You need to get the BMW codes read out - this can be caused by many things.My wife's 2013 X3 just stopped and gave a drivetrain malfunction error in the middle of the road while she was driving.
I was unable to move it and could not push it.
I tried the emergency electronic release but after 20 minutes realized no matter what I did it would not work.
Then I remembered the manual release screw under the car!
This video helped.... But I had to remove the panels underneath with a 8mm socket to gain access to the Allen wrench screw.
Let me say..... what a pain in the ass!
Finally got the car out of gear and towed home. To make matters worse warranty just expired 3 months ago, car now has 53,000. I swear BMW does this on purpose.
No I am trying to diagnose the problem..
I am hoping its something simple... I have seen where the ignition coils have failed locking out the transmission to prevent damage...
ANy help would be appreciated. I cant believe how dangerous this car is designed. I was stuck in one spot for 1 hour trying to disengage the gear lock. I hope this helps someone else. The car was unable to be moved or towed until the lock is disabled.
Anyone have any idea on what it could be?...