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Would an issue with transmission control system make check engine light turn on? on 1997 Kia Sportage

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Check engine light came on, but car not overheating. Testing shows i need transmission control system. Is this a recall issue? P0700, P0711
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Check engine light comes on for anything that affects vehicle emissions (pollution). If the transmission has a 'fault' that is effecting performance or in any way raising the pollution levels directly or indirectly it will set the P0700 code you mentioned. P0700 is a generic code for a transmission fault , if A/T is scanned , most likely will have other more specific codes to aid in diagnosis. Dealer or better equipped shop not parts store code reader is needed.