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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:32 AM
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Dsc indicator

Hello All,
Wifey was driving on the highway at 40mph when she changed lanes the car felt like it fish tailed. She mentioned that it felt like somebody was steering the rear wheels. The active steering malfunction came on the dash with symbol DSC/DTC. I made an appointment with the stealership but I would like to hear from my bimmerfest friends before I take it in on Monday.

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:50 PM
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Wow no one here has anything. This is a first for me but My appointment is tomorrow morning. I will post what they say the problem is. I have an extended warranty and I hope its something covered.
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It looks like the passenger side rear wheel is at a slight angle outward! If that helps!
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:52 AM
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Hi! Outside of the obvious tyres, road surface, etc, I read the thread but could offer no advice!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:52 AM
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That would be a problem with toe. I recently took the rear, lower control arms off my car. Nothing (like active steering) should allow the tire to toe out as described. Good luck.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:49 PM
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My guess is bad bushings on the rear subframe. When they are bad they make the car squirm under power and will cause extreme tire wear on the inside of the rear tires.

I saw a video on YouTube where they were putting the dynamic drive sway bars though an initialization process and the car was dancing around like a lowrider with hydraulics. If the dynamic drive went nuts I could imagine it causing a dangerous handling situation but I think BMW probably has some fail safe programming to disable dynamic drive completely if there is an error of any kind with the system.

Here is one of the videos:
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:47 PM
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My guess is bad bushings on the rear subframe. When they are bad they make the car squirm under power and will cause extreme tire wear on the inside of the rear tires.

I saw a video on YouTube where they were putting the dynamic drive sway bars though an initialization process and the car was dancing around like a lowrider with hydraulics. If the dynamic drive went nuts I could imagine it causing a dangerous handling situation but I think BMW probably has some fail safe programming to disable dynamic drive completely if there is an error of any kind with the system.

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+1 This would make perfect sense. If the bushings were bad, then the DD could push the camber and toe all over the place.
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My guess is bad bushings on the rear subframe. When they are bad they make the car squirm under power and will cause extreme tire wear on the inside of the rear tires.

I saw a video on YouTube where they were putting the dynamic drive sway bars though an initialization process and the car was dancing around like a lowrider with hydraulics. If the dynamic drive went nuts I could imagine it causing a dangerous handling situation but I think BMW probably has some fail safe programming to disable dynamic drive completely if there is an error of any kind with the system.

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+1 This would make perfect sense. If the bushings were bad, then the DD could push/pull the camber and toe all over the place.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:56 PM
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My guess is bad bushings on the rear subframe. When they are bad they make the car squirm under power and will cause extreme tire wear on the inside of the rear tires.

I saw a video on YouTube where they were putting the dynamic drive sway bars though an initialization process and the car was dancing around like a lowrider with hydraulics. If the dynamic drive went nuts I could imagine it causing a dangerous handling situation but I think BMW probably has some fail safe programming to disable dynamic drive completely if there is an error of any kind with the system.

Here is one of the videos:
+1 This would make perfect sense. If the bushings were bad, then the DD could push/pull the camber and toe all over the place.

Yorgi - If you disable the DSC and DTS (or whatever the two are) with the dash button, does it disable the active stabilizer bars?
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My guess is bad bushings on the rear subframe. When they are bad they make the car squirm under power and will cause extreme tire wear on the inside of the rear tires.

I saw a video on YouTube where they were putting the dynamic drive sway bars though an initialization process and the car was dancing around like a lowrider with hydraulics. If the dynamic drive went nuts I could imagine it causing a dangerous handling situation but I think BMW probably has some fail safe programming to disable dynamic drive completely if there is an error of any kind with the system.
Ha, I like that video. I may hook up a manual switch to my stabilizer system, that way when I am cruizing real slow down the boulevard I can show how cool I am!!!

That and an air horn.
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...Yorgi - If you disable the DSC and DTS (or whatever the two are) with the dash button, does it disable the active stabilizer bars?
Nope, the dynamic drive is still active even with all stability systems disabled.
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