I am new to this forum and a very recent new owner of a 2006 118i sport. Only 44k mileage, it was originally purchased from a BMW showroom, 1 female owner and fully serviced by BMW, since purchased, no accidents or mechanical/electrical faults. I have had it since september and it has been driving completely fine, no issues. Took it for its MOT and service, last week, back to BMW where it is from-it needed new tyres thats all but day after MOT the engine light came on amber and it lost all its rev and excelleration, exhaust sounding very noisy-took it back it was a mechanical problem and it needed a new timing chain-very expensive, but done.
Pick it up, one day later engine light comes back on again and now I have been advised that it needs an entire new wireing harness.
Had anybody had similar problems? I am gutted that a model so well looked after/serviced with low mileage is having problems at this early stage. BMW say it is out of its warranty and so offer no gesture of goodwill. Coincidence that it has been running fine and now constant diagnostic issues? Is this a common problem?
The engineer has been through all the diagnostics for an entire day, my thoughts are I am unsure that replacing the harness is going to rectify the problem-it is very expensive option to go through yet again.
I am told that the engineer has never seen this on such a low mileage model? Bad luck?