Most Common Transmission Problems
Faulkner Volkswagen is committed to making sure drivers in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg have everything they need to be able to enjoy long relationships with their vehicles. That’s why we’ve decided to put together the following information that covers the most common transmission problems.
Read through each one to ensure that you’re fully prepared every time you get behind the wheel. If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to answer them. You can get ahold of us by email, phone, or simply stopping by.
There’s a Distinct Burning Smell
If it smells like something’s burning while you’re out on the road, it could be the result of an overheating transmission. This can happen when you’re either running out of transmission fluid or the fluid is getting older and has started to break down. Either way, you’re going to want to have the situation checked out by a certified technician whenever you detect a burning smell coming from your vehicle.
Your Transmission Fluid is Leaking
If you suspect that you might be leaking transmission fluid, examine the area of the parking lot or driveway in which you’ve been parked for fresh drops or puddles of liquid. If it’s transmission fluid, it will have a reddish color as well as a sweet smell. If the mystery liquid looks and smells like transmission fluid, go ahead and check of your fluid level. If you’re running low, take it to a mechanic right away in order to keep your transmission or engine from breaking down.
The Check Engine Light Turns On
Whether it has to do specifically with your transmission or any other part of your vehicle’s operation, you know it’s time to have things looked at if you’ve noticed that the check engine dashboard warning light has turned on during one of your drives.
The Transmission is Making Unusual Noises
Here’s another transmission problem that’s quite common. You’re definitely going to want to take your car into a service center in the event that you’re noticing strange grinding sounds when the transmission is shifting from gear to gear.
When your transmission is healthy, it should shift smoothly from gear to gear. There’s likely to be something wrong if it hesitates or even shakes during shifting.
If you’re running low on fluid or you’re using the wrong kind, your transmission could stop working altogether. Along with everything else on this list, this is a sure sign that your transmission is in need of some attention from a certified technician.
Schedule Your Transmission Maintenance Appointment Today
If you’re currently experiencing any of the above transmission problems, our team in the service center is here to help you out in any way they can. You can be sure that all their know-how will be put to work getting your vehicle back to performing at a high level.
Drivers in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg can contact us here at Faulkner Volkswagen to schedule an appointment.