E90Post
 


GetBMWParts
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions > N54 Turbo Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications - 335i > Add me to the fuel pump failure group...



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-04-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
grymattr
Private
 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Earth

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Add me to the fuel pump failure group...

Should have known. Had the car two weeks and she died on me.

Has anyone gotten anything out of their dealership for the hassle and headache? I expect better for a 45k car that is two weeks old.


Dean
grymattr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-04-2007, 05:26 PM   #2
lawdude
Colonel
 
lawdude's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i ZPP ZSP TiAg MT
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Georgia

Posts: 2,259
iTrader: (1)

I haven't heard of any fuel pump problems out of Chevy Impalas or Ford 500s.

Last edited by lawdude; 08-04-2007 at 06:26 PM. Reason: Speeling
lawdude is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-04-2007, 08:34 PM   #3
grymattr
Private
 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Earth

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Curious...

How do those cars run for you?


Dean
grymattr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-04-2007, 09:11 PM   #4
RiXst3r
 
RiXst3r's Avatar
 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ohio

Posts: 6,481
iTrader: (14)

Send a message via AIM to RiXst3r
Quote:
Originally Posted by grymattr View Post
Should have known. Had the car two weeks and she died on me.

Has anyone gotten anything out of their dealership for the hassle and headache? I expect better for a 45k car that is two weeks old.


Dean
The most PATHETIC part of this whole thing is that here we are, 9 months later since the first failures started happening, and BMW is still selling cars that die within weeks, or even just days of driving it off the lot.

Shame on BMW
RiXst3r is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-04-2007, 10:20 PM   #5
Swoop
Resident Noob
 
Swoop's Avatar
 
Drives: You Crazy w/ My Rear Fogs
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Manhattan Beach, California

Posts: 1,911
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
2004 Acura TSX  [0.00]
Noooooooo...sorry to hear
__________________

A/W 335i e90 l Sirius l M6 Wheels l M5 Bumper l Eibachs l 20% Tint l CPE Exhaust & Standback l BLK Matte Trim l Xenon Interiors l Lux 4.0 l 8000k D1S l MTEC H7/H11s l Invisibulbs l BLK Matte Grill l Blacklines l Alum Pedals l Splt Armrest l Rear Fogs l RBT l K&N
Swoop is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-04-2007, 10:37 PM   #6
Cadillac Johnson
Free taco with stolen base
 
Cadillac Johnson's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i? GTR? RS5?
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Milwaukee

Posts: 639
iTrader: (0)

What was the build date?
Cadillac Johnson is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-04-2007, 10:58 PM   #7
cn555ic
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
cn555ic's Avatar
 
Drives: 917-939-4980
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York

Posts: 18,266
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via Yahoo to cn555ic
Did the fuel pump go and the car never started again or it showed sign of failure??
cn555ic is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2007, 09:13 AM   #8
grymattr
Private
 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Earth

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cn555ic View Post
Did the fuel pump go and the car never started again or it showed sign of failure??
I was on the highway and the car just lost power - at first I thought it was a vacuum leak but after a few miles that didn't account for the intermittent hesitation. Pure blind luck had it finally give the goods about a mile from a dealership. The car sat and I pushed the SOS button to get a tow. After 20 minutes I decided to start her up again and she fired up. I was able to drive her the mile to the dealer and there she sits today.

Once at the dealer (not the one I purchased the car at) I was given a loaner in 5 minutes and was on my way. Now the 328xi is ok, but NOT what I bought and I'd rather not be stuck with this thing for long.

Hopefully I will have my car back soon!


Peace,


Dean
grymattr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-06-2007, 12:13 PM   #9
grymattr
Private
 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Earth

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Dealership called after I called and left a VM this morning. Says there is no definitive time that can be given and BMW is only issuing fuel pumps with a valid serial # of a failed unit? I wrote BMW NA from the BMWUSA website this morning. If my car isn't returned within the 30 days starting today - I'm going to lemon law it. This is insane to have a 3 week old 45k car just up and die.

You'd think I just bought a Fiat...


Peace,


Dean
grymattr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-06-2007, 12:42 PM   #10
Spool
******
 
Spool's Avatar
 
Drives: A few
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro

Posts: 6,167
iTrader: (24)

they got a bunch of fuel pumps in lately.


so the wait is not as crucial as before.


i really wonder when they are going to start making new pumps.

i even heard fuel pump failures was also due to programming error, not mechanical.
__________________


MKIV 6spd 1000hp Club
Spool is offline   Vietnam
0
Reply With Quote
      08-06-2007, 01:41 PM   #11
DrDomer
Major
 
DrDomer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2004 330ci ZHP, 1999 Miata
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Iowa

Posts: 1,349
iTrader: (0)

How long am I gonna watch that goofy kid in the red shirt gyrate around? It's addicting.. Ha!
__________________
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein
DrDomer is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-06-2007, 01:44 PM   #12
phazedkid
e92
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 391
iTrader: (13)

sorry to hear that your HPFP went out. like spool said, a big batch of em supposedly arrived recently. so hopefully your wait time is short.


