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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 02-16-2014, 11:17 AM
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M3 problems

I am getting the engine light.......the half yellow one. Along with that, the traction control light and the "brake" light lights up in yellow.
This is pretty annoying and will be going to the dealer.
The car only has 4000 miles on it and is less than 6 months old.
Has anybody experienced any of this and had it diagnosed?
I am so not happy since I had an X5 that was a buy back about a year ago.
The quality can't be going down that bad, can it??
Thanx guys.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:18 AM
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:22 AM
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I get in, move it a few feet, and the dash lights up. I turn off the car, restart it, and lights are gone and seems to run ok.
I don't have a reader, but its going to the dealer where my friend is master tech. He said codes should be stored.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:38 AM
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I'll never understand why people under the warranty care if the car has an issue lol.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:00 PM
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Its not about having a warranty. It is about spending $71k on a car and having to worry about traveling anywhere away from home and hoping that the car will not die. Spending this kind of money should give some assurance of reliability. If this was the first car to do it.......ehhhhhh.......ok. But I just finished dealing with an X5 with transmission issues. That was $65k.
Now the car will be going to the dealer, for god knows how long, and I will be without it. Granted, they will probably give me a whopping 3 or 4 series to drive around in meanwhile, but it won't be my M3.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:24 PM
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Its not about having a warranty. It is about spending $71k on a car and having to worry about traveling anywhere away from home and hoping that the car will not die. Spending this kind of money should give some assurance of reliability. If this was the first car to do it.......ehhhhhh.......ok. But I just finished dealing with an X5 with transmission issues. That was $65k.
Now the car will be going to the dealer, for god knows how long, and I will be without it. Granted, they will probably give me a whopping 3 or 4 series to drive around in meanwhile, but it won't be my M3.
I drove 300 miles with a bubble on my m3 to pick someone up after that got mis diagnosed at the dealer (actually they told me they wouldn't even put it on a lift :/ ) I think you need to trust the car won't strand you lol, Even if the car went into limp mode you could still get home at reduced speeds.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:24 PM
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I wholeheartedly agree with OP: completely unacceptable for to have these experiences. A *****back and now a bunch of dash lights on a brand new car!?

Obviously I agree - give the dealer a chance to fix it; most likely whatever it is will be diagnosed and fixed. Still, as OP stated, its damn inconvenient to wonder if your car is going to strand you and it VERY WELL COULD if it's lighting up like that. It's absurd to suggest it should be driven. It should probably be trailered to the dealer.

Nonetheless, if you let them fix it, they will. Sorry for your luck, OP. A little patience and you'll be on your way in a fantastic car.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:20 AM
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I wholeheartedly agree with OP: completely unacceptable for to have these experiences. A *****back and now a bunch of dash lights on a brand new car!?

Obviously I agree - give the dealer a chance to fix it; most likely whatever it is will be diagnosed and fixed. Still, as OP stated, its damn inconvenient to wonder if your car is going to strand you and it VERY WELL COULD if it's lighting up like that. It's absurd to suggest it should be driven. It should probably be trailered to the dealer.

Nonetheless, if you let them fix it, they will. Sorry for your luck, OP. A little patience and you'll be on your way in a fantastic car.
I guess I just have a higher tolerance for these things than most, but it legit takes 30 minutes to get handed a loaner to beat on for a little bit lol
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