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After a long drive in hot conditions the gears would not kick down on a rising gradient. after struggling for 20 minutes driving it went in to limp mode. After stopping the computer reset and seemed to be ok for a short time then the problem returned. Had the car towed to specialist. Next day car behaved normally. No codes came up and there does not seem to be a problem. There has been no indication of a fault in the past. I am concerned that the problem will return at some critical time in the future and let me down. What do you reckon?

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