E60 - Malfunction messages but no fault codes?
Good morning all,
First off, let me apologize if this has been discussed and if so, I would very much appreciate a link. Now, with that said, I have a 2006 550i with about 53k miles. I am the second owner. I have owned the car for about 6 months/6k miles and haven't really had any problems (other than a problem with the a/c fixed under warranty). I am having an intermittant problem (I know, the worst kind). What is happening is that I am getting a yellow triangle inside a circle and the word "brake" in yellow on my dash See attachments). When I look at the service indications in the iDrive system (in the nav window area), there are two messages. The first is "Drive control system! Drive modera . . ." When I click on this message it takes me to a screen with a message that says "Driving Stability - Drive control system malfunction. Reduced driving stability in curves. Drive moderately! Have the system checked by the . . . "(you get the idea). The second message in the main "service" indicator area says "Start-off assistance inactive!" When I click on it, the next screen says "Start-off assistance - Start-off assistance inactive. Caution, vehicle may roll back! Have the system checked by your BMW center at the next opportunity." The car does NOT go into limp mode and appears to drive normally. The really strange thing to me (I'm very familiar/experienced with servicing my past cars/trucks/motorcycles) is that when I plug in the code reader, it shows no trouble codes. Oh, and about a month or two ago I received a flat tire warning, but didn't have any flat tires. I shut the car off; looked at all the tires; restarted the car; no more warning light (don't know if that has any relevance to my current problem, but thought I would throw it out there). So, anyone have any ideas about what could be causing this intermittent set of warnings? Any help would be greatly appreciated; like I said, I typically work on my own vehicles and I would prefer to diagnose and fix this little issue as well. Thanks in advance :-)