Quote:
Originally Posted by DrDomer View Post
How long am I gonna watch that goofy kid in the red shirt gyrate around? It's addicting.. Ha!
+1
it's freaking HILARIOUS.
phazedkid is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-06-2007, 03:05 PM   #13
Sal@AUTOcouture
 
Sal@AUTOcouture's Avatar
 
Drives: Techno Violet ESS M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NJ

Posts: 9,523
iTrader: (29)

Send a message via AIM to Sal@AUTOcouture
I ended up getting a payment and a new car out of BMWNA...
Sal@AUTOcouture is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-06-2007, 08:42 PM   #14
BzzzBom
Major
 
Drives: 05 R53 MINI / 09 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 1,214
iTrader: (0)

I have not had any symptoms of pump failure except for several (less than 5 times in 4 months) long crank times. I asked my dealer for a new pump when available. My dealer ordered a new pump several weeks ago and called me today to have it installed this week. It looks like BMW is going to replace the old pumps with the revised ones from Bosch. It will probably be like the oil cooler issue - no recall but if you ask you will get!
BzzzBom is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-07-2007, 07:02 AM   #15
grymattr
Private
 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Earth

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Update. My SA called last night to tell me that my car should be ready on Wednesday of this week. YEAH!!! OK, I'm a bit overjoyed at present as I was imagining a long drawn-out battle to get my car fixed, etc. 3 business days total and she will be back!! I'm looking forward to getting her back.

Thanks to all of you who offered support, comments, etc. If I don't get her back on Weds. expect another update with a few expletives thrown in for good measure.


Dean
grymattr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-07-2007, 07:40 AM   #16
Straz M3
Never Lose
 
Straz M3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011.75 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Windy City

Posts: 1,146
iTrader: (2)

Dean where are you located? I dropped my car off at the dealer last night but they said they have no definitive time before the part is ordered and installed. Fuck that shit. Are you on the east coast? I did get a 2008 X3 3.0si loaner though fully loaded so it won't be thattt bad
__________________
'11 Melbourne Red Metallic / Black/Fox/Fox 6MT E92 ///M3
ZCP | Convenience Package | Premium Package 2 | Heated Seats | Enhanced Premium Sound l BMW Apps
Straz M3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-07-2007, 07:47 AM   #17
Bimmer335i07
BK Employee of the month! / Moderator
 
Bimmer335i07's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 335i Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: ...

Posts: 15,801
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Straz 335 View Post
Dean where are you located? I dropped my car off at the dealer last night but they said they have no definitive time before the part is ordered and installed. Fuck that shit. Are you on the east coast? I did get a 2008 X3 3.0si loaner though fully loaded so it won't be thattt bad
Don't worry, you will get a call from your SA shortly. There were a lot of HPFP shipped to the dealers. I just had mine installed last week.

The dreaded long wait for the HPFP are over. Everybody can relax now.
__________________

Sponsored by: Pics of the ---> Barbera Beast <---
Martino Auto Concepts (Like them on Facebook MAC) Factory Trained & Authorized by BMW of North America

Matt@Camber-Toe (Like them on Facebook Camber-Toe)
LuxAngelEyes (Like them on Facebook LuxAngelEyes)
LTBMW (Like them on Facebook LTBMW)
OEMconcepts (Like them on Facebook OEMconcepts)
Bimmer335i07 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-07-2007, 09:09 AM   #18
grymattr
Private
 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Earth

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Straz,

I'm in Milwaukee, WI. Not exactly the metro-center of the known universe. I was amazed that I was getting my car in just three days - while I'm not happy the pump failed I am happier with BMW now that they are getting things done in a timely fashion. It's all tentative at this time as I don't have the car back YET, but tomorrow if I get to pick her up I'll post the results.


Dean
grymattr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-07-2007, 09:13 AM   #19
Straz M3
Never Lose
 
Straz M3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011.75 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Windy City

Posts: 1,146
iTrader: (2)

Should I call BMW NA if my dealer tries to pull any stunts about it being a month wait?
__________________
'11 Melbourne Red Metallic / Black/Fox/Fox 6MT E92 ///M3
ZCP | Convenience Package | Premium Package 2 | Heated Seats | Enhanced Premium Sound l BMW Apps
Straz M3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-07-2007, 10:00 AM   #20
Bimmer335i07
BK Employee of the month! / Moderator
 
Bimmer335i07's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 335i Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: ...

Posts: 15,801
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Straz 335 View Post
Should I call BMW NA if my dealer tries to pull any stunts about it being a month wait?
Yes, you should. But I doubt your dealer will tell you that it will be a month before you get the HPFP.

Let us know what happens.
__________________

Sponsored by: Pics of the ---> Barbera Beast <---
Martino Auto Concepts (Like them on Facebook MAC) Factory Trained & Authorized by BMW of North America

Matt@Camber-Toe (Like them on Facebook Camber-Toe)
LuxAngelEyes (Like them on Facebook LuxAngelEyes)
LTBMW (Like them on Facebook LTBMW)
OEMconcepts (Like them on Facebook OEMconcepts)
Bimmer335i07 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-09-2007, 07:37 AM   #21
grymattr
Private
 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Earth

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Update: I did get my car yesterday (Wednesday) and the fuel pump was replaced. The cashier told me my warranty covered 1500 and change in repairs. I don't think she even looked up - so I told her it damn well should have as the car was 3 WEEKS OLD. Why do they act like they are doing me a favor?

I get into my car and drive away and my fuel tank is empty. I just paid 45k for a new car, it dies within 3 weeks and I can't get a tank of gas for my trouble? They sure were insistent on my ensuring the loaner car had fuel upon my returning it.

I did get an email from BMW NA saying they are 'looking into' my case. This isn't over yet - how can I trust a car that died after 3 weeks?


Peace,


Dean
grymattr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST