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#1 (permalink) Old 07-28-2005, 04:10 PM
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I have a 520i (E60) bought January of last year.
The car never drove much, only 20.000km in the first year (about 13.000miles) ant about 7.000km this year.

About 4 months ago while driving a yellow light apear on the idrive screen saying that the "oil level was too low". I took the car to the dealer and the oil was ok. It had no problem. A month later the same problem. I went to the dealer and they made an upgrade to the software.

Last month a red message appear:
"Engine oil too low.
Engine damage possible
Stop engine. It is not possible to continue your journey, contact your BMW dealer"
I immediatly call the dealer and went there the following morning. The oil level was ok. It didn't need to be fill. Again they upgraded the software.

Last week the same problem. The oil level was ok. They made some tests and apparently it was a faulty oil sensor, that they replace.

>Has this happen to anyone?Any comments?


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Wow - it seems like they should have checked the sensor before upgrading the software.

I wouldn't worry about it too much since it's a new model and bugs are being taken care of still.

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