1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini CooperGeneral Chat related to models that do not fit into particular categories above. Please try to put your discussion in more appropriate sections. This section does cover the 1 Series, MINI Cooper and 8-Series vehicles: BMW 830i, BMW 840Ci, BMW 850i, BMW 850Ci, BMW 850CSi, M8, Alpina B12, BMW CS Concept and others.
Yes, Wassup BMW Nation. I'm hoping someone has ran into the same problem that i am having now to post some positive feedback. Recently my car was idling after being driven for a while, and upon entering my vehicle, i receieved a onboard message saying transmission malfunction/drive slowly warning. All the warning lights on the inside of car were on, and the Monitor screen as well was blinking on and off, along with the A.C. Unit blowing slow air. I turned the car off for a min and tried to restart and all i got was a clicking noise as if the alternator was bad or something. Everytime i press start it would just click like there's a battery or alternator problem. Waited till morning, car started fine so i drove it to shop. Technicians didn't find anything on their computer system. So i drove car for about 1wk 1/2 and same thing happened again and whatever it is, i throws the car in like some safe mode that won't allow u to get out of first gear, and again, lights and everything inside started blinking crazy and A.C. blows slow. I let it sit overnite and next day it started fine and drove fine for a wk. Any suggestions what this might be. Transimission shifts through all gears fine and technicians says trany is good, no signs of slipping or malfunction. Could there be something else that triggers this car not to operate properly. I also experiencing a slow hesitation start off and on, after holding brake pedal and pressing start button. Please give feedback...someone!!!!
If it happens again, try disconnecting the battery for 20 minutes and the reconnect it to see if it continues with the problem or if its ok, if its ok then the problem looks like it is more to do the Engine Management side, if it doesn't come good, and needs to cool down, it could be something more mechnical, but possibly still electrical in nature.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.