I loaned my 2002 S 60 Volvo turbo to my daughter while I changed the oil in her Jeep. I should have warned her not to move the shifter to the left to put the transmission into manual mode. I had gotten it stuck to the left once before. I “fixed” by turning the car off. That may have been a fluke, but it has worked in auto mode for several weeks since then. Since it moved to the right, it has been fine until today. I never put it back into manual mode again. Being the leadfoot that my daughter is, I guess she had to try it in manual mode. If you don’t know, that’s where the driver pushes the selector forward for an upshift, and backwards for a downshift. (and you’ll probably have no ideas.) Although she won’t admit it, I think she may have shoved it over HARD to the right, and broken something in an effort to bring it home just like she borrowed it.
I tried shutting it off, and even disconnected the battery for a while. Nothing seemed to work. I can drive it in manual mode, but since it is an automatic, I may as well take advantage of all of its abilities.
Can anyone tell me what’s going on? Is there a solenoid involved, or a detent that is messed up?