Transmission fault code in control messages on 2004 BMW 530i

I have gotten a transmission fault warning/message in my control messages screen. what does this mean? the dealer has not said anything about this since i've taken my car in the last few times.

by in Albany, GA on April 21, 2010
1 answer 4 comments
ANSWER by on May 07, 2010
Don't know but I got the same message today with my 2004 530i. Tried to start the car thnis morning and had trouble getting it to crank. It eventually started and a bunch of warning icons flashed through the little window in the dash. Then the transmission fault message appeared (gear with an exclamation point inside). I went to the idrive window and had two other control messages. One said I had a cruise control problem. The other said my car clock and calendar were wrong because my battery had been disconnected, which to my knowledge is incorrect. I'm waiting for a report from the dealer.
COMMENT by on June 30, 2010
i get the same gear about my tranny when i excel at between 30 to 50 mph, then my car bogs down and will only go a certain speed. so i reset the car but turning it off then re-starting, but i know how to drive the car so this wont happen but my pick up is kinda slo
COMMENT by on August 11, 2010
i have same problem bmw dealer said i need a new transmission but my car only have 85k on it and the cost all together is $7000
COMMENT by on October 24, 2010
it the value body i got my car fix same problem now its fix
COMMENT by on December 16, 2014
How much did the value body coast