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2008 BMW 328i Question: Signs of service engine soon, abs, dtc show up on dashboard for over 2month.



frankh8, San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2013, 03:33

The warning signs: abs, dtc ,pressure gauge, service engine soon kept popping in the front dial for the past 5 weeks. BMW/SF and BMW/Peter Pan claimed that is self checking and would not do service under warranty. A wk ago my car loss power whilst driving on high way and that turned out misfire and faulty ignition coils. Should these warning sign go away after service and attention. There are other issue for excessive vibration from rear suspension /shock absorbers, excessive roaring noise between front engine and drive shaft when accelerate.
My car warranty expire end of Oct2013. Would it be BMW trying to void the warranty.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (15202 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 30, 2013, 09:33

    scan codes and post so we can adv

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    Hal... (see my shops), October 30, 2013, 19:09

    Your car needs service Frank. Take her to someone before huge money problems surface. We see it all the time when people won't service the higher end European vehicles and then can't afford the repairs.

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    frankh8, October 31, 2013, 19:08

    I've been taking my car to BMW /SF, BMW-Peter Pan/Millbrae and BMW Concord. The first two shop won't even look at my car
    because there remain 7000 miles before next service. I think BMW isn't honoring warranty contract. In fact the engine failed to accelerate and lost power two weeks after those two shop refused to service the car. I third BMW -Concord did service the engine
    and replaced couple of valve and misfire coil, replace certain parts of drive shaft. However, after service those warning signs,e.g. service engine soon , abs, tract control and others remain to be seen on start of the engine. BMW -Concord said the same thing
    that those signs are car engine self-check.
    The new problem that I encounter, when picking up speed , the griding sound that roars from some where between engine and transmission shaft. An experience technician test driven the car with me and commented the sound is normal.
    There is no way BMW can turn off the so call Engine self-check function
    Pl. advise and thanks

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