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Screen showing 4X4 malfunction Drive with care. Mechanic…

Screen showing 4X4 malfunction...

Screen showing 4X4 malfunction Drive with care

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?

Mechanic says nothing appears to be wrong with the 4x4

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your BMW?

2008 528xi

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 528xi yourself? What have you tried so far?

No Local mechanic

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

New Battery and starter They did a computer check but have found no problems related to the 4X4

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the battery look like it's leaking? And does it have a strong smell -- like sulfur?

The Battery was just replaced

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what kind of checks were made specifically?

what kind of equipment was used?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
not sure they had a computer print out and said they could find nothing wrong with the Brakes or the 4x4

okay... how exactly can I help you with this? what question did you have?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Where should I tell them to look for a solution
Are you familiar with this type of screen message on a BMW
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
nothing????

it takes a moment to type...

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did you want an answer still? it takes more than 60sec to type an answer.

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yes I am familiar with this warning.

it is a driver warning that there is some issue in the 4x4 / traction control / abs system

the common cause is an issue with the transfer case.

normally, with a proper BMW scan tool (not a basic scanner like most local garages use) a quick scan will point to the issue, and this is the only way to diagnose this system.

I suspect that wherever you took the car does not have the equipment necessary for this diagnostic, a BMW specialist shop would be required.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you
Is this Diagnostic equipment only available at BMW dealers

at dealers or specialist shops that work on only bmw. I have provided links where you can look for such a shop.

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