Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: my trans malfunction warning light came on and 1st and second gear is slow. what can i do

asked by on

my trans malfunction warning light came on and 1st and second gear is slow. what can i do

My car has 115000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

When a module illuminates a warning light, generally there is a fault code that accompanies it. there can be many reasons for the concern like a low fluid level or a failing internal transmission component. Fluid leaks are common as vehicles age.

Have the fault code pulled it may tell what’s going on. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to properly diagnose your warning light and address the problem from there. Good luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. my trans malfunction warning light came on and 1st and second gear is slow. what can i do

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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car not going into gear

If by going into gear you mean the shift lever actually moves but the vehicle wont move, you might still have a transmission issue. Automatic transmissions have several clutch packs inside as well as bands, servos, and a valve body...

Q: Stalling while driving

Sounds like a bad ground connection between the engine/alternator and the chassis. Have a professional mechanic check/clean these connections, and check for other issues like a loose wire in the power distribution circuitry. The car has a fair amount of...

Q: Brake locking - 1990 BMW 750iL

Your vehicle uses a high-pressure hydraulic brake booster. It's likely that the pressure regulator sensors that provide the braking assistance are not functioning correctly, providing too much "braking assistance". A professional mechanic, like YourMechanic, can assist with diagnosis of your...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.