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      12-31-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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HELP! F30 328i won't start!

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So I got the infamous drivetrain error warning this morning. Attempted to start car, it idled rough for approx 5 seconds then died. Tried one more time, same issue.

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Have not driven the car since last Wednesday night 12/26, today is (12/31 for future references to this thread) and it has been fairly cold and also snowed.

Going to call the dealership when it opens and see what they say. Any suggestions or thoughts?
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So I got the infamous drivetrain error warning this morning. Attempted to start car, it idled rough for approx 5 seconds then died. Tried one more time, same issue.

Background:

Have not driven the car since last Wednesday night 12/26, today is (12/31 for future references to this thread) and it has been fairly cold and also snowed.

Going to call the dealership when it opens and see what they say. Any suggestions or thoughts?
Is your battery dead? If not, lock the car with the fob, wait for 15 seconds, unlock it again with the fob making sure you unlock all 4 doors and try starting it. If nothing happens, then you're in the soup!
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Nobody else had this problem?
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Nobody else had this problem?
No, thank goodness.
Is it still goosed?
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      12-31-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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I had something similar happen yesterday. My car was sitting for two weeks while I was away on business. I warmed it up for about 15 mins, before attempting to back out of my driveway. The car popped itself back into "park", and displayed a drivetrain warning. I am on a hill, so was able to roll down in neutral. It finally went into gear after a few attempts, but then said power was reduced by X% and would not up shift. I pulled over after about 200 ft and shut the car down. After starting back up all was fine, and I continued on my way with all systems normal.

I chalked it up to any, or combination of letting it sit for so long, the cold weather and possibly the angle of my driveway (although I park at the top where it is nearly flat).

Intend to just wait and see if it occurs again before taking it in.
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What's happening with the OP's car now?
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