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Old 12-26-2012, 05:04 PM
German Steel German Steel is offline
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Location: Durham NC USA
Join Date: Dec 2012
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Mein Auto: 2008 535xi
Surging Forward with Foot on Brake 535xi 2008

OK I know a few will bash me about placement of the foot on both the brake and accelerator petal, but it has happened to me three times since I bought my car in Aug 2012.

Each time I was slowing down behind a car approaching a stoplight. This last time the car surged so hard that all the packages on the front seat hit the floor when I hit the brakes hard. The first time it happended I hit the stop button and braked. The 2nd and 3rd time the engine went to idle within a second as the excellent brakes and my quick response stoped forward movement avoiding collisions.

This third time I know for sure my foot was well placed on brake. I am wondering if the ECU is doing something funky with the throttle or if turbo malfunction is ramping up RPMs.

Any suggestions on what to do please for this new owner of a truely awesome car.
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