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      03-19-2014, 01:10 PM   #10
United Kingdom

Drives: F30 335i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South West, UK

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Originally Posted by Observer1122 View Post
Did BMW give a satisfactory explanation as to how your gearbox failed at only 5000 miles?
It didn't fail as such, but I had a rattle/vibration noise at 2k-3k revs under load for about 4 months, which repeated trips to the dealer had failed to resolve. BMW then said it was a "characteristic" of the 335i with the manual box, but they had no resolution despite a number of people having the problem. Note - although sounding very similar, this is a different issue from this:

I had a rant at the dealer and asked them to pass my rant onto BMW. While I was writing a letter to BMW the next day the dealer called and said BMW had decided to change my gearbox - I think he was as amazed as I was. Anyway, the problem has completely gone.