Bmw 3 series 55 plate loss of power

Asked by Apr 13, 2016 at 12:25 PM about the 2005 BMW 3 Series 320i

Question type: General

I was driving on the motorway before and my car
started to lose power as i put my foot down and
the light with a circle and a triangle with an
explanation mark in the middle of it started
flashing and i had to pull over because it was going
to stop itself as i couldnt accelerate there was
verry little power in short bursts anyone know what
this could be?

4 Answers

217,075

The traction control or DSC has activated and car is in limp mode. You need to have the car checked out by an independent BMW garage. Could be many things. Also check this for more info.....http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=620400

Best Answer

Could the dsc light come on due to i need a new rear shock absorber which i do or my rear tyre pressure being lower than the other which it is?

217,075

How low is the pressure in the tire, pump it up and see if your condition goes away.

Its not done it again since i turned the ognition off and on and iv drove about 40 miles and i dont know the exact pressure but you can visibly see its lower

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