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      01-28-2009, 06:16 PM   #155
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This needs to gather some momentum, we are treading water here. We need a way to gather the names of affected people, and then to move forward with a Watchdog case or whatever course of action we decide gives us a chance of winning on some level. At the moment there's lots of talk and no action.

So if its not another thread, then what? I am happy for anyone affected to PM me and I will gather details. However, I have a new baby and I'm trying hard to make sure I don't get made redundant so I cannot take this on alone! I need others to commit to putting together the case etc once we have the names, assuming the numbers are great enough to give us some credibility.

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      01-28-2009, 06:50 PM   #156
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All that needs to happen is for the affected people to give their details and start a list. Each time a name is added the list is copied, pasted and the extra name added. This will produce a definitive list of folk who have damaged wheels. They can then choose a plan - watchdog has got to be a good start.

mda335i did try and start the list but no one carried it on - here are his details again....

MDA335i -Car: E93 335i M Sport
Build date: Feb-07
Registered date: Mar-07

No of wheels cracked: 2 rears - Jun-08 @ 9000miles
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      01-29-2009, 04:41 AM   #157
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1) MDA335i -Car: E93 335i M Sport
Build date: Feb-07
Registered date: Mar-07

No of wheels cracked: 2 rears - Jun-08 @ 9000mile

2) Big Pimp
E92 330D M Sport
build date March 07

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - 08 (will find exact date)
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      01-29-2009, 04:47 PM   #158
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1) MDA335i -Car: E93 335i M Sport
Build date: Feb-07
Registered date: Mar-07

No of wheels cracked: 2 rears - Jun-08 @ 9000mile

2) Big Pimp
E92 330D M Sport
build date March 07

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - 08 (will find exact date)
still possess my cracked wheels and tyres if needed

3) Dinesh
E92 335D SE
build date November 06

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - found out Jan 08
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      02-01-2009, 03:13 PM   #159
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very sad, but an interesting message from BMW UK: Nothing to do with us, we dont import, make, or sell cars, so we wont be any help if you have an issue. We're just a bunch of marketing numpties.

You cant sue the dealer for a manufacturing defect, so you have to sue BMW GMbh.

Nightmare.
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      02-02-2009, 02:53 AM   #160
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You cant sue the dealer for a manufacturing defect, so you have to sue BMW GMbh.

Read the Sale Of Goods act - your contract is with the person who sold it to you, not the manufacturer. Are you saying that if my new Sony telly blows up I can't stomp back into Currys I have to sue Sony in Japan?

Yeah right.
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      02-02-2009, 08:14 AM   #161
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Read the Sale Of Goods act - your contract is with the person who sold it to you, not the manufacturer. Are you saying that if my new Sony telly blows up I can't stomp back into Currys I have to sue Sony in Japan?

Yeah right.
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      02-16-2009, 07:08 PM   #162
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I was speaking with my mate who works for BMW and he think they will cave in on this issue they are inspecting so many wheels now.
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      02-18-2009, 10:08 AM   #163
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Bmw 335i se coupe March 07
Cracked wheel: Rear near side style 230 19"
Feb 18 2009.
Just had phone call from bmw, bit strange they check wheels on a oil service?
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      02-18-2009, 10:09 AM   #164
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Sorry at 49K miles.
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      02-19-2009, 05:40 AM   #165
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1) MDA335i -Car: E93 335i M Sport
Build date: Feb-07
Registered date: Mar-07

No of wheels cracked: 2 rears - Jun-08 @ 9000mile

2) Big Pimp
E92 330D M Sport
build date March 07

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - 08 (will find exact date)
still possess my cracked wheels and tyres if needed

3) Dinesh
E92 335D SE
build date November 06

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - found out Jan 08

4) Phazon
E92 335D SE
build date November 06

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - October 08 (style 230)
still possess my cracked wheels and tyres if needed



Plus there's another above, so that's 5. Anyone else?
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      03-05-2009, 04:14 PM   #166
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1) MDA335i -Car: E93 335i M Sport
Build date: Feb-07
Registered date: Mar-07

No of wheels cracked: 2 rears - Jun-08 @ 9000mile

2) Big Pimp
E92 330D M Sport
build date March 07

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - 08 (will find exact date)
still possess my cracked wheels and tyres if needed

3) Dinesh
E92 335D SE
build date November 06

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - found out Jan 08

4) Phazon
E92 335D SE
build date November 06

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - October 08 (style 230)
still possess my cracked wheels and tyres if needed



Plus there's another above, so that's 5. Anyone else?
Here's another.

Cheesy
E92 325 M Sport convertible.
Build date ?
Registered September 07
1 rear wheel cracked and replaced - March 09 (14000 miles)
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      03-06-2009, 05:45 AM   #167
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No of wheels cracked - 1 rear - found Dec 08 (13000 miles)
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      03-29-2009, 09:05 AM   #168
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Originally Posted by phazon
1) MDA335i -Car: E93 335i M Sport
Build date: Feb-07
Registered date: Mar-07

No of wheels cracked: 2 rears - Jun-08 @ 9000mile

2) Big Pimp
E92 330D M Sport
build date March 07

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - 08 (will find exact date)
still possess my cracked wheels and tyres if needed

3) Dinesh
E92 335D SE
build date November 06

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - found out Jan 08

4) Phazon
E92 335D SE
build date November 06

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - October 08 (style 230)
still possess my cracked wheels and tyres if needed


5) Cheesy
E92 325 M Sport convertible.
Build date ?
Registered September 07
1 rear wheel cracked and replaced - March 09 (14000 miles)

6) 330cdsport
E92 335d MSport
build date April 07

No of wheels cracked - 1 rear - found Dec 08 (13000 miles)

7) J3LFY
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Build date ?
Registered September 07
225 19's - Cracked near side rear (and possibily offside rear also).


