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Old 06-13-2012, 11:10 AM
lanass2 lanass2 is offline
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Trans. Failsafe Prog.

Hi all,
I have an 05 BMW X5 4.4 with 82000 miles. I left my radio on for about 20 mins and the truck didn't start. I had to jump start it, a few minutes later the warning sign appeared " Trans Failsafe Prog. Does anybody know what's the problem? Note that I changed my battery last year, ( BMW battery)...Thank you.

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Old 06-13-2012, 11:32 AM
williamX5 williamX5 is offline
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Good day,

I did the same thing but I didn't get any problems when I put the charger on it... I think my battery voltage didn't drop far enough to cause issues with the electronics (they don't like anything less than 11.5V)... I would pull the battery terminal for 20 or so mins to reboot the computers... Be sure to turn your steering wheel, lock to lock to clear any sensor alarms... I have to do that on my 02...

Good luck!!

Cheers!!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:36 AM
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Thanks

I will try that later...thanks for responding
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:00 PM
sani abdulkadir sani abdulkadir is offline
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transmission problem sa

kindly explain further please,mine is always giving problem weekly
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:13 PM
sani abdulkadir sani abdulkadir is offline
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Smile transmission problems x5 4.4i

let me know what to do if i have frequent trans program failure message even if the fluid level is okey
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:11 AM
ahhyeah1212 ahhyeah1212 is offline
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This sounds exactly like the problem I had. It is the alternator. I had mine replaced twice already and I have similar mileage. It will go into trans fail prog bec its a safemode when the voltage goes down. I had to drive back to dealer like that. Have them check your alternator.
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