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Old 12-10-2012, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Marwan View Post
Hey, for all of us (including myself) who've had the recall fix done already, how do we know that the bolts the dealers have put in our cars aren't old, defective ones that they've had in stock for a long while?
1. The bolt isn't defective, it isn't torqued enough and they have per applied locktite to the threads...failure mode is loosening due to cold climates. Then breakage.

2. Instructions elsewhere state the part being sent has a special label for the recall. BMW will track each bolt into each car. There are a lot of things dealers will pull, but willfully subverting a safety recall isnt on even MY list.

3. Frankly I can't imagine any dealer stocking this bolt, pre-recall.

Had mine done set Friday, seems to be holding so far...

fingers crossed

Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
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