*Note - I know this post is not really "mobile" related, but I am hoping that by posting an entry about this problem to bring some attention, it can help attribute to a faster resolution to alleviate the frustrations and agony suffered by most BMW 335i owners.
After six months of ownership and 2,500mi later, our 335i began to have startup problems. It would take an unusual amount of time (approx. 4 - 6 seconds) to ignite the engine. After a quick research:
I found out that this is a common problem and lots of people are complaining. The problem: Failed Fuel Pump! The biggest frustration is that this fuel pump is on a nationwide backorder, some owners have expressed that they've been waiting for 2+ months. And sure enough, this is exactly what my dealership - BMW of Manhattan is telling me.
This fuel pump design must have been so flawed to generate this type of volume of failure thus causing a backorder of this degree. At this point, nobody knows when will these fuel pumps arrive and I am starring at a payment stub as I am typing this blog entry. Very disappointing. BMW NA - Please act quick before this becomes nasty problem on your hands!
Update: BMW of Manhattan and my service rep is superb. During the entire time, they've arranged BMW loaners to ensure that I am staying happy. I even got a \5 series sedan loaner at my request. On top of that, they took care of the payment for the one month that my car was in the shop. Overall, I am very satisified with how BMW of Manhattan handled the situation. New Pump has been working great since the installation