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My car , E60 2004 530D goes into "transm.failsafe " continuously. Ive reset it and then its fine for a day or 2. Thers oil under the car still ( light brown) when parked. I had the oil topped up on the transmission 4 weeks ago. Do you have any idea what could be the cause ? Could it be low oil level in the gearbox ? ( again ) b4 it goes into safe mode the gears feel like its slipping. It also feels like at 60 mph the car searches almost like it doesnt know what speed its doin for which gear. Please Help.

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I do think this is a low oil condition and you need to get it addressed now.Low oil will damage the transmission very quickly.The factory trans oil in this car is a light brown and almost the color of motor oil.The oil in an automatic transmission is not just for lubrication, it is also the hydraulic and cooling medium.Low oil means low pressure which means slip which means damage.Have the car towed to a sevice facility.This transmission can cost 4 to 5 thousand to repair.Good luck!

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