Thank goodness for extended warranty
Like many posters on here, I was on the fence about buying extended warranty for my 2008 535 xi (production date July 2008). I had my fair share of problems while in warranty (a couple of HPFPs and a set of fuel injector) so I had a hunch that something else might go wrong with the car. I ended up buying extended warranty in February and boy was I glad. Since going out of warranty in March of this year, I have had the following going wrong with my car:
(1) a check engine light was traced to an engine seal that had to be replaced (out of service for two weeks);
(2) a check engine light was traced to a low fuel pressure sensor and a DTML pump both of which were replaced;
(3) a check engine light was traced to faulty fuel rail and fault fuel injector leading to a replacement of the fuel rail and injectors (another two weeks out of service);
(4) while in the shop they also noticed my water pump went out, too.
I just picked up the car for items 3 & 4 - and I am only at 57,500 miles. I would hate to have paid for all of that and am actually not too pleased to have had to pay to the warranty's $50 analytical charge for (1) - (3). It is kind of shocking that BMW makes cars that only last until 50,000 miles and then fall apart.
I know my car is not the norm but I just wanted some of the people on here to be aware of what they might be in for.
2008 535 xi, space grey, black dakota leather, premium package, sport package, cold weather package, nav, folding seats, PDC
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