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Ayome 01-29-2011 11:37 PM

X5 won't start
 
6 months old X5, good use, no prior issues, used everyday, 7000 KM so far. Not used for 2 weeks, now engine won't come on. Ac comes on, lights etc but not engine

UncleJ 01-30-2011 08:39 AM

Even in Lagos there has to be some sort of warranty service. It needs to go back to the dealer and let them fix it. If you try to repair it on your own it might void whatever warranty you have.:yikes:

Felliren 01-30-2011 09:52 AM

Must...resist....spam...email...joke...

pk9394 01-30-2011 01:09 PM

sounds like a low battery

winterk 01-30-2011 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by pk9394 (Post 5811914)
sounds like a low battery

Haha that would be too funny, surely he checked that first?!

Penguin 01-30-2011 05:37 PM

I always wonder about people who just say "it won't start," without saying whether or not the starter is actually turning the engine over. That is the second most important question, following "does anything light up?" The third question is "do you hear any clicks or 'buzzing" sounds?"

miniapple3 02-12-2011 08:15 PM

Our dealer told us if sat for more than a week it would drain the battery to the point it might not start. Has to do with all the electronics on the vehicle. Even if the battery turns the engine it might not be fast enough to allow it to start, sensors.

0428 02-12-2011 10:42 PM

Put some gas in it. Seriously.

quackbury 02-13-2011 09:13 AM

Add to the list of things that you should check, and that will make you feel really, really stupid if they're true:

Are you sure you have the transmission in P or N and your foot on the brake?

UncleJ 02-13-2011 10:03 AM

I guess he got it started.:confused:

Penguin 02-13-2011 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UncleJ (Post 5845335)
I guess he got it started.:confused:


Reminds me of a recent Chicago story:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/01/...g-ex-nba-star/


"One man came back and asked for the keys to his Mercedes CL550. He returned yet again because “he didn’t know how to start the car, so he asked me how to start the car,” Walker said."


I guess the overly complicated starting processes on vehicles nowadays might offer some theft protection, unlike the old "turn the key and go" system! :)

HT417 02-15-2011 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by miniapple3 (Post 5844486)
Our dealer told us if sat for more than a week it would drain the battery to the point it might not start. Has to do with all the electronics on the vehicle. Even if the battery turns the engine it might not be fast enough to allow it to start, sensors.

If true, that's incredibly pathetic. But, I don't think it is(normal). If you start to run into those issues I'll bet it has to do with abnormal parasitic current drain that needs to be diagnosed and repaired.

miniapple3 02-16-2011 03:38 PM

My 2004 Lincoln Navigator would drain the battery to the point it may not start after a week. They have not installed larger batteries over the years but the vehicles have a lot more electrical gadgets that drain the battery. It makes sense to some point, I am not sure why they do not put 2 batteries in vehicles like my 1976 Ford pickup, 1 for starting, 1 for accessories. Always would start!

HT417 02-17-2011 12:51 AM

Granted there's a lot more electronics on cars these days but, they also have fail safe mechanisms built in to prevent draining the battery to the point where you can no longer start the vehicle. A malfunctioning component can prevent this fail safe from working correctly and lead to a dead battery. The most common causes I've seen posted here involve communications units such as the Bluetooth module or BMW Assist system. A properly functioning system has no trouble starting the vehicle even after it sits for 30 days or more. Extreme temperatures excluded, of course.


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