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      12-17-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
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steering wheel faulty

Hello,

getting for the last 24hours the red warning light: electric steering wheel lock faulty.

apart from trying to get an appointment at BMW or indy garage for a check, what would you recommend?

anyone with similar experience?

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an estimate of 900 euros will do

shame on BMW for having issues like that and they did not recall and replave the defective locks under warranty
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thanks.

In fact, I don't understand the fault. What is happening?
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Its the electric steering lock not engaging properly, its a well known fault so push for warranty or goodwill. Need to get it sorted asap as if lock breaks in the on position it will be a nightmare. Sometimes they replace parts or sometimes its just a reprogramming issue.
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You should get free parts as it is a known fault. Tell them so.

I had to pay the labour at 140 or so.

Same for the brake DSC failure parts.
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I had a similar experience although the warning light was amber. Dealer replaced steering column under warranty. Problem sorted.
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Thank you everyone for your help.

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so push for warranty or goodwill.
english being not my native language, how do I do that "push for a goodwill"? write a letter to Alpina UK? thanks,vince
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You should get free parts as it is a known fault. Tell them so.
any advice on how to defend myself? to what extent it is a known fault, what kind of arguments can I use?

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