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This happens most when I first start driving, but continues at about 30-40MPH
We recently purchased '06 530xi with 103,000 miles. In back of owners manual we found a note samtaring the car had AWD/DSc error AND ELV error. It was dated 1/6/16 with a note saying Do not buy this lemon!!! Of course we are now concerned! We have not personally seen this message. I've read online it could be glitch due to bad battery. Dealer did say battery was just replaced.. Any advice? Is it worth keeping or should we trade it in for another car.
About a week ago, my radio stopped working. It was on but no sound. The SOS with an arrow through it showed up on my display. No satellite radio either. Idrive won't do anything either. After restarting, the radio will work but still no bluetooth or satellite radio. Ironically, I had gone through a car wash the afternoon it started happening. I have replaced the Idrive once already. Thank you.
All of a sudden my car won't stop shaking. The shaking is worse when stopped. The car sits in the garage mostly and only has 64,000 miles on it. The check engine light stays on. I am not sure what to do with it if I should take it to the dealership since I don't have a regular mechanic? It's a 2007. Also, how long is it drivable for?
the car . This morning a message popped up saying low oil pressure could cause engine damage stop driving .First time I have seen this , I waited 50 minutes started car and no message appeared . I went to I drive and nothing showed for service . Nearest bmw dealer is about 40 miles away . Do you think I can drive there or is this was of the pop up messages that require you to go to a certified bmw service tech ?
My sons 2006 530xit wgn needed a new battery; when he managed to get access to the battery, he detected the compartment was full of water (obviously from the previous rains); we are told these particular models are known (not to us) for this manufacturing defect. Any solutions? Recall? He now has major electircal repair issues, including the onboard computer.
What does it mean
it smells like it's burning I have to add coolant maybe once a week..I can't find the leak I don't see anything leaking out. I'm assuming it's burning up as soon as it falls bc it's hot
it is running rough and the service engine soon light came on
warms up. The vibration starts like just an uneven, bumpy rd. then the further you go it gets worse and worse till it will hardly run. Now, after the car cools off it runs great until it gets hot again!
I know it must be electrical but wanted to see where to look for the problem. I have disconnected the wire to the actuator so that it will shut properly.
I am also getting a right licence tag light malfuntion warning too. I replaced the bulbs in hopes this would fix the problem. I am wondering if both issues are somehow connected? Thanks!
I see my choices as:
Not using ear gate at all,
manually using the rear gate,
or replacing the present mechanism with lift arms
anyone else had any complaints with this? 2006 bmw 530xi; dealer said the computer system gone; it was periodically happening for several months..now it wont light up at all.
I notice the sound like a winch motor when i am turning on to my drive way- from left or right
Got a fuel pump control message. Took it to repair shop and the computer said low voltage, etc. Repair guy said I should not worry about it unless it happens again. Said he had not seen this eveent in 25 yrs. Should I panic?
When I accelerate and applying load to the engine, the car starts shaking. Could you advise what the potential cause is?
Front brake pads are registering 0 miles left will this keep the car from starting?
That is at the same time as the DSC failure. After both of those were replaced I was told the diagnostic showed a VTG failure.
Just bought the 2007 530xi. I am asking if the noise I am about to describe is normal or a problem. The sound starts at about 10km and continues at all higher speeds. The only way I can describe the sound is that it is the same as listening to the tire friction sounds when a 4x4 with very large tires drives by. My tires are new, but I am quite certain it is not the tires. Sound appears to be coming from the front of the car. Is this sound normal to this car? I expected it to be much quieter.
But BMW speciality shop claims this means I also need rotors which they estimate at 780.00 for repairs. Is this true? Do you have to replace rotars whenever replacing pads?
My BMW dealer (Hassel BMW in Freeport NY) claims the price to replace the front parking (parking not headlight) lamp bulb is $245.00. They claim they have to remove the headlight assembly to replace the bulb. Does this make sense?
Can I replace the battery without a visit to the dealer? What is the proper size battery?
I had brake pads replaced but not by an authorized bmw mechanic. Does anyone know how to take off the service light from the dash. Its still stating I need Brake Pads. Does the dealership have to do this? Thanks
car did not start two weeks ago, jumped and started.. battery icon shows. Car has been running fine otherwise. Pulled car in garage yesterday tried to restart, started but hard.Tried to shift but locked and won't move. Transmission fault light on display, red clutch display with ! inside.
I called one of the BMW specialty shops recommended by RepairPal for no start. The shop claimed that most likely the battery needs to be replaced. I know from the dealer that you have to program a computer in the car anytime you replace a battery. I told this to the mechanic but he started laughing and said that the dealer probably wants to make extra money. So, I don't know now if you have to or don't have to program the computer. Please answer asap!
would like to change brake fluid. would like a step by step how to
How do you get access to parking light bulb?