Transmission failsafe light?

Tiny
STEVEGG
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  • 2003 BMW X5
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 235,000 MILES
The vehicle is fine when I start it, I drive it for about half hour and the failsafe comes on. I turn off the car for a few seconds and then back on it goes away, but sometimes the engine light comes on with the failsafe light. I turn off the car and just the failsafe turns off. Then after about 200km the engine light turns off as well the light usually comes on around the 80kmph.
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 AT 1:21 PM

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Tiny
CAR-MAN145
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It sounds like the car is going into limp mode but we should runt he codes as well these guides can help us fix it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/reduced-power-limp-mode

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Please run down these guides and report back.

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 AT 1:44 AM
Tiny
ARMANDO28
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I cleaned my throttle body fix it for me.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2021 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
BANKERGUY
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  • 2003 BMW X5
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, April 15th, 2021 AT 6:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCHAGERTY
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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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