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Q: My issue. Message comes and go's " Transmission fault"

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Hello, I own a 2011 Porsche Panamera S I just picked it up today it's got 55,000 km on it. I was driving normally today mostly in comfort I put it in sport every now and then and it was fine but later on I put it in sport plus, and gunned it a bit and this message came on "transmission fault", and then the engine light came and it said, "check engine". I pulled over and turned it off waited a bit turned it back on and it was all gone....what could that be? I'm really worried since this is the first day I got the car.....

My car has 57000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The transmission fault error may mean many different things ranging from simple things like low transmission fluid to faulty speed sensors to a faulty transmission control module. The quickest and easiest way to diagnose an error code like this is to have a professional mechanic from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose using a scanning tool that is able to download any potential fault codes that may have registered in the computer as a result of this error.

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