What Issues Are People Reporting with their Transmission?
When a driver accelerates or decelerates, the cars will reportedly hesitate and then shudder, jerk, clunk or “hard shift” when the automatic transmission switches gears. This may also occur when the vehicles are accelerating in a single gear and not necessarily switching gears. GM has issued 13 technical service bulletins related to shifting issues alone, but none of the suggested repairs have remedied the problem. Dozens of complaints have been submitted by drivers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over these transmission problems.
It is believed that the shuddering and jerking problem is related to issues within the transmission and possibly the torque converter. These internal issues can cause “undue friction” and result in the hydraulic systems and gears not functioning properly. This leads to metal shavings circulating throughout the transmission. Some clients claim that they needed to have their transmissions flushed because of the metal shavings. Others needed to replace their transmission, torque converter or valve body as a result of the alleged defect.
Vehicles Affected By Faulty GM 8-Speed Transmission:
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