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'TRANS FAILSAFE PROG' WHEN CAR IS COLD

1996 BMW 540i • 80,000 miles

My 1996 540i is entering in "trans failsafe prog" when I start it in cold. After I running a few kilometers (around 10km), when the car warms up, the faail disappear and the car keeps working properly. Do you have any idea for what's going on?
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Sdepret
October 24, 2011.




Yes

Dr. Hagerty
Oct 26, 2011.
Thanks.

Tiny
Sdepret
Oct 26, 2011.
My car is presenting this fail, but now changes a little. Now, when I startup (cold condition) the fail shows up. Around 5 miles before the fail dissapears, but then, 10 or 20 miles before the fail trun on again and just goes out when I turn off the car and wait around 15 minutes. On the early condition the fail doesn't came back. And a detail: my car doesn't stay in 3rd gear as usually I heard from other owner's. My car always stay in 4th gear. Can somebody give an ideia to understand my problem? I really need some help!
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Tiny
Sdepret
Oct 28, 2011.
Is there more that can be added to this post or has the issue been addressed?

Dr. Hagerty
Nov 8, 2012.

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