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Old 10-06-2009, 04:51 AM
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I see you are from Northern VA...so I assume you got your car from Sterling BMW? Give them a call or where you got your car. My Invoice says "Customer Request Service Campaign...REPLACE ALL PLUGS AS PER SIB." My service advisor has always used the word "recall" and it may be some kind of internal BMW issue, something short of any government action. My car was produced around your time so I would think you need it. Maybe send your service advisor an email with link to this thread?

Let us know what you find out...can't be something unique to my car?
Actually i got my first '09 750Li from BMW of Fairfax but my 1st ED 750Li was thru BMW of Sterling. I went to the dealership (BMW of Fairfax) yesterday to pickup a remote but i totally forgot to ask about the recall. I will contact them today and see what they have to say.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:15 PM
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Briansbimmer -

I have been reading your updates on these issues and Im glad your are not (at least via updates) not loosing your cool and having a pretty good attitude with your new car.

I had a series of issues with my 2002 745Li, but what really helps is the BMW service and my local dealer being able to provide a new car every time while they try to fix the issue. This is really the "music" that helps calm the savage beast (as Bugs Bunny says) within me. If I this was not the case - I would not be a happy camper.

I received my new 2009 7 on June 30th (ED) - An Individual fully loaded and I did not have any issues - everything worked. Being a "techie-lover" - I tried everything in my car the first day (took all night).
The only items that drew a flag was the blind spot detector, but I was not completely sure if it malfunctioned but when the car arrived to the US, I had my dealer review if any updates where available since my blind spot sensors never turned on. Not sure if the dealer updated anything, Im guessing he did but It worked on my drive home from the dealer.
I have had zero issues (knock on wood) - but I wish I had your patience if I was in that situation - Kudos! I hope your issues are resolved!

Also - whoever said in a previous comment in this thread that BMW does not cover topping your oil - Must obviously either own a Mercedes or must take his BMW to Meineke for all maintenance service. One of the most incorrect comment I have heard in Bimmerfest.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:34 AM
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So...I do not know wether I'm a chump or a saint ?

I did loose my cool about the time of the telematics replacement. Service Department has been great since. And the 1K gift certificate helped. Last week they made two trips to my home to drop off the loaner, take my car, and then return it.

I could not understand why replacing spark plugs and the emergency brake actuator took three days...or that somehow my radio got involved in that. WTF? The explanation I got was that the brake actuator is an electronic switch and that required a re-program of entire car and there was a delay getting the radio enable codes from BMW.

There was an episode of the BBC program "Top Gear" and they were testing a BMW 6 series, a Jaguar, and a Porsche. They were all ready to go except for the guy driving the BMW...he spent 5 minutes setting up the car in the iDrive menu's. Pretty funny.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/ep...episode5.shtml

Truth is there is no other car I would rather drive. I got my fingers crossed.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:50 AM
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Here is the clip.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:32 AM
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So...I do not know wether I'm a chump or a saint ?

I did loose my cool about the time of the telematics replacement. Service Department has been great since. And the 1K gift certificate helped. Last week they made two trips to my home to drop off the loaner, take my car, and then return it.

I could not understand why replacing spark plugs and the emergency brake actuator took three days...or that somehow my radio got involved in that. WTF? The explanation I got was that the brake actuator is an electronic switch and that required a re-program of entire car and there was a delay getting the radio enable codes from BMW.

There was an episode of the BBC program "Top Gear" and they were testing a BMW 6 series, a Jaguar, and a Porsche. They were all ready to go except for the guy driving the BMW...he spent 5 minutes setting up the car in the iDrive menu's. Pretty funny.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/ep...episode5.shtml

Truth is there is no other car I would rather drive. I got my fingers crossed.
Man...I do hope I don't experience a lot of stuff like this. I don't have the patience for it and it won't be pretty.

A few years ago I got a M45 to see what that experience was all about and it never went into the shop except for service. Then I got an Aston Vanquish S which was a disaster and then into my NM M6 which was pretty good on service.

I really hope this new 7 that is going to get here around Thanksgiving does not like the guys in the service department!
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:55 AM
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Oh..that "lost in the iDrive" video above is over 6 minutes...but the fun part is within the first minute. BMW driver's will appreciate it.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:01 PM
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A quick review: took delivery of pretty loaded 750li on May 14th, 2009. First it was the bluetooth, voice commands, and SOS/Roadside Assist. Replaced telematics unit and everything fine. Two weeks later am stranded in a parking lot because parking brake would not release. Roadside assist talked me through manually releasing parking brake. Could not get car into shop till one week later on July 6th 2009. During the wait no auto hold, no emergency brake, no parking brake, and warning in dash "Parking Brake! Car may roll." Got it in shop on the 6th of July and got the warning to go away and said I needed a part in Germany that would be here in 7 to 10 days. I have heard nothing but I'm pretty confident I'll get a call when it comes in and so far dealers service department has been OK.

