2016 Volvo XC60 hesitates before acceleration

volvo
xc60

#1

When stopped at a light, (eco feature turned off) does your car hesitate when you take your foot off the brake and start to accelerate? It’s like the car “grabs”. Not a smooth take off at all. Car kind of jerks forward.


#2

I just do not understand a question like this. Why even ask if anyone has this problem . Your Volvo has a 5 year bumper to bumper warranty so just return to dealer with your questions and problems.


#3

I thought this was a discussion forum. Have you ever gone into a dealer and tell them you hear a noise or the car drives different?? The look they give you is discouraging. “Yes’ ma’am we will check it out”. Hours later they tell you “we couldn’t replicate the event”. I had hoped to see if this is a quirk of this car or if it could be addressed by asking others who drive the car.


#4

You have not said if you went to dealer or not . And yes it is a forum so you do not get to dictate the response’s . You have something about this vehicle that you do not like so if you cannot get satisfaction from your dealer there is a corporate contact page in your manual.

@Halkyard I think you should know that the ’ Ask Someone ’ title is misleading . It puts your post in the Car Talk regular forum and not just to 2016 XC60 Volvo owners . If all you want to do is contact other Volvo owners then you should search for a Volvo specific forum.


#5

@Halkyard it is true that your comment was sent to a forum that isn’t dedicated to Volvo owners. Perhaps someone else has experienced the same thing, or knows something about it.


#6

Does it have automatic stop/start? Has it always acted this way?


#7

Thank you. Lesson learned. I was surprised how quickly the troll responded.


#8

It has keyless start button. I bought it used so just wanted to know if it was supposed to drive this way. It’s wonderful on the highway. Just the jerky start that is unusual


#9

Some cars are designed to shut off the engine completely when you stop, say, at a red light, then start it up when you take your foot off the gas. Does your XC60 do this?


#10

Hi,

I believe ECO mode makes the accelerator pedal to be less responsive. Try turning ECO mode off to see if there is an improvement. I stopped using ECO mode on my 2013 Equinox a few years after I found in regular mode driveability was greatly improve with only a ~0.5 mpg drop in mileage.

Ed B.