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The other day (Sunday), I had a VDC system failure message on the computer soon after I started my jouney from cold. Today (Friday) I got exactly the same message at exactly the same place I got the other one. On both occassions I have stopped, switched the engine off and back on again and problem solved.
This car really has been trouble free (apart from my clutch last September). I am wondering now if the gremins are starting to get to work
Has anyone else had this problem. I am assuming it may be down to a sensor. The other thing I though of as it is a diesel and it has been VERY cold here, the battery gets a hammering as the glow plugs take a massive amount of juice away from the battery.

What do others think?
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Re: 147 VDC System Failure

It's the cold.
Don't worry about it.
I get it quite often on very cold mornings if the first application of the brakes causes the ABS to kick in, and/or I get a bit of wheel spin setting off in the snow.
As long as it goes when you restart, that's the main thing.
I just drive to work with the error showing.
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Rick is right,

it is the cold....I sometimes get the same messages when starting the car in a a very cold morning. I friend of mine with a BMW has the same "problem".

Dont worry...everything is fine.

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Re: 147 VDC System Failure

I never got that message. Of course I also don't have the vdc...
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I get exactly the same too - only on cold mornings. Thanks for the reassurance from all :-)

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