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Old 06-11-2014, 06:25 PM
lenmccart lenmccart is offline
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Random Problem: DSC Turned on and won't let me accelerate!

So, I left work today and got up to about 25mph when the DSC light came on, stayed on, and the car wouldn't accelerate. I could feel the tires trying to grip and if I pressed the pedal the car would just rev higher and higher without changing gear or speeding up. It would let me stay around 25mph, but the light was still on. if I slowed down, the light stayed on, but the car would slow.

I pulled into a parking lot and turned off the car for a few minutes. Then I went back on the road to see if the reboot fixed it. But it had the same exact symptoms. I pulled into another lot to sit for a while. When I restarted the problem went away.

I was on a straight road with no weather issues. Tires were all at appropriate levels.

I took it out for a test spin after the car sat for a few hours and it operated cleanly.

First question: Has anyone had this problem happen?
Second question: Is there an explanation for this?
Third Question: I'm concerned it will start happening again on the highway, but I feel like the dealer won't have a comment unless it is happening at that exact moment I take it in. Agree?

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:38 PM
khammack khammack is offline
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It may have logged a code. You can have the codes pulled at many auto parts stores for free.

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Old 06-11-2014, 09:13 PM
shazi00 shazi00 is offline
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Did u fiddle with DSC button ? I would see the light show up during snow driving when my car would skid.

Take it to BMW and let them know.

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Old 06-11-2014, 09:18 PM
pony_trekker pony_trekker is offline
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Id guess DSC module sh1t the bed. I would bring it in ASAP.

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Old 06-11-2014, 11:19 PM
Pappy Pipes Pappy Pipes is offline
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I believe this happened once, didn't notice DSC light but it happened so fast. I shifted into P and back to D and it's never happened again... To the point where I've wondered if that's what actually happened.

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