System prompts me to drive moderately. Maximum drivetrain output not available. What needs to be done to correct this malfuction?

Asked by Feb 02, 2016 at 12:22 PM about the 2012 BMW 7 Series 750i RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Have your mechanic look it over, sounds like it is limp mode and there is a problem, Is the service engine soon light on?

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Did you put regular gas in the car?

No. I only use Premium.

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I believe poor fuel quality could trigger such a warning but I am not a BMW expert.

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This is a typical malfunction if your battery is low, Charge the battery or have it replaced. the message will likely go away and all will be well in the world. -BMW fanatic and knowledge expert

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It's not the battery but a sensor need to be replaced when you have this msg shows on your screen "Drive moderately. Maximum drivetrain output not available."

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@MarcelMarcel which sensor needs to be replaced??

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I was told it was a some sensor problem but after bringing in my 750i to the BMW dealer, they found out few of the spark plugs Coils are bad, so they replaced all of them and since then it's running great. The cheapest way to find out which coils are bad, is to find a local AutoZone parts store and tel them you have a check engine light and they check it for free. Good luck!

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