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      05-27-2012, 12:02 PM   #23
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Kind of dumb for the dealer to "update" the software. Software does not just throw error codes all of a sudden so there's a root cause that caused the software to throw an exception. They should have replaced the suspect part before messing with the software considering the car was working fine previously.
Told them the same thing! They told me it is BMW Canada policy to authorize any part change only after car running the latest software.
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      05-27-2012, 07:12 PM   #24
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Turns out I don't have a flat tire.

While I was driving through a new community in the midst of construction yesterday, a warning referring to the Flat Tire Monitor chimed in along with a warning that DSC could not be active due to a malfunction. I figured that I had run over a nail or screw, and that because the low tire would be a different size than its counterpart on the other side of the car, DSC and ABS wouldn't work properly and were disabled. I was close to home, and everything felt fine, so I just drove into my garage. This morning, when I looked at the tires, the passenger front wheel looked low, but it was an illusion created by it being turned towards that wheel sharply in combination with the front tires being so low profile. I check the pressures and they are all fine, and i just went for a drive and everything certainly seems fine.

I did get those warnings again, though. Nevertheless, I was low on gas (and there was fuel reserve warning indicator as well), so I decided to go on a short drive to get some. Interestingly, after filling the tank with gas and starting the engine again, all warnings disappeared, and now, the system all checks out "ok".
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Turns out I don't have a flat tire.

While I was driving through a new community in the midst of construction yesterday, a warning referring to the Flat Tire Monitor chimed in along with a warning that DSC could not be active due to a malfunction. I figured that I had run over a nail or screw, and that because the low tire would be a different size than its counterpart on the other side of the car, DSC and ABS wouldn't work properly and were disabled. I was close to home, and everything felt fine, so I just drove into my garage. This morning, when I looked at the tires, the passenger front wheel looked low, but it was an illusion created by it being turned towards that wheel sharply in combination with the front tires being so low profile. I check the pressures and they are all fine, and i just went for a drive and everything certainly seems fine.

I did get those warnings again, though. Nevertheless, I was low on gas (and there was fuel reserve warning indicator as well), so I decided to go on a short drive to get some. Interestingly, after filling the tank with gas and starting the engine again, all warnings disappeared, and now, the system all checks out "ok".
Well I am glad it is okay now. Maybe it was just hungry.
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      05-28-2012, 12:30 AM   #26
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      05-28-2012, 01:07 AM   #27
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It is in the shop man, they gonna contact me tomorrow and let me know what it needs.
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It is in the shop man, they gonna contact me tomorrow and let me know what it needs.

Time to sell that ashghal and upgrading to one of these:



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      05-28-2012, 02:14 AM   #29
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      05-28-2012, 08:32 AM   #30
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Time to sell that ashghal and upgrading to one of these:



Actually they most likely gonna be more expensive here as they are considered unique and antique lol

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Whats start off assistance?
As far as I remember, it is the hill assist.
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Just got a call from the dealership. Both Throttle actuators need to be replaced. 2-3 weeks wait time because the parts have to come from Germany!!!
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same diagnosis on mine. parts are on back order with a 2-3 week wait
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same diagnosis on mine. parts are on back order with a 2-3 week wait
Yeah same thing. Did they give you a BMW loaner at least?
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Wooow, where is the rest of that set...
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Yeah same thing. Did they give you a BMW loaner at least?

no loaner. i didn't ask, anyway the SA said the car is ok to drive but not over 4k rpm.

I don't drive that much anyway-only on weekends so no inconvenience for me. I might make a bigger deal if this was my daily driver.
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A similar thing happened to me, except I don't have iDrive and my car wouldn't start. I woke up one morning to fill up the car with some gas. The car just died on me. I thought the battery was dead, so I tried jump starting it no luck.

I towed the car to my local dealer. They told me it was something called a Fuel Control Module. I don't even know what that is. They replaced the part and the car still wouldn't start.

Fortunately, BMW was hosting that huge golf event here in Illinois and one of the specialized diagnostic experts was in town. He drove over to the dealer and apparently my DME was pulling every code known to man. They called BMW in Germany and they overnighted me a brand new DME.

Low and behold, all was fixed after that and 100% covered by warranty
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Just got a call from the dealership. Both Throttle actuators need to be replaced. 2-3 weeks wait time because the parts have to come from Germany!!!
Really sorry to hear that. Hope they fix it right up for you.
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Man, forget putting up the Christmas tree.
Sucks those things happen. I hope it is resolved; which it will.
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A similar thing happened to me, except I don't have iDrive and my car wouldn't start. I woke up one morning to fill up the car with some gas. The car just died on me. I thought the battery was dead, so I tried jump starting it no luck.

I towed the car to my local dealer. They told me it was something called a Fuel Control Module. I don't even know what that is. They replaced the part and the car still wouldn't start.

Fortunately, BMW was hosting that huge golf event here in Illinois and one of the specialized diagnostic experts was in town. He drove over to the dealer and apparently my DME was pulling every code known to man. They called BMW in Germany and they overnighted me a brand new DME.

Low and behold, all was fixed after that and 100% covered by warranty
I am glad everything worked out for you at the end.

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Really sorry to hear that. Hope they fix it right up for you.
Yeah man, I hope so too. Now I have an X1 loaner

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Man, forget putting up the Christmas tree.
Sucks those things happen. I hope it is resolved; which it will.
Yeah, I hope so, at least these problems happened when my car is still covered by warranty.
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Time to lemon the car.
The first problem with my car.
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The first problem with my car.
Do we even have the "lemon" policy in Canada?
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Do we even have the "lemon" policy in Canada?
I don't think so, never heard about it. I guess you can ask BMW Canada to buy back your car. But dude, this is such a common problem with M3s (just look at the number of threads recently about this issue) and I love my car! Gonna keep her, I just hope they get the part quicker.
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I don't think so, never heard about it. I guess you can ask BMW Canada to buy back your car. But dude, this is such a common problem with M3s (just look at the number of threads recently about this issue) and I love my car! Gonna keep her, I just hope they get the part quicker.
so mine was the idle control actuator as well but i should have the part by wednesday.
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