Unlucky BMW 7-Series Owner Publicly Shames His Faulty Car

Bad Luck Brian

1y ago


If you spend over a 100 grand (of anything) on a saloon car, you'll expect it to be luxurious, well equipped, nicely built but most importantly, to be working! Come to think of it, every new car is expected to be working regardless of the price.

Well, that's not what happened to one very unlucky owner of the latest uber-luxurious 750 Li that started causing problems after just 18.000 km (11.000mi). Since then it just kept breaking down every now and then, it made the owner write down the side of it all the problems he had to fix.

Every few thousand kilometres there was something, like turbo coolant hoses, dashboard failure, engine failure and replacement, steering wheel failure and replacement, suspension, cabin clatter etc. The list goes on and it's a serious list at that.

By any measure, this is a lemon car - a vehicle (often new) that turns out to have several manufacturing defects affecting its safety, value or utility. And I'm fully aware that a bad product can sneak through for every company, but when you pay this much for it, it hurts much more than that exploding Samsung.

Also, in the USA, Canada, Australia and Singapore there is a lemon law that provides a remedy for purchasers of cars and other consumer goods in order to compensate for products that repeatedly fail to meet standards of quality and performance. But judging by the price sticker on the side of the car, the owner is from EU which has no such laws. Bad luck Brian.

So, what would' you have done if you had the same problem? Have you ever had a lemon car? Let me know in the comments!

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Comments (3)

  • Nearly as bad as my Mclaren 570s

    Spent nearly 6 months in the garage and in 18 months of ownership it had

    3 sets (both sides) of Front wings and rear wings

    New battery after 7 months

    New expansion headertank - First one exploded whilst sitting at traffic lights and sent all the coolant about 10ft in the air

    2 new doors as the originals rusted

    The list goes on and never would I buy another Mclaren

      1 year ago
  • Back in the seventies and eighties in USA whenever a lemon car occurred it was customary and very effective to put on the cars roof a larger picture of a lemon with the word LEMON .that was very effective to get a new car.

      1 year ago
    • Makws sense. The damage it would do to their brand would cost then more than giving away a new car.

        1 year ago
  • Ahhh First world problems. bahahahah

      1 year ago
  • 2008 Bmw 320, hade one new fault every month for 6 month, change to an Audi A4 after, problem solved

      1 year ago
  • It sounds like a statistical outlier to me. My family and I have been driving BMWs since 1977 and there has never been a major problem with any of them except a steering rack failure in my E39 5-series at 100k miles.

      1 year ago
    • I say it's just a case of Bad Luck Brian

        1 year ago
    • Do you swap them on a regular basis like on a monthly payment scheme? My brother has a disco 4 and. Ever has any problems because he swaps it with this scheme so therefore always has a new one

        1 year ago