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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a 2002 Bmw e39 540i automatic. Was driving home yesterday and one mile away my car gets that message and the dash just lights up(maintenance required,abs,dsc,break) my foglights stopped working and it goes into limp mode only be able to drive in one gear. I park it at home and start...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Recently bought a 2002 540i M Sport and had been contemplating doing the AT drain and fill with filter/gasket replacement. Well yesterday, Trans Failsafe Prog popped up, but she didn't go into limp mode though and I could cycle through the gears. I eased it home and parked it. Later in the day...
  3. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I have a 2003 X5 3.0I E53 with idle issues. Here's what has bean happening. Started idling rough all of a sudden. After a few minutes of idling rough, it would appear to trip a sensor or something and when I leave a red light and accelerate, it would be very sluggish and rough. I would...
  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. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello all, about a month ago I'd received the "Trans. Failsafe Prog" message on my dash. Turns out I needed a new battery which I was able to purchase from AAA for $140 including installation. I checked with my local dealership to see if I'd need to have the truck programmed to the new battery...
  6. 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...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi All. Noticed that we don't always put the fix up on the blogs , just the questions. So here is my fix for MY version of the 'trans failsafe prog' problem. Hope it helps someone down the track. Got the message, and car went to limp mode (locked in third gear). Dutifully searched the...
  8. 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...
  9. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I can't believe this, I bought my car about three years ago with 34,500 mls on it. I thought it was a still for what I was getting. It now has 77,800 mls now. That's only about 9,500 a year on the car. I drove to LA from the Bay Area, I get their no problem, The next day, I get in the car the...
  10. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hi, I bought my 95 525i about 3 months ago, and I love it. But I have a problem, the trans program message comes on, and as many of you know goes into limp mode. so sometimes i get out lock the door wait 30 secs get back in and it runs fine. doesnt shift hard at all or anything, so i took it to...
  11. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    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...
  12. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello Experts, I live in montreal and Last week i bought a used 2005 545I (157000KM) but before i bought this, i took it to a BMW dealer to have Pre-Purchase inspection (paid 172$ CDN).they gave me a report and an estimate for 1400$ out of which one is major and needs to be addressed as soon as...
  13. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Looking for a mechanic that can walk through the various troubleshooting options. Marietta/Atlanta GA.
  14. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I really need help. I have been reading a lot of the threads but really can't find my issue. My car would not start this morning. Doesn't seem to be battery related, all lights, radio everything comes on but no noise at all from the engine. Tried to jump start and tried to use extra key with...
  15. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    I drive a 1995 E34 and have had it for about a year now. One day after doing an oil change and cleaning some sensor connectors (after oil cap was loose and oil flew all over that side of the engine) I started up my car and to my surprise the ASC control light was on. Come to find out the car...
  16. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    On the day before Christmas, my Bimmer gave to me... TRANS FAILSAFE PROG :cry: Limp mode and everything, it was a sad Christmas in my home. I followed the instructions in the manual, still limpy... I was able to use the steptronic to shift (for a while) then it went back into limp mode again...
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