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2010 BMW 528 X (AWD) tow

Old 07-15-2017, 10:08 AM
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I believe my starter went last night and I got stuck in Miami. I called AAA to tow my 2010 528X home to Palm Beach (75 mile tow on I95). The driver used a wheel lift tow truck and when the car arrived at the mechanic late last night all the ABS, AWD and Emergency EBV warnings were on and IDrive displayed this message in Vehicle status:

All wheel drive system, DSC, ABS
and EMERG EBV malfunction!
Limited driving stability. Drive
modeately. Have the system checked"

Do you think my car is ok? Do codes need to be reset or is this an indication of a larger issue? Please see photo attached. Thank you in advance for your feedback.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:48 AM
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You may have damaged your transfer case. AWD BMWs need to be towed on a flat bed.
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Old 07-15-2017, 05:16 PM
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Sorry to hear about your troubles! The AWD BMWs are supposed to be flatbedded because of the 4x4 transaxle. Have your car thoroughly checked out by a BMW specialist, either dealer or indy. You may be okay for now, but I'm not sure of the cumulative effect it may have on your transmission. Good luck!
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Old 07-15-2017, 05:43 PM
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75 miles on that transfer case. It is gone. Take it to the dealership and have them give you an estimate of how much it will cost to fix. The towing company is liable. If you have trouble going through the company call your insurance company and they will take care of. A good rule of thumb when having your car towed is to always request a flat bed that way you know your car will safe from drive train issues. I have four different cars different makes and they are always towed on a flat bed.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:37 AM
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If not a flat bed, the front wheels should have been on dollies.
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