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My 2018 Challenger SXT with 94K miles, didn’t start earlier.
I was stranded in the middle of no where for two hours. Until it magically decided to work again like there was no problem. Except, I have traction light on now and can’t turn it off.

I have included some pics, looks like a transmission issue. Am I screwed?

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Has there been any recent drivability issues with the trans?

If not, I’d be more inclined to think this was an issue with the wiring harness plug that connects the engine control module to the transmission control module. That or actual damaged wires in that section of harness somewhere.

Where does the vehicle sit when parked overnight? Any chance rodents could be feasting upon the wire insulation in the engine bay or underneath the car?

No matter what it is, you will likely have to take it to a pro to get an accurate diagnosis. We can guess over the internet all day, but without some way to actually diagnose the symptoms and retrieve data from the car’s computer, guessing is as close as we’re going to get.
 

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I just bought it used. Didn’t notice any transmission issue till today.
I have a garage but how know where this car’s been sitting before…
I’ll take it to dealer tomorrow, hope my engine starts in the morning…. 😅
 

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In searching I find reference to this happening to people where water was involved rain/wash, not specific to Challenger, but rather automatic transmissions. Also this thread/post about valve body connector


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