Automatic Gearbox Fault Symptoms & Problems

An automatic gearbox (transmission) is a gearbox designed to select the appropriate gear ratio automatically with no driver input. There are many types of automatic gearbox with different characteristics but they all have the same objective, to manage the gear ratios for the driver.
3 Symptoms of Automatic Gearbox Problems
Automatic Gearbox Replacement Cost

How much does it cost to replace the Automatic Gearbox?

The cost of a replacement automatic gearbox is dependent on the car make and model, the prices vary widely but you can expect the cheapest brand new gearbox to cost over £1000.

It's unusual that you'd need to replace the entire gearbox as more often than not the gearbox can be repaired, so you're more likely to have it rebuilt with replaced parts than to replace it entirely. The labour cost can be high when having a rebuild but it will still be cheaper than a replacement automatic gearbox.

A cheaper alternative to a brand new OEM replacement gearbox is a refurbished unit, these can be picked up from around £400 (for something like a Ford Focus). This is definitely the way to go if you're dealing with an older car that has no warranty. You'll often get a decent warranty from the supplier too so a bit of extra peace of mind.
We have 69 owner submitted problems mentioning the Automatic Gearbox

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Front passenger door not locking/unlocking

Front and rear doors lock stuck in locked position, I renewed both locking mech and back door is now fine but front door...

2006 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 tdi Sport
Posted: Jul 23, 2021
Automatic gearbox does not accept the D mode

Hi, I have a Citroen c4 year 2005, automatic gearbox. A coupe of weeks ago, I was driving and suddenly noticed that ther...

2005 Citroen C4 1.6
Posted: Jul 21, 2021
Seat memory loss

The seat memory buttons have suddenly stopped working, Tried what it says in the handbook No difference

2014 Peugeot 308 Cc
Posted: Jun 29, 2021
Have no sound from the dashboard

I have no sound from the dashboard - reverse sensor, safety belt, Turn signal... The lights and the honk are working. Wh...

2008 Citroen C4 1.6
Posted: Jun 28, 2021
My Superb' infotainment suddenly cuts out, then pops back up when going over a bump or similar, then is off again. Does it need to go th the Skoda garage to be checked with their diagnostics machine (£108.00 by the way) ?

Radio/infotainment suddenly shuts down & may come back up for a bit, then shutting down again. Does it really need the S...

2013 Skoda Superb Elegance
Posted: Jun 15, 2021
Eloys pump not working after fitting a new dpf

Engine repair needed light came on ,garage checked and fitted new dpf but still the fault warning comes on then garage s...

2013 Peugeot 308 Sw 1.6 hdi
Posted: Jun 13, 2021

Gearbox falt

2005 Peugeot 1007 1.6
Posted: May 22, 2021
Central Lock and A/C not Working

The central Lock and Air Condition are both not working.

2007 Peugeot 807 2.0 SE Automatic
Posted: May 20, 2021
Radio display not working

The actual radio display not on. Bluetooth not working. AirCon not working.

2012 Peugeot 5008 1.6
Posted: Apr 28, 2021
1.4 tsi ibiza cupra dsg. No drive when auto is engaged. Very slow in semi auto mode , no noises from engine or gearbox.

Was driving as normal, pulling well in all gears. Then when i stopped at traffic lights it wouldnt pull off and was crea...

2012 Seat Ibiza 1.4tsi cupra
Posted: Apr 21, 2021
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