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Code1618 and flashes up arrow, 2000 v40 1.9 turbo, 2000,

Customer Question

code1618 and flashes up arrow
JA: What is the model/year of your Volvo?
Customer: 2000 v40 1.9 turbo
JA: What year is your Turbo?
Customer: 2000
JA: Are you fixing your Turbo yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: tranny problem limp mode code 1618
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: it also flashes red up poninted arrow
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Greg (Indy-Tech).
Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.
Rgds Greg.

Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.

Hi .

have any drivability issue ,transmission not shifting up ,or stuck in one gear like 3rd (limp mode)


Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.

Hi .

The P1618 is a code for volvo codes ECM-530D.

This diagnostic trouble code indicates there are one or more emission-related diagnostic trouble codes stored in the automatic transmission control module (TCM).
Diagnostic trouble code (P1618) ECM-530D is stored if this control module requests that the engine management system lights the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL).

Substitute Value
Possible Source
one or more diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) stored in automatic transmission control module.
Fault Symptom[s]
varies depending on which diagnostic trouble code (DTC) has been stored
So you need to find out what code is stored in the transmission control module, remedy that and then clear all the codes.

What this all means is you need a good top scan tool ,(not a code reader) to check for TCM (Transmission ) malfunction codes .

You will have to check an Indy shop specializing in Volvo's. or a Volvo Dealer .

Need further assistance with this issue then please get back to me with the reply box below .
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Kind regards Greg