am going sixty five to seventy miles per hour going down a very steep incline, it does the same thing (bump back and forth to maintain the same speed).
Why is this?
Thanks for your advance reply.
Bob
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 4:42 AM

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Tiny
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How many speeds is the transmission? If it is a six speed it does this for fuel mileage nothing to worry about.
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your quick reply. It is very helpful to know there's noting to worry about. By the way, it is a 6 speed transmission.
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 11:33 AM
Tiny
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I'm still NOT completely satisfied with my 6 speed trans:I took my Escalade back to the dealership on with the same concern> They say it's basically normal on all heavy AWD trucks. They checked all the codes and could not find anything out of the normal. I still don't understand why the bump? The explanation they gave me is some what normal.

Do you know if all AWD trucks have this same bumping in and out of gear at a low speed? To "me", this bumping should not be normal. GM would have tons of complaints.
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Friday, December 30th, 2016 AT 3:22 PM
Tiny
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It's the shifting of gears people with Chrysler products with their 8 speed have the same problem.
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Friday, December 30th, 2016 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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Ok I've dug into this alittle more and it is a tech bulletin about unwanted grade braking, low power and trans busy shifting. The tsb is pit5206D you might go to dealer and see if they can check this out. I understand your concern but these newer cars are crazy. If you have some type of device stuck in aldl that is for insurance or one of those things take it out and throw it as far as you can because they screw up the pcm readings and cause all kind of screwy problems.
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Friday, December 30th, 2016 AT 4:37 PM

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