Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The transmission hot idle engine sensor has come on, what is the problem?

asked by on

My transmission hot idle engine sensor in my 2013 chevy traverse, what is wrong?

A: That is a warning light to tell you that yo...

That is a warning light to tell you that your transmission is running to hot. This could be due to driving the car very hard or driving in very hot weather. The vehicle is asking you to stop and let the engine idle, which would allow the transmission fluid to cool down. If you were driving aggressively, then I would suggest slowing down or stopping, and letting the transmission cool down. If you were driving normally, then I would suggest contacting a qualified professional, such as one from YourMechanic, to inspect the vehicle for any problems with the transmission fluid temperature sensor and look for any other faults.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: check engine light is on -- ge -ot a diagnotics test from onstar -- test stated emmissions system issue whatdoes this mean

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet Malibu. If they did not give you the trouble code that is stored then you are going to need to have the system tested to see if the code can be diagnosed...

Q: AC leaking refrigerant

A/C that blows warm can be caused by dozens of things from a failed compressor to low refrigerant. I suggest you have an A/C performance test done on your vehicle. This test uses a set of gauges to measure A/C...

Q: The "service battery charging system" light is on but the voltage gauge is reading over 14 volts

Hello There, Depending on how much over the 14 volt mark your gauge is reading, you may have a voltage regulator that could be overcharging the battery at a rate that is too high relative to what the system requires....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.