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Hey everyone. My 335i is a total lemon... everything that could possibly go wrong with it has. I've had it repaired numerous times, mostly by Braman BMW here in Miami, but also by South Motors BMW. The service history is 29 pages long, it's been in the shop for somewhere around a month in total, and BMW corporate REFUSES to do ANYTHING! I made a formal request for a trade assist or something along those lines, I even sent a lawyer's letter. BMW wrote back with a formal response that they will do NOTHING to resolve this craziness. Even the service managers of Braman BMW, South Motors BMW, and BMW of Peabody Massachusetts where I bought the car are unable to get anything done.

Please help!!! Let me know your thoughts. I've attached links to videos here that I made of the problems... my favorite is the picture montage with cool music (Adam Sandler's My Piece of **** Car song) with all of the problems. Please look and let me know your thoughts. You can e-mail me at [email protected]

Thanks everyone!

Picture montage of everything that's wrong with my car with music
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=5a26b1ee16bdb4986b21be4093fab7ace04e75f6e8ebb871

The montage above was better becuase it had really cool music... but here it is without the music on youtube

Broken navigation and voice activation

Sunroof that won't close

Crazy squeaky brakes

Messed up iPod adapter that won't work right

Movie of my car with the lemon magnets that I drive around with
 

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I had an X3 that was truly a lemon. It was in the service for more than two months and I had it for less than six. My purchasing dealer was less than cooperative; however, my servicing dealer worked a trade assist within two weeks of the last service issue. My car had major mechanical issues: Transmission; Fuel pump, et cetera. BMWNA was supportive from the get-go.

If you are having difficulty at Braman, contact an attorney who specializes in lemon law and see if your car truly qualifies under Florida laws. It will not cost you a penny. The process may take longer; however, you may get out of the car and into another vehicle with your money returned+.

As for the service managers at Braman, that is garbage. It was the service manager at the servicing dealer who worked with the front end to start the process. It was his call--the service manager told them the car wasn't safe and couldn't be put on the road. He started the ball rolling on the trade assist and got a nice food basket as thank you ;).
 

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Braman sucks!
 

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You will have to lawyer up, BMW NA doesn't give a crap about what is right vs wrong.
Contacting BMW's customer service is just about useless.
Search your states lemon law, get a lawyer, contact the local media, buy a billboard, hire a sign spinner to walk in front of the dealership on saturdays, etc
 

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This story makes my guts roll. I have an M3 and would be wild if I were in your shoes.
 

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That really sucks. Hope you get this resolved. So totally depressing to read about this.
 

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You may not have to do anything further if the YouTube videos take off in the right direction, that kind of negative exposure won't help BMW at all. I would be shocked if they didn't call you soon. Good luck with it, I battled Audi many years ago, we won but it was a 5 year drag out that cost a fortune.
 

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You may actually have a lemon, but you showed no evidence that you meet the definition of a lemon, despite the dramatization in your videos.
It varies from state to state, but the common definition, from what I recall, has nothing to do with how many problems you have.
It has to do with the dealer not being able to fix one problem in 3 attempts. And I think they have up to 1 month with each attempt before it can be declared a lemon.
As said before, check with a lemon lawyer from your state.
 

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You may actually have a lemon, but you showed no evidence that you meet the definition of a lemon, despite the dramatization in your videos.
It varies from state to state, but the common definition, from what I recall, has nothing to do with how many problems you have.
It has to do with the dealer not being able to fix one problem in 3 attempts. And I think they have up to 1 month with each attempt before it can be declared a lemon.
As said before, check with a lemon lawyer from your state.
This is a critical first step. And it has to be the state where the initial retail delivery occurred. If you have moved out of the state where the initial retail delivery occurred, you will have to press the Lemon Law action in the state where the retail delivery occurred.

The general rule is 4 failed repair attempts for a given issue. There is a further ability to qualify for Lemon Law protection if the state law provides it - 30 days total time in the shop for all repairs. But that is up to the respective state law.

You also have to provide BMW NA with written notification of repair failures and request assistance from BMW NA in resolving the repair failures. No written notice means no ability to invoke the Lemon Law remedy (repurchase).

Net, net, it would seem to be time to consult a Lemon Law attorney in the state where the initial retail delivery occurred.
 

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