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      11-05-2008, 12:22 AM   #1
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so my friend took his 530i in last week for service and he couldnt get a loaner car. but anyways his mom came in on saturday and picked up a 335i sedan. it was fine when she was driving it during the weekend. but on monday when it was pouring down rain the car had a dsc malfunction. i know this is pretty common in bmws because i have read some threads about m3's experiencing the problem and it has happened to me once. but anyways she didnt know what it was so she drove home. on the way home she stopped at a red light and as she accelerated the car started to slide and it did not gain control again. so the car ended up sliding into the curb and it hopping it. the rim got chipped and the back of the car has scratches due to the bushes, the steering alignment was also off. so then he called the dealership to see if he was liable and they said they didn't know and came to tow the car. the next day they called him back saying that the dsc malfunction was no longer on. they concluded that there is nothing wrong with the dsc and told my friend he is liable for the damages. then i took him there today to get the estimate and bmw of seattle is making him pay for a new suspension, new rear bumper, new rims and tires, an inspection fee, and 2 steering wheel alignments. i mean i can understand about the alignment and the wheels but the rear bumper is unnecessary because it can be easily sanded and painted for like 300 dollars. they are also charging him 65 dollars an hour for service fee which i think is quite ridiculous. in all they said the repairs were going to cost about 4500 and he has no option of taking it to another body shop. after that my friend asked them for like a preinspection of the car to make sure that the suspension and stuff werent already fucked up by the last person the dealership loaned the car too. the dealership told him they had no record but ensured him it was in perfect condition. i told him to call an attorney to see what he can settle because 4500 is a helluva amount of money. anyways any advice?
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Your best bet is an attorney, they are usually pretty good about whatever I take my car in there for... Sucks it turned out like this, but if the DTC malfunction was infact real, the car should have logged it.. Anytime something happens that isnt supposed to happen, the car should record it... And since they are the owner of the car, they get to choose the body shop, whether it be theirs or a local one.
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      11-05-2008, 01:06 AM   #3
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yeah i heard the service was really good and stuff and the people there are pretty nice it just sucks hes so unlucky.
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They can easily pull the codes and see if there was any malfunction on the car....... One thing that people tent to over look is the fact that loaner car and retal cars (if you don't get their insurance) are YOUR liability.

Not to be against your friend's parents or anything but, it does take a special talent to spin of a car off..... Do they have no clue how to drive in rain???? It is not like they live in Seattle or anything....

Good luck fighting the dealership... They did loan a perfectly fine car and got it returned it in not so perfectly condition... Your friends or his/ her parents are liable....

I have nothing but great things to say about BMW Seattle......
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BMW of Seattle has always provided me great service. On top of that they get me a enterprise rental car if they're out of loaners.

Wow, how did she loose control during acceleration? Did she panic and accidently hit the accelerator rather than the brake? It takes a lot to loose control during acceleration, even in the rain. You need to keep the accelerator floored to hydroplane a car under acceleration ....
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so he talked to them again today and was able to cut a deal and just give them 2500 plus tax
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so he talked to them again today and was able to cut a deal and just give them 2500 plus tax
Now thats the BMW Seattle I know, glad somehow things work out (kinda) I think your friend could even use his insurance? I might be wrong though...
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yeah they said he could but hes scared itll make his insurance go up
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yeah they said he could but hes scared itll make his insurance go up
If you do it right, it wont, but if they have the cash in hand, might as well use it... I was just throwing it out there
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maybe your friend should try AWD next time
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maybe your friend should try AWD next time
Or a taxi...
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maybe your friend should try AWD next time
LOl, get your shit out of here Chris xi fanboy!
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lol yeah i cant wait till they open the new bmw of seattle it looks hella nice in the drawings the current one is kinda ran down but hey everything in dt is prty old
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lol yeah i cant wait till they open the new bmw of seattle it looks hella nice in the drawings the current one is kinda ran down but hey everything in dt is prty old
Do you know the est date of completion?
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uh the guy i talked to said itd be done in spring or summer of 2009
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uh the guy i talked to said itd be done in spring or summer of 2009
Ic.. well at least its going to be ready when I come home
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LOl, get your shit out of here Chris xi fanboy!
lol I can't break traction in a straight line even with DSC off and full throttle in 1st gear....

wanna race in the rain?

there was this ricer a couple of days ago in an integra that wanted to race from a stop in pouring rain....I couldn't resist that ....I pulled 5 cars on him in 3 seconds, without flooring it, as he sat there spinning his FWD piece of shit

what an idiot!
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lol I can't break traction in a straight line even with DSC off and full throttle in 1st gear....

wanna race in the rain?

there was this ricer a couple of days ago in an integra that wanted to race from a stop in pouring rain....I couldn't resist that ....I pulled 5 cars on him in 3 seconds, without flooring it, as he sat there spinning his FWD piece of shit

what an idiot!
HAHA lmao, 5 cars!? , dude do you remember when we first met at the Seattle/ Vancouver meet up in like Burlington? Remember my friend with the blue STi? He always referred to you as the "crazy dude that wanted to race everybody" but yeah, anyways... fwd ftl!
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