There is quite a story surrounding mine, but cutting it short, Near side back had puncture some months ago, had it replaced by supplying dealer. However, they have fitted the wrong size tyre. Turns out they fitted the front tyre size to the back!

To be honest - although the alloy seemed to protrude out more than others, I didn't pay full attention to it. The car key'd by some ar@e so got it resprayed at another dealership and they confirmed that the wrong size of tyre had been fitted.

So spoke to the original supplying dealership, and they confirmed that they would replace the tyre but that the alloy was cracked. Same story has Iíve been reading here - no liability admitted, they also refused to accept that the wrong size of tyre could have caused the failure, and if I wanted them to fit the correct size back on, I would need to pay £505 for a replacement alloy.

Havenít done anything about it yet, but would greatly appreciate advice / guidance.

Has anyone yet gone to watchdog on this? - If not im happy to start the ball rolling.
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      03-29-2009, 09:06 AM   #169
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Originally Posted by phazon
1) MDA335i -Car: E93 335i M Sport
Build date: Feb-07
Registered date: Mar-07

No of wheels cracked: 2 rears - Jun-08 @ 9000mile

2) Big Pimp
E92 330D M Sport
build date March 07

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - 08 (will find exact date)
still possess my cracked wheels and tyres if needed

3) Dinesh
E92 335D SE
build date November 06

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - found out Jan 08

4) Phazon
E92 335D SE
build date November 06

No of wheels cracked - 2 rears - October 08 (style 230)
still possess my cracked wheels and tyres if needed


5) Cheesy
E92 325 M Sport convertible.
Build date ?
Registered September 07
1 rear wheel cracked and replaced - March 09 (14000 miles)

6) 330cdsport
E92 335d MSport
build date April 07

No of wheels cracked - 1 rear - found Dec 08 (13000 miles)

7) J3LFY
E92 335D M Sport Coupe
Build date ?
Registered September 07
225 19's - Cracked near side rear (and possibily offside rear also).


There is quite a story surrounding mine, but cutting it short, Near side back had puncture some months ago, had it replaced by supplying dealer. However, they have fitted the wrong size tyre. Turns out they fitted the front tyre size to the back!

To be honest - although the alloy seemed to protrude out more than others, I didn't pay full attention to it. The car key'd by some ar@e so got it resprayed at another dealership and they confirmed that the wrong size of tyre had been fitted.

So spoke to the original supplying dealership, and they confirmed that they would replace the tyre but that the alloy was cracked. Same story has Iíve been reading here - no liability admitted, they also refused to accept that the wrong size of tyre could have caused the failure, and if I wanted them to fit the correct size back on, I would need to pay £505 for a replacement alloy.

Havenít done anything about it yet, but would greatly appreciate advice / guidance.

Has anyone yet gone to watchdog on this? - If not im happy to start the ball rolling.
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      03-29-2009, 09:53 AM   #170
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This has died a death ...maybe a hush hush legal movement by BMW and no further comment allowed?????
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      03-30-2009, 04:58 PM   #171
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Has anyone yet gone to watchdog on this? - If not im happy to start the ball rolling.
Don't believe anyone has done this. Unfortunately my car was stolen last week and I'm currently going through a ton of hassle getting everything resolved - but I'm happy to be involved
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      03-31-2009, 02:24 AM   #172
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Don't believe anyone has done this. Unfortunately my car was stolen last week and I'm currently going through a ton of hassle getting everything resolved - but I'm happy to be involved
Sh!t, thats bad news buddy, hope you get things sorted asap
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Don't believe anyone has done this. Unfortunately my car was stolen last week and I'm currently going through a ton of hassle getting everything resolved - but I'm happy to be involved
Very sorry to hear that squire. What a bunch of b@stards. I had a similar sh!t a few years back. Hope everything gets sorted as soon as.
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Just got some bad news from the garage, I have a cracked rear, offside alloy, Style 230

I thought these things just happened to other people

Car 335d November 2007, 20k miles
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      04-03-2009, 03:05 PM   #175
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Why is no one with cracked wheels taking this to watchdog?????

I bet it would highlight LOADS of owners across the UK that don't frequent forums such as this, who have had cracked alloys. BMW need to understand that all these people have not been purposely driving over 'potholes' and recognise THEY have a problem and cover the replacements by warranty asap.
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      04-03-2009, 05:59 PM   #176
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I'm the next victim. Cracked rear alloy E92 335d M Sport.

And apparently there is not a single replacement alloy in the UK. Dealer is saying I have to wait 4 weeks for a new one.

WTF am I supposed to do for 4 weeks without a wheel!?!
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