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      04-10-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy Unbelievable: problems already!

Wow,

I picked the car up on Tuesday, it is Friday and there is already a problem. There are less than 500KM on the car and it has an ABS/DSC/DBC malfunction indicators going off. I can't turn on DSC, nor can I use cruise control. I am visiting the German dealer in the morning. The faults will not clear with restarts, and I am not going to tamper with anything at this point as far as resetting the ECU via a battery disconnect. I am not sure that that will clear the fault codes in this modern ECU anyway.

It is a crying shame that my car came off the line not 2 weeks ago, and I have to take it back to the dealership during my first week of ownership.

Until the malfunction indications appeared, I was having a blast. This car is a lot of fun even below 5500 RPM and without full throttle. I still love it, and am giving Bimmer the benefit of the doubt with respect to the issue.

What a way to ruin a Saturday.

Are these common problems with the E90?

Sorry for the rant, I am just disappointed.
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      04-10-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. I am sure it will get fixed quickly.
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      04-10-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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sorry to hear.. i'm sure the dealer will get her back in good health.
i have about 1k miles on her now and i know she's still in the infant stage, but no issues so far!
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      04-10-2009, 08:55 PM   #4
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Wow that sucks but then again this is why we have a warranty. Im sure the car will be fine once its fixed.
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      04-11-2009, 04:25 AM   #5
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The mech told me that it is an abs "black box" that is broken. They can't order one until Tuesday. I have to commend the German dealer. They are pretty competent, from my perspective. One good thing about being in Bavaria is that it should only take 1 or 2 days to get the part.
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I've read of this problem like 5 times already
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      04-11-2009, 06:26 AM   #7
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my car broke the same day i picked it up. the dealer had it for two weeks and i just got it back.... drove it for a day and today i need to bring it back to the dealer with another check engine light. (owned the car for a total 2.5 weeks now)

im very disappointed in these cars
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      04-11-2009, 07:24 AM   #8
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I dropped my car off last monday with similar issues. DSC/DBC/reduce performance/increased emissions (which came on later in the day). It had at the time of drop off about 15010 miles so I was just about to turn it in anyway, but they had it for a week I got it back Friday afternoon(last night). Good thing was I went out of town monday right after I dropped it off, and got a call that it was ready for pick up on my way back in to town. So no time lost I guess. My dealer said the issuse was the same as yours so, at least they are on track with what it is. You should have it back in no time.
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      04-11-2009, 11:43 AM   #9
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The mech told me that it is an abs "black box" that is broken. They can't order one until Tuesday. I have to commend the German dealer. They are pretty competent, from my perspective. One good thing about being in Bavaria is that it should only take 1 or 2 days to get the part.
In a place where it is home to BMW, I would be surprised if they were not competent. Dont worry. I am sure you will be taken care off.
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The M3 is a very scary investment if plan to own it after warranty.
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The M3 is a very scary investment if plan to own it after warranty.
ouch because its kinda true.....
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      04-11-2009, 09:37 PM   #12
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investment?? I hope you're not a financial advisor.
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      04-12-2009, 03:09 AM   #13
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      04-12-2009, 10:01 AM   #16
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Not really. I see these as teething problems. It'll get sorted out. The BMWs I've owned just seemed to better as time went on.
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i had the same errors, they replaced my wheel speed sensor last week and Im good to go now!
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      04-12-2009, 12:43 PM   #18
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I had a similar problem. The DSC failed on the way home from the dealer. It turns out that it was a manafacturing problem. A wire from the controler to one of the wheels was shorted out when it was caught in a metal bracket during assembly. They replaced the controller before they discovered the actual problem.
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      04-12-2009, 02:07 PM   #19
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Let us hope that it is not the same problem as your exadius. In Germany, this car cost an arm, a leg, and a child (Pretty close to $150,000 with a 19% sales tax included). It is for this reason that there is a possibility that this dealer hasn't seen too many of these cars and might not be aware of the quirks.

Which wheel caused the problem?

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Let us hope that it is not the same problem as your exadius. In Germany, this car cost an arm, a leg, and a child (Pretty close to $150,000 with a 19% sales tax included).

A little OT, but it is my experience that most Americans over here, really don't pay much attention to it, but the Germans seem a bit more "aware" of the M3 badge. In general use, it seems to get more stares off-post than on.

I have had no problems in my first 900 miles, but hope that the local dealer will provide a smooth service at 1200 miles (at my cost), with the relative rarity of the vehicles in this neck of the woods (I know of only 4 M3s and at least one M5 locally)
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