Anybody tried beach sand since RO1?
Just got my car back from the dealer for the 5th time and my same complaint. 4WD problems after RO1. Even though the MIL light was on, "they couldn't find anything wrong with it." I keep getting this from them even though the car will not shift down without a super long delay followed by turbo charge. In fact I have owned turbos and never felt anything this bad for turbo lag.
Deep sand exposes this tranny in a hurry so anybody who had RO1 done should check your cars in deep sand. It overheats in either 4Hi or 4LOW and as soon as the tranny gets over 200 degrees, it starts disengaging and triggers warning lights. "4WD temporaily unavailable" comes on and then you are stuck until it cools. All this time, the regular temperature gauge isn't even to the half way point so it's not that tough of conditions on an 82 degree day. Today the warning light said " transmission overheated 4WD unavailable".
Today after just getting my car out of the shop, I took it down and made a video of it breaking down again. This time, I could not get it out of low range until I had parked it for 30 minutes. ""Normal operation" the dealer says!
Make sure that you run it through deep sand for a while and keep an eye on your tranny temp gauge.
People who just run it on the street may never know but for me, RO1 didn't just ruin street performance, it also disabled the great 4WD system that I had before the recall. I ran it for 6 months on this beach without a lick of trouble before RO1.
One thing that is peculiar. Each time has been the same. It happens after I have parked the car, walked the dog and then go to return home.
Not soon after I start heading back down the beach, the tranny starts disengaging 4WD.
Now my MIL light is back on and I am forced to take it to an independent garage which I am going to do tomorrow because I have done nothing but waste time with this dealer and Customer Care has been no help.
At least this time I have video.