1998 BMW 740

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 BMW 740 V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 186000 miles

My check engine light just came on 2 days ago. Now my check brake lining light just came on. What does it mean?
September 5, 2010.

The check engine light is on for some reason related to the powertrain/engine emissions. The brake lining warning is due to the warning sensor in either the left front or right rear brake pad being in contact with the rotor. It basically is telling you to have the brakes inspected. A scan of the car through the OBDII connector (next to the front cupholder) will determine the need for repairs and to turn off the check engine light.

Dr. Hagerty
Sep 5, 2010.