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Old 01-07-2011, 08:02 AM
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I think Chris was the first on here reporting a valve problem and his car is almost all highway and lots of it. I bet it is more to do with outside air temps than anything else.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:05 PM
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Got the 4d35 error after servicing

My car was serviced last week (received on Tuesday), SES light came on late Friday. It was the 4D35 (metering valve) as well. They flushed it out, and I let my service technician know that I was aware of the issue from Bimmerfest . Most of my driving is highway (600 miles/week), so it may be a temperature issue as it has been cold up here in the Inland Empire.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:54 PM
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Where is the metering valve physically located? Is it something we can easily replace ourselves, post-warranty?
Post-warranty on a 2011 335d? How could that be?
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:21 PM
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Post-warranty on a 2011 335d? How could that be?
he meant after 4yr/50k miles
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:06 PM
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I've had my car (2010 335D) in for the SES light twice in the last month. In between taking the car in, the SES light will come on and then clear on the 4th start. The last time I took the car in (about a week and a half ago), the SES light came on just a day or two later and stay on until the 4th start again. Since then, everything has been fine, but I wonder how long it will be before the light comes on again. I'm beginning to get a little pissy about the SES light coming on.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:13 PM
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I've had my car (2010 335D) in for the SES light twice in the last month. In between taking the car in, the SES light will come on and then clear on the 4th start. The last time I took the car in (about a week and a half ago), the SES light came on just a day or two later and stay on until the 4th start again. Since then, everything has been fine, but I wonder how long it will be before the light comes on again. I'm beginning to get a little pissy about the SES light coming on.
Regardless if the light turns off your DME will store the code. Take it into the dealer and have them read the code and fix whatever is triggering it,
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:19 PM
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Post warranty aren't the exhaust components covered until 7 years 70k?
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:07 PM
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I am wondering how the car runs with these warnings up. If it runs good with codes, I won't worry about it at all. Just drive it, service when you can.

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:19 PM
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If a SES light is ignored for a very long time and whatever was wrong led to more damage then I wonder if BMW still covers it all. I ignored something on my truck for upwards of a year because it seemed to drive fine. I ended up paying for a few more repairs than had I just taken it in sooner but it was well out of warranty so not like they had to argue against my laziness.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:26 PM
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Took my D in this morning for the third time related to the SES light. They said they will need it for several days. I got a 328i loaner (yuck).
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:59 AM
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We took ours in for the fourth time last Monday. 2010 with 3K on it. Had this issue since the first weekend we owned it when we went to BMW Welt.

They ordered a part from Munich as they don't stock US specific parts. German spec 335d's don't have Def. Should get it put on this Monday/Tuesday. They couldn't explain what the part was cause I don't spreken ze Deutsch so well. I'll post up after I get the invoice.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:44 AM
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Took the car in today. They ended up replacing the exhaust cooler PN 11717812513

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=11&fg=50&hl=3

Would have cost me little over $1k with labor if it wasn't covered under warranty.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:52 PM
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I have a feeling that I'll be getting a reflash via the UK and bypassing some of the emissions pieces after my warranty is up. I'm scheduled to go in for an SES light in 2 weeks.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:34 PM
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You guys are a gold mine. I've had my 335d for a month or 2 and had the SES light come on twice in that period. Each time the warning indicator went off before I was able to make an appointment, so I assume it was not a serious issue.

If it makes any of you feel any better, our last commuter car was a turbo volkswagen. If the check engine light wasn't on, I felt the need to check RPMs to make sure it was still alive. That thing drove me nuts for years with fussy indicators, but always ran like a top. I'll report back when I've had the next dealership service.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:56 PM
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You guys are a gold mine. I've had my 335d for a month or 2 and had the SES light come on twice in that period. Each time the warning indicator went off before I was able to make an appointment, so I assume it was not a serious issue.

