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https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/bmw-car-fault-linked-to-fatal-accident/ar-AAwDGrz?li=BBoPJKX

^ The inevitable consequence of said fault.  You did well to ditch it!  :(
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #1 on: 02 May 2018, 21:28:44 »

Mate had a brand new Merc SUV last year which kept cutting out. After numerous trips back and forward to the dealers they finally decided to replace it, with a price adjustment for his mileage on the original one of course. ::) Bit scary on country roads in the middle of the night when everything goes black. :o
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #2 on: 02 May 2018, 21:57:11 »

That was jimmy944 if memory serves
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #3 on: 02 May 2018, 22:57:16 »

Yep, sounds only too familiar. Shame some poor sod had to lose his life to make the bstrds take any action. >:(

"Not critical" my @rse. A shameful attitude.
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #4 on: 03 May 2018, 07:42:09 »

Their attitude that the fault wasn't critical sounds arrogant beyond belief
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #5 on: 03 May 2018, 09:03:47 »

Yep, sounds only too familiar. Shame some poor sod had to lose his life to make the bstrds take any action. >:(

"Not critical" my @rse. A shameful attitude.

You've seen Fight Club, I presume? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiB8GVMNJkE >:(
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #6 on: 03 May 2018, 10:30:01 »

Yep, sounds only too familiar. Shame some poor sod had to lose his life to make the bstrds take any action. >:(

"Not critical" my @rse. A shameful attitude.

You've seen Fight Club, I presume? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiB8GVMNJkE >:(

It's worse than that. We're dealing with Bavarian engineers here....  :-X
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #7 on: 06 May 2018, 09:56:08 »

That was jimmy944 if memory serves

*waves* sorry Iím late!

Yup, sounds all too familiar, although brakes and steering... not in my case :-\

But indeed all too familiar and an inevitable consequence of the fault, not if, just when. Bastids   :-X
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #8 on: 06 May 2018, 10:05:08 »

Legendary German engineering and build quality !  ::)
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #9 on: 07 May 2018, 15:05:02 »

So the UK didn`t get a recall until it was too late, but other countries did  ???
Is this another case of industry knows best ::) will they never learn  >:(
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #10 on: 07 May 2018, 15:30:00 »

Someone will blame Brexit.  ;D
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #11 on: 07 May 2018, 16:17:22 »

I blame Brexit...  :D
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #12 on: 07 May 2018, 16:46:17 »

I blame Trump and climate change.  :D
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #13 on: 07 May 2018, 17:50:42 »

I blame Trump and climate change.  :D
Well you would ;D
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #14 on: 08 May 2018, 10:34:18 »

Rods should be along in a minute to blame Putin.
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #15 on: 08 May 2018, 11:18:57 »

Rods should be along in a minute to blame Putin.


who will 'prove' that Putin openly made Trump do it, via Brexit
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #16 on: 09 May 2018, 13:28:12 »

They have issued a recall for all affected vehicles. Not before time.
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #17 on: 09 May 2018, 18:02:48 »

A red triangle on the road would probably have prevented this accident. :-\
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #18 on: 09 May 2018, 20:42:46 »

BMW's always used to come with one (all four of mine have) - unless they've stopped that on new (this decade) models?
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #19 on: 09 May 2018, 21:42:41 »

BMW's always used to come with one (all four of mine have) - unless they've stopped that on new (this decade) models?


You expect the driver of a broken down BMW to get out, open the boot, unfold the triangle and place it a sensible distance behind the car? For their own and eveybody else's safety?
On that day, the devil will have skated to work.
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #20 on: 09 May 2018, 22:34:04 »

Oh yeah, forgot it was Beemer driver. ;)
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #21 on: 10 May 2018, 10:07:26 »

Oh yeah, forgot it was Beemer driver. ;)

Yeah, common sense is an optional extra, like the indicators and the "being let out of junctions" kit. ;)
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #22 on: 10 May 2018, 21:50:20 »

BMW's always used to come with one (all four of mine have) - unless they've stopped that on new (this decade) models?

Still fitted to current models.  :y
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #23 on: 11 May 2018, 08:31:12 »

BMW's always used to come with one (all four of mine have) - unless they've stopped that on new (this decade) models?

Still fitted to current models.  :y

Good to know  :y I quite fancy a 24hr test drive (since they keep plugging that on the radio) of a new generation BMW.. I mean, it couldn't be any more likely to break down than my decade old one, surely ;D
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #24 on: 11 May 2018, 08:47:38 »

BMW's always used to come with one (all four of mine have) - unless they've stopped that on new (this decade) models?

Still fitted to current models.  :y

Good to know  :y I quite fancy a 24hr test drive (since they keep plugging that on the radio) of a new generation BMW.. I mean, it couldn't be any more likely to break down than my decade old one, surely ;D


They offered me one.

I'm tempted by the new 600 BHP M5............24 hour test drive was for an electric sewing machine called an I3.

No thanks. :-\
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Re: FAO: Whoever it was who's BMW kept stopping sporadically...
« Reply #25 on: 11 May 2018, 12:41:28 »

BMW's always used to come with one (all four of mine have) - unless they've stopped that on new (this decade) models?

Still fitted to current models.  :y

Good to know  :y I quite fancy a 24hr test drive (since they keep plugging that on the radio) of a new generation BMW.. I mean, it couldn't be any more likely to break down than my decade old one, surely ;D


They offered me one.

I'm tempted by the new 600 BHP M5............24 hour test drive was for an electric sewing machine called an I3.

No thanks. :-\

Bloke I used to work with had an M135i and then went to the F10 generation M5, beautiful piece of kit, sounded just lovely! He used to do 20k/yr in it, rain shine or snow! Proper petrolhead.
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