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Old 09-26-2004, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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 and explain to me why you refuse to acknowledge there is an inherent defect in these tyres.
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