OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P079A

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

The Hybrid Control Module monitors the transmission clutches for slippage. If the Control Module detects any slippage in first gear or reverse, code P079A 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 P079A Code

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