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  1. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey Bimmerfest. I've been lurking through forums for a long time now trying to find an answer to my problem but have not found anything definitive. Now, it's time to create an account and ask for your advice. The problem is the transmission goes into failsafe shortly after driving but then...
  2. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hello, I know the title may be discussed in many threads, in which I looked with no hope. My car is getting Transmission failsafe and refusing to start. It is also triggering the check engine light, giving the code P1720-CAN Timeout Control Module. When I delete the code with OBD the car starts...
  3. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    yet another trans thread, but bear with me here. got this vehicle with a blown transmission and i did a rebuild on it, got it working just fine. the original problem was that i would drive when it was cold, but when the transmission would heat up, the trans would slip in 3rd and 4th gear and...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Can anyone recommend a good BMW transmission shop within 100 miles of Atlanta, GA? Last week I got the dreaded Trans. Failsafe Prog error message. The car went into what others have referred to as “Limp Mode”. It can be shifted into Park, Reverse and Drive, but in Drive it seems to be stuck...
  5. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I had some problem before with my bmw 540ia with engine and transmission failsafe after a faulty thermostat that burned out a 30Amp fuse in the fusebox right beside the DME. After i replaced the fuse the car drove just like new.. But then after about 100km i had to test if the new fuse and...
  6. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    So, while driving my '04 X5 3.0i, E53 (GM automatic transmission), it went into transmission failsafe, and I read error code P0733. Ref: http://engine-codes.com/p0733_bmw.html Starting the troubleshooting from the cheap possibilities: I did a partial transmission fluid change (without pan...
  7. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I just tried a partial fluid change on my ’04 BMW X5 3.0i E53 AT, by draining from pan drain with engine off until dripping stopped, and then refilling with fresh oil via filler plug. I drained a little over 4.0 liters, but I’m having trouble refilling. Car is leveled. During first refill...
  8. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Allo! Have a problem with a 2001 740i. Fuse in the trunk keeps blowing. This is #58 fuse, which is associated with the "Theftproof System" (according to the diagram). When this fuse blows---which is almost immediately upon start---the computer goes into TRANS. FAILSAFE MODE, the tach dies, the...
  9. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello... So I have this 2006 E53 X5 3.0i. I have purchased this vehicle two years ago with 53500 miles on it. Now two years down the road, the vehicle has 83500. It was well maintained, and had all the service intervals completed at the dealer at the appropriate time. Aside from minor...
  10. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Excuse me if this has been said before but I am baffled at this issue with the X5. I've owned this vehicle about 3 months now and have been dealing with a dreadful "Engine Failsafe Prog" error message light where all of the engine dashboard lights come on and I usually pull over and wait for...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Bad news on the eve of a long road trip to Tahoe this weekend! It's suddenly and unexpectantly my turn for the E39 TRANS. FAILSAFE PROG transmission failure error message. After fueling up so that I'm ready to leave before dawn early Friday morning, the automatic transmission wouldn't shift out...
  12. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Common internal failure caused by broken <C> clip in the drum that breaks into many pieces. Can also damage drum & A clutches. Transmission must be removed to be repaired. If you have a safe way to remove transmission & take it to a trusted Transmission shop, that would save you the R&R...
  13. General BMW Questions
    Hello All, I have an 06 X5 that we recently purchased. Love my black beauty!!!! Starting a few weeks ago, it has been shifting hard into first when we come to a stop and the trans failsafe warning only comes on briefly when I park. I had a free little scan done and it said it was a mass air...
  14. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    So I just tried to drive to lunch and my car is running with crippled power. It idles and runs smoothly and there are not SES or warning lamps on the dash, but the engine fan is blowing like mad, even though the engine is cold. HPFP was replaced about 18 months ago (not that it's ruled out--...
  15. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Sorry in advance if this problem has been answered already. I did a quick search and found some similar problems, but they don't seem to be the same as mine. 1998 740iL 190k miles, recently purchased. Was driving fine until a few weeks ago. Problem 1: When I start the car in the morning, or...
  16. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi All, Am in a need for some desperate help. A month ago, my car's auto-transmission (ZF6HP19) was diagnosed by BMW to be broken and in need of replacement. The car is still just about driveable but in safe-mode. As you would imagine, the cost of replacing the gearbox is very high, £5,800...
  17. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Ok guys so I've done some extensive research and troubleshooting before finally asking for some assistance. I own an 03 745li, runs like a champ for the most part.. So here it goes... For awhile I've been having some random intermittent no start issues. The car has shut off a couple times...
  18. 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994)
    So I bought my 92 735i about 4 months ago from someone who nearly ruined the car! Its been sitting for two years. Since day 1 it has never shifted right. I knew he replaced the transmission but had no idea what suprises I was in for. Since the purchase I fixed my valve cover leak, just needed a...
  19. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Basically I have a 2003 745li. I have owned it for about a year now and I LOVE the car BUT I'm having some major problems. Usually I go on this fourm and read posts to get help but I decided to ask about this problem i'm having. A few months ago I replaced the battery ( didn't register it...
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