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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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2008 118d - dts warning light appeared will not go out...losing

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2008 118d - dts warning light appeared will not go out...losing power and a rattling noise from rear nearside wheel but only only in 2nd gear. Any ideas
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
Have any diagnostics been carried out ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes took to local garage he seemed to think it was the particuate filter system but that isnt the warning light showing
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ive also had all tyres checked at national tyres- no puncture all in good nick apparently
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The yellow traction control light comes up on the dash. It usually blinks 3 times at approx. 1 second intervals and, when this is happening, the car loses power for several seconds. I don't get any other warning lights (check engine etc.). This happens when I wouldn't usually expect traction control to be needed - even when driving cautiously in a straight line. It seems like TC is kicking in when it shouldn't need to. If I turn TC off by holding in the DTC button, the car drives normally. If I turn it back on, the problem comes back.