We just started the ignition and the drivetrain malfunction message came on; it said “drive moderately” and then started

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Customer: Hi! We just started the ignition and the drivetrain malfunction message came on; it said “drive moderately” and then started shaking, and the check engine light came on
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: We’re in downtown Brooklyn Which light
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: (Which light is blinking? I mean)
JA: What year is your BMW?
Customer: It is a 528i; 2011
JA: Are you fixing your 528i yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: We tried nothing, just pulled over and turned the car off
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: We were about to start a 3-hour drive; nope just connect me please!
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