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How many miles are you going between oil change/services? The maintenance minder will take into account how the car is driven... highway vs city miles, long vs short trips, type of driving (aggressive vs passive), etc. to determine when the fluid needs changing. Even though your car is only 3 years old it does have almost 45k on it which is getting close to the maximum of when IMO transmission fluid should be changed (60k). With you having 80% left before next service will be due you may well be close to 60k when it's time to have it done.
 

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How many miles are you going between oil change/services? The maintenance minder will take into account how the car is driven... highway vs city miles, long vs short trips, type of driving (aggressive vs passive), etc. to determine when the fluid needs changing. Even though your car is only 3 years old it does have almost 45k on it which is getting close to the maximum of when IMO transmission fluid should be changed (60k). With you having 80% left before next service will be due you may well be close to 60k when it's time to have it done.

Well, shifting wise I do drive it aggressively of course. I mean not to sound cheap, but I think it's too soon and I don't want to have to pay for a transmission fluid flush yet. I think that's a little premature. Maybe that's just me and being anal and what not, but I don't think it needs to be done yet. I mean the transmission fluid can't be boiling yet lol. With that being said, obviously I'm not going to get it flushed yet. I'm sure the mechanical tell me on my next maintenance visit but transmission flush sounds expensive unless I'm wrong...
 

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I wouldn't worry about getting it done until next service is needed. I had my brake fluid changed on my last service and like what you are seeing now the sub code to have it done showed up early. Just because it's showing up now doesn't mean there is a rush to get it done it just means it's suggested to have it done on the next service.

You can always call around to different dealers/shops to see how much it will cost prior to having it done. Also take a look at this post there is some info on how it's done also one of the links in that post provides an invoice of someone having theirs done at a dealership showing cost.
 

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I wouldn't worry about getting it done until next service is needed. I had my brake fluid changed on my last service and like what you are seeing now the sub code to have it done showed up early. Just because it's showing up now doesn't mean there is a rush to get it done it just means it's suggested to have it done on the next service.

You can always call around to different dealers/shops to see how much it will cost prior to having it done. Also take a look at this post there is some info on how it's done also one of the links in that post provides an invoice of someone having theirs done at a dealership showing cost.
Well you are very very true about that! There's no one impulsive rush to get anything done! My sport is in very very good aggressive standing so to speak! Lol 😆 I might have them look at it on the next maintenance visit, but that's about it. Thanks for the suggestion about that though! Got to love how the ECU codes scare the crap out of you sometimes.
 

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If they see the code, and you ask them to look at it I'll bet you they will say it needs changing. :ROFLMAO:
Hehehe, yep yep dude... Because I love taking advantage of uneducated / unknowledgable customers. But we're all gearheads we're passionate about our sports, we know better! Lol. Now, with having said, I will easily listen to you and agree with you that transmission fluid probably doesn't need to be changed out ASAP, or even in the near future! :ROFLMAO::p:cool::alien:
 

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Also add to that if you ask them, don't have it done, and it's noted on your invoice it may impact your powertrain warranty. Manufacturers will look for any excuse/reason to get out of warranty obligations. :unsure:
 

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Also add to that if you ask them, don't have it done, and it's noted on your invoice it may impact your powertrain warranty. Manufacturers will look for any excuse/reason to get out of warranty obligations. :unsure:
Yeah, you're right, unfortunately so... Because they cost more for them to keep themselves under warranty obligations and it cost you less because they have to cover you against anything that happens in the car from a defective standpoint. Regardless, I doubt my transmission fluid needs to be changed out anytime soon. :unsure::whistle:o_O:cautious:
 
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