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ridin1352010-08-18 17:39:27 +0000 #1
My buddy just started up a web site www.mydefectivebmw.com: www.mydefectivebmw.com . It was made to try and stop bmw's unethical buisness practice's that some have incounterd. I know alot of people have had multiple problems and the dealer just gives them the run around, hpfp to be a big one here. So lets try and start a change go to the website look around and post the problems you have encountered. We are stronger in numbers so lets get this started.
Nedim2010-08-18 17:52:15 +0000 #2
Nice site, how do I join?
ridin1352010-08-18 18:20:18 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Nedim

Nice site, how do I join?

Trying to get ahold of him now to figure that out.
sickem2010-08-18 17:57:27 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by ridin135

My buddy just started up a web site www.mydefectivebmw.com: www.mydefectivebmw.com . It was made to try and stop bmw's unethical buisness practice's that some have incounterd. I know alot of people have had multiple problems and the dealer just gives them the run around, hpfp to be a big one here. So lets try and start a change go to the website look around and post the problems you have encountered. We are stronger in numbers so lets get this started.

dude, your spelling is defective...
2 3pair2010-08-18 18:06:45 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by sickem

dude, your spelling is defective...
zobr2010-08-18 18:13:21 +0000 #6
lol that site was complete shit
aohus2010-08-18 18:10:37 +0000 #7
Chriztofor2010-08-18 21:09:37 +0000 #8
I don't get it.

Lemon the car and/or change dealers. However, the dealer is at least trying! 23 invoices from the same dealer?! All at $0 cost to your friend?! If I was the dealer I would be sick of seeing your friend and offer to buy back the car!
Kerosene Hat2010-08-18 21:07:27 +0000 #9
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Originally Posted by Chriztofor

I don't get it.

Lemon the car and/or change dealers. However, the dealer is at least trying! 23 invoices from the same dealer?! All at $0 cost to your friend?! If I was the dealer I would be sick of seeing your friend and offer to buy back the car!

<And if I was the owner, I'd be embarrassed for obviously not reading the warranty that says BMW is OBLIGATED to buy you out. The dealer's never on your side (never), no matter how much they may smile at you. With that stack of receipts, take the car in, find the GM at the dealer and throw the keys on his desk, put your feet up on his conference table and don't leave till they commit to getting you a different car. Damn.>

Edit: How many nails does this guy drive over? And how does he bend rims? I'd be concerned about the leaking but most of the other stuff seems relatively minor. Forgetting to turn "valet mode" to off? RTM...driving over nails? Not BMW's fault. Bending rims? Not BMW's fault. Light bulbs going out? Eh, it can happen (I remember my annoying intermittent bulb failure light, it was actually caused by Pin 19 in the driver's door, which ultimately resulted in a catastrophic H20 damage to the car during an overnight storm by opening windows and sunroof).

Many of the described issues really seem related to the way / where the car was driven or owner's sensitivity. Reduced power light's a problem, but they'll play "can't replicate it" as long as they can.

Wait till he has 3 or more HPFP failures, or wastegate issues, like are really rampant, especially with the 2007s (I know by experience).

This guy's not going to solve this with a blog that not many people will read. I would listen to the lawyers and not bitch about "unethical business practices" and saying "stay loyal to the brand and dealer" in the same breath. Make up your mind, won't you?
cb11112010-08-18 21:45:40 +0000 #10
These sites generally do little to help the average consumer. Most consumers never see them and the posters are labeled as malcontents and examples of why the owners are a bunch of whiners.

Linking to E90 posts where people whine about BMW denying claims because of ECU mods doesn't help our cause - it just gives the manufacturer more ammunition to prove that modding is bad.

You want to do something and you have a safety problem? File a complaint with NHTSA.
subec3b2010-08-18 20:08:55 +0000 #11
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Originally Posted by ridin135

My buddy just started up a web site www.mydefectivebmw.com: www.mydefectivebmw.com . It was made to try and stop bmw's unethical buisness practice's that some have incounterd. I know alot of people have had multiple problems and the dealer just gives them the run around, hpfp to be a big one here. So lets try and start a change go to the website look around and post the problems you have encountered. We are stronger in numbers so lets get this started.

Waste of time. If you don't like the car, sell it and buy something else. Nobody will cry for you and nobody will cry with you. Those websites just waste everyone's time and resources.

Think about it: nobody cares.
TrackRat2010-08-18 21:34:18 +0000 #12
Hopefully more bad publicity for BMW will "encourage" them to correct the problems with the OP's friend's car? All owners experiencing the HPFP and other safety/defect issues should be filing a safety complaint at nhtsa.gov so that nhtsa knows the true extent of these safety issues.

No new vehicle owner should be subjected to this kind of abuse IMO.

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