Why don't new cars have transmission fluid dipsticks? My Ford 500 has a little tube where the dipstick tube should be, but it's only a little short thing they probably use at the dealership. Friend of mine with a new Chevy said it's the same thing on his vehicle. Why don't they put a dipstick there anymore? What if you get a small leak? My Taurus had a leak but it took a full year to leak out a quart. I'd just add a quart once a year and I was good. Now I suppose they expect you to come in and spend thousands to fix something like this. When a car gets to the point that it's only worth $1000, nobody will spend that kind of money to fix a leak. So you end up with very usable car in the landfill instead of a quart of transmission fluid on the road over the period of a year. Not very environmental, if that's their intent on not allowing you to add fluid. Is there an aftermarket dipstick that you can put there? Sometimes I think the logic of car companies is insane.