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Old 14th January 2006, 19:27   #1
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My M5 is dead !!!!!!!

so today after waiting for more than 1 week they called me so i can see the car

and i know whats the problem with it so guess what .......!!!

they told me ur gear is totally finished and we have to change it ...

and ur vanos oil is blow up and clutch etc ..

so what do u think guys so really sound bad changing gear and stuff

and they told me that my car is 5th car in uae maybe thats thos problem happen to it !!!

so i am thinking of selling it.
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Old 14th January 2006, 20:16   #2
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How do the warranties work there? If that happened in the US I would just have BMW make new again.

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Old 14th January 2006, 20:36   #3
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Demand that they deliver a new one to you... Your car will never be the same again... Who knows... Might work. It worked for one of my friends. Good Luck
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Old 14th January 2006, 21:10   #4
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Demand that they deliver a new one to you... Your car will never be the same again... Who knows... Might work. It worked for one of my friends. Good Luck
I am not trying to fan any flames here at all. But I am amazed at the number of critical problems that people are experiencing with their M5's. All cars have teething problems when new, but BMW needs to step up and figure out how to make good on these problems. These are $100,000 cars. There is no excuse. I would go through the roof if my new car had to be towed to the dealer 200 miles after I bought it. Or if I experienced repeated transmission failures and the other problems that are carefully detailed on this board. It is not good enough to say "gee, sorry. all new cars have problems." At a minimum, BMW needs to offer free transferable extended warranties on the drivetrain like they did on previous generation M3's. My two 540's were almost completely trouble free (crank sensor went bad in one). They obviously know how to build cars.

Many of you guys finally got BMW to pay attention to the LC issues. Maybe it is time for you to similarly organize and get BMW to make right.

I love cars. And it ticks me off when you spend big dollars on a car to suffer from these problems.
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Old 14th January 2006, 22:13   #5
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The frequency of problems is not as bad as it appears from reading this board. No one's posting once a week "Another 500 miles without problems".

And yes, BMW should make good for any faults that the car has.
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But I am amazed at the number of critical problems that people are experiencing with their M5's.
My business is web related and I am on many different forums; I have learned that there is a very substantial amount of "Kentucky windage" that you have to apply to whatever you read on a forum before you can arrive at the truth. Many posters simply like to rant - most have a problem and are looking for ways to solve it. There are very few posters who, as Jessem suggests, post simply to say everything is perfect; you get a very one-sided view that is mostly biased towards problems. After a while, you learn how to see a more balanced perspective.
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Old 15th January 2006, 01:13   #7
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My business is web related and I am on many different forums; I have learned that there is a very substantial amount of "Kentucky windage" that you have to apply to whatever you read on a forum before you can arrive at the truth. Many posters simply like to rant - most have a problem and are looking for ways to solve it. There are very few posters who, as Jessem suggests, post simply to say everything is perfect; you get a very one-sided view that is mostly biased towards problems. After a while, you learn how to see a more balanced perspective.
Very true. But there appear to be too many common problems among people that post here for reasons other than to complain. It is not as if someone starts a thread about a transmission fault and a bunch of unknows show up to post "me too" posts. If you look at the threads about problems, you notice a number of regular board members noting that they also experienced the same problems/faults. I guess the point I am trying to make is that those members who are experiencing these problems should complain and complain again to BMW for not getting the reliability you expect from a $100k performance sedan. I would if it happened to me.
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Enzom, your points does not add any value to this discussion and takes it off topic. Let's keep this on topic.
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Enzom, your points does not add any value to this discussion and takes it off topic. Let's keep this on topic.
Not sure how it is off topic. I added to two other posts about warranties and forcing a buy-back.

I guess then my response to the originator of the thread would be to document those other members that have had a similar problem, go to the principal office of BMW in your country, and thell them that they have a product defect that either requires them to buy back your car or provide you with a 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty that is transferable.
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I guess I'm lucky,besides one tire blown at 200 miles and the replacement tire blown at 1200 miles,have no problems whatsoever.
Have already close to 5000 miles and by now should be getting bored with the car (as was the case with C32,E55,CL600,S600 and last one,997S Cab)
Not so ,rather am getting addicted....
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