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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,246
Posted By BenF12400
I have received the letter re: warranty extension...

I have received the letter re: warranty extension on the driveshaft for my 2013. Big deal - should be a recall - not happy with the potential scenario of the driveshaft suddenly failing, perhaps...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-29-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By BenF12400
In the DC area there is a publication called...

In the DC area there is a publication called "Consumer's Checkbook". They have a car buying "service". For a fee (I think it's about $175, but less for subscribers) a potential buyer submits an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,246
Posted By BenF12400
ZoomVT - re:drive shaft replacement on 2013 X5 - ...

ZoomVT - re:drive shaft replacement on 2013 X5 - not a recall - replaced if it fails before 10 years or 120,000 miles; airbag issue is a recall but in my area no one has gotten the replacement yet....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-24-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By BenF12400
BMW of Rockville (used to be VOB) was bought by...

BMW of Rockville (used to be VOB) was bought by a Towson dealer a few years ago. Since then they have greatly improved their customer service and physical plant. Recently bought a CPO for my...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-24-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By BenF12400
Don't know if this helps - daughter bought a 2013...

Don't know if this helps - daughter bought a 2013 328ix, 19,000 miles, CPO, from dealer end of January 2016. Retail new was 51,445; selling price was 34,500, reduced to 33,500. Dealer gave us a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-23-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,188
Posted By BenF12400
Went with my 28 year-old daughter to the BMW...

Went with my 28 year-old daughter to the BMW dealer closest to us (there are 6 or so in our area) when she was looking to replace her Rx350 (175,000 miles) with a "new" used vehicle. Lexus used car...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-23-2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 120,733
Posted By BenF12400
Just got a letter from GM that our Denali was...

Just got a letter from GM that our Denali was recalled for the airbag - so now 2 out of our 3 vehicles are on the list (2013 X5 - wife's 2010 528 not yet recalled); waiting for the X5's drive shaft...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-23-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By BenF12400
My 2013 3.5i came with Continental SSR runflats...

My 2013 3.5i came with Continental SSR runflats (19"). I have 46,000miles on them and there is still tread. When I replace these, I hope to find the exact same tire (TireRack still has them).
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-14-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By BenF12400
I was picked up at the train station by a driver...

I was picked up at the train station by a driver in an X5 - and it was ridiculously early in the morning - took me to the hotel.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-09-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By BenF12400
Question for Rudy on Continentals

I have a 2013 X5 3.5i premium, purchased new 5/2012, with OE Continental 19" SSR RFTs. They now have 46,000 miles and front tires only now beginning to show wear. Would like to replace them with...
Forum: General BMW Questions 06-06-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,363
Posted By BenF12400
Insurance companies use your credit score as a...

Insurance companies use your credit score as a significant factor in rate determination. And as others have stated, your coverage is lousy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,175
Posted By BenF12400
Am concerned if the driveshaft failure leads to a...

Am concerned if the driveshaft failure leads to a crash which leads to the recalled driver's airbag going off which might lead to serious injury. Maybe BMW should replace those driveshafts while...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-05-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 120,733
Posted By BenF12400
Thought of a great scenario - front drive shaft...

Thought of a great scenario - front drive shaft on an X5 fails, causing vehicle to lose control and hit a fixed object and airbag goes off, and..........?then what? Maybe BMW should start "fixing"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By BenF12400
?Vapor barrier in door? - son had same problem...

?Vapor barrier in door? - son had same problem twice in an X3
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By BenF12400
?It was sold as-is?

?It was sold as-is?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-27-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 120,733
Posted By BenF12400
Knowing our friend, she probably drove to the...

Knowing our friend, she probably drove to the dealer and said something like "my car may explode, so please give me another one before I die" or something along that line. I would not be surprised...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-23-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 120,733
Posted By BenF12400
Had dinner at the home of some friends last...

Had dinner at the home of some friends last night. The wife has same vehicle I have - 2013 X5 3.5 Premium, 25,000 miles on it, owned not leased. Since she tends to over-react to everything, she...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-16-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By BenF12400
They seem very "firm" about these dates (although...

They seem very "firm" about these dates (although the oil change specials are $79-$89). They should allow an oil change. How many have you had in 4 years? My "free maintenance" should expire on...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-12-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 120,733
Posted By BenF12400
Maybe BMW and other manufacturers of the recalled...

Maybe BMW and other manufacturers of the recalled vehicles can give us suits of armor until the airbags are replaced
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-12-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By BenF12400
I just meant that perhaps they check the vehicles...

I just meant that perhaps they check the vehicles over a little more carefully than a dealer to make certain that vehicles are "100% ok" - but that's just a thought, doubt they really do that.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-12-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By BenF12400
I have been wondering if BMW is "more careful"...

I have been wondering if BMW is "more careful" with vehicles built and "picked up" at the Performance Center - they certainly seemed to take pride in the delivery.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By BenF12400
Don't have the old specs - vehicle has not been...

Don't have the old specs - vehicle has not been aligned since it "rolled off the assembly line" in South Carolina - we picked it up there.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By BenF12400
Old medical school quote - "you can't make...

Old medical school quote - "you can't make someone feel better if they feel fine"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By BenF12400
thanks - my concern is that if the current...

thanks - my concern is that if the current alignment "gets fooled with" it could just cause a problem - you can't make something better that is working fine.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By BenF12400
Tire/Alignment Question

I have a 2013 X5 3.5i Premium, purchased new May 2012 (picked up at PC). Currently have 45,000 miles on it, original Continental Contact SSR RFTs (255/50R19). Tires have worn evenly, no handling...
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