One Furious Owner of a Brand New 5 Series Touring !!
New 530d Touring on September 1, 2004.
September 14th 2004 - flat tyre (rear) - no obvious reason - new tyre needed
September 26th 2004 - flat tyre (front) - no obvious reason - new tyre needed
I've had BMWs for 10 years, this is the 3 rd touring and had one 7 series (all from new). I had one flat tyre 9 years ago and now with RUN FLAT tyres have had 2 flats in 2 weeks and not even owned the car for 1 month. The car is not even run in yet (1300 miles).
BMW emergency service is less than helpful, because emergency doesn't cover tyres. With no spare wheel/tyre, then it's not possible to put the tyre in for repair snd coninue for a day or two with the spare. The run flats provide 100 miles, which is fine except if you have a long commute, as I have (160 miles).
So, BMW, this should warrant an emergency service, as I'm stranded until the next day or until a tyre can be found - but in both cases, it's been a complete waste of day.
To top it all, as I've noticed in another similar topic, the run flat ride is a retrograde step. It's no where near as good as previous motoring.
BMW, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and explain to me why you refuse to acknowledge there is an inherent defect in these tyres.