Q: Going into fail safe mode

asked by on

the tcm keeps going into fail safe mode
My car has an automatic transmission.

The powertrain control module is programmed to go into a fail safe mode whenever there is a major failure in the transmission or engine. You will need to have the vehicle scanned to get the failure codes so it can be diagnosed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Going into fail safe mode

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: At 10 mph, ABS system has clunk noise. 2013 Buick Verano

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2013 Buick Verano. The first question is whether or not the ABS light is coming on. If so, then you may want to look into replacing or testing what is called a...

Q: A/C fuse busted when car starts to run

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2004 Honda Civic. You should try to disconnect the AC compressor and run the car as if the AC compressor is plugged in to see if the fuse blows still. If it...

Q: How do I deactivate an anti-theft system?

This model uses the GM Pass Key security system, which includes an "electronic" key with a raised contact and a lock tumbler with a sensor that detects the electronic key. Either the key or the sensor in the tumbler has...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...