i have just brought a bmw 320i coupe, it had been running fine for about a week but yesterday whilst parked at a set of lights the car began to shudder and the gear knob wobbled quite violently. I also noticed that the stop start tech had stopped working. In minutes the engine management light came on in yellow and whilst driving further down the road the car entered limp mode.
I have called bmw and they have said that there is a recall on this model due to the ignition coil failure and this will be done free of charge for me next week.
I wanted to know whether a problem with the coils would cause this kind of reaction from the car and whether having the coils changed would fix the car.
I would also like to know whether use of the car in this state would damage the car?
any help would be greatly appreciated
Thursday, October 25th, 2012 AT 11:14 AM