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Good Afternoon All!

New the the forum so here goes. I purchased an XUV 550 new in March of this year with 5hrs on it for use as a weekend toy as well as getting around our neighborhood(golf course). We have really enjoyed the machine for the most part. It does everything and more that we need it to and is the perfect size for our purposes. Before purchasing, I asked the salesman if they had seen any issues with this machine as it was fairly new to the gator line up. His answer was of course "no issues at all". When he dropped it off, he mentioned that I may need to bring it in to have the cables adjusted for the transmission, and said it was due to stretching after breakin. I was good with that. I began noticing almost immediately that when shifting from fwd to reverse in 4X4 that it wouldn't do it most of the time and took a "special touch" to get it moving again. Since, the transmission issue has become much more prevelant to the point where I took it in to get serviced with 27hours on it. The dealership called today and told me to come and pick it up after having it for 1.5wks and told me it wasn't fixed because they didn't have a solution from John Deere yet as to what was causing the shifting problems. I have had great experience with John Deere products previously, and have some close friends with 825i's that have over 2k miles that run like new. It is very alarming to me that a major issue occured with this thing with 27hrs on it and there is no solution. Has anyone experienced or heard of similar issues? If so, what was the resolve?
 

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I talked with my dealer Gulf Coast Tractor Corpus Christi and he said they have had this issue and it was fixed by adding a washer to the shifter lever. You might call the at 361-289-0818...They have had no issues with transmissions other than the sifter lever and the factory not tighting bolts.
 

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Welcome to the forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have you talked to a dealer or had a dealer look at it????
 

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This was posted on the John Deere site under forums. I notified my dealer even though mine seems to be working fine after replacing the secondary clutch.

The difficulty shifting is well known. It's a problem with the drive clutch
sticking and not fully releasing. JD has a revised clutch to help address
the problem. I mentioned it to my dealer and they had me bring it in. A
couple days later I had my Gator back with a new drive/primary clutch for no
charge.

After talking with my dealer he informed that he knew about this and has already replaced the drive/primary clutch when it was in the shop.. I'll let you know how it works out.
 
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