Noisy downshifting

noises
xb
scion

#1

Is it normal to experience a distinct clunking noise when downshifting into first gear? My dealer indicates this is normal but I don’t want to risk damage to the tranny if it is not normal.


#2

Manual or automatic? Year? Mileage? When the noise occurs? Temperature related or not? More info means better answers. Help us out some!


#3

2011 Scion XB. Auto trans. 5000 miles. Noise occurs at about 12 MPH as tranny downshifts into first gear. Not temp related.


#4

I would drive another 2011 xB from the dealer’s lot and see if it makes the same noise.