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!