I bought my car with an extended warranty. Had it serviced regularly & on time with all of the recommended services.
Around 60-65K miles right before my warranty was going out, I noticed liquid on the ground below my car. My husband told me it was just a/c fluid so I left it alone for a few months until my neighbor noticed and said it was OIL! Duh, that would explain the gaseous smell!
Took it to dealer and they said it was my engine block. They replaced it and covered $9K of the $11K cost and asked me to pay $2200 of it which they said was for items I'd have to pay for anyway at my next car service/tune-up.
Since then, my car has gone totally downhill. It has never been the same. I have had a few oil leaks with gas smell outside the car, which they then addressed and "took care of"(?) Under the engine work warranty they did.
My car no longer has the power it used to have. It struggles here and there. I took it back in, and they said it was the ignition coils so had all of those changed. The day it came back, I started having problems actually starting my car. It would hesitate when I put the key in, but eventually start. This happened a few times until it wouldn't start at all.
Took it to local shop (not dealer) and they said it was the starter. Changed that, and now they say they think the transmission has issues as it won't shift gears as smoothly as it should. They are checking the transmission fluid level now but if that is okay, then I might have a transmission issue.
Could this transmission issue and ignition coils and starter have anything to do with BMW having to change my engine block? Could they have messed these up too while dabbling in there?
Did I buy a lemon? A car's engine shouldn't go out after 60K miles, correct? Could I take it back to the dealer I bought it from and demand they address this issue somehow?
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! :)
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 AT 1:39 PM