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My BMW X3 engine light comes on and the vehicle start to vibrates

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Sounds like it's going into limp mode. You will need to get it hooked up to an OBD (onboard diagnostics) machine to see what the code is. You can buy your own machine off eBay for <$50 or ask an auto garage to help.

It could be that your oil is low that is starving the engine and causing it to go into limp mode. Check oil first, add more if needed (not too much, do not fill over the maximum) and see if the fault occurs again. Does it shudder when you are going up hill or down hill, or carrying lots of things (extra weight) in the car?

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