Consumers have filed a total of 75 complaints related to BMW VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL.
Vehicle has had the main driver gauges/dash cluster randomly turn off with no warning while driving, multiple times a day now for the last several months, with instances happening at all sorts of speeds and on local roads and highways. There appears to be no way to recover the electronic dash cluster until the vehicle is left to fully shut off for a few minutes and then restarted. Bmw service as well as bmwna have attempted to assist in 8+ service visits and have not been able to rectify what? S a clear safety hazard, as it has led to multiple near accidents now. This started in january 2020, when the vehicle was relatively new (<2000 miles) and persists to this day (12k miles).
MY 2016 BMW X5 E40 STALLED AND LOST ALL PROPULSION POWER MULTIPLE TIMES WHILE DRIVING IN TRAFFIC, THE FIRST TIME AT ABOUT 40 MPH AND THE SUBSEQUENT TIMES AT AROUND 25 MPH, FORCING ME TO DRIVE THE CAR ONTO THE SHOULDER AND TRY TO RESTART IT. THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF ANY KIND AND NO WARNING LIGHT GIVEN PRIOR TO THE STALLS, IT SIMPLY JUST LOST ALL PROPULSION POWER. WE WERE TRAVELING UPHILL ON A BUSY HIGHWAY IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE AND WERE FORTUNATE TO NOT BE IN AN ACCIDENT. AFTER THE STALL A WARNING INDICATOR MESSAGE INDICATED THAT THE AUTOMATIC START/STOP MALFUNCTIONED. THE CAR WILL EVENTUALLY RESTART AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES WITHOUT ANY WARNING INDICATOR AT ALL, AND THE PROBLEM WILL RANDOMLY REPEAT ITSELF WITHOUT WARNING. PROPULSION DOESN'T SLOWLY STOP, IT CUTS OUT COMPLETELY WITH NO WARNING. THE BMW SERVICE DEPARTMENT HAS INDICATED THAT THERE WAS A FAILURE INTERNAL TO THE TRANSMISSION. THIS CAR IS 5 YEARS OLD AND HAS 89,000 MILES ON IT.
Cruise control deactivates for no reason causing sudden deceleration. Occurs randomlyn during city and highway driving. This has been happening for months. Bmw dealer has recibrated the sensor and updated the software. No improvement.
Vehicle had 300 miles on it. All power went out in the vehicle including the steering going straight 45mph with my small child in the car. Almost died, but was able to control car to get it to the side of the road almost getting hit head on. Called bmw from within the car and went later that day to get a loaner. I refused to take back car due to safety issues. After a week of them "fixing" it they told me that it was a main control panel for the fuel pump that went out. I do see through when checking recalls for 2018 bmws that there was one issued for a pump, but not until september 2018. This happened to me in march of 2018, so if it is the same issue the recall should be shortened.
On friday, 11/20/20, driving on interstate at about 60-65 miles speed, suddenly within few seconds, the speed dropped down to 35-40 miles without any braking action by me. It scared the hack out of me. I barely managed to get off the driving lane. While in my car, bww sos on-call ( don? T know exact name) called, and asked me if i was ok. Then, the operator got roadside assistance or their mechanic online; he tried to diagnose the problem. He said it would need to be towed in to the dealership. The operator arranged for the towing truck; the car was towed in to? Global imports bmw? Dealership. The service man tested the car the next day, and mentioned that his test did not reveal anything but thought that this was an unique situation that required bmw? S engineer? S assessment. Then the dealership wanted/ kept the car overnight, drove, and tested it the next day. That? S when they found that the throttle body actuator was faulty. They replaced. I had a similar problem, on a smaller scale, early this year. I had taken the car to the same dealership back then. They didn? T find anything unusual at that time. The service advisor mentioned that very likely that problem in early 2020 may also be due to faulty throttle body actuator.