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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-29-2008, 05:11 AM
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TRANS.FAILSAFE PROG" appears in the check control on E39

Hello. I have the question, i just bought my BMW 528 1997 year model and have one problem. When i drive 70MPH the "TRANS.FAILSAFE PROG" appears in
the Check Control. I have to pull over, switch the engine off, wait 10 sec and everything is ok untill I reach the 70MPH. The car has 122k miles and I don't know wheather The oil was changed or not in the transmission. Do anyone have idea what I have to do? or what I can do? Thank's for replaes
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:30 AM
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This sounds a bit unusual. Normally, when you see that error message, your tranny will go into default mode (3d gear only). This allows you to limp to a dealer for repair. Did you notice a significant jump in rpms when the error code comes up? Have you read you codes yet? This should be your first step.

The error message does not necessarily mean there is a problem. I have gotten it and the dealer said I needed a new tranny (@ only 50K). I had them reset the computer and have not had a recurrence in 18 months. Others have had unusual (& lower cost repair) causes for this error message. Do a search.

Good luck!
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