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      02-18-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation BMW Announces Recall for Electrical Fault (3-Series, 1-Series & Z4)

From the SMH (Drive):
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BMW has announced a global recall of more than half a million cars over an electrical fault.

BMW Australia says about 17,500 owners of affected BMW 1-Series, 3-Series and Z4 models will be asked back to the dealership to fix a faulty battery connection, which could cause the vehicle to stall.
Read the rest at...
http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/b...219-2eoeh.html

More info on main forum...
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=804545
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      02-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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I believe I'm one of the lucky guy.
my E92 was built in Jan 2011
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      02-18-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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lucky??? how do you figure.

I get a free car wash and a new battery cable

pretty common fault, the wifes touareg had the same issue years ago
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      02-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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So looks like 2007-2011 manufactured 3 series coupes. That's the majority of us here.

What if you are already out of warranty and did not purchase through a BMW dealer?
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So looks like 2007-2011 manufactured 3 series coupes. That's the majority of us here.

What if you are already out of warranty and did not purchase through a BMW dealer?
doesnt matter just rock by your local dealer, they will fix it for free.
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      02-19-2013, 12:18 AM   #6
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Hmmm.. could that possibly be why my car drops back to N on gear? It does feel like the car is about to stall when that happens and then when it pops onto N, it regains rev (safety measure?). And it did stall once in gear - thankfully I was waiting at the lights.
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lucky??? how do you figure.

I get a free car wash and a new battery cable

pretty common fault, the wifes touareg had the same issue years ago
Well, obviously i dont want to one of the "lucky" guy.

Did you just ring up and ask for replacement?
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      02-19-2013, 01:40 AM   #8
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Is it worth replacing if there are no issues experienced?
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      02-19-2013, 04:12 AM   #9
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Hey

Don't want to sound dumb (and I'm sure some of you will tell me if I do) but on my reading of the notice, it applies to E90's also - is that right?

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      02-19-2013, 05:39 AM   #10
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Yes, it applies to E90s as well.

The US recall lists the following models, but qualifies the lists by saying "certain model year" 2008-2012 x-Series etc (which I assume means selected models within each range):
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2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011;
2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011;
2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011;
2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011;
2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011.
I assume the Australian recall (when it happens) will apply to similar models. As per the SMH report, about 17,500 Oz cars are affected.
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      02-19-2013, 10:59 PM   #11
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FYI Called BMW Sylvania today to check on the recall, since my car is booked-in for an issue with adaptive headlights beginning of March... They said they won't get the parts until April, and I need to wait for the letter anyway, because not all models affected...

So they won't be able to fix it beginning for March, and I'll have to bring it back in April if I receive the letter...
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      02-20-2013, 06:37 PM   #12
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Aussie recall notice (For those that haven't seen):

h ttp://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1045818

BMW Australia Ltd—BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 & Z4 motor vehicles

PRA number: 2013/13476
Date published: 20th February 2013

Product information
Product description
BMW E82, E87, E88, 1 Series
BMW E90, E91, E92 & E93, 3 Series
BMW E84 X1
BMW E89 Z4

Identifying features
CPA No: 33113. 1 Series - E87
CPA No: 33767. 3 Series - E90
CPA No: 41751. E84 X1
CPA No: 41041. Z4 Series - E89

What are the defects?
The plug-in contact of the battery-positive cable on the front power distributor (fitted behind the glove compartment) may be damaged by vehicle vibrations. Damage to the plug-in contact may impair the power supply to the vehicle.

What are the hazards?
As a result, access to the vehicle may no longer function (door locks), or the vehicle may no longer be started. In individual cases the engine may stall, the power steering may lose assistance and the electrical system may fail while driving. The situation becomes noticeable by flickering of the instrument panel and, where applicable, dipping of the engine (short, noticeable power drop). These issues pose a hazard to the drive and other road users.

Dates available for sale
1st March 2007 - 28th February 2011

Where the product was sold
Nationally

Traders who sold this product
BMW dealers Australia wide

Supplier
BMW Australia Ltd.

Supplier's web site
h ttp://www.bmw.com.au

What should consumers do?
Consumers should contact an authorised BMW motor vehicle service centre, or call the BMW Group Australia Customer Interaction Centre on freecall: 1800 813 299.
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Received a letter today for the recall
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      03-20-2013, 04:10 AM   #14
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Received a letter today for the recall
Yes,me too.Dealer said they will need the car for 4 hrs.Hope it's not much longer than that.
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      03-20-2013, 04:38 AM   #15
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mine was done whilst they were doing something else for me and I haven't received the letter yet

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      03-20-2013, 05:19 AM   #16
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just got the letter too.

Will you get courtesy car if you send it for fixing?
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just got the letter too.

Will you get courtesy car if you send it for fixing?
Yup.. got mine today as well
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      03-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #18
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Got my letter today also.
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      03-20-2013, 05:28 PM   #19
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Do I get a free car wash when they are done
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Typical of BS Stillwell in South Yarra. I rang yesterday to book the car in, service department was busy. Reception tried again and it went to voice mail, so I left a message and no one returned my call. This has happened with this stealership a few times. The trouble is I live only a few kilometres from them and it suits me work wise etc.

This will be the last time I go there (if I can get through to service) only because its a recall. I will not be spending my time there ever again for service or anything.
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      03-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #21
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Got my letter this week. Will make a rare booking with BMW to get this fixed up together with my pesky cornering light issue (damn you Xenon).
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      03-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #22
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Booked mine in, the first available booking at North Shore BMW to perform the service recall is now out to end of June
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