Help with possible engine issue

Asked by Dec 11, 2015 at 08:25 PM about the 2011 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drive a 2011 BMW 328i and the last couple weeks I have noticed an issue
where when I first start up my car after not using it for some period of time(few
hours) I start driving around and once I put my foot on the brake and come to
a complete stop with my foot firmly on the brake the car rpm starts jumping up
and I can feel my car continuously lurch forward until i release the brake. This
only happens when my car is in Drive. If i switch it to neutral the rpm jump
stops happening. I'm really confused about why this could be happening and if
you have any insight it would be great to hear.

2 Answers


if the car is not warm enough and the weather is cold it is normal to idle a little bit high for a minute or two, start the car, let it run for a minute and see if it idle down to 1 or less than 1 rpm, if not then you might have an issue.


Definitely not normal, get it checked out. Could be many things, either mechanical or electrical.

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