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Q: shifts very hard from 1st to 2nd gear

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from a stop my "LTZ" shifts very harsh from 1st to 2nd and then slightly harder than normal up to other gears. I did notice that 2nd gear kicks in @ 3000 rpms at just normal driving getting up to speed in the flow normal of traffic. (not dogging it out)
My car has an automatic transmission.

This is very common when the transmission is due for a fluid change or if it is low on fluid. I would start with this as it is most common and the easiest fix. If this does not solve the issue, you may have a torque converter or clutch problem. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose and replace your transmission fluid.

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