BimmerFest BMW Forum banner
trans failsafe message
1-12 of 12 Results
  1. 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994)
    When I bought the car it didn't have reverse and was stuck in 3 gear I believe. I finally got a new transmission installed and IT IS STILL NOT SHIFTING. Reverse finally works but it seems to speed up very slowly from a stop. What should I look for that could be the problem?
  2. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, I am new to this forum and I recently bought a used X5 3.0D 2003 model. I would appreciate if anyone of you help to give some tips regarding lack of power when I start to move in 1 first gear (automatic) i need to give big acceleration to move and it is taking sometime to pick up. This...
  3. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Please help!!! 2001 740 iL with 240,000 miles My car started with the Trans Fail Safe error yesterday, 11/5/15. I have had the ABS/Brake and Traction control lights on for over a year now and read that this may cause a Trans Fail Safe error. However, over a year ago BMW told me these are on...
  4. 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...
  5. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Ok I will try to make this as short as possible, my 07 750i, rolled away one day while taking the trash out, I researched the issue online and found out that there was a recall to fix that issue, I contactef Bmw of America and they told me to call my local Bmw dealership to get the issue fixed...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I just purchased a 2003 525i with 152k on the clock.The check engine lamp would come on at traffic lights when stopped occasionally along with the transmission limp mode. The code was p0720. One other odd thing was I noticed all the lamps in the car were flickering or pulsing. The car had a...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi everyone - It's very cold here in Chicago and on my way home from the airport the Transmission Fail Safe came on in my 2003 E39. The car was perfect up until 5 miles away from home. It went into limp mode and I was able to get it pulled to the side of the highway. When I came to a stop i...
  8. 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...
  9. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Can someone tell me where the Air mass sensor is and the difference between the Air Mass Meter and Air mass sensor. I want to replace both but don't see the air mass sensor. I drive a 2003 X5 3.0l. I have "trans failsafe error message" and I want to try the easy stuff first. Thanks.
  10. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello Everyone I need to know if replacing the fan clutch can be done by a novice. I see where it goes but I'm not sure what's going to happen once I get her apart. If you have experience replacing one I would appreciate your input. I have a 2003 X5 3.0 E53.
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Whats up guys So i just bought this 97 BMW 540i from my buddy the car will start up fine but when i shift it into Drive(D) it will move a tiny bit and the transmission goes into fail safe mode :confused: However the car will not move when i step on the gas i will just stay in trans fail safe...
  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...
1-12 of 12 Results
Top