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Old 07-06-2009, 03:21 PM
potnich potnich is offline
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Location: GA
Join Date: Jun 2009
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Mein Auto: BMW 530xi wagon
The 1st time we experienced electrical failure, the service manager said it was due to an acorn that plugged the drain. There was no warning that this problem needed to be monitored (after $1500 in repairs); according to the service person it was a freak occurrence. In the interim, the car had been in for routine maintenance but apparently no attention was given to the past problem & its potential reoccurrence. About 18 mo later, the same problem occurred ( lights, windshield wipers, windows inoperable, etc.). This time the cost to repair was $4000, but the cause was alleged to be 'environmental debris'. The replacement (Sirius) radio will not be available until Oct. This automobile was under extended warranty, however, that warranty has no value whatsoever in this 'environmental' situation. This is a 'cop out' by BMWNA. BMWNA willingly accepts money from the insurance company & the customer for repairs while the 'real' problem is not remediated. All affected BMW owners should call/write Mr. William Stewart and complain bitterly about the substandard drainage system for the panoramic sunroof & how this problem is being 'swept under the rug' by BMWNA. Eventually someone will get injured (or a life will be lost) by this lack of accountability and failure to correct the problem.
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