1996 BMW 540I 'TRANS FAILSAFE PROG' WHEN CAR IS COLD

  • Tiny
  • sdepret
  • 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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Monday, October 24th, 2011 AT 1:16 AM

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 AT 6:56 PM
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Thanks.

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 AT 10:26 PM
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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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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 10:52 PM
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Is there more that can be added to this post or has the issue been addressed?

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 AT 8:31 AM

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