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Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P079E diagnostic trouble code. We've provided the common symptoms that occur when this code is set along with the frequent repairs that address the issues related to the P079E code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P079E

    OBD-II Code Transmission may not shift properly is defined as a Transmission Friction Element "E" Slip Detected

    The Hybrid Control Module monitors the transmission clutches for slippage. If the Control Module detects any slippage when the fifth clutch is activated code P079E will be set. The hybrid control module may also place the vehicle in "limp home", limiting available engine/transmission performance to prevent additional damage.

    Transmission may not shift properly Symptoms

    • Engine may enter limp home mode (reduced performance)
    • Transmission may not shift properly

    Common Problems That Trigger the P079E Code

    • Internal transmission failure
    • Transmission fluid level is low
    • Transmission valve body solenoid failure
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