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      06-14-2012, 01:40 AM   #1
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Got to work today turned the car off and this flashed up



It then wouldn't let me start the car. I tried again and it was fine. Im now at work so havent got my manual but what is it?
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Steering lock failure. Yellow means it didn't engage and might be a transient fault, red is a total failure requiring a new steering column and was a common fault on cars 2005 - 2007.
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      06-14-2012, 02:03 AM   #3
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Steering lock failure. Yellow means it didn't engage and might be a transient fault, red is a total failure requiring a new steering column and was a common fault on cars 2005 - 2007.
thanks. Would of searched but had to be quick as shouldn't be on internet. car is in for a service next week. Is it expensive
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Yes, if it's the column failure. When you do get the chance, try the search because a lot of people have had success in getting a goodwill gesture as it was such a common fault. Might be difficult on a six year-old car though and probably impossible without full BMW history. Good luck.
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Yes, if it's the column failure. When you do get the chance, try the search because a lot of people have had success in getting a goodwill gesture as it was such a common fault. Might be difficult on a six year-old car though and probably impossible without full BMW history. Good luck.

cheers. ill take a look it has a full bmw history hit 40k last week so low mileage to
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In that case I think you've got a decent shout. Worth notoing also is that I had the yellow light a few times on my '08 e92 but never developed to anything worse.
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Funnily enough I am currently going through exactly the same thing right now on a car thats done 24k. Although I have the red light on my dash but never had an issues starting the car etc. Check my Sytner / BMW GB thread in UK forum. It requires a new steering column.
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Funnily enough I am currently going through exactly the same thing right now on a car thats done 24k. Although I have the red light on my dash but never had an issues starting the car etc. Check my Sytner / BMW GB thread in UK forum. It requires a new steering column.
cheers. just had a quick read. going to see what happens over next few days maybe it was just a one off. are your prices minus fitting? if it does need replacing will try for warranty if not i have that AA cover which pays the first 500 towards the repair

let me know how you get on with dealer
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Will do - the prices include fitting.
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Will do - the prices include fitting.
Cheers mate, Been out in the car after work started and stopped 4-5 times and all seemed ok so hopefully was a small blip,

Do you have prices there for just parts?
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This happened on mine but it was red. Took it to BMW, got ridiculous quotes for a new column. Told them I would take it elsewhere and when I went to pick it up the light had gone and has never come back.

See my post here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=669230
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Steering Column costs 360 plus VAT for the part
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Steering Column costs 360 plus VAT for the part
Cheers, Only reason i ask is if i need to get it done my AA membership will pay most of it

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^^ How come your AA will pay ?
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^^ How come your AA will pay ?
i have AA cover i pay 13 a month in which i get

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Basically i can have up to 5 cliams a year, I pay the first 35 of the claim and there will pay the first 500 towards the repair
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13 quid a month for all that and upto 500 quid repair cost

Seems to good to be true
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13 quid a month for all that and upto 500 quid repair cost

Seems to good to be true
Wow - I'm buying if that is true !!
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yup are sales guy at work has it on his A6. used it a couple of times.

the dealer wanted 1200 per year he told them what the aa covered and the guy was shocked
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13 quid a month for all that and upto 500 quid repair cost

Seems to good to be true
only downside is the car has to break down. which to be honest most things such as steering could happen while out somewhere
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I had this warning light appear a couple of days ago and didn't know what it was for, now I'm worried. I've only had the car just over a couple of weeks, would it be covered by the warranty I've got for 6 months????
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13 quid a month for all that and upto 500 quid repair cost

Seems to good to be true
I think you'll find it's only for cars up to 4 years old.

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I had the same issue with my 2007 325dse.
it was under warranty at the time.
As far as I know, the steering column was not replaced, just re-coding sorted it. It was only in for a day and had a service at the same time.
I doubt they could change a steering column and do a service in that time.

Anyway, best of luck.
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