jadnashuanh
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Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:48 pm

There is a technical bulletin on the steering wheel squeaking that should resolve that.

There will be some serious clunks, especially when switching from forward to reverse if you've broken a bolt or mount.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

manoskap
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Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:28 pm

I ve entered the BMW goodwill program and thank god they've given me for free the spare part (costing about 5500 euros) and I will only pay 760 euros for the labor.

I hope this resolves the issue for ever... :|

MINIvagg
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Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:09 pm

I suppose that all i3 have 100.000km or 10 year warranty.
Why BMW does not repair it for free?

jadnashuanh
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Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:04 pm

MINIvagg wrote:I suppose that all i3 have 100.000km or 10 year warranty.
Why BMW does not repair it for free?
You suppose wrong. The warranty does vary by market, but I've not heard of any BMW one that made it to 10-years except for rust.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:58 am

I suppose that all i3 have 100.000km or 10 year warranty.
In the US, BMW's are covered by these warranties:
New Vehicle Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles
Rust Perforation Warranty: 12 years/unlimited mileage
High-voltage Battery Warranty: 8 years/100,000 miles
Federal Emission Warranty (All Emission Related Parts): 2 years/24,000 miles
Federal Emission Warranty (Specific Emission Control Devices): 8 years/80.000 miles
California Emission Control Warranty (Specific Emission Control Devices): 15 years/150,000 miles
(A few other States have Specific Emission Control Device warranties as well)
Mark H.
2015 i3 Rex, Capparis White, Tera World, Technology & Driving Assistant, Parking Assistant, Harman Kardon Audio System, 19 inch 427 wheels, EVoInnovate EVSE

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Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:43 pm

Ok I kept the car for about a week, and then BOOM again on past Friday morning I got to the car that was charging in my garage and again Drivetrain error and NO CHARGE message showing up and the battery had got only 4% during the night (from 18% to 22%)

Called the service and while they were coming the error dissapeared. The car powered on normally and was fine charging.

However I couldn't keep it without getting it to the service for inspection.

They kept it and checked it and the problem reappeared at them.

They sent the report at the central BMW office to advice them and told them now to change the charging module....Costing now 1700 euros without labor...

Now can you tell me, is this really a new issue and malfunction of the car or is it the same as before?
If I fix it and pay again, how can I be sure that I will not have a new problem next week?
What is your advice?

PBNB
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Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:14 pm

It sounds like a software problem similar to the weird steering issues others have run into. The idea is that the modules don't boot completely and result in unexpected behaviour.

Good luck and keep us up to date with your results.
2015 i3 REX

manoskap
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Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:22 pm

No reply yet. I want to ask you, are there any other components that they may ask me to replace (and pay) if the car fails again in. a week or so? Is it legal from their side, since I got the car just one week before checked and repaired, to ask me again money for a "new" and "other than the previous" failure?

jlangham
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Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:48 pm

manoskap wrote:No reply yet. I want to ask you, are there any other components that they may ask me to replace (and pay) if the car fails again in. a week or so? Is it legal from their side, since I got the car just one week before checked and repaired, to ask me again money for a "new" and "other than the previous" failure?
I kept getting these errors until one time the car wouldn't do anything. Towed to dealer and it turned out to be the 12v battery was dead. $600 US to replace it (10 days out of warranty).

Been working good ever since.

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