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Old 04-04-2008, 10:03 AM
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2006 325xi doesn't start first time

I'm having an issue when I come out of work and the car doesn't start the first time I push the button.

It is sitting for 8-9 hours before I try. Garage has been cold since winter in Boston.
It doesn't happen in my heated garage in the morning.

It mostly starts on the second push of the button but have seen it where it needs 6 pushes.

Dealer said they fixed a vacuum issue noted by BMW but it still does it.

Has anyone else seen this issue?
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:54 AM
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actually it happened the first time in the garage this morning and it was 60 degrees F in there.

Thx!
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:28 AM
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I'm posting this again since this still happens. I come out in the morning and try to start my car in the garage and nothing happens after pushing the button following inserting the key.

It starts on the 2nd or 3rd try.

Dealer says nothing they can do since they can't reproduce it.

Have anyone seen this?

2006 325xi with Idrive

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Old 04-23-2008, 10:43 AM
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Did any lights or errors come on?
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:21 AM
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No errors.

Normal stuff is starting up so tough to answer the lights question.

It only happens after the car sits overnight or after I come out from work.

thx!
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No errors.

Normal stuff is starting up so tough to answer the lights question.

It only happens after the car sits overnight or after I come out from work.

thx!
That's weird... I once I had an issue with the steering column where the steering wheel would lock and the car wouldn't start. I'm glad that's not a issue any more.
Maybe the battery is not putting out enough power?
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:33 AM
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I had that issue a couple months ago and they replaced the part that controls that.

I've owned this car (first BMW) for 5 months and been in the shop every month
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:39 AM
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I had that issue a couple months ago and they replaced the part that controls that.

I've owned this car (first BMW) for 5 months and been in the shop every month
Damn, that really sucks... I guess that's bad luck. I've had my car since December 05 and has been almost 99% trouble free.

I'm guessing that your car is pre-owned. Is it a CPO?
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:46 AM
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yea - it's cpo and actually still under normal warranty so no cost to me.

I bought it from a dealer who always gives me a BMW loaner.

It's just becoming a pain. I also have an idrive selection issue that they can't fix so I try not to use that

Neighbors and kids laugh since I always have a different color car

It looks like I got unlucky with this one.

Besides it sounding like I hit a brick wall when I hit potholes - they are nice to drive.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:22 PM
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I also had the steering column issue and that had a light come on, but if you say there is no light... hmm... that stinks. no idea.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:57 AM
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For the record - The steering column had to be replaced to fix this.
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So, you had (and I assume fixed) this problem almost 5 years ago, but you're just getting back to us to tell us what it was after all this time.

Seldom have I seen a zombie thread resurrected by the OP. What prompted this late, albeit welcome, return?
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:29 AM
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Just posted a question on shocks commented on a post and noticed I never updated that post.

Was pretty disgusted as a first time BMW owner back then with all the problems I had and left this site.
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