I thought I would mention this in case everyone is feeling the problem has finally been rectified. I have an 08 R12RT that I purchased in late Sept of the same year and when I was in Montana this month it started showing the EWS sign intermittently but I was always able to get it started. It all most left me stranded in NE and in fact I had phoned BMW Road Side Assistance but then cancelled it the next morning when it decided to start. As far as I know Sundays and Mondays you can't find a BMW shop open for repairs. Long story short I finally managed to get it back to Greenville and they rectified the problem. If you have this type of ignition and you aren't sure about it then it may be a smart idea to have your dealer check the serial number on the ignition. If I'm correct they know what the serial number range is of the offending ignitions.