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The engine fail safe program light came on in my BMW X5 2006 and now the car won't start ...can It be reset?

Depends why the Failsafe was triggered. Read the codes would be a good way to start. Anyway, since the car wont start, it may be the crankshaft position sensor, which will cause a trans failsafe and prevent the car from starting.

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How do I reset the "transmission failsafe program" light on the dash? The car seems to drive normal except for that light being on.

Keep driving it, you will have a $5,000 repair bill

Stop using it & hope you can save the trans with the
proper diagnosis, to find the reason it went into failsafe

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I have a 2004 BMW X5, i was driving up a hill when the trans failsafe prog light came on, it has done this before & I was told pull over turn engine off, wait 5min at it will go, which it did. Though...

The transmission has gone into limp mode. My Boomer done the same thing' if it wont reset itself i think the only option is a BMW dealer to faultfind. Very complicated computor controlled transmission beyond any novice im afraid.

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I have a bmw 2000 540i and after the car runs for ten minutes the on board computer flashes "trans failsafe prog". what is wrong.

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Simply put this car i have no idea what version software is in it, or if it has been serviced regularly so. The best thing to do is take it to BMW there were many recalls on this subject trans program light this may be something which will be fixed at very minimal cost or even free.

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2003 range rover trans failsafe indicator. will not shift

have you transferbox Shift motor and your problem is solved

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I also have a trans.failsafe prog.indicator light on my 2000 bmw

You have an alternator or battery concerne,low voltage caused all the other problems,Start with a battery,then have alternator tested.The failsafes are designed to keep from burning up solenoids and other electronic components.

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Tranmission failsafe program problem

im sorry to say but it is kinda common for the trans to go out and need replaced on the e-39, you would first want to have it scanned and see if there is anything the dealership or an approved independant shop can do for you based on the codes, good luck

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