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  1. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Need some help. My 2001 740il went into transmission fail safe mode after the battery warning light popped on followed by the radio and AC shutting down. Was able to drive about a mile more before she shut down. Where do I start to diagnose the problem?
  2. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    "Transmission failure, drive moderately! " This was the messages that the idrive gave me when I hit about 120mph. Obviously, this is due to the vehicle's governer. A few weeks later, im noticing that the acceleration is not as sharp, it's laggy and my RPMs are bobbling when driving normally. My...
  3. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    I am panicking! I love this car, but Ive had so many problems with it that I almost want to sell it. Last night, I was driving on the freeway and all of the sudden I got a message a series of messages on the dashboard in the following order: 1) ABS malfunction, drive with safety 2)...
  4. 7 Series DIY
    I have a 1997 840ci with 135000 miles and I just had an error message that there was a transmission failure and it's operating in the Transmission Fail Safe Mode. Also, is there a transmission fluid reservoir on this beauty...little help please... Thanks
  5. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I recently had major work done to my car involving changing out the DISA which was a horrible mess, the pin that held in the butterfly valve was already broken upon taking it out and it fell inside of my engine past the manifold and bent 4 valves on cylinder 4 while scraping the crap out of it...
  6. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    This turned out to be a three month adventure that I will document for other X5 owners. My problem began at 130,000 miles on my 2002 X5 3.0 with a fairly new battery failure. Since the battery was only 2 years old I suspected an alternator problem and thats what it turned out to be. The...
  7. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I have an 01 x5 4.4i 107,000 miles and just recently the transmission fail safe light came on. When this happens the transmission is usually warm and the car stops shifting remaining in 4th gear. The speedo stops working as well. I took it to a bmw shop and 3 they said the EGS control module...
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