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Old 05-14-2013, 12:38 PM
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So finally heard back, they are now saying that the 2 valves (air i think) on the side of the engine may be leaking, and it is not under warranty based on the issue I reported. I specifically said my car stutters and has long cranks when cold, so now they are checking to see if they can cover it under Original Factory warranty.
How would this not be under warranty? Are they trying to say that you are past 3/31? That's poor.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:07 AM
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Agreed, let's see what they say today. Basically they are saying that there are no fault codes, and I said I agree but the long cranks and stuttering is there, and they confirmed it was. I showed them my email (twice) that I had sent prior to warranty expiration.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:08 AM
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Basically they are saying that there are no fault codes, and I said I agree but the long cranks and stuttering is there, and they confirmed it was.
That's dumb. It's like saying the Weather Channel says it's not raining. But there's water pouring out of the sky.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:35 PM
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Now I have now had two of these malfunctions. The first one resolved itself. We will see about the second one... Each time it has happened just after service. So iI just should never get it serviced. (NB. They have to repair it first)
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:05 AM
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I have a 2011 750LI. I have just experiences the 5th Drivetrain Malfunction today minutes after getting it out of the shop. I have had all the fuel injectors replaced, the low pressure fuel pump, spark plugs, coils, etc and it is still not fixed.

I do not think BMW can fix this car. This is a widespread problem (confirmed by my local BMW service advisor) that needs to be addressed in a definitive way. I am now looking for avenues of recourse and would be interested in what others have accomplished.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:42 AM
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I have a 2011 750LI. I have just experiences the 5th Drivetrain Malfunction today minutes after getting it out of the shop. I have had all the fuel injectors replaced, the low pressure fuel pump, spark plugs, coils, etc and it is still not fixed.

I do not think BMW can fix this car. This is a widespread problem (confirmed by my local BMW service advisor) that needs to be addressed in a definitive way. I am now looking for avenues of recourse and would be interested in what others have accomplished.
I had 4 drivetrain malfunctions on my old 7. Got a lawyer and got BMW to buy it back for what I paid minus a small mileage fee. California's lemon law however is the strongest in the nation. Good luck.


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Old 09-13-2013, 11:52 AM
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First off, I hope that everything works out for you. I just had my first experience with the "drivetrain malfunction" this week. I've now had both banks of fuel injectors, plugs, and the high-pressure fuel pump replaced as well. The tech also found a leak in a cracked air hose.

My car is a 2011 750Li with only 18,670 miles on it. Bought it in early June as CPO with only 14,800 on it. Thankfully the service I've received at my local dealer has been excellent.

This is clearly an issue for BMW and I've had discussions with Service Advisors at both of the BMW dealerships in the Twin Cities that have confirmed it. Nevertheless, because the matters have been dealt with under warranty, I've managed to let go of the frustration and still look for any reason to go out for a drive.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:19 PM
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I have a 2011 750LI. I have just experiences the 5th Drivetrain Malfunction today minutes after getting it out of the shop. I have had all the fuel injectors replaced, the low pressure fuel pump, spark plugs, coils, etc and it is still not fixed.

I do not think BMW can fix this car. This is a widespread problem (confirmed by my local BMW service advisor) that needs to be addressed in a definitive way. I am now looking for avenues of recourse and would be interested in what others have accomplished.
what year and how many miles if you don't mind sharing that info?
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:45 PM
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what year and how many miles if you don't mind sharing that info?
It is a 2011. It now has 56k on it. I bought it with 24k on the car. The problems have been surfacing over the past 20k+ miles.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:56 PM
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I now await for a fuel injector to replace the one that failed. They have been very considerate and have given me a loaner until my car is repaired. I hope this is not a recurring problem like it appears to be for so many.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:06 AM
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Just had the same "Drivetrain malfunction warning" show up after putting 10k miles on a 2011Li. The car did not shake but the warning has happened 2x now. (btw, the warning is gone now smh) Def intermittent. Will take it to the dealer when I get back home. Car has 40k miles, so glad it is still under warranty!!! Will post results when I finally take it back next week.
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Just had the same "Drivetrain malfunction warning" show up after putting 10k miles on a 2011Li. The car did not shake but the warning has happened 2x now. (btw, the warning is gone now smh) Def intermittent. Will take it to the dealer when I get back home. Car has 40k miles, so glad it is still under warranty!!! Will post results when I finally take it back next week.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this all points to the infamous and now common: Bad Fuel Injectors!
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:40 PM
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this all points to the infamous and now common: Bad Fuel Injectors!
Yeah, I've been reading about that.....Oh well, it is what it is. I won't know until I take it in next week
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:33 PM
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I have a 2009 750Li that has 100,000 miles on it. I am the second owner. The service writer said that every fuel injector has been replaced at some point. I was coming home the other day and went to pass a car on a two lane highway. As soon as I punched the gas, it took off and then shut down on me with a Driver Train Malfunction. It would not go into passing gear after that. It slowly got up to about 75 mph. I decided to pull over at the next small town. Right before the car came to a stop it started shaking like it was running out of gas. I immediately turned it off and waited about 10 seconds and restarted. Good as new! I am not sure what happened but ever since, the car has a hard shift from 2nd to 1st gear. But it doesn't do it every time. I am taking it to the dealer in the morning. I have an extended warranty from my Credit Union when I financed. I am seriously thinking of selling it. I just had the Valve stem seals replaced because it was using a quart of oil very 1,000 miles. No smoke, no leaks before the repair. The fix didn't help much. Be prepared to buy lots of oil.
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