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I'm wondering what is going on with this car. It's relatively new (just over 21k miles) '06 X 2.5 Automatic, but out of warranty, and I thought transmissions issues wouldn't show for a while. So here is a list of the symptoms (that are getting somewhat worse):

1) After letting off the gas at-speed, I notice an inordinate slow-down (I feel like I'm hitting the brake) before it starts to coast. During this period, the engine sounds like it stops revving entirely, or becomes very quiet. It lasts about 1-2 seconds.

2) It quickly shifts into reverse but takes a few seconds before it shifts into drive (once I thought it already shifted, and having hit the accelerator and revved the engine, when it did shift there was a violent lurch/clunk noise [did this cause damage?]).

3) When driving, the engine will randomly vibrate very loudly (like I am hitting a bump strip), and will stop only when I let off the gas.

4) The above also happens frequently when shifting between gears.

5) Recently the the transmission will hesitate between gears, and "clunks"/lurches back into gear when it figures things out.

6) Somewhat unrelated, but I can feel a constant bumpy/up-and-down vibration, like the road is wavy or something. Is this just really tight suspension? I feel like I can feel every little pebble on the road. Is there any way to adjust this?

Does this sound like a computer or transmission problem? I've been driving with it like this for a few hundred miles, not being able to find time or resources to get it into the shop. Will continued driving cause irreversible damage or reduce the lifespan of the vehicle?

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Thanks for the responses, I appreciate it guys.

My apologies for the forum spamming; my first post didn't garner replies, and after the second didn't receive any for a week, I forgot about it. Thus another post.

I suppose I'll take it into the dealer when I find time. Juggling a 20 hours/week job + full time school without a car isn't particularly just an inconvenience, it's virtually impossible most of the time. On that note, how dangerous is it to drive on a sloppy transmission?

But thanks again, I'll keep you all posted.
 
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