Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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Re: Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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I was scheduled to pick my m140i on 31 January but because of this rear light issues was not able to,still no updates on when to pick up my m140i so frustrating, i can understand your pain pineapple chunx

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Re: Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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Pineapple Chunx wrote:I've emailed Stratstone and said it's becoming a joke now tbh. My car is sat in Leeds whilst other people are pick theirs up.

Mines also a PCP but all the paper work dropped thru the door stating my first payment is on xx of March... I know its very much first world problems but its really taken the shine off picking up a new car. Hey ho.

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Re: Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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Threatening to cancel would certainly get you an update I would think
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Re: Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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Be interesting to hear what they say. Spoke to the guy on Facebook today and he said he only ordered his two weeks ago. I ordered mine about three weeks ago. Makes me wonder if his dealership just didn’t know about the stop (or of his was already there).

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Re: Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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Stratstone say the release is "imminent" and that other dealers have "jumped the gun" on this basis...

Think this is what happens when a Lancastrian ventures over to Yorkshire! If I hear anything else tomorrow I'll update and if anyone else hears anything be good to know.

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Re: Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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Well Mine is still on hold since 23rd of January, but now have a 530d Msport to run till its ready.

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Pineapple Chunx wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Stratstone say the release is "imminent" and that other dealers have "jumped the gun" on this basis...

Think this is what happens when a Lancastrian ventures over to Yorkshire! If I hear anything else tomorrow I'll update and if anyone else hears anything be good to know.

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So this is Stratstone Leeds?

I bought mine from them, aboslute nightmare, they even sold a car I had put a deposit on!

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I spoke to BMW UK this morning. All I got back is “your car is on a delivery stop. We dont know when it’ll be released, but it’ll be worth the wait”.

Yeah thanks for that.

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If it's any consolidation, get a formal complaint in. I've had acknowledgement so far that it's not acceptable and I've managed to get a month payment as a gesture of goodwill...

I'm also amazed at the arrogance of BM too

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PM me a copy of your complaint please!

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Re: Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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Just go into the dealership throwing giant windmill punches hopefully decking a couple of the salesmen, demand your keys and walk out, jobs a goodun

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Re: Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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pebbles8 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:58 pm
Just go into the dealership throwing giant windmill punches hopefully decking a couple of the salesmen, demand your keys and walk out, jobs a goodun
Love it! I just want to drive the wheels off it! I had a great drive up to Glasgow lined up to run it in too! Someone come and play to worlds smallest violin!

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Re: Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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Pineapple Chunx, how did you go about the official complaint method? was it with your dealer or direct with BMW UK?

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Gearhead29 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:44 am
Pineapple Chunx, how did you go about the official complaint method? was it with your dealer or direct with BMW UK?
Sent my complaint to BMW customer services and just expressed my displeasure with Stratstone.

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Re: Dealer not releasing new M140i due to 'rear light' recall

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Hi,

Was supposed to have picked mine up on the 31st of January. Absolutely no update as of when the car will be released.

Called yesterday and update was that some models have been released. Compensation will be given dependent on wait I have been told.

Also, it's not a critical safety issue. The screws that hold rear light in place have been lubricated with something that could carrode plastic. All very frustrating!

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