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  1. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    I recently bought a '97 740iL (9/96 man. date). The radio and nav unit do not work, and it is in fail safe mode, displaying on the dash to check brake lights and backup lights. Took it to an established reputable shop and they replaced 2 speed sensors and then said bad tcm. Purchased a used...
  2. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    BMW X5 3.0 175,000 miles Check Engine Light is on with code 0491 Car started running sluggish every morning and after driving about a mile the cars starts to stutter/hiccup/jerk with low power(I can’t think of any other way to describe it) when accelerating. Changed #51 & #62 fuses and...
  3. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, I am having some issues with my e53 6hp gearbox. Symptoms lurching into first gear Very very slight hesitation to go into reverse from drive and drive from reverse. But both fine from park. And finally a Goose honk/ turbo noise from the shifter area when under load. Then trans fail safe...
  4. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I have a 2008 BMW X5 4.8i that seems to be on a 7 day timer. I've had two new BMW batteries installed, but after a week, I get the same warning lights: transmission malfunction, park brake malfunction, all warning lights on dash come on, and vehicle will not shift into park once stopped. After...
  5. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey guys been reading around and theres a lot of information on what people think it might be but no definite answer heres the deal I've purchased about 12 5 series in the last 6 months and I've had about 4 with tranny issues all with the same symptom after a long drive when the tranny gets...
  6. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    PLEASE HELP! The trans fail safe light came on long time ago. I went to have it checked out at a spot I 'used' to trust in Atlanta.... they told me it was my ABS system (huh?). I've driven the car around now for weeks and the light comes and goes on. What I've noticed is that when on other...
  7. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    So I took the car to my local Bmw dealership due to the car shifting hard and slipping, and now it goes into limp mode when 4th gear comes around, it kicks a couple times then goes into limp mode, so I'm pretty much stuck with only gears 1,2 and three, then of cours limp mode when it fails to go...
  8. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hi Everyone. I have found your forum extremely helpful....thank you for such a great place. My 2000 740il (a beautiful car) had been having a problem with misfires on cold start. It had a small oil leak (while it leaked - we never had to top off the oil) which we were trying to track down...
  9. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello All, I purchased a 2001 e53 4.4 at a nice discount with 138k miles. The only catch, no working speedometer. OBD scanner throws a speed sensor error. I assumed that it would be easy to fix, but I am starting to doubt that. Here are all of the issues that I suspect are related with this...
  10. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    My e38 won't change gears anymore! No catastrophic failure it just won't change gears anymore. It will go between park and 4th and will not engage neutral at all. So my car is now stuck at the back of my driveway unmoveable. It has the symptoms of Trans Fail Safe program but it is not displayed...
  11. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    EMERGENCY!!! Bimmerfest family.... recently took my beloved 740 on a road trip of which I'm currently on. After checking into hotel upon leaving back out for the days festivities the battery light indicator was lit. I drove around for a short will and finally in the evening .... the dashboard...
  12. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    As much as I love my 528i, I am a bit frustrated by the transmission at the moment. My trans went into Limp Mode (Transmission Failsafe Mode) about a month ago for the first time. I can get it out of limp mode by turning the ignition off and then turning it back on. I may have to do this a few...
  13. 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...
  14. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    New to Bimmerfest Hello everyone, Recently bought a 1997 540i Automatic. Beautiful car. Have been through these forums have found a lot of help. I have been having some ongoing electrical issues ill call them. My car have been giving me the TRANS FAILSAFE PROG message. As far as my research...
  15. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi, recently purchased an x5.....fabulous car. Twice hiwever within a week it's gone into the transfail safe mode and limped home. The garage has begrudgingly taken it to investigate....but today they have said there are no diagnostic codes registered.... This sound a little like bs as I would...
  16. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    Any tips or advise would be really helpful! I was driving the other day I switched to SMG mode and after shifting while out of a turn I go the dreaded transmission malfunction :cry: I happened once before while in SMG mode in heavy traffic I got same message so I shut off the car and tuned it...
  17. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    :) just lk everyone i spent money tryn to fix this problem, after 2195, i read a blog on here and i thank the guy very much. integrated supply module. 137.93 and you can put it in yourself. so if you been have problem with you pushing the button and it lights up but just tick, you might wanna go...
  18. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    I had my oil chaged a month ago and every since I have had all kinds of messages. Trans Fail Safe, Engine Malfunction and that is not the end of it. When I put my key in sometimes my car recongnizes the key and start and sometimes it doesnt recognize it and the car wont start at all. Trans...
  19. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I've got a 2001 330Ci that just started showing the transmission gear indicator on the dash and had trouble accelerating from a stop but once it go into 2nd gear it worked perfectly. I just took it to the dealer and they gave me an estimate of $10,600!!!?? Anyone have any ideas if a...
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