Intermittent slipping out of gear

  • 2011 KIA SORENTO
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • 110,000 MILES
My car randomly slips out of gear into neutral while driving from once every other day to three times per day. It slips out of gear from five to twenty seconds and then pops back into gear and if not letting up on the gas, it lurches forward when it pops back in. Given the intermittent nature, I don't thinks it is a mechanical problem related to the transmission. I think it must be electronic related to either the neutral safety switch, a bad solenoid or maybe the ECM/ECU. I have taken it to the dealer and they could not reproduce it and recommended I replace the whole transmission at a hefty price tag. I took it to a recommended private repair shop and they charged me $135.00 and gave it back to me and said nothing is wrong with the car but still charged me. It actually is quite dangerous, not sure what to do.
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 AT 6:38 PM

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It sounds like you could have a turbine shaft sensor that is going out, lets run the codes to see if anything comes up.

Here is the sensor location so you can check the electrical connector and replace the sensor if the codes comes up for it. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what happens.

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Saturday, May 4th, 2019 AT 11:48 AM

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