Since Monday, 8/8/05 My 00 M5 is STILL in the service shop at the local
BMW dealership in Rockville, Maryland.
I returned it after they attempted to fix a lack of power issue without
I brought it in on a 1 week advance appointment at 8AM.
I called them at 4PM and they hadn't looked at the car yet.
They called me at 6:20PM to tell me the car was ready (they close at
I picked up the car and according to the invoice, replaced the #1
cylinder coil and boot and the two aft oxygen sensors that the codes
indicated were bad.
It was obvious they didn't test drive the car properly during
Washington DC rush hour which is gridlock by any other name, and the
car ran worse than when I brought it in.
Well, since then they have told me they have replaced the #3 and #4
coils and boots, and have ordered two CATS...but the service mgr didn't
sound very confident that this would correct the problem. He agreed
that the car ran terribly.
I went to the M5 board on the internet and quickly found a thread where
they talked about MAPS being dirty and having a tendency to go bad at
50K (Mine has 54.8K).
This morning I called to talk to my service team leader and he told me
they replaced the MAPS....although there was no indication of same on
the previous invoice.
Is there anybody in here that can help me out here since I am not an
auto mechanic maven by any stretch.
All I know is plugs, points and condensor from years gone past.
Any advice or opinions are greatly appreciated.
I want to say that the dealership is a class act and have provided a
free rental to me under the BMW certified contract, but it's an uneasy
feeling to have an M5 worked on by somebody not seemingly confident in
what they are looking for.
It's like they just start replacing things hoping for a fix.