Sorry to hear you have been forced in to my club. Please keep us posted if you get any satisfaction on this from the dealer or BMW or elsewhere.rgbcyan wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 3:01 pmI came here to put my name into the ring, in case this ever becomes a class action.
2015 BEV with 35,000 kilometers. I've owned the car for a little over 2 years. It was bought used from a BMW dealership just out of its 4 year warranty, CPO not offered. The AC failed in winter 2021, and the car threw a code for the HV cable. After the first 3 weeks were spent working on the HV issue, the dealership quoted me 3k to replace the compressor based on their diagnosis. When they went to perform the replacement they found the metal shavings, and got back to me with a quote around CAD$24,000 to repair. For the moment, I've asked them to reassemble it with the broken compressor.
The service manager offered to resolve my situation by forwarding me to the sales department. At the same time I've just paid $6000 to resolve the HV cable problem. I don't have any written documentation from BMW yet.
I budgeted that owning a BMW EV might have some expensive repairs, but not a repair that exceeds the price I paid for the car, and not for a car with such low mileage that was serviced on schedule.
According to BMW NA, this ONLY applies if the vehicle fails one of those State's emissions test, and then the component that is causing the failure will be repaired/replaced. so the vehicle passes the emissions test.I have been reading this post "Air conditioning failed".
In reading the BMW new vehicle warranty guide supplied with my i3, if your i3 is considered a TZEV and registered in the states of California, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Washington the electric a/c compressor is covered for 15 years and 150,000 miles.
In fact most everything is covered for that time frame relating the actual propulsion of the vehicle.
It is not clear to me as written in the warranty guide but other states may be included.
Cabin sensor is here . Looks like a small button below the left AC knob. The other sensor is inside the center vent.I'm not sure where the sensors are located but try re-directing the air vents.
That pic looks a little different than what I'm used to in my i3.
Must be model year changes to the dash controls.That pic looks a little different than what I'm used to in my i3.