BMW 528i Defective Drive Train Malfunction

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Jan 11, 2019
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You said you bought in 2013 but you didn’t say what year it was.

“I purchased the car in 2013 from Fields BMW with 18,000 miles and the car has always been serviced at BMW dealerships in which I have BMW rep info, the issue is BMW knew about this issue in ,2012 and 2013 and never
Communicated to the consumer , and ”

Did you have the option of buying an extended warranty? That is the only thing I can see rust would have helped. We all take a chance by not buying an extended warranty when the initial warranty is up and gamble that there isn’t going to be a big problem down the road. I’ve had an engine blow up on an older car and that signaled it was time to buy a new car.

If you have already written to the CEO and they have told you no, it’s time to get an attorney and think about buying a new car. There isn’t anything else we can do.

Why not try to get in touch with these some of the owners who got BMW to pay in full for their repairs and ask how they did it. They may able to refer you to an attorney.
It's not always easy to comprehend what he's saying, but I believe he said it's a 2012 model that he bought in 2013.
 
Apr 22, 2019
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If I don't get an resolution by this week , I'm going to let news cover my story due to when invest this money in s car and they knew about the defective part it not fair to the consumer whom had purchased thier products and I have contacted them trying to get an speedy resolution.
 
Oct 1, 2019
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I also have had issues with my 2013 528i. The current problem is that I had a drive train malfunction warning light, followed by low oil pressure and then the car shut down. There were no noises prior, no low oil levels etc. The problem: catastrophic engine failure. They wanted 15k to replace the engine.
Since the car had 130,000 miles on it I had it trucked to my mechanic who has certified BMW, Mercedes mechanics on staff. I had the engine replace and found that there is a timing chain track that is made out of thin plastic. Another issue is that the valve cover is also just plastic that can result in an air leak. Anyway, it wasn't until I started looking on line to find that this is a major issue for BMW and later found out from a BMW master mechanic that this has been an issue that BMW has been very quiet about.
 

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I also have had issues with my 2013 528i. The current problem is that I had a drive train malfunction warning light, followed by low oil pressure and then the car shut down. There were no noises prior, no low oil levels etc. The problem: catastrophic engine failure. They wanted 15k to replace the engine.
Since the car had 130,000 miles on it I had it trucked to my mechanic who has certified BMW, Mercedes mechanics on staff. I had the engine replace and found that there is a timing chain track that is made out of thin plastic. Another issue is that the valve cover is also just plastic that can result in an air leak. Anyway, it wasn't until I started looking on line to find that this is a major issue for BMW and later found out from a BMW master mechanic that this has been an issue that BMW has been very quiet about.
This is a well-known issue with the 28i engines. BMW has been covering the repairs up to 70,000 miles. At 130k they will not cover any repairs.
See these BMW threads: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=973177
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1289543
https://www.carcomplaints.com/BMW/X3/2013/engine/engine.shtml
http://www.carproblemzoo.com/bmw/x3/engine-failure-problems.php
 
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