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Old 03-28-2014, 07:06 AM
Ian Cameron Ian Cameron is offline
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Mein Auto: X5 3.0 Petrol Auto 2001
Unhappy Transmission issue? from start up:

3.0 petrol X5 2001. Auto box:

Hi, Anyone had the following issue:

From initial start [but not all the time] there is very erratic drive, drives very slowly, then faster by lots of jerking forward feels as though there is a fuel issue but as the rev counter remains rock steady it rules out engine, then after say about mile or so it'll suddenly burst into life & drive normally, no further issues, until, i start it again [but not always].

Have tried stopping & re starting, sometimes this does the trick & it drives away OK, other times not, no warning lights or any messages are displayed, except for and again sometimes "TRANS.FAIL-SAFE PROG".

Any feedback would be appreciated..............Regards Ian.
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