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I have a similar problem. My car bucks/hesitates at low RPMs, especially when the engine is cold.
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I only have 600 miles on my car. I will wait a few months until fuel pumps are in stock.
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man you guys, this is no ok. fuel pump or not. at 3000 miles? Multiple failures? Give me a break. blind loyalty can only get in the way of improving a product. Look a ford and chevy. Their cars sucks and it had been ok because people still bought them. Now facing share loss they actually starting to make better cars.

So stop defending the cars defects and maybe BMW will start building more reliable cars. Wake up and realize that BMW didn't fully validate this vehicle and are using the first batch of owners to do the most basic of tests. Any sort of decent testing would have uncovered this.

Some of you guys are like the moms that defend their obnoxious kids without reason and point to other kids. It cracks me up every time I see a "Infiniti recalled 1000 times!" thread on the 3series board.
Quite an ignorant position, frankly.

Nobody is forcing you to buy a BMW. Go get a Toyota instead.

When I have fun cars (Porsche and BMW), I expect them to have issues because they are complex machines - and their designers are pushing the envelope.

When I have boring cars (Toyota and Honda), then tend to be a bit (barely) more reliable. Boring engineering breeds reliability.
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Boring engineering breeds reliability.
+1 Very well stated.

As for others comments that our loyalty breeds complacency, that is not a logical statement from a business statement. Failures cost money. It is in BMW's best interest to have the cars perform as reliably as possible. BMW owners are far from complacent, they are highly demanding and expect the bleeding edge of technology and performance. You don't perpetually raise the bar by notable levels year by year and BMW owners and our loyalty will fade away fast.

Time for a sip of BMW Koolaid...excuse me:
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By the way. This is a very important thread that everyone should read citing serious problems with the 335i:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=188374
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:33 PM
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By the way. This is a very important thread that everyone should read citing serious problems with the 335i:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=188374
You know, I am having similar problems with mine.
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Quite an ignorant position, frankly.

Nobody is forcing you to buy a BMW. Go get a Toyota instead.

When I have fun cars (Porsche and BMW), I expect them to have issues because they are complex machines - and their designers are pushing the envelope.

When I have boring cars (Toyota and Honda), then tend to be a bit (barely) more reliable. Boring engineering breeds reliability.
Not only is it ignorant, but it's extremely hypocritical since toyota honda and virtually every other auto manufacturer on the planet has had similar or worse issues with MY 1 cars. You aren't going to get perfection to go along with your boringness & ugliness.
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:04 AM
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More than 30 psi??
Thousands more than 30psi. Direct injection presures can run as high as 20,000psi.
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Maybe there is just a different perspective coming from BMW owners compared to, in your example, S2000 owners. I'm a pretty laid back guy. If my car had the fuel pump problem I'd make an appointment, drive a loaner for a week, and then get my car back fixed. If it were another brand of car I'd look at this issue the exact same way. If I continued to have problems then I would start to look at other solution; but right now this particular problem seems to be well handled. I don't know, that's just me.
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Quite an ignorant position, frankly.

Nobody is forcing you to buy a BMW. Go get a Toyota instead.

When I have fun cars (Porsche and BMW), I expect them to have issues because they are complex machines - and their designers are pushing the envelope.

When I have boring cars (Toyota and Honda), then tend to be a bit (barely) more reliable. Boring engineering breeds reliability.
Naw, no more ignorant then your position, frankly.

There are many vehicles that are reliable and fun. BMW doesn't have the monopoly on fun if you haven't noticed.
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i agree that it's not acceptable for having more than average reliability issues on cars costing a lot more than average. can't german car companies learn from janpanese companies? there really isn't any excuse. and making new car owner wait for parts to fix problems is poor customer care. i'm impressed that most toyotas are built in the usa and are able to maintain their quality.
I'm not saying that I wouldn't be frustrated if this would happen to me, but by this rationale, if you buy a Ferarri or Bentley they should be trouble free because of the price tag?
You're not paying more for better reliability, you pay more for the performance, luxury and yes, the badge.
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I'm not saying that I wouldn't be frustrated if this would happen to me, but by this rationale, if you buy a Ferarri or Bentley they should be trouble free because of the price tag?
You're not paying more for better reliability, you pay more for the performance, luxury and yes, the badge.
You can't really compare hand built exotics to your everyday run-of-the-mill BMWs. People with those cars have personal mechanics that service the cars every couple hundred miles at the cost of new BMWs. yes $$$$. Of course reliability is not on their mind. BMWs werent exotics the last time I remembered.
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definition of defend here is blowing it off as something that is expected or writing a problem off as a minor bug. I would be angry and embarassed if my 46k vehicle started sputtering before I even finished the break-in.

I am a previous owner of a s2000, and on the forums whenever a cluth problem, or tranny problem appears everyone on the forums would be all over it. None of this "ah it's nothing" or "hey, it's just the teething process".

Of course it is always difficult to criticize your baby.
This speaks to the maturity level of this forum. The participants tend to spell and speak properly, not to be reactionary, and to tend to be mature and full of experience. Simply, stated they take failures, that are quite common for any first year car, in stride and respond with the appropriate vigor when the situation call for it. This is clearly not one of those times. However, if you want to hear people whine and bang their fists, perhaps you should return to the S2000 forum?
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This speaks to the maturity level of this forum. The participants tend to spell and speak properly, not to be reactionary, and to tend to be mature and full of experience. Simply, stated they take failures, that are quite common for any first year car, in stride and respond with the appropriate vigor when the situation call for it. This is clearly not one of those times. However, if you want to hear people whine and bang their fists, perhaps you should return to the S2000 forum?
You might lose more than your immature s2000-alarmists if thats what we are talking about. If you know what I mean.
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definition of defend here is blowing it off as something that is expected or writing a problem off as a minor bug. I would be angry and embarassed if my 46k vehicle started sputtering before I even finished the break-in.

