I just took delivery of a new 500i SE last night. I'm having a couple of issues.
First, the diff lock button doesn't seem to do anything. Am I using it wrong? I flip the top of the switch toward the back of the vehicle, but I get NO indicator on the LCD display. "LOCK" doesn't show up as the manual says it should. Nothing.
Second, park is a bit funky. I have a hard time getting it into park sometimes (almost always actually), but if I rock the machine or play with the lever a bit I can get it to go into Park. THEN, if I DO get it into park, it's difficult to get it out of park. If I push the lever forward I can get the "R" light to light up, but the lever won't stay there and it won't go further forward than roughly the "R" position. If I let go it snaps back into park. The only way I've been able to get it OUT of park is to step on the gas a bit when it's showing as in reverse, then the lever will behave normally again. Is this a simple adjustment or do I have a serious problem? Dealer says it's because it's new and it'll be better once broken in. I'm thinking it needs an adjustment somewhere.