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    1. #36
      Quote Originally Posted by SSurfer321 View Post
      I had been using 87 octane in mine. New tank full of 93 and cooler outside temperatures and the symptoms have stopped. I'm assuming it was detonation due to high outside temps and low octane fuel and ECU not being able to keep up with timing retard.
      Lucky. I ran 91 in 4 straight tank fulls.. still intermittently does it.

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      I think I finally heard this for myself today. In my case it was three short ticks in rapid succession right after rolling to ~75% throttle to pass someone. If the radio had been on I probably wouldn't have noticed. The engine responded just fine, though. Does that sound familiar to anyone? If so then I have to agree that it isn't pinging. The waste gate explanation is probably as good a guess as any.
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      After running 93 octane for a month, I only hear this once in a while and its only one "ping" with no lose of power.
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      All depends on how often you're running the turbo...
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      Quote Originally Posted by ketanb81 View Post
      Has anyone experience this issue? I have a 2015.5 S60 T5, when accelerating, I get this ticking/clicking noise for about a second or so. And it feels like its losing power. Usually occurs between 3k to 4K rpm. I feel like I don't get that quick torch. Any idea?
      I'm also getting 1 - 3 hard pings on medium acceleration on hot days, then power drops, I'm assuming from the ECU backing off the timing and/or throttle. This can't be healthy, right? Also, I'm using 91 octane. Please let me know if the dealer has acknowledged this one.

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      Quote Originally Posted by michaelmcken View Post
      I'm also getting 1 - 3 hard pings on medium acceleration on hot days, then power drops, I'm assuming from the ECU backing off the timing and/or throttle. This can't be healthy, right? Also, I'm using 91 octane. Please let me know if the dealer has acknowledged this one.
      I hope you're getting the car to your dealership ASAP. If you are getting something that sounds like a hard ping it's a sure sign of a problem.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dhorvath View Post
      All depends on how often you're running the turbo...
      So any time the car is running?
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      me too!

      I've been seeing it also recently (after 10k miles). I see it when the engine is at op temp and I'm accelerating pretty hard, such as on a short, uphill freeway ramp. I also get about 3 clicks (in about 1 s) but don't notice a power drop. The sound seems too low of a frequency to be a ping to me. I run 89 octane normally.

      This has been my only real problem with the car thus far. I'm looking to buy a '16 polestar while a few of the i6 engine cars still exist. Too bad they didn't come in power blue and most are the ugly blue.
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      I've been hearing it more frequently as time goes on (or I'm just more sensitized to it). It always sounds like it's coming from my foot well. Just as a data point, I had all of the software updated yesterday since the car was in for unrelated work and I heard it again within a half mile of departing the dealership. I keep hoping Volvo will quietly write a software patch to correct some calibration for it but not yet.
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      Add me to the list. Exact same issue, couple of clicks during acceleration and power loss. The weird thing is it sounds like it's coming from inside the cabin. Almost in the middle but who knows. Turbo, contactors, fuel pump? I am going to keep close watch and take it in after another 1000 miles.

      Started happening more with hot weather.

      Also started getting some hard up shifts when coasting.

      Still love this car, just need to get a couple of things fixed.

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    14. #47
      Did anyone resolve/fix this problem? I am experiencing the same issue on my 2015 Volvo S60 T5. Intermittent clicking/rattling noise during quick acceleration, around sharp curves, under load. Dealership looked at it twice but could not replicate and there were no codes. Any help or information is appreciated.

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      I've been experiencing the EXACT same issue. I made some videos / audio clips of it from my iPhone. Can anyone confirm that this is what they're hearing? For reference, I have a 2015.5 XC70 T5 Drive-E. It's been to the dealer 3 times and still no resolution.

      https://www.youtube.com/user/odonnebj

      Hard accelerations, uphill, quick rattle, etc... it sounds like everything that everyone has been describing. Please tell me there's a fix!!!?!?!?!

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      "Video 1" is spot-on with my experience. It's that quick metallic tapping immediately after a sudden throttle application.
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      Quote Originally Posted by zircular View Post
      "Video 1" is spot-on with my experience. It's that quick metallic tapping immediately after a sudden throttle application.
      I encourage you to record yours as well and keep spreading the word. My car has been to the dealer 3 times for a total of over 35 days and they're at a loss too. They've done some pretty thorough checks, and I'm starting to feel bad for bugging them. The more this gets elevated though, the quicker we can get resolution. It seems like from what I've been reading that it's a T5 Drive-E issue after 10k miles. Software issue??

