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Bmw 525 auto in limp mode and stuck in 5th gear. Why ?

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bmw 525 auto in limp mode and stuck in 5th gear. Why ?
What faults are logged in the cars commuter fault memory?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

None that I am aware of,but it's due a service soon.

So you have not had the car scanned for transmission faults I take it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Not at the moment as it is a bank holiday weekend. Does go in reverse too though....just drops straight into limp mode upon starting up.

The car is locked in this mode because a the transmission has logged a fault of some kind. There are dozens of things which can trigger this, it s not specific. the only way to determine why is by having the faults read out
This is the only next step at this time
It could be anything from a simple bad sensor, or low fluid, to complete internal failure
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