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BMW Quality?? 528i Lemon... (archive)

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Posted by Len House on July 05, 2000 at 15:26:47:

Here is the Lemon Law letter I sent to BMW Corporate via certified mail and to the dealer... this is after several other letters and faxes. I have still not
received an official response back froom them and the car is still at the dealer.....

Monday, June 12, 2000
BMW of North America, Inc.
Kevin J Healy, Esq.
300 Chestnut Ridge Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675

To Whom it May Concern:
After more than several unsuccessful attempts to resolve this matter with both the BMW Dealer and with Mr Joe Kurdock at BMW Corporate offices, it
would seem to me that the only way that BMW is willing to take care of a customer who is having on going problems with his or her car is if a state law
forces them to do so. That is truly sad...
I believe that my 2000 BMW 528ia is a LEMON under the New Jersey State Lemon Law ( N.J.S.A. 56:12-29 to 56:12-49) and I am hereby making
a written demand for relief under the NJ Lemon Law. I purchased my 2000 BMW 528ia VIN# WBADM6342YGU09592 on Nov. 26, 1999 from Open
Road BMW in Edison, NJ. Since I bought the vehicle I have had to return it to the dealership 6 times. As of Tuesday June 13th, 2000 my vehicle has
been out of service to me for a total of 20 calendar days - and counting - because they still have not fixed the problem. The car is currently at Open Road
BMW. The current mileage on my vehicle is approximatly 9,100 miles. The first incident of engine trouble occurred at approximatly 3200 miles. My
vehicle has been in for repairs six times including this current visit for a variety of problems. They are as follows: dash alignment-2 times, traction
control-1 time, smell of anti-freeze coming through the ventilation system-2 times so far, passenger side airbag-2 times so far, cd changer-1 time, tearing
down the engine to replace a defective engine cylinder head-2 times so far..once for an anti-freeze leak and once for an oil leak, in both instances the
engine head was found to be defective. Let me point out at this time that I did not purchase a used vehicle from you, this was a NEW CAR which I
purchased from your company for nearly $50,000 six months ago!! Since these defects have substantially impaired the use, value, and safety of my
vehicle, I expect a replacement vehicle equipt exactly as this one (minus the defects of course), or a full refund. At this point I would be willing to accept
a replacement, I know these types of problems I have had are not indicitive of BMWs quality overall. But I have lost complete faith and trust in that
particular vehicle and I can not accept the same vehicle back. I wont even go into the outstandingly poor customer service I was exposed to at the Edison
BMW dealership. I look forward to hearing from you soon. You can reach me at (732)422-8*** or my cell phone at (908)419-7***. I hope we can
resolve this matter before it gets to the state court level, but I am ready, willing, and able to take this to whatever legal level I have to in order to get it


Len House

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