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This wont be a fluid level issue.This is a fault with a component in the transmission.Since you can cycle the key off and back on again and it resets the fault this may be a fault with a component like the valve body or transmission shift solenoids needing replaced.You will need to have this checked/tested further to locate and repair this issue.
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Usually a normal scan tool can be used but it has to be one that can read all computers in your vehicle to then be able to diagnose it fully.
Usually it wont be a dirty filter at fault here or dirty fluid.This sounds more electrical like a sensor or solenoid at fault.
It depends on the component at fault.Some can be replaced with maybe $150 in parts and some can require over $300 in parts and the transmission/gearbox removed to then replace it which can cost over 8 hours labor time in which it may not be worth repairing.It all depends on your decision if the vehicle is worth repairing.
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