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Old 03-30-2013, 02:25 PM
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2010 335d Service Engine light is a $3,000 repair ?

My 2010 335d with 54,000 miles (90% highway) had not a lick of problems for 3 years until it lit up the Service Engine Soon light last week. Everything still ran normally. I brought it in to the dealership after 3 days and they found fault code 46F9. Apparently the active urea exhaust / reducing agent tank sensor was the problem. This is the tank in the engine compartment (not the one in the rear where the refill port is). Service advisor said this is almost a $3,000 repair. Luckily, it was covered under the emissions warranty. Now, I suspect this is mostly labor but I am curious if anyone can vouch for why it would be so costly? BTW - I was given a brand new 328i for two days and what a huge difference in ride & steering. I didn't know the 328's and 335's were so different. I was, however, impressed with the newer display and iDrive functions. BMW still has among the best in-cabin technologies.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:27 PM
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The only way to know for sure how much it would "cost" would be if you had to pay for it yourself.
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So are they replacing the tank or just the sensor?
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:38 PM
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So are they replacing the tank or just the sensor?
OP - how does the '$3,000' cost break down? Enquiring minds want to know. Sounds more like the tank and related plumbing. Sensor by itself wouldn't get anywhere near 3 large.
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Replacing the turbo would be cheaper than that bill....
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Mine failed two years ago around 35k all highway mi. Now my metering valve clogged up at 75k! So be prepared to pay some serious repair money! 335d has lots of emission problems!
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Shouldn't all of that be covered under the emissions warranty?
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:52 PM
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Opps, didn't read the whole post.
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I thought it would be! But dealer refused and I contacted BMW and spent two hours on phone but they did not cover the cleaning of meter valve! Even though I have extended maintenance plan!
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I thought it would be! But dealer refused and I contacted BMW and spent two hours on phone but they did not cover the cleaning of meter valve! Even though I have extended maintenance plan!
Perhaps you should have had a call with your regional representative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency? If U.S. EPA rules the repair is covered by the emissions warranty, BMW NA will make the repair at no charge to you. One thing they won't do is mess with the Feds. Even with sequestration.
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Perhaps you should have had a call with your regional representative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency? If U.S. EPA rules the repair is covered by the emissions warranty, BMW NA will make the repair at no charge to you. One thing they won't do is mess with the Feds. Even with sequestration.
you should see his other thread in the F30 forum to understand the train wreck...
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:55 AM
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That's a good suggestions! My goal is to open a case w gov. Agencies so as more people start having same issues, force BMWNA to cover or start cleaning the metering valve as the extended maintenance plan!
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I think it will be hard to convince BMW that cleaning the metering valve should be covered under the extended Maintenance plan. It's not something that is a wear and tear item. At least theoretically it shouldn't be. However, it should absolutely be covered under the emissions warranty.

I think the only way to get the EPA involved would be if the crusted up EGR valve starts to cause cars to fail emissions tests.

And if it's going to keep getting all crusted then it's poorly engineered and BMW should deal with it like they have with the HPFP.

If you could convince them to do so it would be great but I wouldn't hold my breath. Good luck.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:51 AM
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you should see his other thread in the F30 forum to understand the train wreck...
Just skimmed it. Thanks for the heads up. Moving on in 3, 2, 1....
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