Originally Posted by Dr Dave
BMW will not comment/Nor will Darren - and even if they did they would deny any problem.
Bit like the various MINI issues!
Obviously, you are right. They will just keep their mouths shut and leave consumers in the dark.
It's difficult to gauge the situation via the internet. Internet forums/views are severely skewed by the fact that generally it's those who have problems who post and are most vocal about it. The other 99% of people who have not had any issues tend to be much quieter about their experiences. Having said all that, the fact that this issue keeps popping up on various sites is quite worrying. Especially when it is occurring at (in some cases) fairly low mileage levels.