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Old 05-05-2010, 10:56 PM
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I called the Production number today, and was told my 2011 X5 35d was scheduled for production on May 10th! But then I got this email from the PCD:

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Thank you for submitting your recent Performance Center Delivery reservation for Phillip Tiongson. Unfortunately, this production number (4784221) is a new production model year and we cannot offer a delivery date at this time. Please inform your customer that we will contact you with a delivery date once the vehicle is produced, the EPA and CARB approvals have been received and an ETA has been assigned. We will do everything we can to deliver the vehicle at the earliest possible date and give your client the experience that he/she is looking forward to. Should the client wish to cancel you will need to submit a cancellation form which can be found on CENTERNET.

Thank you for your patience!
SO it does look like the 35ds are being produced, but held up until CARB approval... Arrgh!
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:50 AM
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Well, my car has been done for 3 weeks as of today, and has just been sitting waiting for the seat module! 3 weeks! And no one at BMW can tell me when the seat module will be in and my car will be done. On this site and xoutpost I have seen pictures of other 2011 X5's that were produced 2 weeks after mine, and the owners already have their cars! This is beyond unbelievable, and beyond ridiculous already. I have been waiting since December and have had delays on my original order for a 2010, and now this one. What an absolute joke! I am soooo pissed, and I am not able to do a damn thing! I know, I can buy another car, but this is the car I want. Just venting, sorry.
What would your dealer say if you were to say, cancel your order, and go to a different BMW dealer and re-order your car, same spec.

I'm surprised to hear that your car was not "repaired" before the end of April. Normally, a car manufacturer will want to clear as many cars on wheels as he can to up his sales figures out the gate, and thus improve even further, the April sales figures. Sounds to me like there is another problem. What spec did you order ? if it was just the seats, they are repalced real quick. If the seat module is in fact buried inside the IP panel, and they have to take all that out, you could be lucky to see it by June, and to be honest, if it were my car, I wouldn't want that one anymore because there will be so much potential for Squeak and Rattles, it will really p#@s you off over the years.
See if you can get your dealer to upgrade you on and engine, and switch your order for free, or take a look at his stock cars. Don't just take it lying down. They owe you for making you wait six months.
Here, when your dealer promises you something he delivers. I have no compliants on my car.

Sorry to hear of your experience !!! hope it gets rectified soon.

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Old 05-06-2010, 01:20 AM
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I feel for him, but he's too vested to walk away from the deal now.

Rans, I hope everything works out for you, and it's too bad that you learned about how ****ed up this process can be.

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Old 05-06-2010, 09:56 AM
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Marlbro, With all due respect I do not think you quite understand. I orinally attached a notice for a seat campaign from BMW. Multiple vehicles were involved in weeks 15 and 16 production. I was told by my dealer that these cars are awaiting a seat module. Nothing is being repaired, the car is being built. It has been done for over 3 weeks. BMW will not tell me when my car will be completed. Maybe the supplier had a problem who makes the seat module I dont know, but BMW should be more honest and up front about it. If I cancel and start over then I will have to wait even longer, so that is just not smart.

If you read some of my past posts you would understand my frustration with BMW, not my dealer. It is not the dealers fault, and they have no control either. They want to sell a car remember. I did file a complaint and opened a case, and have requested compensation. My dealer spoke to me about the complaint with BMW, and is pushing for me to get compensation, as they are with me. I have not heard back from BMW on the complaint yet either.

Arjuno, I agree with you, it sooo fxxxed up. The wait is the worst, not knowing when the car will be done, not given a time, NOTHING from BMW. And if I go cancel my order and get another car, that I did not pick in the first place, as soon as I see an X5 50i on the road I will be pissed.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:23 AM
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Don't know when they were ordered, but one of the dealers in Houston has had two X5 50i's on their lot available for sale for over two weeks. Took one of them for a test drive and the acceleration was very impressive! Sorry to hear about your troulbes.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:05 PM
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It's not just your car, either - my X5 35d was ordered in March, and completed production May 1st. It's May 9th, and the vehicle is still sitting at the VPC. It is being 'held up', but no one can tell me why. All I know is I'm renting an SUV by the week from Avis and not real happy about it. My CA checks for me every day, and doesn't know what happening. Currently is shows that it has been released to a carrier for transportation, but it never leaves.

Has anyone actually taken delivery of an X5 35d? Or are just the gasoline models making it out of the VPC? Just curious...
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:21 PM
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It's not just your car, either - my X5 35d was ordered in March, and completed production May 1st. It's May 9th, and the vehicle is still sitting at the VPC. It is being 'held up', but no one can tell me why. All I know is I'm renting an SUV by the week from Avis and not real happy about it. My CA checks for me every day, and doesn't know what happening. Currently is shows that it has been released to a carrier for transportation, but it never leaves.

