Question about 2007 BMW 335i Coupe
Hey.. I hit a dip in my 2007 335i coupe and my car went air born. After the car landed my battery sensor went on and it said "charging malfunction". I also lost power steering. But the car starts just fine. Is there any way i could reset it?
In case anyone pulls up this topic: yes, serpentine belt can be thrown off the alternator pulley and cause the charge warning. Worse though for these N54 cars: a big enough shock can cause one of the pulleys to hit the subframe and become damaged.
When that occurs, the belt can shred and wrap itself around the crankshaft inboard of the main crank pulley, then the rubber and wire remnants will chew right thru the main seal into the crankcase. Now you're looking at major engine repair.
I had this happen to my '07 335i as a result of a rear-end collision. Insurance can and should pay for this if it results from a covered collision, but you may have to show them the technical service bulletin (SIB 11 09 08) in order for them to believe it's related damage. There should also be marks on the subframe and damage to the pulley, but this can be subtle.
Posted on Oct 02, 2017
I bet you threw your serpintine belt due to the impact? That would cause all your issues.
Posted on Jun 07, 2015
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Posted on Dec 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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