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dvs11
05-17-2010, 09:57 PM
WHERE IS MY REPLACEMENT CAR BMW??

2008 BMW 535I:

1) 22,500 high pressure fuel pump failure! Barely made it to dealer. Pump is replaced.

2) 33,355 overheating! Car is towed. Relay replaced.

3) 33,431 overheating again!!! Car is towed again. Electronic fan replaced.

4) 33,474 overheating again!!!!! Car is towed again. Water pump replaced

5) 35,000 long crank!! Dealership says they could not find anything wrong.

6) 39,000 car will not start! Car is towed. Battery replaced.

7) 39,000+ long crank continues. I GIVE UP!!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=393058&highlight=535i+problems

HPIA4v2
05-17-2010, 10:49 PM
WHERE IS MY REPLACEMENT CAR BMW??

2008 BMW 535I:

1) 22,500 high pressure fuel pump failure! Barely made it to dealer. Pump is replaced.

2) 33,355 overheating! Car is towed. Relay replaced.

3) 33,431 overheating again!!! Car is towed again. Electronic fan replaced.

4) 33,474 overheating again!!!!! Car is towed again. Water pump replaced

5) 35,000 long crank!! Dealership says they could not find anything wrong.

6) 39,000 car will not start! Car is towed. Battery replaced.

7) 39,000+ long crank continues. I GIVE UP!!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=393058&highlight=535i+problems

If you are really serious about getting BMW to buyback the car don't say anything here to PO them; contact BMWNA privately.
Hope things get solved to your satisfaction.

jagu
05-18-2010, 04:22 AM
If you are really serious about getting BMW to buyback the car don't say anything here to PO them; contact BMWNA privately.
Hope things get solved to your satisfaction.

They actually read this board and they don't want the bad publicity. I do agree that he will get a quicker response by calling them to discuss it.

OKC
05-18-2010, 04:58 AM
In all things in life you get more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.

sunburst1
05-18-2010, 05:05 AM
Without getting flamed by their owners those 535's seem to have real issues. Why would anyone buy one of these cars? Flame suit on. :rofl:

They all have the same problem , why can't BMW address this properly? :eek:

Being a new/first time owner of an '07 525xi with CPO, It makes makes me worry. Glad to have the CPO coverage. :p

grateful1
05-18-2010, 08:17 AM
Without getting flamed by their owners those 535's seem to have real issues. Why would anyone buy one of these cars?

Well I made a conscious decision to buy a 535 because it is an awesome car. It handles great, the engine is butter smooth and has superb power from all ranges. In addition, I was looking for a 5 series sedan that got pretty good gas mileage and had a ton of power under the hood. I looked at all all the cars in the 5 series line up and to be frank I didn't even consider your car. For my tastes your car is simply too slow. I also wanted sports transmission which isn't an available option in your ride.

If your comment is in relation to why anyone would buy a 535 if there is a know HPFP issues then that is a valid concern. However, for me and I'm sure for the rest of the folks that purchased a N54 335/535, I bought the car because it's simply f'in awesome. The HPFP is something that I find completely unacceptable but for the time being I will overlook this issue as 1) BMW does seem to be taking an interest in resolving this issue as seen in the multiple iterations of HPFP parts and 2) I know I am at least covered with the HPFP extended warranty given by BMW.

Without sounding too defensive, every car has their issues. Granted the HPFP issue is a pretty inconvienient one but even historically reliable cars such as Toyota have thier issues as well. All of the cars that I have ever owned (90% Japanese) have had their issues. Not minor issues, but major issues. Issues that I would have been pissed about if I didn't purchase the extended warranty. I have experienced multiple injector and mass air flow issues with very reliable Japanese cars.

If you are referring to the overheating issues experienced by the OP then I'm not sure I entirely understand what the premise of your statement is. I can only imagine that these issues are not innate within a 535 but all cars of any make. The only major difference b/w your car and mine is the engine. So I'm not sure I understand how the OPs issues with the fan and water pump (except for turbo) have to do specifically with a 535.

To echo your initial comment back to you with a twist, I'm not sure why anyone would buy a 525. So, to each his own. You chose a 525 and I chose a 535. I feel comfortable with my purchase as I'm sure you do as well.

Bremen Ben
05-18-2010, 09:59 AM
Without getting flamed by their owners those 535's seem to have real issues. Why would anyone buy one of these cars? Flame suit on. :rofl:

They all have the same problem , why can't BMW address this properly? :eek:

Being a new/first time owner of an '07 525xi with CPO, It makes makes me worry. Glad to have the CPO coverage. :p


People buy the 535s because they beat the 525s by leaps and bounds in driving performance (This comes from a former 525 owner).

