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Transmission Light and Braking problem

Automatic trans. Pulled out of parking lot. Car seemed a little rough, some slight hesitation, then when I came to a stop, it's as if the brakes were super sensitive and the car jerked abruptly. The transmission light (looks like a gear) was on. I drove to the dealership about 3/4 mile, jerking at every stop, turned off the car. When the advisor turned it back on 2 minutes later, the transmission light was off and the car drove fine. Any ideas?

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Hello . did the dealer scan the vehicle anyway , if the light was on it should have a history code safe in memory and they should check for it . it does not matter if the light when out by it self ,it just means that the fault its not present ,(it sounds like a bad mass meter its a fuel manegement sensor that when it goes bad the transmision does not know the force created by the engine and therefore it cant shift properly)

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