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Motor defect

Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:03 am

Dear community,

I have the following problem: after I've noticed unusual sounds in the car I brought it to the BMW service. They've found out that the whole electric motor should be changed. So, it's not clear yet if the fabric takes over the costs - 8k euro. I'm very nervous cause the repair price is almost the half of the buying price (I've bought it used).

Do you have any advices? Or maybe someone had the same "technical problem"?

Cheers Max

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Re: Motor defect

Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:33 am

I have not heard of any motors failing in the i3.

Sounds more like, they couldn't be bothered taking it apart to find the actual problem and could be assuming/wishing the new motor , at your great expense will fix the problem with minimal effort on their part but hey, I could be wrong.

I'd definitely take it to another dealer and don't say you were with another dealer.
2017 i3 Rex 94 Ah.

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Re: Motor defect

Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:13 pm

I did hear of another motor failing several months ago. Poster said that the noise got louder and louder until it couldn't be ignored. I am not too sure about the details but it seamed that the dealership didn't want to do anything until the noise was unbearable.
2015 i3 REX

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Re: Motor defect

Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:32 pm

Motor failing or bearings and motor replacement being the easiest solution ?
2017 i3 Rex 94 Ah.

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Re: Motor defect

Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:55 pm

Motor replacement is the easiest man, I just recently replaced mine.
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