Hey OP, if you're cool with this, PM your last 7 digits. This is what my BMW service manager said when I emailed him:
Good morning John,
"I just checked in our data base to see if there are any outstanding recalls for your car and there aren't any. It is possible that your friends car falls within a different production range. Would it be possible for you. To get the last 7 digits of his vin for me to check? Let me know."