I have a 2000 V70 SE. It is 2wd, no-turbo. It has the 5 speed auto
transmission, not the 4 speed in the XC and GLT models.
I took it in at 70k to have the tranny fluid and filter changed. The
transmission was working perfectly at the time. The repair place called
me after changing the fluid and said the transmission was "slipping". I
told them it was not doing this before. They then called back and said
that the 5 speed takes a different fluid than the 4 speed and that they
put the wrong fluid in. They ordered the right one and changed it
again. Still same issue with the slipping. They sent it over to a
transmission repair place that now tells me the transmission needs
rebuilding since 2nd and 3rd gears are shot.
So my question is, could they have busted my transmission by putting in
the wrong fluid? I did not even get the car back, so it was only test
driven when they discovered the problem, no significant miles were put
on it with the wrong fluid in it.
I don't know whether to be happy the problem showed up now and that I
was not left stranded somewhere, or to be mad at the repair place for
breaking my perfectly good transmission. I have a warranty, but it has
a deductible and other out of pocket expenses I'll be out.
- posted 14 years ago