2003 BMW X5 trans fail safe program

Tiny
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  • 2003 BMW X5

Transmission problem
2003 BMW X5 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic

hello tonight I was driving my bmw 2003 x5 when the radio started to fade and all the warning lights came on. My vehicle began slowing down and then I received an error message, "trans fail safe prgm". Now my vehicle will not start! What is going on?

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Thursday, October 28th, 2010 AT 9:41 PM

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Tiny
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It might be several things, it could be the charging system is inoperative and you are experiencing a voltage related fault, check the battery voltage, it should be >12.5 volts, and about 14 when it is running. Do that and repost with the result.

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Thursday, October 28th, 2010 AT 10:49 PM

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