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Posted by on Jun 8, 2009 in Random | 2 comments

Is It Just Me, Or Do BMW Indicators Not Work?

Is it the drivers of BMW’s or the vehicles themselves that are faulty?

I’ve been doing a fair bit of driving recently, and have noticed that a disproportionate number of BMW’s seem to have some weird fault with their indicators. They hardly ever seem to work.

The problem came to a very near collision last week, with me probably being guilty as I was following perhaps a little too closely behind a recent model 3-series that seemed to have this problem. If I didn’t have the reflexes of a man half my age, I more than likely would have smashed into the rear of Beemer.

After that incident, I’ve avoided 3 more very similar accidents in the space of a week – all at the exactly the same place. I recently changed my school-run route to avoid the JMPD speed camera on South Road (where they’ve been making a tidy packet in the 60km zone going in both directions of the downhill section between Rivonia and Katherine-Bowling Roads. But that’s another story…)

The irony of my BMW-related near misses is that all of them have been at the entrance to the BMW dealership/service-centre on the corner of Rivonia Road & Alon Street. Each one of these people has been turning into the service-centre, and not one of them has been indicating their intention to do so at the time. Hence my initial question. Perhaps it’s not the drivers, but the vehicles that have a problem with their indicators, and they were all going in for repairs?

If BMW South Africa issue a recall on their vehicles, remember where you heard it first!


  1. Read this – and posting comment – on my mobile. Only able to see 1st part of the post. Must check whether RSS feed settings are okay.

  2. Same problem in much of Europe with these BMW drivers so maybe we see a worldwide recall soon?

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