2011 BMW X5 Water in fuel injectors

Tiny
BRSCHWARTZ
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  • 2011 BMW X5
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 47,000 MILES
Hi, I'm new to this forum and have a BMW X5 with close to 47000 miles. I usually only drive it about 125 miles a week. Anyway, I was driving it last week and a message came up stating, "ENGINE MALFUNCTION REDUCED POWER, " followed by a message "Chasis stabilization malfunction".

I called the local dealer and they said to bring it in right away. Anyway I called BMW to toll the vehicle to the dealer, 2 days later.

Today I get a call saying that we must of driven the car in deep water because the fuel injectors are all wet and rusting. He also said the lids were all shut so in had to be from driving in deep water. Then his supervisor said it can get in there from a big splash of wAter.

I said I never drive it in deep water and just to work and occasionally Walmart. Is there anything I can do to fight this? He said it will be over 2000 and to contact my insurance company. He said there is no way the warranty will cover.

Thanks in advance.
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 AT 3:40 PM

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Tiny
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I have to start by saying that I have no idea what he means by all lids were all shut. As far as the injectors, if the car sat for a period of time, there could be condensation on them. Also, corrosion on the outside of the injector has nothing to do with the part internally. It should still work. I guess I would try to explain that you never drove through deep water and that any car should be able to handle water splashing from a puddle. Additionally, there is nothing that he told you that indicates what the problem is. Did he provide any specifics? For example, what parts need replaced and why?

If you get no satisfaction from the dealer, get in the owner's manual and contact the Zone Representative and demand that he helps. All cars are designed to go through puddles and rain.

Let me know what you find out.
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 AT 7:23 PM

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