Q: Transmission fail safe program message came on the dashboard.

asked by on January 19, 2017

My transmission fail safe program message came on my dash . Did a manual reset of the computer didn't work. Changed the battery as well because I read it could be the battery or aletnator that did not work as well. When i put the car in reverse I get a knocking noise , worried it's something to do with the transimission . Any advice appreciated . Thanks My car has 95000 miles. My car has an automatic transmission.

My car has 95000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. The fail safe light is on for something went wrong with your transmission. The light comes on to warn the driver that there has been an issue with a system and causing the circuits to malfunction or shut off to prevent any further damage. In your case, the transmission makes a knocking sound while in reverse. There could be a bearing or a broke input drive shell to the reverse drive. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose your transmission knocking noise.

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