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Car went into Transmission Faisfafe Prog.

I was driving normally when suddenly the car lost most of its power. The radio turned off and when I stopped at a stop sign, I could barely muster the power to turn left and proceed. I was about a mile from home when it happened so I made it safely but now that I'm home, the car won't start at all. Trans. Failsafe Prog. was the message.

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I am aware of a similar problem ------check the output on the alternator -when the output is low the car goes into safe mode

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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I had a new battery on mine and that solved it.... Even if the voltage is 0.5 volts out, it can cause the comp to fail and bring up ghost errors which trip the fail safe programs in to action.... But mine would still start, if i turned mine off it would run fine for 15-120 mins and would trip in to fail safe again.(My battery should be able to cope with a 200amp load for 15mins, when tested it lasted only 30secs... New battery and Sorted. Craig

Posted on Nov 15, 2012

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    P.s. Maybe thats why it won't start... no enough go in ur batt... Craig

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