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BMW X5 .Engine failsafe mode .Possible faults to look for or clear message

What is the cause of engine failsafe mode?

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Can be an automatic transmission not working properly check the fluid level disconnect battery for 1 /2 hour.

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does the engine completely shut off? It sounds like the electronic throttlebody is causing the problem.

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SOURCE: Location of Oilf Filter on BMW X5 4.4i V8 Engine

Hi, the oil filter is located on the underside of the engine next to the oil drain plug usualy black in colour, hope this helps. regards mark.

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SOURCE: Location of Oilf Filter on BMW X5 4.4i V8 Engine

Depends on the engine, if its a M62, its under the hood, torwards the front drivers side. 9e6fcd7.jpgIf it a N62, it is on the underside of the vehicle, next to the oil drain plug. Its the black plastic housing with a 6mm allen bolt in it(thats used to drain the oil out before removal)25e2e14.png

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The failsafe mode can appear following numerous faults being detected - some faults can be momentary and register but not cause a problem. These are normally reset by just turning ignition off/on. get the fault code memory read at a garage and this may give you a clue as to a possible problem developing. Failsafe mode will give you reduced engine performance but will allow you to drive for normally some distance. If a serious problem developes your car message centre will tell you to shut off the engine or it will shut it down.
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Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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Just a quick mention - for about a month my XK8 low coolant light came on intermittently. This week with no notice while driving normally I got Stability Control Fail and FailSafe Engine Mode and wtih great difficulty got the car back to where I started from (less than a mile). Two days later (when got time) and after a bit of research, I tried it again - same problem and a very unhappy engine. I then disconnected the battery for 15 minutes (probably more) to clear the engine codes as well as check all the wiring and vacuum stuff I could under the hood (at a Jaguar master mechanic's recommendation). No problems found but the car would start and immediately stall with the air intake hose disconnected from the intake butterfly. After I reconnected the air intake hose, she started and purred like normal. The problem is the BATTERY... It is low - I've known it for a LONG time BUT it always started right up and never skipped a beat. I intend to replace it tonight but fully expect that's the issue. I've had the car 6 years (it's a 98) and had NO problems except a dead taillight asembly.

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Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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