alohart wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:56 pm
spartacus68 wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:59 pm
So off to main BMW dealer who inform me it's the fuel pump. I've read a number of links regards the fuel pump sensor and I was tempted to try the fix, but given it's at the main dealer, simply removing the car to try the fix it will delay things, and the software scan it's had already would be chargeable again.
I hope that this problem hasn't been misdiagnosed. Quite a few REx owners with fuel problems have discovered the cause to be an inexpensive relay that is easy to replace. I can't recall reading about bad fuel pumps, but a few are likely to have failed.
I sincerely hope so alohart.
Just back from the dealer tonight and my wife called me to say the problem still isn't resolved. This was a 2 hour return journey to drive into the city to collect the car. I paid the bill, she jumps in the car then phones me literally 5 minutes from the dealership on the way home to say the fault hasn't been fixed. Pointless going back tonight as their service reception is closed for the evening. I'm incandescent with rage. They didn't even charge the car properly, so my wife got home with 2 miles electric range left with me following behind in another car.
I wouldn't mind - I supplied the car with a covering letter identifying the fuel pump sensor as potential culprit. BMW say the bench-tested the engine and it wouldn't start, so they follow their own literature reference the repair procedure. If it transpires the sensor is at fault - they can reimburse me for the work done. I paid £135 GBP just for the diagnosis. I do get the feeling they don't have a clue about what they are doing, part of the reason I've been servicing my own cars for the last 30 years, as they literally throw parts at a problem to see if it works.
Watch this - I'll do an Halle Berry oscar-winning performance tomorrow morning and go straight to the after-sales manager. Surely they should road-test? I'll keep everyone posted.
Seriously considering ditching this car and trading up for another REx still under warranty.
2015 i3 REx, 60ah, solar orange. Reversing camera, leather interior, sunroof, park assist, professional navigation.