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      11-15-2011, 07:05 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by Mike in Hampshire View Post
Just wondering aloud here; if I had an accident and the insurance company could prove I'd switched DSC off (yeah OK, "how would they know?", but humour me please)......would that affect my claim? Could it mean the accident was deemed my fault not the other driver? And might I be open to prosecution for driving without due care?

Point being, intentionally disabling a safety feature - does that expose you to the above consequences? Anyone know?


As the system defaults to “on”, when car has been turned off (after incident), it will revert to “on” next time ignition is turned on.

IMHO unless they are going to take your vehicle to a dealership and pay to have a diagnostic done (we all know how much BMW try to charge for that) I cannot see how they can find out (unless they are prepared to purchase a system similar to BMW).

Having said that, on a key reader printout I had done once, it did say the DTC/DSC has been disabled, but no time/date provided.