2004 BMW 540

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2004 BMW 540 V8 Automatic 50,000 miles

I have a 545i and I'm just wondering about my PDC malfunctions. Last month I was getting error messages saying PDC MALFUN. I don't get them anymore but that little triangle with the ! Mark in it has been pretty much constant in my console. The odd time it won't be there but for the most part it is. Any advice? Thanks

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 AT 9:49 AM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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It could be a faulty sensor or some other issue with the park distance control, is the warranty still in effect? Has the vehicle ever been involved in an accident? Has a short test been performed at the dealer?

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 AT 7:56 PM
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Hi, warranty ended like 2 months ago. No accidents. Are those sensors easy to get at? Is it something u can clean? I wonder if it's expensive to repair.

Also, once in a blue moon when I start the car, a symbol with a P comes up, then it goes away in a minute or so. What's that?

Thanks again.

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 AT 11:12 PM
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Goodwill might still apply if you can show the car has been kept up at the dealer. The symbol with a "P" should be explained in the owners manual.

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 AT 9:27 AM

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