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Old 04-21-2006, 09:19 AM   #1
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I had a warning message Dynamic Stability Control Malfunction pops up few days ago, and ask me to contact BMW dealer ASAP. I had an appointment made for this morning. The warning message pops up every time right after I start up for 3 days. But since last night, the warning message stopped, I called the dealer and canceled the appointment because I don't think they will do anything if there is no warning message.

Does anyone experiencing the problem before?
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:59 AM   #2
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I have gotten the message a couple of times. It usually happened when I was sloppy in a turn - in third gear instead of second. The message has always gone away when I restarted my car. I haven't seen it in a while - I must be paying better attention to which gear I'm in. It never required a dealer visit, just a restart. Hope this helps, good luck
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Hi Freewilly,

Not sure if your warning message is the same as mine (see attached images). However, I recommend that you let the dealer take a look at your car anyway for possible prevention in the future. Since you are not in a hurry at the moment, make sure to schedule your appointment ahead of time so your can request for a BMW courtesy car.

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Yes, it is exactly the same as mine. But the problem went away after 3 days, it's been working okay for now.
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how does this technology work anyway? anyone have any info on this?
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how does this technology work anyway? anyone have any info on this?
If it's like ACE in my (BMW Developed) Land Rover then it's a hydraulic sway bar with two gyro's (one high and one low) on the car to measure force. When needed there are hydraulic rams that applies force on the sway bars to counter the body lean. I would think the E60 has a more refined version of this but the principal is the same. If there is a failure the biggest problem would be that you have more body lean. But in the case of the Land Rover, you can also do real damage to some of the components unless you swap out the serpentine belt and bypass the hydaulic pump. It sounds like the E60's system is improved in that area.
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Damm, the error message comes back again. I am calling my dealer.
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Yes, the error won't be remediate until the dealer diagnose the problem . Even though the warning message does go away, there are error logs that the system will keep for trouble shooting purposes.

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Damm, the error message comes back again. I am calling my dealer.
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Originally Posted by Freewilly' post='272256' date='Apr 21 2006, 05:19 PM
I had a warning message Dynamic Stability Control Malfunction pops up few days ago, and ask me to contact BMW dealer ASAP. I had an appointment made for this morning. The warning message pops up every time right after I start up for 3 days. But since last night, the warning message stopped, I called the dealer and canceled the appointment because I don't think they will do anything if there is no warning message.

Does anyone experiencing the problem before?
In my experience intermittent problems always hide themselves, when you book them in for repair. It's the 'law of sod' in action.

My car was in for a sticking drivers window, ac fault and battery drain error report this week.

Predictable the window fault and the error message hid themselves nicely and refused to play up.

BMW were fine though and took action anyway.
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Originally Posted by Freewilly' post='272256' date='Apr 21 2006, 06:19 PM
I had a warning message Dynamic Stability Control Malfunction pops up few days ago, and ask me to contact BMW dealer ASAP. I had an appointment made for this morning. The warning message pops up every time right after I start up for 3 days. But since last night, the warning message stopped, I called the dealer and canceled the appointment because I don't think they will do anything if there is no warning message.

Does anyone experiencing the problem before?
Is it the Dynamic Stability Control or the Dynamic Drive?
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