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2001 bmw 740il: The Engine Failsafe Program light came..running rough

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I have a 2001 bmw 740il. The Engine Failsafe Program light came on and the car is running rough. What is the problem and how do I fix it.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 5 years ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer BMW,

My name is Steve and it will be my pleasure to assist you today.

 

Are there any other warning lights on?

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

No other lights are on.

Expert:  Steve replied 5 years ago.

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Thanks,

 

There are a number of things that can cause this, actually. Anything from a simple sensor problem to a massive failure can cause this.

 

There is no way to know why exactly you are getting this message without reading the fault memory out of the vehicle. So, the only thing you can do at this point is take the vehicle to a shop with the proper equipment to read out the fault lot. This will point you to the issue. Without reading the faults, all a person can do is guess, which can get very expensive, very quickly.

 

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I hope that is helpful, please let me know if you have further questions, or if I can clarify anything for you.


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