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Every now and then the car will start then cut off.

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Every now and then the car will start then cut off. "ignition malfunction" flashes up on screen. I restart it with no issues. Is something about to go out? Thanks
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Yes, checked everything with meter
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 2007 M6 Cabriolet
JA: Are you fixing your M6 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Have tried nothing so far
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 8 months ago.
Hello and welcome,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
Have no diagnostics been carried out?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Steve replied 8 months ago.

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this warning can be triggered by several things and is not specific - only intended to inform the driver that a fault is present. I would suggest checking battery cables and connections to ensure they are clean and tight. If they are, try unhooking the battery for an hour to reset the car's electrics.


if the issue persists the next step will be to have the fault logs scanned from the vehicle to see what is triggering this warning

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.