I've just discovered this thread and am overwhelmed with the generosity of advise from members.
I've owned a 323iE46 for the past 9 years and still have it and love it to death. Fantastic car to drive !!
Just picked up a 2006 530IE60 about 4 weeks ago and decided to go for a drive in the country. 225 miles later, stopped for a rest and than discovered that the car just totally locked down on me. Lucky for me it is still under warranty.
The dealer ship organised for it to be towed back to their yard and it has been there since. At first they thought it was the steering lock actuator, changed that but still no go. Now the've said that the key is faulty and have ordered for a new key. Keeping fingures crossed. New key due in next week.
Has anyone else have had a similar experience?
Keen to share.