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  1. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    I've tried searching but I can't quite find a similar problem to mine... I've bought the above car today (M50 engine). I didn't realise when I bought it that the transmission programme error light is illuminated as the display is a little pixelated, but it is! Driving normally, the transmission...
  2. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hello all, I am aware that this question has been posted on here multiple times, but after searching for hours I can't find anyone who has had the same issue or a solution to my issue! So a few days ago I decided to replace the plastic rim on my steering wheel. I disconnected the battery via...
  3. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Please Halp! So I've just bought this 840 mentioned in another thread, the OBC is showing a "trans fail-safe prog", BUT there are no error codes showing and the car runs great. The garage it's at have started looking into it, but have found that the wiring into the 'gearbox display selector...
  4. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All, Just bought a 2001 X5 with the "TRANS FAILSAFE PROG" error, drives fantastic for a short time then the error pops up and goes into limp mode. Had a look around at what could have gone wrong and I don't think i've seen this issue posted: When the error pops up you can smell burning -...
  5. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, my X5 wouldn't start the other day, isn't even trying, no previous signs of any faults anywhere on the car. Went to shops other day and on my return turned the key to start the ignition, car beeped and error message read trans failsafe prog. Had chap at work plug his diagnostics machine...
  6. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Having spent weeks Googling this accursed MID message, I'm well aware that I'm far from the first sufferer (either in E31 land or further afield in the BMW kingdom). Briefly (yeah, right): The car spent the first six months (that's correct) of this year at a specialist, emerging with (most...
  7. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Everyone, Im new to the forum so I apologise if I am posting in the wrong area or if I am too vague when discussing the problem I am encountering. I have a BMW X5 3.0d auto on a 2005 plate 120,000 miles. I have been experiencing a Trans fail safe error intermittently for months as a result...
  8. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, this is my first post on the forum and I bet you can guess what type of a post it is.. a Problem :embarrassed:embarrassed So I have the good old auto box issues.. can anybody please help? 2002 X5 4.4 Petrol, 5 speed automatic - 130k miles When you first get in the car of a morning, it...
  9. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, Yesterday I got the error trans fail safe prog, after driving on the motorway. Now I can't move when the car is in gear, it just revs as if it's in neutral. I'm not getting any error codes. It's goes in gear sometimes when I switch the ignition off and the on, and then it starts slipping...
  10. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello... I have a 2001 E 38 M Spec with 50,000 miles on the clock. Beautiful car. Purrs. Tonight after not using the car for 3 days the above error code appeared and wnet into failsafe mode at less than 20 miles an hour. I stopped the car. Let it sit for an hour, restarted and car was perfect...
  11. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    came upon my check control just .... trans failsafe prog read handbook which says a malfunction in the auto transmission thus selecting 4th gear only ! any ideas what this could be ??
  12. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi guys, Im new to X5's and this forum, I do realise this may have been posted alreadu but i couldnt find it! so..... Only recently purchased my X5 and every now then that message is displayed on start up or just after start up. She drives smooth and perfect till that message appears then the...
  13. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    hey guys , my battery died , well batterys and i had to replace them both - i know this clears the ECU of the "granny driving" settings aswell. right so after doing so, i started the car up and its running a bit rough but it was expected due to the car sorting out the ECU but.. then i had a...
  14. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi wondered if you can help me? We bought a X5 private 8 weeks ago have had no problems with it up until today.. We were driving into town when the message Trans Failsafe Prog came up. I got the book out to check what it meant but didnt understand it. We tried to drive the car & it was reving...
  15. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Dear All. This is my first post, would appreciate any assistance or advice. I own a 2001 X5, 3.0 Petrol Sport. It has done appox 90,000 miles and has always been serviced by BMW. The car was running fine but was in need of a service. The next service due was the Inspection 2. I booked this...
  16. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Guys, please help on a problem am having with my 2004 X5 4.8is About 3 weeks ago I lifted a heavy box (20kg) into my boot, when I started the car I got the Suspension error message come on. The next day I took my car to the dealer and they just refreshed the computer and all was ok. This...
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