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    WARNING LIGHTS & LOSS of acceleration, and more

    I have a 2000 328i BMW.

    As of a year ago, it has been in and out of the BMW authorized service in beverly hills, CA.

    I have brought it in now 5 times for the same problem.

    The problem occurs intermittently - approx. every month or so. sometimes more sometimes less.

    THE PROBLEM:
    while driving (in ANY situation: on a freeway, up a hill, down a hill, straight, on curves, etc)
    all of a sudden 3 of the warning lights go on and immediately the car will jerk and lose accelearation power - chugging along.

    I am able to remedy the situation ONLY by moving off the road. turning off the engine. and restarting. at that time only the service engine light will remain on. the car will beging to act "almost" normally again - chugging a bit but ok.
    The service engine light will remain on for about 5 times of futher starting up of the car. and then the warning lights go out and all is back to normal

    when I bring it into BMW they are unable to see any faults on the computer.

    After having my car for over 2 months - one of the service techs was able to experience this terrifying and dangerous problem.

    they still have my car.
    they have replaced a bunch of diff things trying to figure out what the problem is - to no avail
    I have spent over $5,000 for them to fix this one issue and about 8 months of trying.

    anyone else have a similar problem??
    please help!


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    I would call the BMW consumer hot line....

    and [Oops!] like hell to see if can get some help from them.

    This is a serious lapse on the part of the dealer and BMW tech support.

    This is the E90 board and you have an E46----but this sounds like a fuel problem. I had something similar with my E90 recently and it turned out to be the fuel pressure sensor at the engine which tells the pump in the tank how hard to work.

    Don't know if the E46 is set up the same way and they may have already checked into this sort of a thing, can't tell from the info you supplied.

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