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#1 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 05:34 PM
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335d repetitive check engine lights

Dear members:
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!
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Welcome to Bimmerwerkz.

I can understand your frustration with the car. You seem to be having more issues then most people. Being you have a diesel are you in Europe? We don't have many of them across the pond here so I'm not familiar with them, but that does seem excessive. BMW normally makes excellent cars but their are the occasional lemons from time to time. It's unfortunate but happens with every manufacturer.

If you don't want to have these problems out of warranty I would recommend selling it. The E90 is not very DIY friendly so it would be hard to do the repairs yourself. I choose to own older model BMWs for that reason. I may not have a warranty but I know that I can fix most problems on my own.

As for the call centre guys, they ususally outsource the call centre because it's cheaper. That and certain areas of Europe have high populations of east Indian people. Their response seems standard. They don't ever offer much. You pretty much have to fight tooth and nail to get any compensation from BMW. Same with all manufacturers really.


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Lord Vader...
Thanks for your input. Perhaps you didn't realize my locale. I live in Colorado, south side of Denver. I dropped the car off this morning for its most recent recall and asked my service writer to check the electronic key fob to determine the origin of the "service engine soon" light on the dash. He was unable to bring up any fault code and stated that the origin may be "deeper in the onboard computer". Indeed.
I'll be out of town for two weeks and plan to pick the car up on my return. I'll let you know what this latest advisory is. BTW, I think my 335d has more miles accumulated than any other diesel my dealer has sold thus far.
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I didn't know their was a 335d stateside. Good to know. I have yet to see on here.


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335d Carbon Issues

REM. 2009-2011 335D, All have defects with Carbon and BMW does not want to take responsibility for the problem. The DPF system is defective, you should not have to pay for carbon issues, I'm ready for a Class Action, these cars are expensive,Ultimate Driving Cr@p. Mine a 335D 2011 4 times ses light up , having to do with DPF not functioning as it should. Based on what I know now 2009-2011 diesels are lemons. Those of you without issues now will soon have them,just wait and see!!!!!
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Remgitano,

I know it's been 2 years since you last posted this, but I am having the same issue with my 2010 BMW 335d. My check engine light has gone on multiple times, fuel injectors have been replaced, carbon buildup was cleaned, and still it comes on. I was curious to see if your issue was ever resolved, and if so, how? Thank you.
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Sent a letter to manufacturer ,certified mail, so someone from Bmw will do a final attempt to fix the carbon issue at the dealership on Dec. 4. Go online and look into lemon law which will direct you to the procedure.
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Rivasash,

Thanks for your reply. I will reach out to BMW N.A. and find referrals for lemon law lawyers.
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hopfully that'll work for you, good luck!

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