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Saw many new bmw 7 series breakdown require towing service

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Recently saw many new bmw 7 series breakdown and require towing service. It is unlikely that it will breakdown but wonder why it always happens?? due to burst tire, failed engine, dead battery, failure in mechanism/electronic of the car or any other reason? Anyone can share the point?

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Recently saw many new bmw 7 series breakdown and require towing service. It is unlikely that it will breakdown but wonder why it always happens?? due to burst tire, failed engine, dead battery, failure in mechanism/electronic of the car or any other reason? Anyone can share the point?

 

ran out of petrol.

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Probably one of the numerous sensors in the car must have been faulty and the ECU just stopped the car by default.

 

That is one of my pet peeves of modern cars. Too many nanny aid electronics and sensors that can cause unexpected breakdowns. This breeds a new class of drivers that are being controlled by the car and not the other way round.

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its nothing new to Bmw they only build on brand but not quality and reliability. BMW is among the lowest rating in UK and US car rating. Even their mini cooper is worst. My friend who own a 7 series make in 2003 in and out workshop countless time. A lot of 7 series owner go back to LEXUS LS or Mercede S class. Even i heard 5 series owner need to change their engine even at very low mileage.

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Most of these break-down cars owners are D type customers who just do not bother about regular services and try to save cut $$ spending. They should be driving pre 1980 cars

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the 2002-2004 model of the 7-Series was the first BMW to start off with the i-DRIVE computer systems....hence lots of technical problems....

 

even the Mercedes S-Class also have some electrical problems in the 2006 model when it was first launched....

 

all these electrical problems are always prone to have problems one....

 

they're still solving problems for air-planes which just use the 'Fly-by-wire' technology....

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Too many electronic glitches. If car is still drivable with glitches, nebermind, but the glitches cause the car to be immobile. Bummer should be the new nick instead of Bimmer.

 

No wonder in the first Transporter movie they used the older 7 series instead of a newer version. That was the last gen of the ultimate driving machine. 2nd and 3rd installment of Transporter they use Audi cars.

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Electrical problems are very common on the new BMWs, esp those using the stupid i drive system.

 

I guess they mistaken a car as an aircraft thinking that everyone will send the car in for full service inspection after every 5000KM.... Aircraft electronics work fine because its serviced and replaced regularly but how many does the same for cars?

 

Excessive use of electronics without the proper maintenance required and this is what happens......

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no choice lah....

 

electronics allow for more 'toys' in cars, as well as make driving all the more safer....

 

welcome to the ''Komputer Technological" age....

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Next time maybe drive by wireless, than one can hijack the car with a stronger wireless signal....hahaha

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its nothing new to Bmw they only build on brand but not quality and reliability. BMW is among the lowest rating in UK and US car rating. Even their mini cooper is worst. My friend who own a 7 series make in 2003 in and out workshop countless time. A lot of 7 series owner go back to LEXUS LS or Mercede S class. Even i heard 5 series owner need to change their engine even at very low mileage.

 

u obviously dunno what u are talking about. What 'change their engine even at very low mileage'? What cars for that matter require a change of engine. This is not your Xbox car racing games where u can change anything. For your guide BMW is one of the companies that probably make some of the best and most reliable engines. Google the engine awards. Anything can fall apart in a BMW, the last thing to fall apart is their engine.

 

And who said BMW has the lowest rating in the USA. Have you lived there?

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http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2010/03/luxur...ruary-2010.html

 

 

TOP 10 BEST-SELLING LUXURY AUTO BRANDS IN AMERICA (FEBRUARY 2010)

 

Yes, Lexus sales were better last month than they were in February of 2009. The problem? Lexus sales in February of 2009 were way down from the 21,277 of February '08. In other words, Lexus' improvement in 2010 is an improvement on terrible totals. You could almost say that Lexus sales fell simply because the recovering economy should result in vastly improved Sales Stats. Because Lexus sales didn't grow appropriately (thank Toyota recall turmoil for that), BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been able to use their growth in sales to overcome Lexus' stronghold on the top of the luxury car sales podium.

 

 

BMW, more specifically, deserves praise. It is the German Ultimate Driving Machine builder which watched as sales of the BMW X3, BMW X5, and BMW X6 shoot through the roof; 72.7% higher than in the same period of last year. The one automaker not seen in the Top 10 below? That'd be Porsche. Sales at Porsche were basically level at 1,531. Porsche Boxster/Cayman sales tumbled. Porsche 911 sales took a fall. Obviously, the Porsche Panamera total (409) has no prior year with which to compare. Porsche Cayenne sales went from 444 to 599.

 

 

 

 

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Too many electronic glitches. If car is still drivable with glitches, nebermind, but the glitches cause the car to be immobile. Bummer should be the new nick instead of Bimmer.

 

No wonder in the first Transporter movie they used the older 7 series instead of a newer version. That was the last gen of the ultimate driving machine. 2nd and 3rd installment of Transporter they use Audi cars.

hehehe talking about movies using cars.

i think "a-team" or the "losers" were using merc as their main car.

 

 

there was a 5 sec scene where a car (looks like a bmw to me) got banged and crumpled up by the merc lol.

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its nothing new to Bmw they only build on brand but not quality and reliability. BMW is among the lowest rating in UK and US car rating. Even their mini cooper is worst. My friend who own a 7 series make in 2003 in and out workshop countless time. A lot of 7 series owner go back to LEXUS LS or Mercede S class. Even i heard 5 series owner need to change their engine even at very low mileage.

got any proof to back this up? Do u think that mercedes and audi are not guilty of glitches as well? if u cant accept it then just buy a ten year old carb car. problem solved...no problems @ all..

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Most of these break-down cars owners are D type customers who just do not bother about regular services and try to save cut $$ spending. They should be driving pre 1980 cars

agreed....they simply dont bother about basic maintainence of the cars like checking of radiator coolant or even tyre pressure...only complaining when it breaks down...someone should seriously educate these misled ppl...

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Electrical problems are very common on the new BMWs, esp those using the stupid i drive system.

 

I guess they mistaken a car as an aircraft thinking that everyone will send the car in for full service inspection after every 5000KM.... Aircraft electronics work fine because its serviced and replaced regularly but how many does the same for cars?

 

Excessive use of electronics without the proper maintenance required and this is what happens......

i-drive or not i dont really see the difference here...electronics can fail anytime yes i'll give u that but its not ALL time time...but then again w/o them u wont be able to have so many driver aids that reduce driver fatigue,improved safety,and of course not forgetting having performance and comfort @ the same time with just a push of the button!

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agreed....they simply dont bother about basic maintainence of the cars like checking of radiator coolant or even tyre pressure...only complaining when it breaks down...someone should seriously educate these misled ppl...

 

 

the local 7-Series that we have,

 

don't have to go for periodic servicing....

 

they'll only have to service the car when the car detects any problem with the car,

 

then sends a report to BMW Germany, afterwhich, BMW Germany will forward to PML to follow up on the car....

 

but that only applies to the new 7-Series, 740Li and 750Li models....

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