There is a TSB related to the trim piece on the driver's side handle. Not sure what years it coveres. I am travelling and not near my home PC, so can't copy it for you, but I did find it via the interwebz. Pretty sure it was a TSB and not a recall, so might not help much unless covered under warranty.
My dealer replaced mine under warranty, but it was right before the CPO kicked in so was under the regular warranty. He did say they replaced them all the time, and BMW changed the way they do those pieces. Not sure if the TSB does any good if you're not under original full warranty.
Last edited by andrew b; 05-30-2012 at 02:57 PM.