My 2005 Ford Focus 1.6 LX Automatic has just started displaying the "Transmission Malfunction" error message and my automatic gear display flashes off and on. The car drives in "limp home mode", i.e. its stuck in 3rd but will go into reverse and all gear changes sound "clunky".
Any chance this could be a simple case of topping up the transmission fluid? (I need to check this properly - it seemed ok). Or is it more likely there is an issue with the solonoids and a massive job on the gearbox?