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      06-06-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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VANOS recall letter...anyone get these?

Well, after the dealership telling me my car was not part of this recall- I get this wonderful letter in the mail...
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      06-06-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
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Lucky! I hope I get one
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      06-06-2014, 08:19 PM   #3
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I hear you bro, but apparently, not so lucky... this could take awhile
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What build date is yours?
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Oh jeez... fucked if I know...I think August 2011, but I'm not certain.

How can I tell for sure?

I would think they would not have sent me such a surefire recall letter if I wasn't in that recall based on my VIN, no?
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Yep, got mine today. I'm an October 2010 build. Interesting they sent out with not enough parts to actually do the recall. Oh well....

DK - Open up your driver's door and look at the stickers around the frame. The black one on the bottom should have your build date... I believe it says Manufacture Date and it will read 10/11 (mine) or for you, 8/11.
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How can I tell for sure?
You can go to bmwvin dot com and register for free. There it will tell you everything about your car...
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Oh jeez... fucked if I know...I think August 2011, but I'm not certain.

How can I tell for sure?

I would think they would not have sent me such a surefire recall letter if I wasn't in that recall based on my VIN, no?
Just look at the sticker on your driver side door frame (mm/yy)
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Ah okay thanks everybody... well, I was close!
I wonder if I'm safe...well, I suppose I should still take advantage of it since I did get the letter.
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Get the letter yesterday too, my build date is 06/10
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nope not yet
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Oh jeez... fucked if I know...I think August 2011, but I'm not certain.

How can I tell for sure?

I would think they would not have sent me such a surefire recall letter if I wasn't in that recall based on my VIN, no?
Go here. VIN DECODER -it will tell you everything about your car. Yours was built July 27th, 2011.
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Ah yes, I have seen that posted on the forums. Wow, I'm pretty much loaded to the teeth!

http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/e743809.pdf
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I haven't gotten one yet, if i do i will take it to BMW since its free Mines a 06/10 car
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Just got my letter in the mail 5 minutes ago. Yahoo! So now I can drive like a maniac. VANOS failure, engine go boom, free engine from BMW?

Just occurred to me, we probably have GM to thank for pushing BMW to produce this recall...
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Yeah I hear you man. You know it's funny I was thinking the same thing- drive the shit out of it, don't stop go, collect VANOS and move 5 spaces

Well at least nobody died to push this recall along- fucking GM...
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I haven't gotten one yet, if i do i will take it to BMW since its free Mines a 06/10 car
Damn just got mine in the mail lol.
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Well, after the dealership telling me my car was not part of this recall- I get this wonderful letter in the mail...
Got the same for wifey's X5 today....no parts yet.
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