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Old 02-23-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default 2008 XE - transmission hesitation?

I've read plenty of comments about the 6spd gearbox having some hesitation issues in the 2007 models, corrected by a transmission reprogram.

I have a 2008 and suspect it is doing the same thing. It arrived at the dealer from the factory last Wednesday; is it possible that one this new would still need the reprogram?
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2008 XE - transmission hesitation?

I purchased a 2008 XE 3 weeks ago, and I was noticing some hesitation in the low gears. This was especially noticeable when I would slow down to make a right on a green light. Coming out of the turn I would occasionally feel a definite jerk. And just in general, the transmission wasn't smooth.

I had the service tech check it out, and he said that I had the latest transmission programming. So OK. But, due to some issues described elsewhere, I upgraded to an XR before the 1500 mile window ran out. So far I haven't noticed the same transmission hesitation on the new vehicle. Since the transmission programming is identical between the XE and XR, I have no explanation as to why the XR I have is so much smoother. My guess is that it is vehicle specific, and not model dependent.

So, I would ask the dealer to let you drive a different XE, or even an XR, and see if there is a difference. If so, swap out for one that shifts better. I promise you, it isn't your imagination.
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