Since you bring out the flame suit, I am obliged. :p :D

Billd104
05-18-2010, 10:03 AM
Without getting flamed by their owners those 535's seem to have real issues. Why would anyone buy one of these cars? Flame suit on. :rofl:

:flame:

Nube1kenobi
05-18-2010, 01:28 PM
People buy the 535s because they beat the 525s by leaps and bounds in driving performance (This comes from a former 525 owner).

Since you bring out the flame suit, I am obliged. :p :D

:rofl: Damn and I promised not to add to dvs11's trolling... sheeesh.

Nube1kenobi
05-18-2010, 01:40 PM
Without getting flamed by their owners those 535's seem to have real issues. Why would anyone buy one of these cars? Flame suit on. :rofl:

They all have the same problem , why can't BMW address this properly? :eek:

Being a new/first time owner of an '07 525xi with CPO, It makes makes me worry. Glad to have the CPO coverage. :p

:rofl: For a newbie, you do some not too subtle flaming to instigate what? :nono:
You bought the slower car for the roundel and distinction of buying and driving a BMW... some bought theirs for fun. Lots of reasons behind the purchase.

BMWFAN275
05-18-2010, 02:16 PM
[QUOTE=sunburst1;5191223]Without getting flamed by their owners those 535's seem to have real issues. Why would anyone buy one of these cars? Flame suit on. :rofl:



Because they rock like nothing else on the road. Most of us would rather deal with a trip or two for a repair (the OP's issues aside) than to be bored by a Lexus or Inifinti. Every drive I take is enjoyed. Buying gasoline is pleasure and when I can't enjoy the performance due to heavy traffic, the options, workmanship and creature comforts are second to none. I chose the 535i because the 528i is too slow and 550i is too expensive. I am not happy with the possibility of a HPFP failure, but nothing is perfect and I have a ten year warranty on that part. Trust us Sunburst- it won't be long until you want a little more oomph out of that 525xi. In no time I predict you'll be hunting for bargain basement 535. :D

dvs11
07-11-2010, 09:45 PM
I have already called them!! BMW NA WILL NOT DO ANYTHING FOR ME!!!! Read all about it here. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=393058&highlight=535i+problems

anskyjd
07-13-2010, 05:37 PM
After owning a lexus for 10 years with not one issue, I decided to step up to the 535 for all the reasons of performance, etc. that others listed. Am I nervous about what could happen? not really, i have the warranty and if something happens, than I will deal with the inconvenience, but the shear joy of driving this car near or far is worth what may or may not happen down the road. No offense to Lexus for as I said, it was a reliable car, but it just is not a 535.
Sorry, though to hear of the OPs issues.

specialist23
07-13-2010, 06:23 PM
WHERE IS MY REPLACEMENT CAR BMW??

2008 BMW 535I:

1) 22,500 high pressure fuel pump failure! Barely made it to dealer. Pump is replaced.

2) 33,355 overheating! Car is towed. Relay replaced.

3) 33,431 overheating again!!! Car is towed again. Electronic fan replaced.

4) 33,474 overheating again!!!!! Car is towed again. Water pump replaced

5) 35,000 long crank!! Dealership says they could not find anything wrong.

6) 39,000 car will not start! Car is towed. Battery replaced.

7) 39,000+ long crank continues. I GIVE UP!!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=393058&highlight=535i+problems

if i may just make a few comments about this subject. we were fortunate enough to have our 07 335 taken back.

the issues you are referring to are mainly different issues. as bad as that may be, odds are it won't qualify for a lemon law situation. obviously it depends on your state. that being said, bmw or any other car company won't just purchase a car back unless it's close to the requirements of a lemon law, that's if they do at all.

#5 for example could be related to the battery that was replaced on #6. with that in mind, that's down to 5 issues.

ours was at the dealership a total of 16 times in 2.5 years. they still didn't take it back due to the amount, rather a specific issue with our brake sensors. kept on stating that they were overdue by 200,000 miles. the car had less than 35,000 miles on it...also we had a screw, yes a factory screw protruding through the rear drivers side door. 3 fuel pumps and a bunch of other issues that i can't recall now.

with all of this said, who knows, you might get a replacement vehicle. but like others have mentioned, contact bmwna and notate EVERYTHING. good luck.

caden
07-14-2010, 07:31 AM
After owning a lexus for 10 years with not one issue, road. No offense to Lexus for as I said, it was a reliable car, but it just is not a 535.


Kudos to Lexus, those were the days. What Lexus couldn't achieve with performance, they have outdone with customer service--impeccable! I agree, it's more visceral with BMW.