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Old 03-05-2014, 01:31 PM
tonya1018 tonya1018 is offline
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Engine Coil Problems?

I have a 2010 328 xi with 52k miles. For the third time in two months, an engine coil has had to be replaced. First two times were under warranty and now it has happened a third time and of course, it's out of warranty. Dealership says this is routine?? In all three incidents, I was accelerating to pass a car and the check engine light came on and the car started shaking and ran rough. I feel like maybe something else is wrong with my car that is causing the coils to go bad but the dealership tells me no. Has anyone else had this issue?? I'm afraid to accelerate in my BMW for fear of blowing another one...ridiculous. Just seems odd to have happened 3 times in such a short span. I've had two other BMWs and have never had this issue before.

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Old 03-05-2014, 02:26 PM
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Time to stop going to the dealer for this stuff.

Time to stop going to the dealer for this stuff.
Find a good independent BMW shop and it will cost
you way less. You can get a scanner to tell you which coil
is bad and change it yourself . You might want to just change
all the remaining coils and get it over with. Or keep a couple around
and change them as they go bad.
If you had a 335 I might say its time to change the plugs but you don't
Looks like you got a car with a bad batch of coils because they usually
last longer than that but they do go bad and its one of the common failures
on this model.
What were the model numbers of the previous BMW's?

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Old 03-05-2014, 02:32 PM
tonya1018 tonya1018 is offline
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Thanks for your response. It just recently ran out of warranty so I will definitely be finding another shop to take it to going forward. I just wondered if something else might be causing the coils to go bad that would be covered under my warranty since the problem started while it was still under warranty. Wish I could fix it myself but I don't have the tools or skill set.

Just saw the rest of your post...I had a 2004 325i and a 2001 325i.

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Old 03-05-2014, 02:40 PM
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Well I have heard bad plugs hasten the failure

Well I have heard bad plugs hasten the failure
of the coils but yours should be good at 50k
they are suppose to be able to go to 90k.
The purists here would say they should be changed
at 60k.
I would hold onto the the ones that aren't failing for emergency
spares.

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Old 03-05-2014, 02:56 PM
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The dealer was supposed to change all 6 coils. At least the 2nd time it happened they should have changed the remaining. Contact BMW to see if you can get it covered.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:09 PM
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Thank you! I contacted BMW customer relations earlier today but they were less than helpful and said they couldn't help me. After throwing a minor hissy fit, she said she would contact the dealership directly and get back to me in a week. We will see how this goes. This just doesn't seem right to me and I appreciate your feedback.
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