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I would first get the vehicle checked with a suitable diagnostic scanner (OBD) tool that can access the transmission control module and check what fault codes are stored in the control module as once you have these fault codes it will give you more informatiuon to what is causing the fault, the warning light does not come on if it needs a service. The first thing to try like your mechanic said it too replace the steering fluid but you can also get a flush for the system which will clean out the system as well.
No it does not need to be a Volvo dealer but a Volvo specialist will be better as they will be able to do more tests with there equipment than a normal garage.
They certainly have certain problems with the clutch forks inside the transmission and the clutches as well. I have hear of them being replaced 3 times on the same vehicle in less than 90,000 miles
Your mechanic will possibly suggest it and it is possible it can fix it but it depends what fault codes are stored as if it is codes related to the clutch then no it will not fix it.
If you want to keep the cost down I would take it to a transmission specialist as they will repair it as a Volvo dealer or Volvo specialist will want to replace it. What part of UK you from ?
OK I am not familliar with Surrey if it was more north I could have reccomended some were.