This review is a reflection of the Service department,
not Sales. I had an excellent car buying experience here but that's about where their concern for the customer stops. The following is a lengthy revi
not Sales. I had an excellent car buying experience here but that's about where their concern for the customer stops. The following is a lengthy review but please don't make the mistake of bringing your vehicle to the Service department here. I also wouldn’t buy a car here since their warranty requires you to bring it back to this location. I spoke with several folks in Management here and it was a waste of my time and energy, including attempting to talk with the general manager, Michael Coleman. Gave him about a week and nothing came of it. Avoid this Service department like the plague.
I bought my X3 in August of 2020. I have been a long term supporter of BMW and so is my family and extended family. After this experience, I plan on selling my vehicle.
This last October the CAS module went out. What ensued was a 2 week saga of incompetence, inconvenience, frustration, back and forth trips to Lakewood (1.5 hr trip) and a significant lack of communication with my service advisor, Brian Johnson. After taking this to the Parts and Service Manager, Adrian Downey, this experience somehow managed to get worse despite him claiming to want to come to some sort of resolution. After walking him through the bullet points (trust me, this was a lengthy qccount including having the car towed to them and them being unable to locate it), he then argued with me over battery replacement. I fully understand that warranties in this industry will not cover battery replacement. And fair enough, if it were from normal wear and tear, I'd have no problem replacing it myself. The trouble is: the battery was killed as part of the CAS module going out and being repaired. After the lengthy, frustrating process, I would have expected more empathy and a greater attempt at restoring my faith in my vehicle and in the brand. This did not occur.
The service manager proceeded to argue with me over a $200 battery plus an additional $200+ to re-program (again, even though this was damaged in the process of repairing the vehicle). He continued to ask me if I approved the service of replacing the battery. yes, of course. The only alternative option would be to have the car towed (for the 3rd time) to replace it myself only to have it towed back to BMW for reprogramming. Regardless of whatever your policy is, it sucks. It’s shady and so are your service folks.
All in all, I plan on selling my car asap. Do not trust these people with servicing your car. You will be swindled and disappointed. Also check out their BBB complaints. The service department has many.