Thanks for your comment Dave,
I didn't know that was a feature, it does make sense though... it
certainly behaves as you described, it is stuck in 2nd gear (or maybe
3rd), revs stay at around 3000 when you are expecting the automatic to
shift to 4th... It's then trying to warm up the catalyst as quick as
That was the behaviour during the last couple of days, but today I
wanted to check if it was jumping a gear or what was going on so I
switched to sport +/-(manual mode), I tried to go to fourth gear
manually and didn't allow me, or maybe it did and just stopped (can't
remember exactly), the engine was idling, but not pulling forward, the
gearbox was not engaged at all... and suddenly I got the gearbox
warning light and started running in the "emergency-run program".
Is that behaviour expected or might it be the indication of some
problem with the automatic transmission?
I have also noticed that the antifreezer is at minimum level and the
car is four years and a few months old so tomorrow is getting
Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
Not changing up may be a design feature to reduce warm up time and reduce
Bringing up "transmission program" or similar major faults and going into
limp home mode is a fault. Whether it is a genuine transmission fault like
overfilling, band wear, leakage or just flaky electronics is open to debate,
but a trip to the dealers to read out the fault codes is heralded.
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