Background on my car:
I purchased my 2013 Kia Sorento SX AWD little over 2 years ago and been driving with no problem. When I purchased it, it had about 63-65,000 miles on it and today it is at 83,000. Haven’t done anything except oil change and change front 2 tires recently and planning on getting additional rear tires in couple of weeks.
couple of weeks ago, I got these lights turned on my dashboard. (ABS, 4WD System Warning Light, 4WD LOCK Indicator, DBC-Downhill Brake Controller Indicator). They turned ON for like 5 minutes and turned OFF. Ever since been like that. Sometimes they stay ON until I reach my destination. When I go back to my car to go back to home or another destination, Lights does not come ON.
When I search the internet, P0711 issue shows as Transmission Fluid Temp. Sensor and it says do not drive take your car to mechanic immediately.
Has anyone experience this issue recently?
how much did it cost?
Since times are tough right now, what is the opinion on how long I can postpone this issue while driving it without giving any other affiliated issue?
Needed repairs are very much like needed medical treatment in that neither one becomes cheaper by waiting, and are inevitably more expensive by delaying.
As has been mentioned, the OP needs to bite the bullet and have an independent trans shop give him a diagnosis.
If the problem is merely a bad sensor, then delaying the repair by a bit is probably not going to damage anything.
On the other hand, if the trans is actually overheating, then…