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    Hi can anyone help pls ive got a 2006 renault clio auto and the auto warning light has come on. The gearbox jumped from d to 2 yesterday on the highway. it is ok around town. should i get it towed to dealer? i am 90 klms from a dealer so a bit worried about driving it. thanks for your time everyone. michele

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    Lots of viewers but no comments.... I honestly don't know the answer, our similar age Scenics being manual, but would share your hesitation in driving it. I'd start by ringing the dealer and maybe Renault . I know dealers get bagged a lot but asking is cheap and sometimes they do actually know.

    It would be a flat bed truck not a tow perhaps - RACQ member?

    You're some way out of Cairns I take it?

    Best of luck with it.

    Probably the competent responses will flood in now....
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    Can you explain the jumped from D to 2 on the highway bit, was you just cruising along or did you apply the go pedal asking for more acceleration?

    Does the drive properly now? does is shift up through the gears like it did before this episode?
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    Ah, that worked. Another reply within minutes!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Ah, that worked. Another reply within minutes!!!
    I'm like you John not sure what to advise in this case.

    Maybe a few more details and others will help out.
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    A first cheap test that can help avoid a lot of potentially needless worries (and second guessing from us) and can't harm anything is to check the transmission fluid level. Report back and we can try to dig deeper.
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    Jumping from D to 2 sounds like it went into limp mode although that is from D to 3.
    There are a multitude of reasons why this could occur from low fluid to overheating (on the highway in Cairns in summer, not farfetched) to problems with the solenoids, bands, etc.

    Is the gearbox warning light still coming on when restarted now that the car has been rested?
    If the light is off now and it is heat related then it is likely to be okay now that it's cooled but it could occur again in similar circumstances. For peace of mind you might have the gearbox checked but there's likely no urgency.

    If the light is still on have the gearbox checked by a competent repairer.
    Your dealer will be able to connect the computer and read the error codes and pin point the issue.

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