P0710 OBD-II Trouble Code: Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Our certified mechanics come to you · 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

SCHEDULE P0710 DIAGNOSTIC Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront
Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON

Cost of diagnosing the P0710 code

P0710 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Malfunction". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.

Cars Estimate Credit towards follow-up repair Earliest Availability
Ford$20.00
Toyota$20.00
BMW$20.00
SCHEDULE P0710 DIAGNOSTIC Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

P0710 definition

A P0710 trouble code is related to a vehicle’s automatic transmission fluid temperature sensor that monitors the fluid temperature to help protect from overheating.

What the P0710 code means

P0710 is an OBD-II generic code for a voltage issue with the transmission fluid temperature sensor often found in automatics. When the code is triggered, the voltage from the sensor being read by the transmission control unit (TCU) is outside of the manufacturer’s parameters. This may mean your transmission is overheating, or the sensor is faulty.

What causes the P0710 code?

The most common causes for a P0710 are:

What are the symptoms of the P0710 code?

Most symptoms associated with a P0710 are no more serious than a check engine light, but not all cases are equal. Some vehicles may place the transmission in “limp-mode” that limits shift points and purposely limits performance.

How does a mechanic diagnose the P0710 code?

Your mechanic will first locate your vehicle’s transmission temperature sensor to test it both visually, and with a digital multi-meter. If the sensor and its associated wiring appear significantly damaged, or if the sensor does not send out a five volt signal, it will need to be replaced. If the sensor appears and test fine however, your mechanic will trace the temperature sensor circuit to repair a damaged wire and or connection.

As with most transmission trouble codes, the fluid will be checked for being low or dirty.

Common mistakes when diagnosing the P0710 code

Depending on how the vehicle is driving and the condition of the transmission fluid, the P0710 may be a stored code from a previous issue that was already mechanically resolved. It’s wise to clear the code and reset the engine computer before further troubleshooting to ensure the code returns.

How serious is the P0710 code?

A P0710 may not be serious if the sensor simply has gone bad. However, more worrisome would be if the transmission went into “limp-mode” with a P0710 as that could indicate a more serious mechanical problem.

When dealing with transmission temperature problems, you should act fast to catch the problem as early as possible.

What repairs can fix the P0710 code?

The most common repairs for a P0710 are as follows:

Additional comments for consideration regarding the P0710 code

A P0710 air bag code should be associated with an automatic transmission and most manuals do not come with a temperature sensor.

Need help with a P0710 code?

YourMechanic offers certified mobile mechanics who will come to your home or office to diagnose and repair your vehicle. Get a quote and book an appointment online or speak to a service advisor at 1-800-701-6230.

P0710
trouble codes
OBD-II

Fast and easy Check Engine Light is on Inspection service at your home or office.

SCHEDULE P0710 DIAGNOSTIC
Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

Recent Check Engine Light is on Inspection reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Check Engine Light is on Inspection Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

4,743

Rating Summary
4,361
185
47
28
122
4,361
185
47
28
122

Oreste

12 years of experience
108 reviews
Oreste
12 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Check Engine Light is on - Hialeah, Florida
Showed up quick, and went straight to inspecting a brake light on the dash issue. He found the issue, fixed it, and showed me exactly what was wrong. Thank you!

Daniel

9 years of experience
58 reviews
Daniel
9 years of experience
Honda Fit - Check Engine Light is on - Chicago, Illinois
Told me everything I needed to know and switch out after the inspection. So, I scheduled another service the next day for all the fixes, or fluid maintenance.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Hyundai Santa Fe - Check Engine Light is on - Austin, Texas
Even after working on my car, he took the time to explain what he did, the parts, and any next steps. Very knowledgeable!

Joe

12 years of experience
22 reviews
Joe
12 years of experience
Toyota 4Runner - Check Engine Light is on - Sacramento, California
Joe was very thorough in his inspections, and his knowledge & experience was clear in his explanations of what was wrong with my car. I really appreciated his recommendations, and the fact that he worked so efficiently that it cut down on time... I would definitely book with him again.

More related articles

How to Transfer a Car Title in Idaho
In In order to prove ownership of a car, you must have the title. However, when a car is sold, given away or inherited, the title needs to be transferred into the new owner’s name. The state of Idaho has...
How to Get a Louisiana Driver's Permit
The The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles requires all teen drivers to participate in a graduated driver's licensing program. The first step in this program is to obtain a learner’s permit, which graduates to a full license as the driver...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from sitting in a car’s seat for a long drive. Sometimes,...

Related questions

Engine came on and we took it to Autozone. Code read P0430

Hello. This issue can be caused by a failing catalytic converter or by a bad oxygen sensor. As for driving the vehicle, if it is not lacking any power then it should be fine to drive. The only time a...

ABS light on dash board

Hello. Since this could be a variety of potential issues, I would recommend hooking the car up to an OBD scanner to download any trouble codes that may have registered as a result of the light coming on. I would...

Co2 sensors are detected as malfunctioning . Can I still drive with this problem until i can afford to fix. 1 week.

The codes you are getting may be directed to the O2 sensors but can be caused by a computer system or fuel system malfunction. You should get each code diagnosed to find out what is the cause of the rich...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com