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Why won't my 2009 Holden Cruze auto change gears?

Asked by Linda

I'm having issues with going from Reverse into Drive with my 2009 Holden Cruze. I have to switch from Park to Drive instead. Is this a transmission issue? Would it cost me a lot? Or just needs transmission fluid filled up?

Answered by CarsGuide

17 Sep 2020 David Morley

The six-speed automatic in your car has experienced a lot of serious problems, Linda. Various components have been blamed, but the symptoms include failure to select Reverse which sounds like the problem you’re having. Other symptoms include flaring between gears, loss of drive, inability to select forward gears and a warning light showing up on the dashboard.

You might be lucky and simply need a top up of transmission fluid, but going by the history of this gearbox, you need to have the car electronically scanned to know what’s really going on.

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