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Old 05-28-2019, 06:44 PM
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2012 BMW 328i Drive Train Malfunction

Hello, Lurker but a First time poster here.

I am having an issue with my 2012 BMW 328i. I've had the car for 2 years now and about 3 months after buying the car I started getting a Drive Train Malfunction Error (loss of power) on the idrive display. When I turn the car off the drive train error will disappear and the car will drive normally. But sometimes it will come back almost instantly. I was driving it the other day and the drive train error came up as well as a check engine light. I took it to a mechanic and I got the check engine light scanned to see what the issue is. I took the photo and attached it to this thread. I've taken the car to 3 mechanics but they were unable to fix the issue. I've been getting mixed feedback on the issue. Some mechanics are telling me that it's the turbo, some are telling me that it's the wastegate, and some are telling me I need a software update. I'm not sure what to do so I purchased a wastegate and it should be coming in within the next 2 days. I am hoping it fixes the issue but I have a feeling that it won't. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do? I just did an oil change a week ago.

Things done to the car by the mechanic
- Software update by 2 different mechanics. Was charged $200 per software update


Car specs:
Year: 2012
Model: Base model 328i (F30) Sedan
Miles: 82K

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Thanks for everyones feedback I appreciate all of you.
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