Honestly guys, lately I'm beginning to feel that tense, slight anxiety filled twinge every time I start my XC90. The brief, "Oh lord, what next. When's the big one coming?" thought that ruminates a bit in your head as you're driving when you have a vehicle has developed a consecutive series of unrelated issues in short order.
My first 6 months were relatively drama free.
Now, in the last 4 months:
- PCV valve failure.
- Radio head unit dies (I lose my rear back-up audible beeps and navigation along with).
- Left turn signal randomly starts flashing at triple speed & bulb failure message appears.
- Stop lamp failure message randomly appears.
- Throttle sometimes touchy and very slightly surgey acceleration from a cold start.
and now today, as I'm returning from the VA Center, the shifter slams over into Manual mode and refuses to allow me to throw it back into the PRND pathway. After two minutes of struggling and cursing, I'm able to muscle it over (I'm sure that did more damage) and with a more than necessary amount of effort, push it back through the steps into Park so I can turn the truck off.
All signs on this forum point to a shifter claw. Has anyone else had this occur but it was not the claw? I'm going to order the part tonight on faith that this is what it is, but want to know if there are any other possible causes.