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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:12 AM
Dazzler Dazzler is offline
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BMW 1 series steering jammed

HI,

Had my 1 series 118 diesel for 2.5 years now without a fault. However, parked up at a petrol station and filled up. Tried to start it and the steering lock would not release (quite embarrassing to say the least). The car was towed away to a BMW dealer - really disappointed, just hope that the electronic steering lock does not engage when I am traveling on the motorway - lost any faith I have in BMW build quality and will be trading in. Must say the customer service and replacement vehicle was a god send (good job still under warranty!!!!!!!!!!)
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:31 AM
ehgvette ehgvette is offline
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Steering lock up

C-5 Corvettes had a recall for the same issue. The dealers basically disconnect the locking mechanism. My theory is people jump in the car and immediately start it. I and others have found if you turn the ignition on and also the systems to activate before starting there are any issues.Hope this helps.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:52 PM
TurretOperetta TurretOperetta is offline
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HI,

Had my 1 series 118 diesel for 2.5 years now without a fault. However, parked up at a petrol station and filled up. Tried to start it and the steering lock would not release (quite embarrassing to say the least). The car was towed away to a BMW dealer - really disappointed, just hope that the electronic steering lock does not engage when I am traveling on the motorway - lost any faith I have in BMW build quality and will be trading in. Must say the customer service and replacement vehicle was a god send (good job still under warranty!!!!!!!!!!)
That has to be the most stupid reason for getting rid of a car I have ever heard. 1 fault in 2.5 years! That's better than most people can say. If you wanted a reliable car, you should have gone with Honda or Toyota.
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