If it makes any of you feel any better, our last commuter car was a turbo volkswagen. If the check engine light wasn't on, I felt the need to check RPMs to make sure it was still alive. That thing drove me nuts for years with fussy indicators, but always ran like a top. I'll report back when I've had the next dealership service.
Do you have a code reader? Have you done the emissions (or know it was done before buying it) recall work for your car yet?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:10 PM
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Post warranty aren't the exhaust components covered until 7 years 70k?
Only in some states - the 13 in the CA consortium.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:03 AM
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Doesn't the exhaust components warranty period automatically reset after the recall emissions work is done? I'm pretty sure it does.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:10 AM
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Doesn't the exhaust components warranty period automatically reset after the recall emissions work is done? I'm pretty sure it does.
And why would the warranty period 'reset'? Any URL to support your claim?
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:15 AM
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If a SES light is ignored for a very long time and whatever was wrong led to more damage then I wonder if BMW still covers it all. I ignored something on my truck for upwards of a year because it seemed to drive fine. I ended up paying for a few more repairs than had I just taken it in sooner but it was well out of warranty so not like they had to argue against my laziness.
Yup-per. Plus, in places like CA that enforce emissions recalls, you can't renew (or register for the first time if you are doing an out-of-state transfer) your registration if there is a pending recall that has not been performed.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:44 AM
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Damn Gremlins!! they're starting to come out in these cars!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:28 AM
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Do you have a code reader? Have you done the emissions (or know it was done before buying it) recall work for your car yet?
The dealership where it had been serviced (different that the dealer I purchased from) informed me it was completely up-to-date re: recalls and service.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:01 PM
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335d SES light on again

1200 miles after my dealer replaced the intake manifold and removed the head and had it cleaned the SES light came on again. This will be the fifth time with a loaner in less than 18 months since buying this 2009 335d CPO. I love driving the car but I wish I had my 2002 525i back!
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:26 AM
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335d def valve problems

I am also having my SES light come on frequently. I have a 2010 335d with 56000 miles. 5 times in the last 6 months. Each time I take it to the dealer. First I was told that my urea level was low and they refilled. But the problem with that is the light for a low urea level is a different warning than the SES. But that stopped the light for a couple of weeks. The light came on again and I returned to the dealer. This time they replaced the entire urea tank system. This time it stayed off for about a month. The next time it came on, back to the dealer. This time they replaced the catalytic converter. Light remained off for about a month. Back on again and dealer is now saying it is the DEF injector. They have had my car for 3 days and still working on getting the light off. This has been very frustrating since I assume it was the same problem all along and they are just throwing parts at my car. Also, they obviously misled me the first visit saying the problem was the urea level causing the SES light to come on instead of the low urea indicator light.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:34 AM
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Do you have the invoices with the fault codes? Sounds like it's been misdiagnosed again.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:36 AM
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I am also having my SES light come on frequently. I have a 2010 335d with 56000 miles. 5 times in the last 6 months. Each time I take it to the dealer. First I was told that my urea level was low and they refilled. But the problem with that is the light for a low urea level is a different warning than the SES. But that stopped the light for a couple of weeks. The light came on again and I returned to the dealer. This time they replaced the entire urea tank system. This time it stayed off for about a month. The next time it came on, back to the dealer. This time they replaced the catalytic converter. Light remained off for about a month. Back on again and dealer is now saying it is the DEF injector. They have had my car for 3 days and still working on getting the light off. This has been very frustrating since I assume it was the same problem all along and they are just throwing parts at my car. Also, they obviously misled me the first visit saying the problem was the urea level causing the SES light to come on instead of the low urea indicator light.

Anyone have any suggestions?
While you seem to have a lot of things happening with your d's emission system, I don't know if the dealer is incompetent. Each time there is a part replacement, the SES light goes out for some period of time. May be a circumstance of multiple part failures. It is annoying, but given the computerized reality of the emission control system, the dealer is depending on the car's computer(s) to tell them what has failed.
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