BMW 528i 2013 Engine Failure

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As a long time customer of BMW I never thought my engine would seize and die on a major expressway at 97,000 miles. Fortunately I was able to get off the road minutes after the warning of “low oil pressure” followed by “Drive train malfunction, maximum drivetrain output not available”.
The car was bucking like a horse while pulling on to the emergency area. Minutes later it died and had to be towed to the dealership. I found out there is a$800 million class action suit against BMW for this failure causing the engine to seize. I am negotiating with BMW to do the “right” thing and replace the engine. So far they are willing to pay 75% of the cost which I find unacceptable. It should be 100%. Has anyone else experienced this failure?
 
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You will likely have better responses on a BMW forum.

As for the class action lawsuit we cannot give legal advice about that.
 

weihlac

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As a long time customer of BMW I never thought my engine would seize and die on a major expressway at 97,000 miles. Fortunately I was able to get off the road minutes after the warning of “low oil pressure” followed by “Drive train malfunction, maximum drivetrain output not available”.
The car was bucking like a horse while pulling on to the emergency area. Minutes later it died and had to be towed to the dealership. I found out there is a$800 million class action suit against BMW for this failure causing the engine to seize. I am negotiating with BMW to do the “right” thing and replace the engine. So far they are willing to pay 75% of the cost which I find unacceptable. It should be 100%. Has anyone else experienced this failure?
A new engine for 25% of the cost is a good deal. You already got 97,000 on the first engine. If you get another 97,000 on the second you will have driven almost 200,000 mi for 25% of the cost of a new engine. The cost to maintain your old engine for another 97K would probably be at least 25% of a new engine if not more. You can prolong the agony or accept what they are offering. Unlike the VW mess, BMW may well not offer anything more.
 

jsn55

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While I understand your frustration and anger with the company, I agree with Weilhac that the offer is a good one. So often situations like this become clear with a legal pad and a calculator, you can get rid of the angst and move on. I am very glad that you were able to handle this horrific experience on the expressway safely. Really, that's the most important part, isn't it? You surely can ask them for a rental car while yours is being serviced.
 
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