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BMW Engine Failsafe Program Is On.

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2004 BMW X5 Engine failsafe program is on. It has completed 183,000 and is an automatic. It has oil leaking.
What can I do?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 12 months ago.
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If the engine is in limp in it is because the engine controller has seen a failure, set a fault co and is limiting power to prevent damage. There are many possible causes including throttle control, a vacuum leak or intake restriction, cam/crank signal or timing issues. The first step in diagnosing the problem will be to use a scan tool or code reader to see what fault codes are setting and then testing can be done from there.