I took the car to my independent bmw mechanic. The car had very low miles. Assuming that you have a pair of jumper cables, a pair of safety glasses and a friend to give you a jumpstart, the video above will show you where to connect the cables and in what order! You can't see those screws from above because they are mounted upside down. The gear shift was replaced by the dealer. He scanned the car for diagnosis and stated that there are a few sensors and other items need to replaced. He then called me back to suggest that we have the car reprogrammed so that the battery will charge even when the car is cold it seems that the car is programmed to only charge the battery once the car is warmed up. Anyone having the same problem with the 08 model? A year later the same problem plus the brakevwarning light and another battery replacement.
I don't think this is a defect at all but simply some protection code written into the drive software to keep people like me from doing something stupid to damage the car. What issues do you have with your car? Also if this is your typical routine every morning to drive 2 miles and stop I'd look at a battery tender to put on your car overnite each night. I am personally going back to answer your unanswered questions. I just don't drive it in the snow - it gives me good reason to work from home on those days. The car didn't start, meaning it didn't turn over or crank. This latest incident almost caused me to be hit by multiple cars as I coasted to a gorepoint at a freeway offramp. Fuuny thing is the one that cannot be disabled , you will absolutely feel seamlessly nothing of the shivers when the predal is step.
. It takes a good 15 mins of driving for your charging system to put any kind of charge worth while back into that battery. Lift this up with the screwdriver to release the interlock. The repair invoice says the software was not updated. Have you brought to dealer for a check? Oh I forgot, they retired. Unable to tow auto because dealership was unable to provide assistance for unlocking mechanism. He said the car is safe to drive but 4X4 function will not work.
These cars are very picky on the voltage. At my first service the service manager at the dealershio told me that the car was a buy back because of awd problems. Limited driving ability, drive moderately, have system checked. I have 7800 miles on the car. There are a lot of bad ones out there. I'd seriously buy a new battery at like Batteries Plus or local automotive store make sure its and exact specs as the battery your taking out. Back to the dealer next week.
I waited about 5 minutes, and then went back out to start the car: Does anyone have any insight? The service advisor representative stated that they would look at the vehicle, as they had other complaints about this, as well. It must be shifted into drive before it will shift into reverse. They all have to work for the car to crank. I shouldn't have to pay for simple resets. I drive the car everyday. Any national chains worthy that'll have my oil filter 3. The situation: I can consistently get the behavior.
Please read my previous post. I picked it up today after the third attempt to repair. Press the brake and try moving the shifter out of park. So far they have reloaded the software 3 times and fixed the sensor on the wheel. I had to replace the ball joints a few weeks ago at 55,000km's. I am going to my dealer - again - with all that you all have posted.
When I restarted the car I got the malfunction. Your dealer has limited technical skills. I picked it up today after the third attempt to repair. Also as has been mentioned you need bmw diagnostic software to help get into the modules. Hopefully this can help someone out later. I have not clue what this could be. When coming to a stop the transmission will not down shift as needed and causes a bumping feeling like someone ran into the back of the car.
If this car is not dependable, it is not for me, and really, how would I know??? Picking up the car later this week. Thanks I have a 2008 bmw 528xi with about 70k miles. Clean off anything you find using the solvent cleaner and paper towels. Just put everything back in place other than the metal plate and you will never know anything was done. When I suggested that the odds of having two defective batteries in a row were small tney admitted to the chronic problems with the 5 series of this age. After that you can a pretty large hole to work through and get the keys. Fuuny thing is the one that cannot be disabled , you will absolutely feel seamlessly nothing of the shivers when the predal is step.
It's at the dealer right now. I second what Bill was recommending. Carfax showed no problems with the warranty or title though the car wa sold at auction six months after being leased. If I wait 15-20 minutes, I can get the car to start again. You will then be able to drive the car, and if you leave the transmission in neutral you can start and stop the car as needed until you can get to a repair facility. It had been backlog for long time. But you don't really feel it switch on when the car starts to move again.
Do they unlock from the central locking switch in the car? Wait another 15, it will start right up. All the lights were on but the car wouldn't start. It disappeared after driving and it didn't go back on the next time I started the car. Many of the ways I tried failed, and it takes 2 to 3 days to get a new key made up. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. The way the immobilizer works is to disable the starter and ignition system. There's around 7+ experienced folks who contribute detailed stuff, and 3-4 really, really capable professionals who stop by as well and put up with the ignorance of the rest of us.