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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 miles

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2011 BMW M3 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 302014

M3 8-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


2011 BMW dct M3 engine turns off by it self while driving through intersection. Transmission goes into neutral. "N" pops up on the center cockpit. Steering wheel lock. Brakes work. Had to maintain foot on brakes. Have to push "engine start" button. Car starts up again. Engine stalling and shutting off is a safety hazard, especially if the car is in motion. Could cause death to end users or other people. Can cause property damages as well. This has happen twice within a 8 week period. Most recently on Nov 26,2014 approximately 430pm BMW "auto start stop function" ruled out because the led light above the button is lit, function is disable.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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