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2010 Kia Sportage V6 4WD
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My Sportage suddenly won't allow manual downshift when driving in Sportmatic mode. It will upshift manually just fine and will downshift automatically as the car slows, but it won't let me manually downshift it. I haven't had any transmission issues until now, at 39,000 miles.

It may be a coincidence, but when this started the ESC OFF light came on and the next day, the TPMS light came on. ESC OFF happens from time to time and rights itself when I shut off the engine and restart. (I think this is the brake light switch recall, I need to have the dealer fix this.) Apparently the TPMS light was indicating a faulty sensor, which has been replaced.

All lights are off now, but I'm still not able to downshift. I've searched google and this forum and can find no instance of anyone else having this problem. Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? :confused: I'm hoping this isn't the beginning of bad things to come with this transmission.
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