mvxvm
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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

RexMan
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Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:18 am

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.

PBNB
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Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:28 am
Location: Vancouver, BC

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

RexMan
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Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:18 am

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.

metaflash
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Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Location: Oregon, USA

Re: Motor defect

Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:55 pm

Motor replacement is the easiest man, I just recently replaced mine.
Finishing races is important, but racing is more important.

i3Houston
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Re: Motor defect

Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:09 pm

Arent the motors covered under 8years/100K miles warranty.
TM3 Reservation holder/ 2015 i3 Rex

AndrewDebbie
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Joined: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:37 am
Location: Anglesey, Wales, UK

Re: Motor defect

Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:00 am

i3Houston wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:09 pm
Arent the motors covered under 8years/100K miles warranty.
Current UK warranty is

3 years unlimited milage with these exceptions:

Wheel alignment and balancing are covered for first 12,000 miles. All other adjustments are not covered.

Battery 8 years / 100,000 miles with a net capacity of at least 70% of original.

12 years anti-corrosion


** I haven't read the fine print...
2014 LEAF 24 (gone)
2017 LEAF 30 (gone)
2018 Mazda 2 (Debbie's)
2018 i3s 94Ah Rex

Crispin
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Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 2:04 pm

Re: Motor defect

Thu May 16, 2019 2:09 pm

I have the same problem, Motor Bearing failure, requires a replacement Motor! 4100GBP.

39000 miles and 6 months out of warranty.

I am waiting a reply from BMW to see if they will pay for this on goodwill.

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