      I also confirmed that it doesn't matter if ESC is on or off. Makes no difference at all I'm also using 93 octane.
      Last edited by odonnebj; 05-24-2016 at 08:19 PM.

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      "Video 1" is also my experience. VERY frustrating. I will attempt to record to show my dealership. Please let us know if anyone finds the problem/solution. (I will do the same)

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      Haven't noticed it on mine--am running Shell 89. Wonder if it is a normal fuel delivery sound, maybe injectors? Something to do with the intake/exhaust? Something to do with the torque converter? A relay clicking that's tied to some ECU monitoring system?
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      Quote Originally Posted by glenn-v60r View Post
      I've been seeing it also recently (after 10k miles). I see it when the engine is at op temp and I'm accelerating pretty hard, such as on a short, uphill freeway ramp. I also get about 3 clicks (in about 1 s) but don't notice a power drop. The sound seems too low of a frequency to be a ping to me. I run 89 octane normally.

      This has been my only real problem with the car thus far. I'm looking to buy a '16 polestar while a few of the i6 engine cars still exist. Too bad they didn't come in power blue and most are the ugly blue.
      I think we have a pattern here. We all share the same engine and mileage (10K miles.) Maybe the software update caused it. I think the fuel pressure sensor was also part of the service campaign.

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      This has been happening to mine for a year and it's been to the dealer a few times with no resolution. I've been clear with my dealer that the sounds is NOT a ping, but a definite clicking sound. It does seem to be better with higher octane, but it does not completely eliminate the issue. I'd like to give non-ethanol gas a try but I have to go way out of my way to find it. It also seems to happen more frequently in ECO+.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lauren32 View Post
      This has been happening to mine for a year and it's been to the dealer a few times with no resolution. I've been clear with my dealer that the sounds is NOT a ping, but a definite clicking sound. It does seem to be better with higher octane, but it does not completely eliminate the issue. I'd like to give non-ethanol gas a try but I have to go way out of my way to find it. It also seems to happen more frequently in ECO+.
      If you can repeat this reliably, try doing it in eco, normal, and sport. Try to detect :

      1) a change in frequency, maybe occurs less in sport, more in eco, etc.
      2) a change in input conditions. For example, maybe in sport mode it doesn't happen until 4k rpms vs. 3k in normal and 2k in eco, etc.
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      Picking up my 2015.5 S60 today from the dealer for this very problem. They have told me that the only thing they did was to reload new TCM s/w. I'm sure it didn't fix it..., but I'll see.

      My clicking occurred about a month ago and I have
      I'll report back after I pick up the car...

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      Quote Originally Posted by johnee View Post
      If you can repeat this reliably, try doing it in eco, normal, and sport. Try to detect :

      1) a change in frequency, maybe occurs less in sport, more in eco, etc.
      2) a change in input conditions. For example, maybe in sport mode it doesn't happen until 4k rpms vs. 3k in normal and 2k in eco, etc.

      I've had it occur in all 3 modes, but I haven't nailed down the RPM ranges. Mine are occurring just below 3k in the normal and eco. I'll see what happens in the sport mode.

      Does anyone have experience with mounting a GoPro under the car and not frying it? Or some other audio recording source? I've just been hanging my iPhone out the window / inside the cabin. The sound seems like it's coming from the front / center / lower engine compartment area based upon observations in the driver / passenger seat.

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      Quote Originally Posted by CVdogooder View Post
      Picking up my 2015.5 S60 today from the dealer for this very problem. They have told me that the only thing they did was to reload new TCM s/w. I'm sure it didn't fix it..., but I'll see.

      My clicking occurred about a month ago and I have
      I'll report back after I pick up the car...
      Any luck?

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      Quote Originally Posted by odonnebj View Post
      Any luck?
      I thought it was fixed, but nope – no luck at all, it still does it. One event today - three clicks, same scenario as before - approx 35MPH with moderate to hard acceleration. It seemed like it was harder to duplicate than before I brought it in because it took about a dozen attempts. Volvo repair order stated they performed TCM update and updated all available software. According to the Service Manager, nothing could be duplicated including my other transmission issues. Is the clicking transmission related? - don't know. They also told me they never heard of the clicking issue before. Surprisingly enough - all the issues I’ve brought before them they never heard of before...
      A friend of my wife’s has a 2015.5 S60, we’ve invited her down so I can test drive her car to compare my transmission quirks with her car. I’ll add clicks to the list. Won’t be for a few weeks, I’ll keep you all posted if I find anything.

