Originally Posted by Magic Man
RELAX! I've had this happen on my 2007 335i and "limp mode" just makes the car less peppy (sorta like your Saturn, Blazer or Honda). You can easily keep it at highway speeds and accellerate reasonably.
Not true my friend. When my pump failed I was going 75MPH in the number one lane of one of the busiest freeways in Southern California. The engine did not just loose some power, it stalled completely, no power, nothing. I had to quickly coast across 5 lanes of traffic to get to the soft shoulder. Luckily it was a Sunday otherwise I very easily could have been stranded in the middle of the freeway. Not what I would consider a safe situation to be in.