When you experience a transmission problem, it could be any number of issues. The transmission has more moving parts than many other vehicle systems, making room for error a little larger for someone not properly trained when it comes to transmission repair. That’s why you need a Certified Service expert with advanced training and GM vehicle knowledge.
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TRANSMISSION SYSTEM MESSAGES ON DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER (DIC)
If there is a transmission issue that requires immediate attention, the Driver Information Center may display one of the following messages:
This message displays if there is a problem with the transmission. See your dealer for transmission service.
Shift to Park
This message displays when the transmission needs to be shifted to P (Park). This may appear when attempting to remove the key from the ignition if the vehicle is not in P (Park).
Transmission Hot — Idle Engine
This message displays and a chime sounds if the transmission fluid in the vehicle becomes hot. Driving with the transmission fluid temperature high can cause damage to the vehicle. Stop the vehicle and let it idle to allow the transmission to cool. This message clears when the fluid temperature reaches a safe level.
How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid
It is not necessary to check the transmission fluid level. A transmission fluid leak is the only reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to your dealer and have it repaired as soon as possible.
There is a special procedure for checking and changing the transmission fluid. Since this procedure is difficult, this type of transmission repair should be done at your dealer. Change the fluid at the intervals listed in the Maintenance Schedule of your Owner’s Manual, and be sure to use the fluid listed under Recommended Fluids and Lubricants.
When to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid
Automatic transmission fluid should be drained and replaced (with Dexron® VI Automatic Transmission fluid) as listed in the Maintenance Schedule of your Owner’s Manual.
Design and Performance
Each Genuine GM Parts automatic transmission and transfer case is factory engineered and rigorously tested to deliver smooth, consistent performance. The latest engineering advancements are incorporated into every transmission for years of trouble-free operation.
Genuine GM Parts transmissions, transfer cases, and components provide:
The same Original Equipment engineering standards that go into every GM vehicle
The latest enhancements and improvements found in a new transmission
Durability standards equal to those in new GM vehicle transmissions and transfer cases
Test certification under stringent and demanding conditions at state-of-the-art-labs
Nationwide 3-Year or 100,000-Mile Limited Warranty†
You can be confident that the Genuine GM Parts automatic transmission or transfer case built for your vehicle will function as originally designed and engineered. That reliability is backed by a fully transferable limited warranty on parts and labor for 3 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first.†
Design and Performance
When you purchase your Genuine GM Parts manual transmission, you can rest assured that you’re getting the same unbeatable quality that came with your new vehicle. Every Genuine GM Parts manual transmission is engineered to GM specifications and designed to fit and operate perfectly, right from the start.
Nationwide 1-Year or 12,000-Mile Limited Warranty†
Genuine GM Parts manual transmissions come with a transferable limited warranty on parts and labor for 1 year or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first.† All the more reason you can rely on Genuine GM Parts manual transmissions.