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      06-20-2014, 11:37 PM   #1
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VANOS Recall Letter

Has anyone received the VANOS recall letter for their 328i's that have the N51/52 engines? I haven't received anything yet.
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      06-21-2014, 12:04 AM   #2
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I received the letter about 2 weeks ago.
Plenty of good information in this thread.


Here's my post on page 2.

Originally Posted by Love The Drive View Post
Have a 2011 E90 N51 328i and also got the letter. So it's not only N55 and N54 engines.
As previously stated, the letter says the following:

Recall: Vanos Assembly Bolts

Defect which relates to certain motor vehicle safety, exists in certain Model Year 2010-12 BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo, 6 Series, X3 SAV, X5 SAV, X6 SAV and Z4 models.

Also states that the dealer will notify you as soon as the parts become available as they are not available at the present time.

Description of Problem:
Recall involves the housing bolts of the variable camshaft timing (VANOS) adjustment unit. The bolts may possibly loosen over time and, under certain circumstances, may break. As a result, the reduced engine power "safe mode" may be activated. In some cases the engine cannot be started after switching off and less frequently the engine could stall which could lead to a crash.

Here is some more info on the issue:

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i did, but its not even for my VIN#?
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      06-26-2014, 09:18 PM   #5
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Got the letter about 2 weeks ago.
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