Q: My daughters 2012 Hyndai Elantra's check engine light came on. I took it to auto zone to check the error code - P7011. Transmissio

asked by on September 01, 2017

Check engine light on. Had it checked. p7011. Transmission temperature sensor. Drives fine. Expensive fix? Can I drive it as long as there are no performance issues?

My car has 55000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This is not an answer I can answer since the code P7011 is not an accurate or listed code for this vehicle. If your code was P0711 then this is correct code for problem with the internal transmission temperature sensor. This sensor is an important sensor for the transmission and may be indicating a bigger problem if the transmission is actually having a problem and it is not just the sensor. The sensor is part of the internal wire harness of this transmission and would require replacement of entire internal harness. I would not recommend driving it this way since if the transmission does overheat or have an issue you may damage transmission since sensor cannot detect problem. Another concern is once the check engine light is on for this P0711 code it will not go out and if any other problems arise with the engine or transmission you would not know it since light was already on.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

How do I turn on the auto volume?

When the auto volume is turned on, the volume of the infotainment system will automatically adjust to make up for road, vehicle, and wind noise. To turn on or turn off the setting, follow these easy steps: 1. Press the...

Check engine light refuses to go off after engine replaced

Hello there, you have a long series of issues going on with your 2013 Hyundai Sonata. If you keep getting a repeating oil light on than there is likely a fault in that system. Since this fault has lasted after...

What are the positions on the ignition switch?

Your Accord has four different positions indicated by numerals on the ignition switch itself (0, I, II, III). Each of these does something different. Not sure what they mean? Don’t worry. 0: This is “lock”. The key can enter...

How do you use the power door locks?

Power locks are convenient, and the master lock control on the driver side allows you to lock and unlock all the doors in the car. Here’s how to use it: Press the end of the switch with the closed...

How do you create a MyKey with optional restrictions?

Your car has the ability to use both normal (unrestricted) keys and restricted keys called MyKeys®. MyKeys® are designed to help eliminate distractions and make driving safer for those just learning (teen drivers and others). You can program a MyKey®...

How many airbags does my vehicle have?

Your vehicle is equipped with six airbags, which can greatly reduce injury or save your life in the event of an accident. Your vehicle has two front-impact airbags, two seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and two roof-mounted curtain side-impact airbags. Tips The...

Clunking sound

This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...

How do I turn on the front fog lamps?

The front fog lamps are controlled with the exterior lamp control, which is located on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering column. To turn on the front fog lamps, press the exterior lamp control knob. To turn...

What does the engine coolant temperature gauge do?

The gauges on your dash are there to provide you with critical information while the vehicle is in operation. While some of them only work if the car is moving (your speedometer and tachometer, for instance), the engine coolant temperature...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mazda 6
The The Mazda 6 is a luxurious alternative to the everyday family sedan. It has decent fuel economy with an upscale look on both the inside and the outside. The vehicle also handles well on the highway and is comfortable...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Mazda CX-9
If If you’re having a hard time picking between a luxury sedan and an SUV, the 2012 Mazda CX-9 is definitely worth a look. It has the exterior of a mid-size SUV, but inside, you’ll find a world of luxury...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura RL
The The 2012 Acura RL is a luxury four-door sedan that offers a decent amount of interior space and seating, as well as appreciable performance (although it’s limited to just a V6 engine). The RL ended production after the 2012...