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Old 04-14-2019, 04:24 PM
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Murrieta, CA
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Originally Posted by craigsx5 View Post
Just a quick note re when the TRANSMISSION FAILSAFE PROGRAM warning message comes on the check control panel on the dashboard!

I had this failure warning appear last week. The transmission went very 'jerky' and I thought it had a major failure.

Took it down to my independent and had it the codes read. It showed a failed Mass Airflow sensor(open circuit).
Apparently a number of engine electronic components also report to the transmission computer.

My independent mechanic quoted over A$750 for to install a new Bosch MAF to fix the problem.

Instead I bought a new Chinese copy from Ebay for $60 and installed it myself. It took 15 minutes!

Transmission is now working perfectly and warning message now gone!

I hope this gives members lead when this warning appears!!

Good info, but not always true. Just sayin....

EVERYONE with a 1996 or later automobile MUST have an OBD II Code Reader. You can buy an ELM-327 module on eBay or Amazon for $20-ish depending upon extra features (connectivity) you choose, then get any of several different apps for your phone or tablet. Apps come in a Free Version that has limited capability -- unable to create graphs or charts, that sort of thing -- and Fee Based versions with full capabilities. All versions report OBD II Codes and provide text translations, the fee versions will collect data over time and provide a means to download into a spread sheet so you can build graphs and charts.
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