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Originally Posted by taximan66
Approx. 2 or 3 times a week the auto box in my 3 litre Safrane goes into "Safety mode" which basically means I only have 3rd gear and reverse. The temporary solution is to stop the car, turn off the ignition, then start the car again. Everything is then hunky dory for 2 or 3 days, then it happens again. I was advised to change the gearbox sump oil filter and the transmission fluid, so I did that, and it hasn't made the slightest difference. Can anyone help?????
It could be anything from a sensor fault upwards unfortunatly.
What colour was the ATF you took out and did it smell burnt?
Are the gears still shifting ok apart from when it goes into safe mode?
You may need to have the car plugged into a diagnostic reader to get a fault code to find out more.
Hold tight and one of the techs will be around later and may have more advice.
ps welcome to the forum.
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