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2002 X5 Transmission

My X5 keeps going into "engine fail safe mode". Yesterday it would hardly run in automatic transmission mode....I had to switch to manual transmission just to drive it. Any ideas

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Sounds like you maybe having a sensor failure (engine). A computer diagnostic can be performed at the vehicle dealership to determine what caused the fail safe mode to activate.

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