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      02-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #89
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Will fixing this recall affect any coding I had done to my car?
Ummm No.
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      02-17-2013, 06:20 PM   #90
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So.... should I take off jb4 and dci come march?
No just leave that shit on and do a huge burnout in the service drive when you arrive so they know you don't fuck around.
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      02-17-2013, 06:23 PM   #91
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does that also count for european models?
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      02-17-2013, 06:23 PM   #92
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is this an international recall??

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      02-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #93
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apparently our cars weren't victims of classroom economics. "minimum input vs maximum profit"

have you seen the 2007+'s?

they're missing little things like the trunk tools, or the flashlight in the glovebox.
FTL...

I have an '09. At first I thought the tools were "missing". Then I found out what the deal was. I bought the missing tools for about $7.50... some production cost savings for BMW.

Some A-hole bean counter at BMW things E9x drivers are too stupid to properly use a combination wrench ($5.50) or use the emergency sunroof tool ($1.98 and which came in very handy on my E39 when my sunroof f-ed up).

I'd like to retrofit the glovebox light. Anybody ever done a DIY on that?
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      02-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #94
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      02-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #95
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Thats why with that type of attitude you will get nothing. If they had seen it you would of had some kind of record.
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Really no reason to have the dealer ever do anything... They cost twice as much.

Right but I don't agree that there is no reason to ever have the dealer do anything. If no one even bothered reporting their problems to the dealerships how will BMW learn there is a widespread problem that needs to be corrected and a recall issues where other BMW owners (yourself included) can benefit from a free fix? I understand issues reported to BMW dealers are not the car engineer's only source of information for determining defects but surely it is a large source of their information and determining statistics for how widespread the problem is? Imagine if no one ever reported their long cranks or limp mode experiences...
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      02-17-2013, 11:21 PM   #96
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Not sure when this started but about a week ago, my car(2011 135i vert.) just stalled on me in the middle of the road. My dashboard lit up like a christmas tree. It threw all kinds of codes, passenger restraint, electrical system, tranny stuck in P, ABS, transmission, error, high battery discharge, daytime running light, and I think there were some other ones. The car just shut off and would only turn on for a split second, lucky I was able to get into neutral and push the car out of the street. Now my car has been at the dealer for a week. They are talking back and forth with BMW, whom wants the dealer to test all kinds of wires.
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      02-18-2013, 12:11 AM   #97
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      02-18-2013, 02:21 AM   #98
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Is this recall for the US only?
I think i saw something about Canada as well. No idea about other countries...
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      02-18-2013, 03:04 AM   #99
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So BMW and Toyota are using-sharing multiple parts to cut costs.
BMW owners of newer recent models will be proud of knowing their BMW contains Toyota parts.
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      02-18-2013, 05:09 AM   #100
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Is this recall for the US only?
My understanding is currently just North America.
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      02-18-2013, 05:33 AM   #101
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Back in 2010, I had a 2007 335i. In the middle of a turn, I had a bunch of warning lights on my dash, the car powered off, and I did crash. The car was totaled. At the time, I thought it was related to the HPFP or something, but now this seems like a more likely cause. Too late to sue, but I was injured.
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      02-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #102
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Back in 2010, I had a 2007 335i. In the middle of a turn, I had a bunch of warning lights on my dash, the car powered off, and I did crash. The car was totaled. At the time, I thought it was related to the HPFP or something, but now this seems like a more likely cause. Too late to sue, but I was injured.
If you thought it was related to the hpfp why didn't you sue based on that? And why is it too late? Did you have the dealer look at the car? Surely the police would have insisted if you told them your car turned off and caused you to crash
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      02-18-2013, 08:29 AM   #103
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Is this recall for the US only?
I think i saw something about Canada as well. No idea about other countries...
I should hope Canada is included since post#7 alluded to BMW being aware of a minor collision there as a result of this problem.
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      02-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #104
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Is there any way to check or verify yourself if your car's positive terminal cable connector is on its way out?
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      02-18-2013, 08:37 AM   #105
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what about European models ? i have 330i 2007 , GCC specs built in march... been suffering from sudden electric power loss since couple of months ago, especially if was parked for couple of consecutive days, without knowing the main fault.
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      02-18-2013, 10:19 AM   #106
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apparently our cars weren't victims of classroom economics. "minimum input vs maximum profit"

have you seen the 2007+'s?

they're missing little things like the trunk tools, or the flashlight in the glovebox.
I have all theses things...
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      02-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #107
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Do you get recall repairs out of warranty or not?
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      02-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #108
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Well my 2010 328i was not effected according to dealership when I was there back 3 weeks ago. I brought the clip issue up and they said it was only on 06 models...

I guess they were BSing me...
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      02-18-2013, 10:34 AM   #109
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Back in 2010, I had a 2007 335i. In the middle of a turn, I had a bunch of warning lights on my dash, the car powered off, and I did crash. The car was totaled. At the time, I thought it was related to the HPFP or something, but now this seems like a more likely cause. Too late to sue, but I was injured.
I would say if you were injured that you probably should sue. If there is documentation that the car shut off while driving (stated by you in the police report), you should at least have a moderately good case at minimum.
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Do you get recall repairs out of warranty or not?
Yes.

My car is currently in shop with a SIB on a defective 1er radio (08-09 years) that produces a high pitch with the audio off.. Getting the new fix ( RAD 3 ) radio

Could they fix this now or do I have to wait...?
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