Understandable, but after 34,000 Miles? I've had the car for a year and a half. A failure of this magnitude this soon is completely unacceptable for a car.An i3, like any expensive car, is a time-bomb waiting to explode
I went to the dealer today and talked to the Service Manager. He has spoken to BMW on my behalf and they said they would consider helping if more parts need replacing once I pay the $4500 to replace the known broken parts.
alohart, Do you think that a complete failure is really that rare? Should I pursue this option?
I worry if I replace the compressor and shutoff valve that they will find more damage and it wouldn't make sense to pay much more than that on a car thats worth what this is worth.
Seems like a risky bet.
I will be in contact with BMW Customer Relations and see what they say.
They are also going to have the BMW Techs from New Jersey look at the problem and get their input on the situation.
In the meantime they are going to get it appraised as a trade in, although I am not sure I would buy another BMW, but I am curious of the value.
This is an extremely frustrating and disappointing position to be in, especially because I loved the car so much.