BMW Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
are there any warning lights on?
what kind of mechanic did you take it to?
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There are about 200 reasons that the check engine light can come on. When it does, the car's computer will store a descriptive fault code which points to the issue. the check engine light does not normally indicate a tune up is needed, it is a failed compononent or operating range out of spec that sets off this light.
It would be exceptionally rare that you need to replace 6 coils - if any - at 62,000. I don't think this is a good recommendation in any way.
There is no such thing as a defined "tune up" for this car. There are services that the car recommends via the on board computer based on mileage and driving conditions. So, this mechanic's definition of a tune up could be anything from just changing the spark plugs to changing every replacable filter and fluid and belt on the car - so this could run anywhere from $100 to $1000 based on what his definition of "tune up" is.
Each coil for this car costs about $55 plus 1.5 to 2 hours labor. Again, this is not something that likely is required, and I would not recommend it unless it is verified by another shop. There is no reason you would have 6 bad coils at 62,000 miles. None.
So, to summarize, the fault code that is stored due to the check engine light being on should point you to the failure. It is unlikely that 6 coils are bad.
My recommendation would be to take the vehicle elsewhere for a second opinion.
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