Updating transmission software
That said: My experience was not good with the hesitation issue! It was like it could not decide what gear to use next. The hesitation is the bad part that should not happen. The update is only for vehicles that are having issues completing AL. The hesitation should not last and should be getting better. Hesitation can play out in different ways, but here's my story. I told her to step harder on the skinny pedal to the right.It was like a stall out for a second or two as I pulled out from a stop. By 800 miles the hesitation was for the most part gone. My Cherokee had a 12/11/13 build and never needed the updates because it finished AL successfully. She complained a few more times so while I was driving I demonstrated how much power (V6) it has off the line. But I have not heard her complain anymore and can tell she's putting her foot into it.My wife notices a hesitation like feeling when pulling into traffic.
Even after the 3 drain-and-fills, it continued to act up.
I recently received a postcard from Volvo advertising their new Volvo Service Advantage, where they offer free software updates.
I do know others who say they have had perfect shifting and no hesitation since day 1, those ones are the lucky ones lol.
So, I don't think yours will take quite as long as mine, considering it is newer and would have come with all necessary updates at the time of your purchase. Short trips are awful for the Adaptive Learn process and can guarantee it will take much longer.
I have driven it after being warm - I can feel it as well. They need to make a physical connection with the computer in the Cherokee to determine what software it has. By problem, I was referring to issues some have had. It "learns" your driving habits over time and should make shifts and downshifts smoother when complete. And if it's the learning mode I've read about - does it turn off on its own. About 280 miles :-)At 280 miles, your transmission is definitely in adaptive learn mode.
I'm not too sure what you are referring to as the 'problem'. Transmission could still be in Adaptive Learn mode, engine could still be cold which would cause some hesitation, etc. Give it some time, and drive like you normally would. By problem, I was referring to issues some have had. There is nothing special you need to do, and no you do not need to visit the dealer to turn it off.
Hesitation can play out in different ways, but here's my story. I told her to step harder on the skinny pedal to the right.
Thanks for the laugh on this " I told her to step harder on the skinny pedal to the right.
Myself, I had extremely jerky shifting, random moments where the vehicle would lurch forward while my foot was on the brake, etc.