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MINI R59 - defects, but for what reason?


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Hello everyone,

Our R59 has just been reporting several issues, but are they really present? Upon starting and driving the vehicle, warning messages appear indicating low tyre pressure, ABS failure, low brake disc and gearbox problem. What may be causing these issues to occur now?

The tyre is not flat, the brake discs were recently inspected after its MOT, unsure about the ABS or gearbox, but it drives well. Schedule an appointment with BMW on January 25th. If you have any insights regarding the cause of this issue, do inform me.

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Ensure to inspect the carpets for moisture both inside and underneath, as leaks from rain can seep in and damage the frm module located in the footwell. Another probable reason could be an ageing car battery, indicated by the malfunction of the start-stop feature or its erratic behaviour. Just because the car starts doesn't necessarily mean the battery is in good condition. It's essential to have the correct battery type, specifically for start-stop systems, and ensure it is properly coded to the electronic control unit (ecu).

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One may identify the presence of a start-stop system in a vehicle by examining the gearstick gaiter plastics. If there is a button with a large "A" within a circle, it likely indicates the presence of a start-stop system. However, not all batteries are the same in terms of age and specifications. I now exclusively use Lucas batteries, which I get from MPD. These batteries come with a 4-year guarantee and are specifically designed for start-stop vehicles. They need to be reprogrammed to the car. If you are in the Plymouth area and have any issues, feel free to bring the battery to me for installation and programming. Found the Lucas products to be affordable but of high quality. I have installed hundreds over the years and have not encountered any issues, which is a positive indication.

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To identify any issues with the flat tyre system, it is necessary to scan it using a diagnostic scan tool capable of detecting all codes. The flat tyre system relies on the ABS system to detect flat tyres, thus any malfunctions in the ABS sensors or ABS pump might trigger the tyre alert.

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