Last post on Oct 09, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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BMW 5 Series, Performance Mods, Sedan
#71 of 75 Re: toney2 - pulling right [deranger89]
Aug 14, 2011 (5:33 pm)
Replying to toney2
This issue is defintely fixable - I was also concerned having similar symptoms with my brand new 5 series -my car drifted to the right, I was fatigued from the constant pushing the steering wheel to the left.
With that said I communicated the issue to my dealer Fileds BMW, Northfield IL, 847.441.5300... They were aware of this issue - I believe this is a common issue of the 5 series - my car was immediately taken in, they followed BMW protocol and my car was returned as promised. It drove straight but the steering wheel was slightly off center to the left, about 1/32 to 1/64th. When I mentioned it to the technician we took a test drive and he agreed - he suggested that he needed to make an additional toe adjustmment - he moved one side in and one side out and it miraculously straightened the wheel. My car tracks straight and the drifting is totally gone. There should be enough history out there to remedy this issue - it is definitely fixable - be patient its worth the wait!!!!
#72 of 75 Re: toney2 - pulling right [robertsspizman]
Sep 02, 2011 (4:28 pm)
toney2, I'm glad that you were able to have your car repaired. I'm being told that my car is being replaced. I should have the replacement (fingers crossed) next week.
Oct 09, 2011 (9:23 am)
I was called by the dealer to come pick up my new car - shipped directly from Germany. I went to pick up the car, was handed a check for the two months my car was in the shop and an offer to purchase my car back. All seemed great until I got into the new car only to find out it was doing the same exact thing. The manager took a test drive in the car and was also very disappointed too, so we got into another car on the lot only to find out it did the same (pulling to the right) only not as noticeable.
I had to return the check and trash the paperwork that I had signed for them to purchase the car back since the replacement is no better off.
The manager is working with BMW to see about a 2012 model and will phone me back. It is now going on week three with no communication between the dealer and myself. I'm going to give them a call next week to find out what the answer is. I'll be so glad when this is all over.