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Post by wu_swordsman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:44 pm

My list of Z4 E89 woes in my 2.5 years of ownership.

1. E89 Model (3.0i Msport)
2. Year / Reg (2011)
3. Colour exterior (Silver)
4. Colour interior (Black)

5. Issues experienced, notes & status e.g.

5a. Issue description - Boot Water Ingress
5b. Current status - Resolved
5c. Warranty Claim Rejected? - Cost completely paid by customer at £1300
5d. Comments? - Spent a whole month with BMW on and off as they tested and tested...couldn't find source...eventually got back with no further issues (strange!?...you're telling me).


6a. Issue description - x2 Crack 326 Rear alloys (3 places on each)
6b. Current status - Resolved
6c. Warranty Claim Rejected? - Cost completely paid by customer at £1200


7a. Issue description - Roof failure - rear windscreen stuck above roof
7b. Current status - Resolved
7c. Warranty Claim Rejected? - Cost completely paid by customer £350
7d. Comments? - Faulty Micro Sensor


8a. Issue description - Oil Leak
8b. Current status - Resolved
8c. Warranty Claim Rejected? - Cost completely paid by customer at £350
8d. Comments? - Rocker Cover Gasket Replacement

9a. Issue description - Roof not latched/Roof Error, Soft Boot close Spasming/Not working, Failed boot light
9b. Current status - Resolved
9c. Warranty Claim Rejected? Cost completely paid by customer at £1300
9d. Comments? - Replacement soft boot close Mechanism (£500) & New control Module (£800) required.

April 2018
10a. Issue description - Oil Leak
10b. Current status - Resolved
10c. Warranty Claim Rejected? - Cost Valvetronic Motor Gasket Replacement paid by customer at £240 - Rocker Gasket covered by parts warranty
10d. Comments? - Valvetronic Motor Gasket Replacement & Rocker Cover Gasket

Latest - July 2018 (But ongoing for over a year)
11a. Issue description - Constant Roof Errors Displaying on dash "Roof System", "Hardtop not Latched"
11b. Current status - Resolved
11c. Warranty Claim Rejected? - Cost completely paid by customer £420
11d. Comments? - Faulty Hall Sensor and x2 micro switches
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Post by Marlon » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:57 pm

Impressive that you've kept the love despite that long issues list :o
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Post by MACK » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:15 pm

Holy sh!t that really is some bad luck and huge cost. Is this all at a main dealer?
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Post by wu_swordsman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:33 pm

MACK - yup!

Marlon - When its good its beyond good. Just been unlucky.
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Post by EssexZed » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:15 pm

Wow, nearly £4K in repairs and still more to come - that’s seriously unlucky :o I’m surprised the roof issues weren’t covered by the warranty - is this a BMW Used Car warranty?
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Post by wu_swordsman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:35 pm

Admin - realise I've posted this outside the "comprehensive problems Post" would you kindly move please?
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Post by flybobbie » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:46 pm

"Roof not latched/Roof Error, Soft Boot close Spasming/Not working, Failed boot light"

Yes the boot pulses up and down trying to latch.

I had that problem due a manufacturing fault in that the wires to a micro switch had been chopped and weakened.
The micro switch also controls the boot light.
The wires that broke i reconnected and fixed.
I just wonder how many cars out there have the same fault.

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Post by supafly » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:20 am

flybobbie wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:46 pm
I just wonder how many cars out there have the same fault.
Mine had this problem. Really frustrating as I essentially had to leave the boot open or the battery would be drained by it constantly trying to close the boot. I had it repaired under warranty.

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Post by warmasice » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:50 am

wu_swordsman wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:44 pm
5. Issues experienced, notes & status e.g.

5a. Issue description - Boot Water Ingress
5b. Current status - Resolved
5c. Warranty Claim Rejected? - Cost completely paid by customer at £1300
5d. Comments? - Spent a whole month with BMW on and off as they tested and tested...couldn't find source...eventually got back with no further issues (strange!?...you're telling me).
Confused by this one... Did they manage to find the source of the leak? Was it pooling anywhere? £1300 is a lot of money for them to just test and test?! :)

Edit: Just spotted your other post on this. :)
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Post by wu_swordsman » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:39 pm

It pooled under the roof motor and battery twice. The water would then be sucked up by the sponge housing.

Nope, they did not find source of leak. The boot was stripped numerous times, water tested to death for over a month....found nothing. Battery needed replaced and coded as it discharged the first time it happened. Second time was minimal, I caught it early and refused to take it back until resolved.

My car was handed back with an all clear and the boot sprayed with a powdered coating so if it happened again they could visually see where it was coming from....needless to say i've not had a problem since...that was 2 years ago...miraculous huh!?! it remains powder coated to this day.

They originally kept commenting on user error, putting it down to me possibly being careless and leaving the boot open....now excuse me!...as many of you will know the dash bongs like mad, screams and flashes at you when the boot is left open...which I experienced when the boot lid mechanism failed recently (and I'm not stupid!)

I am still clueless as to how the water got there. Yes it was a lot of money....and that was after "good will discount"
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Post by wu_swordsman » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:36 pm

....Latest addition....

Latest - April 2018
10a. Issue description - Oil Leak
10b. Current status - Resolved
10c. Warranty Claim Rejected? - Cost Valvetronic Motor Gasket Replacement paid by customer at £240 - Rocker Gasket covered by parts warranty
10d. Comments? - Valvetronic Motor Gasket Replacement & Rocker Cover Gasket

* Sigh *
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Post by cra3y » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:05 pm

wu_swordsman wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:44 pm

7a. Issue description - Roof failure - rear windscreen stuck above roof

9a. Issue description - Roof not latched/Roof Error, Soft Boot close Spasming/Not working, Failed boot light

11a. Issue description - Constant Roof Errors Displaying on dash "Roof System", "Hardtop not Latched"
These annoying things will come be back soon or later, just because of broken harness wires in bending/pivoting points of roof arm mechanism. I'm underway of process of upgrade wires in that crucial points.

Details are here: viewtopic.php?f=45&t=108814
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