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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 05-21-2015, 09:26 AM
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Exclamation Warranty only covering Remanufactured Transmission?

What should I do guys? I am confused as to how my extended warranty can get away with putting a remanufactured Transmission in the car. My concerns are where is the transmission coming from, can the remaf trans hurt resale value and do I have a leg to stand on to make them pay the 7k for a new BMW transmission?

They basically are agreeing to $4,772.50 for a remanufactured transmission or they will contribute that to a new transmission from BMW priced at $7,079.79+tax. The difference to me being $2,307.29 plus tax/deductible/shop fees.

Our goal is to sell after this so what would you guys do? Anyone have any experience with a remanufactured transmission?

I need to let dealership know which route we are taking asap.
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:21 PM
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the remanuf. transmission will likely come from a trans shop that specializes in rebuilding them. The new trans from BMW will def. be a better option but I don't think it is for the money. Let the warranty put in the remanufactured one and go from there. While they are paying for the labor to pull the trans, get any other work you want done so the labor will be reduced!
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:36 PM
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What extended warranty company is this??
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:39 PM
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Thank you Csmeanace I am having service advisor verify but we think the remanufactured transmission would come with a 2 year warranty and we will not have the car that long so it may be the way to go.

Guyver626 it is Easy Care and we have stated car coverage. They just covered about $9,000 in repairs this past month but car had to go back in as the disk they replaced in trans did not fix the kicking.
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:37 PM
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no problem there at all. good as new
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:20 AM
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Well the car has been at BMW since 04/22 and we may finally be able to pick it up today. Im thinking of disputing the deductible of the warranty... I asked and my service advisor asked the transmission be replaced the first go around but Easy Care would not listen. They replaced internal parts instead. So long story short it did not fix the issue and they ultimately just got the transmission replaced. We are out over $3k in repairs which is small compared to the over $10k the warranty has covered since it has been in however, we already paid our deductible before. It is not our fault they did not do it correctly the first round. Also taking a month to get the transmission shipped?? Ridiculous.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:27 PM
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I have comfort access for sure, soft close doors, rear luxury seating, curtains, ventilated seats all around, massage feature in the front driver and passenger your Camry doesn't have any of that.. And it's a Camry.
I have to chime in here. K.w.crater. This forum is to share ownership experience. I was stating my distaste for how my warranty company is handling the situation. The principal is where I am dissatisfied as would anyone with their car at BMW from 04/22 to present.

I will not argue with you about you "balling" or "paying to play", where you live or what you drive. That's not what any of us are here for. And here is some food for thought... Those that actually do have it don't brag about it nor feel the need to on a BMW Forum.

And to Rookie2008 Love the garage man and the support!
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:53 PM
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Oh boy what did I miss !!!
Monaco & Barbera give me a minute &
I'll clean up all this nonsense .

K.w.Carter may I ask you to please respect the members on
This site . Thank you in advance .


ROOKIE . Nice car & probably a lot more
Reliable than the 7 . & I don't see anything
Wrong with your garage , looks like it is
Serving it's purpose of housing your cars ...
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:03 PM
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Oh boy what did I miss !!!
Monaco & Barbera give me a minute &
I'll clean up all this nonsense .

K.w.Carter may I ask you to please respect the members on
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ROOKIE . Nice car & probably a lot more
Reliable than the 7 . & I don't see anything
Wrong with your garage , looks like it is
Serving it's purpose of housing your cars ...
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:04 PM
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I have to chime in here. K.w.crater. This forum is to share ownership experience. I was stating my distaste for how my warranty company is handling the situation. The principal is where I am dissatisfied as would anyone with their car at BMW from 04/22 to present.

I will not argue with you about you "balling" or "paying to play", where you live or what you drive. That's not what any of us are here for. And here is some food for thought... Those that actually do have it don't brag about it nor feel the need to on a BMW Forum.

And to Rookie2008 Love the garage man and the support!
You're welcome man and Thanks Monaco.
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:24 PM
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and now the question still is to go for no deductible or just let it go... haha my service advisor even agreed with me that due to length of repair and us asking to replace transmission the first time it should be under the first visit. But Easy Care is saying that they made repairs the first time and this is separate. Just cant wait to get the car back, going up to park city soon and want to take the 750 instead of the Audi.
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Its a tough call bro. I too have Easy Care, an from time to time, I hate them. I would say let it go but its all on you man. Keep us posted an hope you get it back in time for your trip.
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:08 PM
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Update... Went to pick up the car just decided to pay the $330 for deductible and shop repairs to be done with it... Drive the car two stoplights from the dealer and experience the same issue at stoplights as before... RPM fluctuates and you feel the car slightly shutter. U-turned and back to the dealer I went. Walk into SA office and tell him I want him or the shop forman on a test drive. Shop forman and I go around the corner and sure enough every stop light and idle he feels the same thing. He thinks it will be hard to pinpoint but thinks it is either a misfire or the ignition coils...


Poor car... always was the reliable one out of the two.
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Update... Went to pick up the car just decided to pay the $330 for deductible and shop repairs to be done with it... Drive the car two stoplights from the dealer and experience the same issue at stoplights as before... RPM fluctuates and you feel the car slightly shutter. U-turned and back to the dealer I went. Walk into SA office and tell him I want him or the shop forman on a test drive. Shop forman and I go around the corner and sure enough every stop light and idle he feels the same thing. He thinks it will be hard to pinpoint but thinks it is either a misfire or the ignition coils...


Poor car... always was the reliable one out of the two.
OMG, sorry to hear that. fluctuation in RPM's while driving sounds like valve body issues.... They put a re-manufacturer transmission in right? Do you know if it came with a new valve body?
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Old 07-01-2015, 03:50 AM
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Wow. You would think the dealer would test drive the car atleast 1 mile before saying the car was fixed. Good luck
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:42 AM
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Wow. You would think the dealer would test drive the car atleast 1 mile before saying the car was fixed. Good luck
Yes, I had a long talk with the shop Forman as to why his techs did not feel it as it is quite obvious that it is not normal. They noted on paperwork 10 miles of driving. They had the car since 4/22 and we pick up once and took it back and complained about this very issue 3 separate times now. Shop Forman apologized profusely and said it was due to a young generation of techs coming through that they are trying to teach quality... At the end of the day that certainly does not help me any.

In regards to transmission, yes it was a remanf. The car had the rpm issue the first time we dropped off prior to the transmission being replaced. Further, The tech said it was one of the best he had seen and it was from another 2008 same year. There was a 2008 M5 that the owner was irrate because his engine was replaced by 3rd party warranty and only paid for a remanf. Engine. It ended up being a 2006 engine instead of an 08.

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I called SA its ignition coils and spark plugs. Car is misfiring in multiple cylinders. -_-
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Car is misfiring in multiple cylinders. -_-
Time to replace those fuel injectors, all 8 of them
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