Has anyone actually taken delivery of an X5 35d? Or are just the gasoline models making it out of the VPC? Just curious...
Is it possible that the 2011 35d's haven't receive CARB approval yet?
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:30 PM
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CARB has not approved 2011 x35d yet. All other models were approved. You can monitor status here:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/.../2011/2011.php

I check hourly, but that hasn't hurried them up one bit!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:10 AM
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I just opened your linspelling. duh/ k, and you damn if you aren't 100% correct. I feel sick. Would love to have known this.
What are your thoughts on why this might be taking so long to do, or when CARB might certify it?
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:17 AM
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My 2011 X5M is ready for delivery next week!
Now that will be an Awsome car !!
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:24 AM
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CARB has not approved 2011 x35d yet. All other models were approved. You can monitor status here:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/.../2011/2011.php

I check hourly, but that hasn't hurried them up one bit!!
So why are BMW taking orders for cars that they can not sell, as they are not yet homologated ?????
I'd be surprised if they are even building them, as that would mean they would have to stock pile them.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:28 AM
Malibu Bimmer Malibu Bimmer is offline
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I am guessing it only effect those of us who's home state requires CA emissions. I know MA does, I'm fairly sure NY and a few other states share the CA requirements.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:49 AM
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I orinally attached a notice for a seat campaign from BMW. Multiple vehicles were involved in weeks 15 and 16 production. I was told by my dealer that these cars are awaiting a seat module. Nothing is being repaired, the car is being built.
BMW should be more honest and up front about it.

If you read some of my past posts you would understand my frustration with BMW, not my dealer. It is not the dealers fault, and they have no control either.

I have not heard back from BMW on the complaint yet either.

Arjuno, I agree with you, it sooo fxxxed up. The wait is the worst, not knowing when the car will be done, not given a time, NOTHING from BMW. And if I go cancel my order and get another car, that I did not pick in the first place, as soon as I see an X5 50i on the road I will be pissed.
When I said "repaired" this is the term all OEMs use once the vehicle has been down the build line, and taken off line, waiting on parts (seat module) they then take the vehicles to the "repair line" to build in the missing parts.
They all do it, believe me, I know what I'm talking about. I work for a major OEM.
We currently have 50 cars sat to one side without engines, they have been there for two weeks now.

Sounds Awful to me that BMW are prioritising putting modules to the new 5 series instead of finishing building your car..

When I said buy another car, I meant another X5, just not "that one" I'm reading here of other guys that are only waiting a month.
I really feel for you being messed about by BMW like that.
I hope it all gets sorted soon, so you can enjoy X5 ownership like the rest of us.

I read a post on here about a guy who flew out of state to pick up his 5,0 and how good it was as he drove home.
I personally look for an excuse to take it out of the gararge, just so I can drive it.
I'm voluntaring to pop down the store for the wife, or run the kids to their friends house, just so I can drive it.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:52 AM
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All this delay stuff is hard to take.
Ordered my 35d back on February 22 and here we are, May 10 and no idea when I'll see my new vehicle.
My car has been built for weeks now. I live an hour from the PC/plant and was planning to do the PC delivery but can't schedule anything until CARB approval and that could add a few weeks to the final delivery so I've been advised to go ahead and take "dealer delivery" which will be quicker. I can't express how much I was looking forward to PC delivery since I liver so close to the factory.
I've been driving BMW's since 1979 but always picked from dealer stock. This was my first "factory order" and most likely my last.
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:06 AM
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I think all you guys have chosen a car that seems to be so much in demand at the moment. everyone wants one. Order books here are full til the end of the year, that's why I took this ex demo 2009.
It's got options on I would not normally of ticked, but I wanted a car now.
It's black inside, I would have chosen beige with light wood.
But you know, it's growing on me, it looks good, and teh glass Panaramic sunroof is nice too !
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:50 AM
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I am guessing it only effect those of us who's home state requires CA emissions. I know MA does, I'm fairly sure NY and a few other states share the CA requirements.
BMW wont ship any car until the CA approval is obtained, as I understand it.

Since all cars are labeled as being "50 state compliant" they need to have CA approval even if it is sold in MA, NY, SC, etc.
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:34 AM
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All this delay stuff is hard to take.
Ordered my 35d back on February 22 and here we are, May 10 and no idea when I'll see my new vehicle.
My car has been built for weeks now. I live an hour from the PC/plant and was planning to do the PC delivery but can't schedule anything until CARB approval and that could add a few weeks to the final delivery so I've been advised to go ahead and take "dealer delivery" which will be quicker. I can't express how much I was looking forward to PC delivery since I liver so close to the factory.
I've been driving BMW's since 1979 but always picked from dealer stock. This was my first "factory order" and most likely my last.
didn't they offer you the BMW 101 experience for free instead of the PCD? i have been waiting on a 35d since march as well and since the CARB approvals have not hit, they also couldn't schedule a PCD so they offered dealer delivery instead which i took. but they still are allowing me to get the same PCD experience for free with the only change being i don't get my car at the end (so i have to do a round trip airfare instead of one way), but at least i was able to schedule it (they call it a BMW 101 experience). my 101 is on thursday of this week, and this way as soon as CARB happens, my car will come to my dealer for delivery. this seemed the best of both options...

