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Old 11-09-2015, 12:34 PM   #1
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BMW Parkview - taking me for a ride?



I took my 2006 BMW M5 for a diagnostic at the dealership as I had a check engine light on. The dealership provided me with a quote for a work order for close to 11 thousand dollars. It was a mechanical issue with my high pressure oil pump. I agreed to proceed with the job a few weeks later. Once the job was completed I was contacted by BMW and was told that the car was not fixed and that it still needed about 4-5 thousand for solonoids. I agreed to the cost and repair and let them proceed with the job. A few days later I received another call. They told me after putting my motor back together, they took the car on a test run, car drove fine and all of the sudden the motor made a loud noise and it stopped. Car was then towed in the shop for further inspection. Few days later a fixed operations manager, contacts me telling me that my adjustment units for vanos need to be changed and they are 7000 dollars a unit and that I should change both if I'm changing them so another 14 thousand dollars on top of my bill. I spoke to the manager in person and he agreed that for 20 000$ they will fix everything and return my car. I agreed to this. they told me, we need a few days. Then I received a call again, on the day when I was supposed to pick my car up and told me that on the test run when my car stopped( few days ago), my motor has seized. ( meaning my motor is officially scrap metal).
The general manager from the dealership then contacted me with offers to put an old motor he found online with simular kilometers as mine for 12500. Now I am not a professional, but all this sounds like mechanical malpractice. I took my m5 to BMW because I wanted to avoid such problems. I was ready to pay 164+ tax/ hour, to get service from professionals.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:53 PM   #2
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Wait, are you saying that you already spent $35,000 on that motor?
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:59 PM   #3
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No, I only gave them 5000 dollar deposit. My car is still there, with a seize motor.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:16 PM   #4
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Just to clarify, in order to get your car back, you need to pay the outstanding balance correct?

$35 000 (for work completed)-$5 000 (deposit)=$30 000 (to release car back to you?)

Many good indy shops have a lot of experience with M models including the V8s. I think that they may have messed up and are not admitting to it. Tough one to prove on your end. I would consider hiring an attorney here. Just my 2 cents though.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:48 PM   #5
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:12 PM   #6
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:23 PM   #7
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What do they want to charge you? Hopefully $12,500-5K
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:27 PM   #8
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I don't think that the Parkview will release his car until outstanding work completed has been paid for...waiting on OP to respond...NUTS
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:34 PM   #9
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What do they want to charge you? Hopefully $12,500-5K
Offered to put a motor about same km as mine, that I have no history of what's done to it. Only that it works and that it has 60 days warranty. For the best price of 12500 which I have already put 5 towards. I still don't think I'm responsible to pay for the motor. My initial quote was a high pressure oil pump. If I had know I need to swap motors I wouldn't have gone to BMW.
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:37 PM   #10
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Do you have to pay for all of the work that you agreed to be completed? For example, your bill is over $30 000. I believe that is what the concern is here...
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:41 PM   #11
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Obviously not paying 30k towards something that's broken. But why settle to pay 12500 for some motor I have no history of when all I wanted was a brand new high pressure oil pump. Regardless of the fact I agreed to almost renew the whole vanos system for 20k. I'm paying 12500 now and getting all old used stuff, because of their mistake
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:47 PM   #12
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Wait, are you saying that you already spent $35,000 on that motor?
What would of happened is, I would of payed 20k but I would of got an engine that was about to seize up on me due to either a shitty repair or bad diagnostic.
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:02 PM   #13
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Coles notes

-11k for high pressure oil pump
-4-5k for solenoids
-14k for vanos adjustment units

When you can find an '06 with 80k for 26k http://www.autotrader.ca/a/BMW/5+Ser...O&orup=2_15_10



run from this dealer immediately
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:03 PM   #14
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Can you please post some photos of the work orders?
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:06 PM   #15
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Yes, I would have been choking with the first 11K
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