- 2018 CX-5 Sport
sskali did give an update in this thread, post #131:
Hi All. Its been a long time since I first started this thread. Just wanted to update regarding the lurching/ jerking nature. I feel that the transmission is fine and is doing what it is supposed to do. To make sure that the transmission is not causing the issue, I put my car in manual mode at around 40 mph and slowed down to a complete halt at a stop sign. The transmission automatically downshifts in manual mode when there is no user input. I noticed the shifts were smooth with no jumps.
After lot of thinking, I was able to come up with replicating the issue. It basically happens during engine braking. When you let go off the throttle, after a couple of seconds you can start feeling the engine braking happen. At this point when you apply slight dab on the throttle, you can feel the car jerk or rather make a clicking noise. My thinking is that jerk or clicking noise is coming from the opening / closing of the throttle valve.
So in my opinion the transmission is ok. It might be due to how the throttle valve opens and closes.