335d repetitive check engine lights
New guy, second post. I came to this site via google. There was a posting from 2009 that caught my interest but it withered on the vine.
Ok, ladies and gents, I have a 2009 335d purchased new in July, 2009 from Murray Motors in Denver, CO. This car is heavily optioned and includes the sport package, nav, etc. This car used to typically deliver mid 30's mpg in the city and as much as 42.9 mpg on a trip to SoCal. Since last May (2011) the city mileage has dropped to about 29 to 30mpg and highway to about 34 to 36 mpg. Some parameters: this vehicle has been religiously serviced by Murray Motors. It has undergone several recalls from BMW corporate and will go in tomorrow (18 May 2012) for yet another involving the urea and EGR business). The car presently has just over 50K miles.
Here's where the fun begins: I repetitively have check engine lights illuminating. To whit, the car was in just last week to undergo the "signaled last service before the warranty expires". Job done at Murrays. Another recall is required as mentioned above so I have scheduled the service tomorrow. Now, as I am driving along today, the "service engine soon" light appears. Hmmmm..... says I, now what?
Frankly, with this car now just out of warranty, am I holding a grenade which just happens to be lacking a pin? I spoke with BMW corporate two weeks ago (why does BMW corporate hire individuals with such thick Indian/ Pakistani accents that they are virtually impossible to understand/) and, despite 3 BMW motorcycles and 4 prior BMW cars, was told, "I am sorry you are having these difficulties sir. I will let the engineers know.". When I suggested that this may well be my last BMW, incredulously, he repeated the same mantra!
Are there any other 335d owners out there with similar mileage and/or similar problems? The car itself is superb but not if it is to become a financial black hole!