Member, P500 Sport, MDM on (>800)
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
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My wife's 550 does have comfort access. I think the fob was just in the ashtray and I was wiggling the wheel, stepping on the brakes, pushing the start/stop, etc... I remember the steering wheel was locked. The fault I believe is caused when the steering wheel is locked after ignition is shut off, and maybe it is like old cars where if you turned the wheel when it was off, the wheel would click into locked mode, and it could be hard to get it to unlock if really torqued over. Maybe this is what is happening with these electronic locking mechanisms for the BMW's.
I might have even been trying to hold the wheel as I pushed the start/stop button. Something got it to let go (can't quite remember what), and the message never resurfaced.
Hope you have some luck and it comes unglued.
2007 E60 ///M5:Silverstone Silver/Indy Red/Aluminum
2006 E60 550i: Monaco Blue/Auburn/Anthracite Maple