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Old 10-30-2012, 02:22 PM
vavet5308 vavet5308 is offline
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
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Mein Auto: 2002 525it
The transmission is in safe mode for a reason. This is because a fault has been detected that makes the transmission computer (EGS) think that further operation will be harmful. It also doesn't want to leave you stranded for your safety, so it gives you the option of limping, usually in 3rd gear. IME, the car will still run and drive, but not well because its stuck in 3rd gear. Worst case scenario, it needs a new transmission.
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