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This vehicle has a "care package" which in other words is a recall by BMW on major engine components. This problem occurred only 6 months after BMW did this "care package" and took apart the engine. I was driving down a local street at 35 mph, suddenly the steering column locked and a ABS Chassis stabilization warning showed on the screen. Pulled over in the shoulder turned off the vehicle and it would not restart. Had it towed to BMW, turns out the engine seized. They told us that the engine along with the twin turbos and radiator (hoses and gaskets included) would all have to be replaced. Knowing that BMW had just taken the engine apart just 6 months earlier there is no reason for the engine to have failed. We contacted BMW North America (corporate) and got them involved. We had to pay $15,000 to have all the work done. EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED in BMW North America and have totally lost faith in the ultimate driving machine. Considering this is supposed to be the best luxury vehicle there should be no reason that at 85,000 miles the entire engine would seize, and that too shortly after BMW certified mechanics took the engine apart.
Pittsburg, CA, US