Everything listed under: Fault Codes

  • 480A, 481A Fault Codes, DPF Blocked

    Important DPF news, MOT changes 2018:As of May 2018 a removed DPF is now an instant MOT Fail, the check is not only visual but the emissions test limits have been drastically lowered. If your vehicle has had the DPF removed, contact us for solutions to get your car legal.One of the more common sets of fault codes we see come from the BMW diesel engines produced after around 2005/2006. They relate to the Diesel Particulate Filter otherwise known as the DPF. These fault codes are 480A and 481...  Read More...

  • BMW Steering Lock Fault A115, A116 Repair

      We have seen a number of BMW and Mini vehicles affected by steering lock fault Fault codes typically stored can be, A115 and A116, this can cause either an amber or a red warning to be displayed on the dash / monitor if fitted.  If ignored these faults can lead to the steering lock being permanently engaged and can prevent the vehicle from starting. Models affect are BMW 1, 3, 5 Series 2005 onwards and Mini R56 models 2006 onwards. A new steering lock ( and column ) can be ...  Read More...

  • BMW Fault Code 5E20 showing on BMW 1 series (E87) & 3 Series (E90, E91)

    If your BMW ABS Pump Module is faulty then your ACS / DCS (traction control) lights will be illuminated and possibly showing a fault code of 5E20. At BM Automotive we can repair this issue, rather than replacing the abs unit we can rebuild your ABS unit  Read More...