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      Quote Originally Posted by CVdogooder View Post
      I thought it was fixed, but nope – no luck at all, it still does it. One event today - three clicks, same scenario as before - approx 35MPH with moderate to hard acceleration. It seemed like it was harder to duplicate than before I brought it in because it took about a dozen attempts. Volvo repair order stated they performed TCM update and updated all available software. According to the Service Manager, nothing could be duplicated including my other transmission issues. Is the clicking transmission related? - don't know. They also told me they never heard of the clicking issue before. Surprisingly enough - all the issues I’ve brought before them they never heard of before...
      A friend of my wife’s has a 2015.5 S60, we’ve invited her down so I can test drive her car to compare my transmission quirks with her car. I’ll add clicks to the list. Won’t be for a few weeks, I’ll keep you all posted if I find anything.

      Ugh! Sorry to hear!! I had a similar instance where they thought they fixed it (and I did too!) but the next day it popped up again. I'm curious if you can make the other one do it. I thought of going to another dealership to test drive a new T5 Drive-E to see if I can make it happen. The saga continues.....

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      I have a 2015 V60 Drive-e T5 30k miles with the same issue, pinging and brief loss of power upon moderate throttle. Seems to be in third gear each time. First visit to Volvo service, software reset for transmission. No change or improvement. 93 octane has not resolved this.

      Has anyone had this issue diagnosed successfully? What was done to correct the problem? I have an appointment today with a Volvo technician to try to replicate this. Happens occasionally...so here's hoping. Thanks all.

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      I also have this anomaly. 2015.5 V60 purchased used in April with 12,000 and now has 17,000. I am almost certain that the clicking sound is coming from the transmission, not the engine. The sound is distinctly mechanical, a "click, click, click" when accelerating to pass on the highway, etc. It comes from the foot-well area and sounds to be very near, or inside the firewall as the clicks are not especially loud, but very clearly heard. I don't notice so much of a power loss as a lack of acceleration when it is desired. To me it is as if the transmission begins its downshift from the higher "overdrive" gear (engine is at approx 1800 RPMs at highway cruising speed when this most often occurs) and as the transmission begins its downshift, the acceleration lags, the clicks are distinctly heard, then the proper gear is found and the car accelerates normally. If the car is operating at a less economical RPM (2500+ish) this phenomenon is less likely to happen and does not consistently happen at the lower (1800) RPM either.
      I have not had my car in for service yet and the phenomenon is not consistent enough to guarantee my ability to show it to a service technician on a test-drive. Will be very interested to see if anyone can this this diagnosed properly, but am glad that it is not only happening to my car. I am considering the upgrading to the Polestar flash at the 20k service appointment and would be interested to see if the Polestar re-mapping of the transmission would fix this issue.
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      I haven't been back to the dealer yet for another attempt at diagnosis, but mine has been consistently doing it since January right after the 10k mile service. I was hoping others would find a solution.
      Pass your issue on to Volvo USA and keep spreading the word. Refer your techs to this post and the audio / vids I posted in earlier posts in this thread. People are confirming that this is the same noise. I'm in a 2015.5 XC70 T5 Drive-E so it's not isolated to S60s.

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      Just as an experiment: Put Shell 93 octane gas in (full tank) and also find some Octane booster (auto part store) to bring the octane up even further (say 98octane) and see if under various loads/conditions it still pings. If this changes it at all, then this is pre-detonation (aka, "pinging") and that ain't good, especially for a turbo car! Maybe the ECU OEM tune needs to be backed down just a bit if this is the case.
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      List of usernames and models with issue

      Because I'm obsessed with trying to figure out what is going on, I've listed out all the usernames and models (from what I could tell from your posts) that have reported this issue dating back to last summer in July 2015 when this thread started. I'm assuming there are others that don't frequent the forum. My main reason for joining swedespeed was to diagnosis my issue since the car has been to the dealer 3 times with no resolution.

