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Old 10-18-2013, 01:58 PM
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Just bought a 2011 335ix, Check engine light and limp mode

So this is my first post on Bimmerfest. I purchased a 2011 335ix at the end of August with only 11,000 miles on it. The car drove great and I was in love with it.

However, about a month ago, I was driving to work and the engine malfunction light came on and the car when into limp mode. I brought it into the dealership and told them what had happened. They gave me a call the next day and told me that the fault code had to do with the high pressure fuel pump, an issue that I have heard that has caused problems with the 2010/2011 3 series.

I get my car back after the dealership performed a HPFP swap, and bam, after about 4 hours of driving time, another engine malfunction light came on. I brought it back to the dealership and they said they would take care of it.

I dropped of my car on 9/16, over a month ago, and have still not received it. The dealership had tried swapping all of the sensors that could be setting off this fault, putting in another HPFP, and reflashing the ECU. A field engineer from BMW came out last week and decided that the only thing left to do is replace the ECU, which BMW is on back order for and will not arrive until Dec. 1

Has anyone else had issues like this with a HPFP fault code? Everything I have read seems to say that it was a pretty painless fix...
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:33 PM
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Lemon time. What I mean by that is check the lemon laws in your state. You may be able to have them buyback. Did you buy from a BMW dealer? I am not sure if this makes any difference, only being that they may in good faith buy it back from you. I am sure there are some legal eagles that can chime in here.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:33 AM
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The last time I was in the dealership I spoke with the service manager and asked him what the next steps would be it if it was not working after the ECU swap. He said that that would be the time that we would talk with corporate BMW about either a buy back situation or a vehicle swap.

For the time being I am in a loaner 2014 335i, so I cannot complain. It is just frustrating to be making payments towards a car that I do not know if I will be able to drive again..

Has anyone ever had experience with the "lemon law." I have heard many thing about it in Illinois, but I have never heard any actual first hand experience.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:42 AM
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Just bought a 2011 335ix, Check engine light and limp mode

Lemon law is for new cars only.. With in 1 year of purchase, if you have 3 of the exact same issues that can not be corrected... But it varies by state...

It's under warranty, so don't worry... Drive the '14... You probably will get a '12 or '13 replacement if they can't fix it...

The fuel lines are probably gummed up.... 11k miles in 3 years.... I bet some if those tanks of gas sat for months....

They need to run a kerosene wash thru the lines, out the fuel injectors into a container... That should remove the crud... But might block up the injectors...

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Old 10-19-2013, 06:09 AM
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My case easy fix

2011 335is 32,000 m Had the same problem except before I got it to the dealer the car changed to full power and read service engine soon. Turned out to be 3 bad injectors which were replaced, on the road in 1.5 hours, car runs better the ever.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:29 AM
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BMW is very big on customer satisfaction. You can call BMW NA and explain your problem. They will work with you to get to the end result that you want. Did you buy it from a BmW dealership? Loan through BMWFS?? They may be able to help with payments if it is.
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