Question Asked: Transmission? Or the Computer?
April 20, 2009, 02:21 PM
For the past year, every so often my transmission will go into safety mode. The warning light indicates TRANS PROGRAM, and essentially the car still drives just fine and can reach highway speeds, but it just starts from stop really, really slow. This problem typically occurs at the moment I first brake, after not driving the car for a day or so. Then, after I start the car again, let's say at the second phase of a day's errands. The transmission runs fine.
My question, is this a failing transmission? Or is this a computer problem? My theory is that the transmission is fine, but the computer is having glitches and I'd imagine to fix a 1993 BMW computer will still cost a small fortune.