I am a previous owner of a s2000, and on the forums whenever a cluth problem, or tranny problem appears everyone on the forums would be all over it. None of this "ah it's nothing" or "hey, it's just the teething process".

Of course it is always difficult to criticize your baby.
If you want a car that runs like an appliance then buy a Honda or Toyota. Otherwise, you may want to stick with the final year of production of any BMW so that "all of the bugs are worked out"...

I would rather drive a BMW that may not be perfect than something else...that's a personal choice.
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If you want a car that runs like an appliance then buy a Honda or Toyota. Otherwise, you may want to stick with the final year of production of any BMW so that "all of the bugs are worked out"...

I would rather drive a BMW that may not be perfect than something else...that's a personal choice.
Final year? You mean like buy a 330ci now and have the new models roll past you in your now yesteryear vehicle? Why date the supermodel's mom when you can date the supermodel? Oh right, more reliable.

You're right about the appliance thing though. But I dont remember seeing a 50k honda the last time I checked.
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If you want a car that runs like an appliance then buy a Honda or Toyota. Otherwise, you may want to stick with the final year of production of any BMW so that "all of the bugs are worked out"...

I would rather drive a BMW that may not be perfect than something else...that's a personal choice.
I owned a 2004 Acura TL. It was around number 8,900 in the first year of a model makeover. I sold the car after 6 months because I had to take it in for service so many times. That car cost around $36k at the time. Bugs and "kinks" are expected when a new model is released. How a dealer or car maker deals with these problems is really where the rubber hits the road. Acura did a terrible job in addressing these issues so I moved on. I haven't any problems with my 330i, knock wood, and I have found the service department to be top notch. I'll take my chances with another BMW.
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Final year? You mean like buy a 330ci now and have the new models roll past you in your now yesteryear vehicle? Why date the supermodel's mom when you can date the supermodel? Oh right, more reliable.

You're right about the appliance thing though. But I dont remember seeing a 50k honda the last time I checked.
Dude! We get it...you're not a BMW guy...Go and enjoy your S2000...
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Dude! We get it...you're not a BMW guy...Go and enjoy your S2000...

you are so wrong, just because I demand quality out of my cars does not mean I BMW guy or a s2000 guy. My favorite FR is the m3, I greatly admire the 335's performance and style, and I have owned BMWs. Dont assume I am a hater just because I am critical of BMWs quality.
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I do agree that Honda, Toyota have better reliability than BMW ( I had an Acura RSX S that could be bounced off the rev-limiter all day as long as you added some oil ), but having a BMW under warranty is a very nice experience. Having one out of warranty, I am yet to experience: My 540 6speed has another month left.
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Personally, I suppose I'll be ok with a few "reliability issues"....if the BMW has to go in the shop due to some malfunction, so be it. As long as it is covered under warranty and they give me a good loaner (comparable BMW to the car I bought).

And years later, I'd still get a BMW because it makes me splooge in the pants each time I drive it. Way better than most other cars that just are sooooo boring to look, drive and whatever else people do with their cars.

Just my 2.125 cents (tax added).
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I do agree that Honda, Toyota have better reliability than BMW ( I had an Acura RSX S that could be bounced off the rev-limiter all day as long as you added some oil ), but having a BMW under warranty is a very nice experience. Having one out of warranty, I am yet to experience: My 540 6speed has another month left.
Get a warranty for that 540i!

My dad's '02 E39 540i 6-speed (out of warranty) just cost him $1,800 last week!
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Personally, I suppose I'll be ok with a few "reliability issues"....if the BMW has to go in the shop due to some malfunction, so be it. As long as it is covered under warranty and they give me a good loaner (comparable BMW to the car I bought).

And years later, I'd still get a BMW because it makes me splooge in the pants each time I drive it. Way better than most other cars that just are sooooo boring to look, drive and whatever else people do with their cars.

Just my 2.125 cents (tax added).

What's the matter, the front wheel drive experience of a Toyota or Honda doesn't make you splooge in your pants? Just think about the great reliability you're getting while you experience torque steer every time you mash the accelerator.
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I've had bimmers for the last ten years, some even off of warranty. The wife drives a lexus 470, one, if their most reliable vehicles per Lexus mechanics, and all vehicles have issues. New, old they will break down but I think we can all agree that every car manufacturer has improved their reliability in the last decade. My home computer crashes every once in while as well. I fix it and move on.
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335i 2008 Malfunction Engine lights on

I had my 335i 3 mos. now @ 1850 miles on it, and I'm having a problem of showing mafunction engine (yellow) and after that it shows SES. It losing power and shaking,
and if your turn off engine for few minutes, the power is back to normal when its driven and the SES it still showing and after few minutes of driving is back again losing power and it shakes. Any Idea????????? I will drop off my car on my monday to the dealer in SF or Mtn view. But I'm afraid can't make it in Mtn. View. Thanks for your any ideas. I've read a lot of re: issue. Maybe theres some more any ideas..

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