Many automatic transmissions and automatically shiftable manual transmissions, can be controlled by either the shift lever or paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. If there is an issue with the transmission push-pull switch that enables this functionality, a P0825 DTC will save.
How Serious is the Code?
It’s certainly not the end of the world if a P0825 diagnostic trouble code gets saved in your ECU memory. However, the shifting function and shift quality when in automatic mode may be affected.
Symptoms of a P0825 include:
- Harsh shifts
- Manual shifting function does not work
- Limp mode
- Overdrive light may flash
- Wiring damage
- Damaged connectors
- Water damage to the push pull switch
- Failed gear lever push pull switch
How to Diagnose the Code?
It’s not unusual for electrical problems cause a P0825 OBDII trouble code, so your mechanic should thoroughly check the condition of the wiring and connectors. The transmission push pull switch may have also been damaged by liquids being spilled into the center console. So it should be checked and replaced if issues are found.
What Repairs Will Fix P0825?
- Repair damage wiring and connectors
- Replace transmission push pull switch