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Old 11-13-2019, 08:05 AM
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Continued driving possible: Chassis

Hello there,

2017 740i here.

Just wanted to share this incase someone experience the same thing and panic.

This morning i got in the car and turned it on and i saw this message Continued driving possible: Chassis.

I thought whatever and started driving, as i drove off the ride felt very strange like there was no shocks, so i pulled and found the back side of the car was all the way to the bottom, looked very cool.

I turned the car off stepped outside and locked it, and wait about 30 seconds, got back inside turned car on and pressed the up/down suspension button and it went back to normal.

I believe what happened was the spot i was parked at the rear left wheel was sitting in a slighly sunken area, so the car was tilted to the rear left.

I think, i dont know
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:22 AM
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"I think, I don't know" IMHO is not enough. Air suspension should be checked out. I had MB wagon with same kind of issue that would seemingly resolve itself, but there was a leak in one of the air chambers and eventually it caused a complete failure of the suspension. You may be right about the way you were parked, but if you are not the consequences are not good, so I would get it checked out just for peace of mind. You should also document it with the dealer so if it occurs later you have an argument about warranty coverage even if it is post warranty period.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:58 PM
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so i had the same issue with my 2016 g12. Sometimes the suspension will be jacked all the way up, other times it's all the way down and the ride will be super rough.

hitting the air suspension raise button sometimes helped but it was intermittent.

It required 4 trips to the dealership, and they thought it was the battery/electrical charging system, then they thought the "system" that controlled the suspension needed to be reset, and i can't remember what the 3rd diagnosis but ultimately, the real problem was the "air dryer" in the rear driver air suspension. The part had to be ordered from Germany, and it was covered under the cpo warranty.

I haven't had that issue in 6+ months now. You should have this near the top of your possible diagnoses.

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