      What I've gathered about the issue:
      T5 Drive-E models - S60, V60, XC60, and XC70
      Occurs after the initial 10,000 mile service
      Gas type seems irrelevant as some run Premium and some run Regular

      Who has notified Volvo USA? Who has sought other measures? Who just flat out gave up? Here is a list of 12 usernames / car models that have experienced this issue based on your posts. Have any of you found resolution?!?!

      ketanb81 2015.5 S60 T5
      zircular 2015.5 S60 T5 Drive-E
      T960K 2015 XC60 T5 Drive-E
      busyguy8 2015.5 V60 Drive-E
      SSurfer321 2015 V60 Drive-E
      michaelmcken
      glenn-v60r 2015.5 V60 T6
      Ado-aim 2015.5 s60
      lauren32
      CVdogooder 2015.5 s60
      JccARV60Drive-e 2015 V60 Drive-e T5
      odonnebj 2015.5 XC70 T5 Drive-E
      lauren32 2015 V60 T5 Drive-E
      JccARV60Drive-e 2015 XC60 Drive-e T5
      ChattanoogaV60 2015 V60 Drive-E T5
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      Quote Originally Posted by odonnebj View Post
      Because I'm obsessed with trying to figure out what is going on, I've listed out all the usernames and models (from what I could tell from your posts) that have reported this issue dating back to last summer in July 2015 when this thread started. I'm assuming there are others that don't frequent the forum. My main reason for joining swedespeed was to diagnosis my issue since the car has been to the dealer 3 times with no resolution.

      What I've gathered about the issue:
      T5 Drive-E models - S60, V60, XC60, and XC70
      Occurs after the initial 10,000 mile service
      Gas type seems irrelevant as some run Premium and some run Regular

      Who has notified Volvo USA? Who has sought other measures? Who just flat out gave up? Here is a list of 12 usernames / car models that have experienced this issue based on your posts. Have any of you found resolution?!?!

      ketanb81 2015.5 S60 T5
      zircular 2015.5 S60 T5 Drive-E
      T960K 2015 XC60 T5 Drive-E
      busyguy8 2015.5 V60 Drive-E
      SSurfer321 2015 V60 Drive-E
      michaelmcken
      glenn-v60r 2015.5 V60 T6
      Ado-aim 2015.5 s60
      lauren32
      CVdogooder 2015.5 s60
      JccARV60Drive-e 2015 V60 Drive-e T5
      odonnebj 2015.5 XC70 T5 Drive-E
      If you want to update the info above, my vehicle is a 2015 V60 Drive-e. I guess I'm in the "flat out given up" camp. I hate for that to be the case, but my dealer is at a loss after looking into it several times. For now, I'm just trying to take note of when it occurs...I'd say my experience is very similar to ShawnG, from where the sound seems to originate, to RPMs, etc. It also occurs most often when I'm accelerating uphill. It's never happened on a decline and rarely occurs on flat roads. I've never taken the car up into the mountains...bet it would click like crazy.

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      My wife has a 2015 XC 60 T5 Drive-e with the same issue. 18k miles current odometer.

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      Done and done! Sorry you have two cars in the family with the same issue

      As a side note, and I'm sure they're unrelated, but my Auto-Start-Stop also stopped working at the same time back in January when this first came up. I've seen other threads on that too, but just wanted to point it out. I'm just trying to collect / correlate as much data as possible.

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      FYI 93 octane in my V60 and my wife's XC60 almost all of the time.

      I had the Volvo dealership shop Foreman ride with me for about thirty minutes yesterday in my V60. He heard the clicking but I was not able to replicate the loss of throttle while the clicking happened. I am leaving my car with him next week for him to drive for a couple of days in an effort reproduce the clicking/knocking and brief power loss. Naturally the knocking/power loss happened on my way to work today while going uphill today.

      I have been communicating with Volvo customer care. The rep I have been corresponding with said she is not familiar with this issue and will monitor the notes.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JccARV60Drive-e View Post
      FYI 93 octane in my V60 and my wife's XC60 almost all of the time.

      I had the Volvo dealership shop Foreman ride with me for about thirty minutes yesterday in my V60. He heard the clicking but I was not able to replicate the loss of throttle while the clicking happened. I am leaving my car with him next week for him to drive for a couple of days in an effort reproduce the clicking/knocking and brief power loss. Naturally the knocking/power loss happened on my way to work today while going uphill today.

      I have been communicating with Volvo customer care. The rep I have been corresponding with said she is not familiar with this issue and will monitor the notes.
      I've been corresponding with:

      Eve
      Volvo Car USA

      She's been very responsive and helpful over the past several months, and she is quite aware of the issue I am having. I sent her a link to his forum thread as well.

      Also, ditto on the loss of power. I experienced it a lot in northwest Austin, TX where it was extremely hilly. Sadly I live in Houston and can't replicate the power loss here, but it still makes the noise an handful of times per day.
      Last edited by odonnebj; 06-08-2016 at 04:44 PM.

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