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      04-10-2014, 11:48 AM   #1
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BMW NA Recalling 156,137 Cars for VANOS Bolts Issue
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BMW is recalling a 156,137 vehicles, both luxury cars and SUVs, to make sure bolts holding a component in their six-cylinder engines don't break loose and cause stalling or engine damage.

BMW says it has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that in rare cases, bolts holding the variable camshaft timing unit may come loose or break, causing the engine to go into a "safe mode." If the problem continues, it can lead to stalling, engine damage – and it may not start.

Drivers will know of a telltale sign of trouble when the "check engine" or "service engine soon" light illuminates. BMW says they need to contact a dealer for service immediately. If the car stalls, they should get over to the side of the road and call for a tow.

The problem is confined to 2010 to 2012 vehicles with the popular inline six-cylinder engine. Those vehicles being recalled include:

2010-12 1 Series
2010-12 3 Series
2010-2012 5 Series
2010-12 5 Series Gran Turismo
2012 6 Series
2010-2012 X3 crossover
2010-12 X5 crossover
2010-12 X6 crossover
2010-12 Z4 sports car


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      04-10-2014, 11:50 AM   #2
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Wow Very Nice!!!!
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      04-10-2014, 12:03 PM   #3
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Na or fi?
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Good news.
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      04-10-2014, 12:04 PM   #5
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Everyone's getting in on the recall game while GM holds the spotlight with their own recall controversies, haha.

Glad to see this doesn't affect my car, but I hope others whose vehicles are affected get things fixed soon!
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Prolly for both NA and Turbocharged.
Fu$&er only recalling cars that are still under warranty.
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Boooo time to go get an appt with my friendly- neighborhood BMW service!
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      04-10-2014, 12:05 PM   #8
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What about the S54s before 2007?
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Hmm gotta call and schedule this
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Looks like the n55 engine.
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Well, well, well..............look what we got here Vanos bolts

what about us E46 M3 forgotten souls
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I just mailed a letter yesterday regarding this issue.
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Yes !! I have had no issues but I've been strongly considering doing this myself to avoid having the motor completely destroy itself. Now I won't have to pay!
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Is there a way we can check if our car is included in the recall? I have a 2010 that was manufactured in 2009 so I'm just curious.
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So when my engine stalls, should I call BMW or will they contact me preventively? if this is also for EU spec cars?
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Sounds like an LCI value engineering eff up
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      04-10-2014, 12:27 PM   #19
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does this also count for the N54 of the 1M?
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So it's probably only for US cars http://www.autonews.com/article/2014...t-timing-issue
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So...
I just called the dealer to check about this recall, apparently they said that my car is ok and has no recalls at the moment, she looked up by the VIN#, mine is a 2010 E90
Anyways we should look more into this issue, it seen pretty alarming in case anything goes wrong.
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BMW website check

Just checked BMW's website and it reports that there are NO recalls on my vehicle -- a 2011 328xi wagon -- one of the years and series that the USA Today report says is covered by this recall...

Weird.
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