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      01-13-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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The Saga of e90 Issues..

Hey guys, here goes a little tid bit into my service history.

My car: 2007 e90 328i - 43K miles

Over the life of this car I have had weird electrical issues with it, first the cigarette lighter went out for no reason.. and after that it went down hill.

1st: 5k miles on the car - Brakes say need to be changed because they are 347,000 miles overdue.

Dealer resets the car, calls it good.

2nd: 7k miles - 347,000 overdue brakes.

Dealer swaps the sensors because they "broke"

3rd: 15k miles - same thing.

Dealer replaced the sensors, pads, and rotors.

4th: 23k miles....brakes overdue 347k miles...

Im annoyed to say the least.

Dealer says, oh you switched wheels... thats the issue right there and..

I cut them off before he could finish - i say "this has been documented as an issue in the car before I switched anything - i expect you to fix it and not give me dealer BS about my wheels"

they fix it, replace everything and send me on my way... car seems fine.

5th: well this is where i am now, currently my car is at the dealer, its been there since yesterday for the same issue. Dealer said it would take 2 hours to fix, so i wated...for 3. then they said its not working and gave me a loaner.

no call from the dealer.

today i call and see whats up..

They say "the DTC controller is saying its not up to date, but it is up to date - so i dont know what going on"

confidence in the dealer is shot now, i was supposed to have my car back by noon today (its 4:08pm) and havent even heard from them with an update.

they had so much computer stuff hooked up to my car it was like a science experiment, and from what the dealer told me, my traction system is dead, brake system is dead.. and i have a shitty LCI loaner that is slow and boring to drive with no info on my beloved car..
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lemon?
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I dont think I can get it lemoned.. i dont even know how to go abut that lol

Dealer still has the car.... waiting for BMWNA to approve the replacement of the entire system.
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I dont think I can get it lemoned.. i dont even know how to go abut that lol
Dealer still has the car.... waiting for BMWNA to approve the replacement of the entire system.
Call a lawyer, and get it lemon law. You shouldn't be repeteadly fixing the brakes, on any car. Its a critical component.
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doesn't lemon law only qualify if its within a certain time period? im pretty sure that it being 3 years old w/ 43k on the odo, that there's no way to lemon it at this point.

however because its still under warrenty everything should be fixed on it...
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does it matter that ive had the car for 3 years?
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Hey guys, here goes a little tid bit into my service history.

My car: 2007 e90 328i - 43K miles

Over the life of this car I have had weird electrical issues with it, first the cigarette lighter went out for no reason.. and after that it went down hill.

1st: 5k miles on the car - Brakes say need to be changed because they are 347,000 miles overdue.

Dealer resets the car, calls it good.

2nd: 7k miles - 347,000 overdue brakes.

Dealer swaps the sensors because they "broke"

3rd: 15k miles - same thing.

Dealer replaced the sensors, pads, and rotors.

4th: 23k miles....brakes overdue 347k miles...

Im annoyed to say the least.

Dealer says, oh you switched wheels... thats the issue right there and..

I cut them off before he could finish - i say "this has been documented as an issue in the car before I switched anything - i expect you to fix it and not give me dealer BS about my wheels"

they fix it, replace everything and send me on my way... car seems fine.

5th: well this is where i am now, currently my car is at the dealer, its been there since yesterday for the same issue. Dealer said it would take 2 hours to fix, so i wated...for 3. then they said its not working and gave me a loaner.

no call from the dealer.

today i call and see whats up..

They say "the DTC controller is saying its not up to date, but it is up to date - so i dont know what going on"

confidence in the dealer is shot now, i was supposed to have my car back by noon today (its 4:08pm) and havent even heard from them with an update.

they had so much computer stuff hooked up to my car it was like a science experiment, and from what the dealer told me, my traction system is dead, brake system is dead.. and i have a shitty LCI loaner that is slow and boring to drive with no info on my beloved car..
Dude..it's your brakes..jesus.

Seriously, this really sucks for the dealer. If they're doing the work their supposed to do and the electronics are telling them a different story, there's not much they can do. At this point it ppears to be a manufacturing problem.
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