Last post on Mar 24, 2013 at 10:51 AM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 3 Series, Sedan
#30219 of 30250 Re: 2002 BMW engine fire (fatal) [pylt1]
Mar 21, 2012 (9:08 am)
I too am sorry about your loss.
I write to you because our 2002 BMW 330 self-combusted in our garage! It was being driven daily, and had been parked the evening before the fire at 7pm. At 7:15am or so the next morning, my sister and mother saw a small amount smoke coming from in the front grill. Within 15 minutes of noticing this (and calling 911) the car had caught fire. Besides the smoke inhalation (which led to stage 2 pnemonia and other associated ills), the fire took 2 hours to put out and severly damaged the home that my parents built 40 years ago.
In no way am i comparing the loss of some dwelling to your terrible loss. There is no comparison. I posted this becasue I agree that BMW has not been forthcoming about their product defects and is highly recalcitrant when it come to taking responsibilty. I will do my damned not to let that happen. My poor mother has been out of her previoulsy comfortable home for over 9 months.
The only reason they did their recent recall for spontaneous car fires (X5) is because the wife of the White House deputy director of House legislative affairs was found deceased in her burning car. It appears to me that BMW has always counted on the fact that (most) cars do not self combust. So people look at their product as the cost last.
I had 3 bmws and a mini cooper (different than my sisters) for the last 15 years. I no longer drive any of them. Until BMW honestly deals with a defect, I have no longer have faith in their products.
Mar 21, 2012 (10:24 am)
Déjà vu all over again!
#30221 of 30250 Re: Feels like... [roadburner]
Mar 21, 2012 (3:04 pm)
Yeah, this one joined today to reply to a comment made 3 years ago...
Well hey, if it makes them feel better to express their feelings, then good for them. Although, I think therapy is a better, longer term solution
#30222 of 30250 Re: Feels like... [fedlawman]
Mar 21, 2012 (5:20 pm)
One hit wonders responding to long dead threads. If it's guerrilla marketing it is stunningly inept.
#30223 of 30250 Re: Feels like... [roadburner]
Mar 22, 2012 (6:35 am)
Yup, only reaching members who have this thread bookmarked. You and me I'm guessing...
#30224 of 30250 I'm still here too
Mar 22, 2012 (6:37 am)
Waving my hands!
#30225 of 30250 Re: I'm still here too [nyccarguy]
Mar 22, 2012 (6:41 am)
OK, the three of us. Thanks for being a member of the BMW's not worth talking about thread!
#30226 of 30250 Re: I'm still here too [fedlawman]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Mar 22, 2012 (6:42 am)
I can always re-name it to that if you three members prefer.
#30227 of 30250 Re: I'm still here too [nyccarguy]
Mar 22, 2012 (7:06 am)
I'm here too, and I don't even own one yet.
#30228 of 30250 Re: I'm still here too [stickguy]
Mar 22, 2012 (8:51 am)
Me too, even though I gave up my '87 '325 last year.