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What are the Most Common BMW Electrical Issues?

Owning a BMW is an investment, and most BMW drivers are proud of the vehicle they have. BMW models are well-made, high performing, and are definitely a sight to see. They are also very technologically advanced, meaning that they run on very complex computer systems. With the increase in technology in these vehicles comes to chance to run into electrical problems over the time of your ownership.

When it comes to modern BMW models, there are some common electrical problems that we see happening often with this intricate vehicles. While these electrical systems can happen with just about any modern car, these are just some of the problems that we have seen here at the shop which are common with BMW: 

CCC iDrive System

Newer BMW models are equipped with the CCC iDrive System, which is a navigation and control system. This can have issues such as rebooting the system on its own, among other faults. 

Failing Alternator

A failing alternator can prevent your car battery from being recharged, which can lead to electrical issues and eventually a car that won’t start or stay on. 

Faulty Wiring

Bad or damaged wiring can cause the failure of electrical component. 

Blown Fuse

A blown electrical fuse is not uncommon and can cause problems with the electrical system. 

Dead Battery

A dead battery can cause electrical failure, especially when it comes to starting up your car. If you notice that your steering wheel lock warning light is on, this can be an indication of a dying or dead battery. 

Other common issues can indicate a problem with the windshield wiper regulators and a cooling fan that won’t stop running, which is often caused by an electrical problem. 

These are just some of the most common electrical faults that we see with modern BMW models. If you suspect that your vehicle needs BMW repair in San Diego, CA, look no further than the Asian vehicle specialists here at Import Auto Specialists. We are staffed with highly skilled technicians who truly understand the ins and outs of BMW and will get you back on the road with a restored vehicle in no time. 

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