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I’m curious to those who HAVE HAD transmission issues as well as those who HAVE NOT had transmission issues; has anyone experienced a quick flash of the “transmission problem: see owners manual” message at any random point? The reason I ask is because I’ve had it twice now, once a month or so ago as I was pulling into my garage from a dead stop in the driveway and then again tonight just after starting the vehicle sitting in a parking spot. It flashes on and then goes off within seconds. I haven’t had any issues with the transmission at all to this point, but I just wonder if anyone else has seen this message pop on and off randomly. To those who have had issues with their transmission, do you recall seeing these random warning flashes anytime prior to the time your transmission dropped into neutral???

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Have your dealer see if it threw a code or get one of those cheap OBD2 readers.
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Have not had a transmission problem. But, I recently did notice a message flash by and have now been able to reproduce. The message is "Shift to Park", reproduced as follows:
  • On an uphill incline.
  • Release parking brake.
  • While depressing the brake pedal, shift to "D" or "S".
  • Release the brake and pedal, but do not depress the accelerator pedal.
  • If the vehicle does not move forward after releasing the brake pedal WITHOUT application of the accelerator pedal, "Shift to Park" message will be displayed.
  • Once the accelerator pedal is depressed, the message goes away.
 

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Have not had a transmission problem. But, I recently did notice a message flash by and have now been able to reproduce. The message is "Shift to Park", reproduced as follows:
  • On an uphill incline.
  • Release parking brake.
  • While depressing the brake pedal, shift to "D" or "S".
  • Release the brake and pedal, but do not depress the accelerator pedal.
  • If the vehicle does not move forward after releasing the brake pedal WITHOUT application of the accelerator pedal, "Shift to Park" message will be displayed.
  • Once the accelerator pedal is depressed, the message goes away.
The time I got the message in the driveway I think it did actually say shift to park so that makes sense because I was sitting in drive on an incline. The one I got last Friday definitely said transmission problem see manual, and I’m like 80% sure that when I reached down to shift into reverse and the N was lit up like it had shifted into neutral. It was just weird because all I did was start the car and put my foot on the brake pedal and the transmission message flashed.
 

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Have not had a transmission problem. But, I recently did notice a message flash by and have now been able to reproduce. The message is "Shift to Park", reproduced as follows:
  • On an uphill incline.
  • Release parking brake.
  • While depressing the brake pedal, shift to "D" or "S".
  • Release the brake and pedal, but do not depress the accelerator pedal.
  • If the vehicle does not move forward after releasing the brake pedal WITHOUT application of the accelerator pedal, "Shift to Park" message will be displayed.
  • Once the accelerator pedal is depressed, the message goes away.
I think I have seen this too when parked on our driveway with a slight incline. I'm wondering if it has something to do with Hill Start Assist.
 

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I thought it had said transmission problem first then shift to park because I know I immediately went to accelerate after letting off the brake I didn’t let it linger in the hill start assist mode.
 

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I think I have seen this too when parked on our driveway with a slight incline. I'm wondering if it has something to do with Hill Start Assist.
Hill Start Assist is only momentary and the message occurs after the assist has released. The message is probably to warn the driver that the vehicle may have been left in D or S, inadvertently? I don't think there is any harm. If you open the door while vehicle is stopped and in D or S, it automatically shifts to P.
 

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Hill Start Assist is only momentary and the message occurs after the assist has released. The message is probably to warn the driver that the vehicle may have been left in D or S, inadvertently? I don't think there is any harm. If you open the door while vehicle is stopped and in D or S, it automatically shifts to P.
In order for that to happen, I believe your seat belt also needs to be unbuckled when you open the door.
 
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