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Engine faults, DSC fault, Start assist Fault, Vanos Fault, Transmission fault, Oil Line
Interesting reading, and although I have already posted this as a new thread, I will paste it again here as I am part of this dreaded club at present:
I would be very very worried. I have just been "stung" with a bill that is now in the £7500 range, but see no end in sight yet.
7 days ago, I got a transmission fault light for 5 secs at a time when accelerating moderately. Took it in and £250 later was told nothing was wrong, no faults stored. As I drove off, same light came on. So I took it back. Was initially told not to worry, this light comes on in icy weather. I insisted this was utter cr~p and they agreed to have it back in for a further look. Later the next day they said the clutch was slipping and a vanos solenoid needed replacing- bill would be for £4000. I was livid but had no choice, so said carry out the work if it is necessary. Once collected, ss I drove away 3 more warning lights came on within 5 miles!- this time:
1. Engine fault- reduced power
2. DSC failure
3. start assistant inactive
I took it straight back. They have had it 2 more days now (this is about 7 days in total). Now told, is an internal failure of the oil hose to the VANOS, and failure of the high pressure pump. Also faults registered on a throttle valve on bank 2, and the ? max burner stack that operates the engine coolant. I am told that the original £4000 bill will now therefore be £7500!
All this for a BMW M5 that I have had from new, well looked after with 50,000 miles on the clock. They still have my car, and i have said this is not good enough.