Hello, all! I recently purchased an 2016 XUV 550 with only 72 hrs on the clock. It was used very lightly and is in near showroom condition. I really like the simplicity of this machine for my family, but may add a winch and some lights on the front guard in the future. However, I’m afraid it is suffering from the dreaded clutch issues. I thought this was fixed by 2016???
Sometimes it shifts fine, but it seems like once it’s up to temperature, shifting is near impossible. Feels like I’ll break the lever if I try much harder. I have to shut the unit off, shift, and then restart it. Major pain in the butt. Once it’s off, I can move through the gears easily. Also, once it is good and warm, I have to keep my foot on the brake if I come to a stop because it wants to keep creeping forward. Is this clutch related too or is the idle too high/fast?
Also, due to the shifting issue, the previous owner confessed to messing with the cable adjustments. He didn’t know about the clutch issues with these machines and thought the problem was cable related.
With the lever all the way forward, it won’t shift into Low Range. I have to reach back (with the bed raised) and manually push the lever for it to go in. I didn’t know if this was cable or clutch related?
So, what do you guys think? Time to yank the clutch and get it sent to the “Clutch Doc?” I’m a little intimidated by this job, but it might not be too bad. I know I don’t have the correct clutch puller tool, but suppose I can round something up to get the job done. I’ve attached a few pics of my new ride. Nothing special or fancy. There are many like it, but this one is mine! 😂
Last edited by IrishRed; 05-04-2019 at 08:44 PM.