Thanks for the info.
My brand new 335i started cranking 3-4 seconds on cold starts last week with around 1.8k miles on the odometer. I am still driving the car up until now as if it is still within the "break-in" period, so the cranking was quite alarming. I grew suspect of a larger problem brewing and found this thread and learned of the issue for the first time. It's really unfortunate that I didn't do my research before buying the car.
- 2010 335i E90 Sedan
- Built: Sept. 2009 (in Germany)
- Purchased: December 12, 2009 (w/ 7 miles on odo.)
I'm sure you're all tired of hearing about new people with the same problem. I just wanted to let buyers and future customers be aware that this issue still exists in the new makes. Save yourself the trouble and wait for a solution!
Seems like these cars are being built to fail.