How can I fix the brake override system on my car?

I recently purchased a used BMW, and I’ve noticed it has a brake override system that kicks in for no reason. It’s getting annoying. Is there a way I can fix the brake override system? Or at the very least turn it off?

Chloe Jenkins · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
I’m sorry to hear that you’re dealing with a finicky brake override system. The best solution to this issue is to take the car in and have the issue evaluated by a professional to make sure that there isn’t a greater problem there.
If you need to shut it off, you can do so by pressing the brake pedal then the gas pedal and holding them both down for 15 seconds. In most vehicles, there won’t be any indication that this has turned the brake override system off.
Your brake override system is meant to act as a safety measure that reduces the likelihood of unintentional acceleration. It can be a very important feature, so it should remain on as long as it is operating properly.
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