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Old 10-14-2013, 11:01 AM
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2002 X5 -Engine Failsafe Program light ***

I was driving home from girlfriends last night, and light came on and car started sputtering till it eventually stopped after about 1/4 mile. I was in intersection, luckily it was late so no other cars on the road. Turned car off, drove about a half mile and the same thing eventually pulled over and engine light and oil light came on. I just left car over night, and need to figure out what to do. Any suggestions, obviously I need to get to deal, but any suggestions..
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:44 PM
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I was driving home from girlfriends last night, and light came on and car started sputtering till it eventually stopped after about 1/4 mile. I was in intersection, luckily it was late so no other cars on the road. Turned car off, drove about a half mile and the same thing eventually pulled over and engine light and oil light came on. I just left car over night, and need to figure out what to do. Any suggestions, obviously I need to get to deal, but any suggestions..
If you are somewhat knowledgeable about vehicles and engines, and the vehicle is in a safe place (not on the shoulder with traffic going by 2-3 feet away) you could do a quick check with (a) an OBD-II code reader and (b) a visual inspection of the engine for obvious problems, e.g., oil level, major leaks, drive belt broken/missing, low coolant, etc. Unlikely this will result in much, but it's worth a try if you have some expertise.

If not, simply arrange for a tow to a repair facility, assuming you have already checked the obvious, such as it's not out of fuel.

Without checking further it could be a lot of things, but it sounds like a fuel problem based on the behavior, e.g., failing fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, etc. But with the limited information, that's really no more than a guess.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:01 AM
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Did all your warning light slowly come on?
I had this happen to my 04 E53 and it was real intermittent.
Local dealership couldn't diagnose the problem ... said there were no codes.
Took it to an indy and he said it was the alternator.
Replaced the alternator and the problem went away.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:34 PM
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It would be interesting to know the outcome of this...
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:12 PM
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OP never updated his last thread...expect this will be the same.

He's had charging issues- new batteries, new alternator, etc, etc.
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