So...what's the latest? I'm driving from DC suburbs to eastern shore of Delaware yesterday the 17th of July. No warning chime but I notice the yellow triangle with exclamation point on in dash board. I got to the cars status information in the iDrive and navigate to warning. Says oil is at minimum level. Nothing about stopping driving or to pull over immediately. I use the navigation to find the closest BMW service center and luckily one was right on my route 3 miles away from my current location. Heavy traffic and I get there in less than 10 minutes. Go in buy a quart of oil and since no dipstick and oil level screen does not tell me how much to add I am not sure. Having to much oil is just as bad as being short. So poke my head in service managers office and he is very nice tells me to pull it one of the bays. Get in car to pull in bay and this time it does a warning chime and text in dash that oil is at minimum level. They do some checking...say I need a quart..and add it. To check oil level navigate to that screen and prompt it to run the check (while car is running), takes about 5 minutes and then car shows you where the oil level is at. I buy another quart just to have it with me. I was in and out in less than 25 minutes. Get back on road and warning light is still on for rest of ride to beach. Car sat all night and ran a check this morning...oil level is OK and the warning light is off.

So...service techs were nice and said it was nothing to be to concerned about and while not a common thing on new cars with less than 6K miles it does happen. I have been driving it pretty hard and was taking a friend for a ride the day before and did get the RPMs in the yellow range. So...I'll continue to keep posting and...well I don't know...really not to concerned...or should I be?
Today my 750i low oil warning came on. Onboard computer tells me to add a quart of oil. What baffles me is that I only have 1200miles on this and have NOT driven it hard and don't intend to until it has at least 2000miles on it. Is this common??
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:29 PM
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Today my 750i low oil warning came on. Onboard computer tells me to add a quart of oil. What baffles me is that I only have 1200miles on this and have NOT driven it hard and don't intend to until it has at least 2000miles on it. Is this common??
Very common with a new BMW V-8. Not a problem.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:11 AM
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I guess the oil consumption is based on the driving. I have 4500 miles on my '09 F02 that i've had since 03/21 and i haven't had a single issue including the low oil warning message. I drive about 80 miles to and from work (mostly VA-DC traffic) M-F. On the average i do about 65 mph each way on i-95.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:47 AM
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This weekend I had to add a 2nd quart of oil @ 10,500 miles. Added first quart @ 5,300 miles. Warning chime in middle of 3 hour drive north to Philly. I guess I'll keep oil in my trunk at all times.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:25 AM
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This weekend I had to add a 2nd quart of oil @ 10,500 miles. Added first quart @ 5,300 miles. Warning chime in middle of 3 hour drive north to Philly. I guess I'll keep oil in my trunk at all times.
I never had that prob with my last 7. There must be some kind of design defect if we all have to carry few quarts of oil!!
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:33 AM
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Not sure what it is. A number of readers have posted about oil. Some with as little as 1300 miles. Could it be the twin turbo's? My garage floor is clean...no oil stains or puddles. I do agree that it is a good idea to keep a quart in trunk. Saves time.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:39 AM
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Not sure what it is. A number of readers have posted about oil. Some with as little as 1300 miles. Could it be the twin turbo's? My garage floor is clean...no oil stains or puddles. I do agree that it is a good idea to keep a quart in trunk. Saves time.
I believe it's the turbo plus how you drive; the higher the rpm...the harder you drive...the higher the oil consumption.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:13 AM
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I believe it's the turbo plus how you drive; the higher the rpm...the harder you drive...the higher the oil consumption.
I've got 1950 miles and no oil complaints. And it was driven hard in Europe.
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I've got 1950 miles and no oil complaints. And it was driven hard in Europe.
Mine just tick over to 4700 and still no light/warning for oil. It look like no one seems to know the true cause of the rapid oil consumption. I don't see this being a problem across the board for all F01/02s that's why i assume the harder you drive the car the more oil it consumes.
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I need to know what the triangle with excalmation point is on instrument panel of a 325i
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Driving it hard>>>Briansbimmer, guilty as charged.
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