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      09-20-2014, 09:23 AM   #1
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Any news on the VANOS recall front?

I see some people are getting the bolts replaced at the dealer. I wonder what the holdup is- is the Midwest getting first dibs or something?
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I see some people are getting the bolts replaced at the dealer. I wonder what the holdup is- is the Midwest getting first dibs or something?
Yea it's weird. Still showing up as "Remedy not yet available" for my VIN on the website, SA says to wait another month or so, and no letter yet from BMW of America. Getting a bit annoying waiting lol.
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didnt even know there was a recall on those
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been had mine done before the recall so they had to give me my money back
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      09-20-2014, 02:23 PM   #5
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didnt even know there was a recall on those
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Well I took my 1 in for ppk1 install my car was on the recall list so sa told me they would do vanos, halfway through day he calls me and tells me I had 3 broken vanos bolts.. Dumb as shit my car never went limp no codes etc

Here was the wo

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      09-20-2014, 03:01 PM   #7
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Christ that's frightening...
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U bet but u know what I got 3 years of warranty left I am going to drive it like I stole it and if it breaks they r fixing it

Actually been debating dynoin the car just to make sure it is making the power it's supposed to
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U bet but u know what I got 3 years of warranty left I am going to drive it like I stole it and if it breaks they r fixing it

Actually been debating dynoin the car just to make sure it is making the power it's supposed to
Oh yeah me too especially since Dinan is rumored not to make all that much power like they say, and I'd love to see it on paper.

The trouble becomes number one- finding a reputable dyno shop with a well calibrated dyno and number two- a baseline to compare it to, which I never did with my car
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      09-21-2014, 12:20 PM   #11
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I have been regularly calling or emailing my SA and not only don't they have the replacement bolts, she has no ETA. I might try calling dealers in Dallas/Houston and see if they have the bolts.
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      09-21-2014, 12:44 PM   #12
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Well, there goes my Midwest theory
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Received recall letter, which stated that bolt supply will dictate when they perform service... Needless to say, I'm still waiting... Wonder if my car is going into limp mode from over boost or possible a broken bolt... thankfully it resets after I power off the car.
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I got a call last Friday telling me my Brake fluid flush and vehicle inspection is due and while they had it they would do the recall... Scheduled for tomorrow
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Well I took my 1 in for ppk1 install my car was on the recall list so sa told me they would do vanos, halfway through day he calls me and tells me I had 3 broken vanos bolts.. Dumb as shit my car never went limp no codes etc

Here was the wo

Dang... this is concerning. I thought I had read that most failures were occurring in cars built in between May and July 2010. Not good seeing that your car is a 2012... though I suppose some failures are bound to happen with cars outside of those build dates.

I have two road trips coming up between ~250-350 miles each way for each trip within the next 45 days.

Miiiight need to press my dealer for some answers. Granted, I know they can only do so much if the parts aren't in!

How many miles are on your car, ntsthrilla? Also, where was it/the engine built? Thanks for sharing work order details, btw.
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They were supposed to send me a second letter, but I haven't gotten it yet. I need an oil change in about 700 miles, so I'm just going to simultaneously schedule them.
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Just called my dealership, BMW of Minnetonka in the Minnesota Twin Cities area. I honestly can't give these guys enough credit. This dealership has been phenomenal with their service all around (disclosure: I do not work for them nor do I have any personal friends who work there).

I first asked about the parts themselves and was directed to the parts department who confirmed they had received the parts and I was then directed to scheduling to make an appointment.

I'm scheduled to have the recalled performed Monday, 9/29. Well before my upcoming road trips. Whew! Quoted work time on their records was between 4 hours to 2 days. I think the gap is so wide because maybe if there's more extensive damage from bolts actually busted, then it might take longer as opposed to if everything's fine and they just need to replace the bolts.

I'll try to remember to ask if I can see the bolts they took out because the other massive thread has pics in one of the more recent posts comparing different bolt heads. (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=265)

Dark_Knight_335: this example at least confirms your theory as far as the upper midwest goes! Maybe BMW feels bad that we had such an awful winter last year... and that this year's is predicted to be pretty awful too.
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I brought mine in for an oil change and they did the bolts then.
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I brought mine in for an oil change and they did the bolts then.
I'm taking mine in on the 3rd for an oil change and they will do my bolts as well...
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I'm taking mine in on the 3rd for an oil change and they will do my bolts as well...
+1 and my plugs.
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+1 and my plugs.
Plugs under warranty or you paying ?
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Plugs under warranty or you paying ?
Warranty
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