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Old 05-10-2010, 09:43 AM
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... my 101 is on thursday of this week, and this way as soon as CARB happens, my car will come to my dealer for delivery. this seemed the best of both options...
Hi Lammy,

If you do the plant tour and see a platinum gray X5 35d rolling down the line, it's mine Since it's Canadian, it will be rolling straight by the USA 35ds waiting for CARB approval Seriously though, maybe you can figure out what's going on with CARB approvals while you're there for some of our rightfully impatient friends.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:35 AM
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Marlbro, sorry, I guess I misunderstood the "repair" term. I am currently looking for an in stock X5 50i, but I need one with a 3rd row seat. It is very difficult to find one that way, and with decent colors and options. I found one in southern california, but it is 3500.00 more than my car, and has black interior. My wife refuses black interior, does not like it, and it gets very hot where we live, 105+ for 4 months straight in summer. We feel that we have waited this long, we do not want to settle. We want what we ordered, and when you are getting a 71,000+ dollar vehicle, we are not going to settle for a color that we are not happy with, or options missing that we wanted. I am sure once we get the damn thing we will love it, but until then, we are beyond mad at this whole situation. It will be about 6 1/2 months of waiting for our car, that is if it is done by the end of the month, as we are now being told. At this point I cannot believe any promised dates from BMW though.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:18 PM
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CARB has not approved 2011 x35d yet. All other models were approved. You can monitor status here:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/.../2011/2011.php

I check hourly, but that hasn't hurried them up one bit!!
Glad to know I'm not the only one hitting their site hourly.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:28 PM
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Glad to know I'm not the only one hitting their site hourly.
In reality, if you look at their updates, the certificate is several days old before they post it. So hopefully we would hear about it before its posted. ;-)


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ps. I refresh hourly too ;-)
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:47 PM
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Hi folks,

New to the forum, but I thought I'd pass on some information I got from my dealer.

Basically, I ordered an X5 35d in March (basically I ordered it on the first day you could order a 2011 model). About 3 weeks ago, it entered the "at the production center stage". About a week ago, I called my dealer to find out what's going on and he gave me the "CARB and EPA need to approve it" line.

Then, last Friday (5/7), my rep at the dealer called and told me "it's on a truck" and I should have it in 7-10 days.

Oh, and I live in California.

So.. until it actually shows up, I don't know what the exact story is, but that's what I've been told so far. I'm curious to know if anyone else has gotten that message.

Counting down the days
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:52 PM
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I spoke to my CA, who did some digging and in fact confirmed there is in fact an EPA issue.

I'm equally as frustrated as the rest of you, so I did a lot of homework, and eventually got in touch with someone at BMW's executive offices, NOT the useless idiots at BMW's toll free customer service number. She is looking into this for me, and promised me a call tomorrow with actual, real information - which of course, I will post the very minute I get it!

Part of me wants to go buy an X5 5.0 or whatever the gas one is. I will regret it, though, once everyone else is driving there 35d's and I'm dumping gas into my gasoline X5!
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:01 PM
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didn't they offer you the BMW 101 experience for free instead of the PCD? i have been waiting on a 35d since march as well and since the CARB approvals have not hit, they also couldn't schedule a PCD so they offered dealer delivery instead which i took. but they still are allowing me to get the same PCD experience for free with the only change being i don't get my car at the end (so i have to do a round trip airfare instead of one way), but at least i was able to schedule it (they call it a BMW 101 experience). my 101 is on thursday of this week, and this way as soon as CARB happens, my car will come to my dealer for delivery. this seemed the best of both options...

lammy
Yep...they did offer the BMW 101 experience but I haven't scheduled a date yet. As I mentioned earlier, I live about an hour from the plant/PC and it is a lovely drive through the Western North Carolina mountains. I was thinking about holding off until I get my car so I could drive it to the PC. I guess I'll go ahead and see what they (dealer) have to say about scheduling the 101 experience.
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:30 PM
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Glad to know I'm not the only one hitting their site hourly.
i set up a monitor with www.changedetect.com so i dont have to check the site manually. this web page will query the site every 12 hours and email you if any changes are made.

its easy to set up.

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