DYNAMIC HANDLING WARNING LIGHT 2008 E60 -- 550I LOW MILES..28K

Asked by May 27, 2012 at 08:28 PM about the 2008 BMW 5 Series 550i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

THIS LIGHT / SENSOR ON THE COCKPIT WINDOW GOES RED /WITH THE TILTED CAR AND ON THE
DISPLAY SCREEN IT SPELLS OUT SEE ABOVE.  NOW IT ONLY HAPPENS MORE FREQUENTLY WHEN GOING
THUR THE DIPS - IN THE ROADS AND TURNING SO THAT IS WHEN IT IS TRIGGERED DAILY BY THE WAY
AND ANNOYING, IT SEEMS TO RESET WHEN THE CAR IS STOPPED / RE-START  NOW HOW DOES THIS
SENSOR GET ADJUSTED OR STOP DOING THIS ??   

CAN EMAIL OFF LINE AT  MRAPPY@GMAIL.COM
NEWPORT BEACH, CA.
E60 - COBALT BLACK  08-550I

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I know I'm late on this one but if it doesn't get to you maybe others will find it useful. The issue your having is with a component called the active sway bar. In your car the front sway bar isn't just a standard style which is basically a long metal bar. Yours actually uses hydraulic pressure from the power steering pump to help agianst body flex during cornering. Of course there are alot of components in this system to make the bar do this such as control modules, sensor packs, valve bodies. But typically I have seen the bar it self begin to leak fluid and eventually fail. Your best bet though is to have the dealership run faults on your car and see if the one of the bars did actually fail or is there something else going on. Hope this helps.

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