Hello all. I have a 2008 335d coupe M-Sport with auto/sequential
manual transmission. I can't recall whether the car did this straight
out of the showroom, but I have recently noticed that the light by the
gear lever that indicates the selected gear mode is permenently on,
even when the car is turned off and locked. Is this normal?
As an aside, I had a puncture recently and had a tyre fitted by a BMW
main dealer. On inspecting the underside of the car a day or so
afterwards, I noticed that a plastic moulding at the jacking point on
the side where the punctured tyre was replaced is mashed. The moulding
is hard plastic and shaped with a half-cylindrical groove running side
to side; I guess that this is to accept a jack supplied with the car
or used by BMW garages. It looks to me as though someone has used a
regular trolley jack to lift the car up on the plastic moulding and it
has mangled it a bit. I know it seems trivial, but I would have
thought it should be possible to jack the car up without causing
damage and if that is not the case and the moulding is sacrificial,
then it ought to be replaced as part of the job. Am I being an arse if
I go back to complain? It seems so trivial, but the car cost a lot and
it was totally pristine until its visit to the dealer.
Advice and opinions welcome. Cheers, Jim.