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Old 05-16-2012, 10:26 AM
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My car is still in for oil change after tire flat on way to work. Spoke to dealer about recall. He said bmw has known for a while and i probably wont get a letter since i had my egr valve replaced with the new one in dec 2011 and had the ecu flash then as well. We will see if i get a letter or not. But i havent noticed much difference in car characteristics. Average mpg is consistently 33. Have done slightly better on some tanks when i milked the gas pedal. As my other thread shows, the reflash didnt save me any tire life on the rears so torque doesnt seem to be a problem.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:45 AM
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I just spoke to my dealer and I was told it's a 90 min job. I was surprised because I always thought reprogram took a couple of hours. This sucks because it means a 3-4 hr commute once everything is done.

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Old 05-16-2012, 11:08 AM
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Just concerned in that the emissions system needed what would have been several thousand dollars of repair in three years...I understand it may take time to get it right.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:53 AM
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for all those who got their recall letters is it from dealer or BMWUSA?
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:03 PM
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for all those who got their recall letters is it from dealer or BMWUSA?
My letter is not from the dealer and I'd hope recall letters never get sent via dealers because it implies some sort of marriage between me and a specific dealership
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:17 PM
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I just spoke to my dealer and I was told it's a 90 min job. I was surprised because I always thought reprogram took a couple of hours. This sucks because it means a 3-4 hr commute once everything is done.

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When i had it done in dec 2011, it was not a 90 minute job. Was told the ecu reflash needed car to be hooked up. They had my car a full day. Maybe they have gotten better or have quicker programing method since dec to avoiding using up shop time for the recall?
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:28 PM
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My letter is not from the dealer and I'd hope recall letters never get sent via dealers because it implies some sort of marriage between me and a specific dealership
My letter came from BMW. No reference to a particular dealer.
Given that it might take time to get the parts, I'll definitely schedule this so that I can get a loaner.
Maybe I'll combine with having the Sat Radio Module installed. For that install they need the car the whole day just for the reprogramming of the I Drive.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:05 PM
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Here is my letter straight from BMW NA :
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:14 PM
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Any speculation on whether this recall will do anything to prevent the disturbing cylinder head issue that several cars experienced earlier this year?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=612152

EGR Valve, DDE comptuer, SES iights .....
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:50 PM
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I just spoke to my dealer and I was told it's a 90 min job. I was surprised because I always thought reprogram took a couple of hours. This sucks because it means a 3-4 hr commute once everything is done.

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Letter says they require a day to complete it. I'm planning they will need 3 days at least.

1st day to receive the car, 2nd day to figure out what they need to do to it, 3rd day to redo what they did on 2nd day and verify it. Heck, I'll give them a full 5 days.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:58 PM
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Any speculation on whether this recall will do anything to prevent the disturbing cylinder head issue that several cars experienced earlier this year?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=612152

EGR Valve, DDE comptuer, SES iights .....
Who knows for sure, I still speculate the root issue of those head replacements was EGR related. But seemed like the dealers never really knew the reasons and more or less were tossing parts at cars.

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Letter says they require a day to complete it. I'm planning they will need 3 days at least.

1st day to receive the car, 2nd day to figure out what they need to do to it, 3rd day to redo what they did on 2nd day and verify it. Heck, I'll give them a full 5 days.
That sounds about right but do not forget about day 6 when you pick it up and the SES light turns on during your trip home. So you can find out next time you are there they still did the job wrong.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:06 PM
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Any speculation on whether this recall will do anything to prevent the disturbing cylinder head issue that several cars experienced earlier this year?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=612152

EGR Valve, DDE comptuer, SES iights .....
Quick update: I haven't received the letter yet, but perhaps they fixed the issue when I was in for the head issue. I know they did replace the EGR valve at that time.

Otherwise, the car is running fine since I got it back.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:25 AM
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Can ANYONE please ANYONE give us the recall number!! I have called BMWA and they say my car is not up ANY recall upgrades that also includes the AC belt issue. I believe theyre blowing smoke up my ass!! Guys anyone know what recall number is? Gracias!!! I need to know cause if so I can have the ECU flashed by BMW and then fly into RENNtech and have mines flashed again by them and later do dyno runs!!!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:26 AM
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Can ANYONE please ANYONE give us the recall number!! I have called BMWA and they say my car is not up ANY recall upgrades that also includes the AC belt issue. I believe theyre blowing smoke up my ass!! Guys anyone know what recall number is? Gracias!!! I need to know cause if so I can have the ECU flashed by BMW and then fly into RENNtech and have mines flashed again by them and later do dyno runs!!!
Go back a few posts and look at the images posted of the letter. It has a "campaign number" at the top of the first image.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:30 AM
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@Snipe656 cant seem to see them well Im a my job at the VA offices, can you send me this via phn tex message (787-459-4518)or here PM me gracias!!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:33 AM
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@Snipe656 cant seem to see them well Im a my job at the VA offices, can you send me this via phn tex message (787-459-4518)or here PM me gracias!!
It says:

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CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11E-A03
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:11 AM
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:43 AM
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Ok amigos the dealer told that w/o a letter they cannot go thru so this what i wrote BMWA and is as follows:


Good day. I am a PROUD owner of 2011 335d, but I have had the SES light come up on me a various of times and then turn off by itself a day or two later. I have called on various occassions to CR center and they have told me my car is not been selected on this recall. It is a known issue through out the DIESEL community and many owners have been notified already. I have also gone to Autogermana in Puerto Rico and SA stated the same as to no recalls on my vehicle. My mileage has gone down a little, but, I still love my car. Can you please have this Campaign issue sent to me via offical letter since Autogermana has just notified me that without a Campaign number there is nothing they can do for me. Please you prompt response is requested. Gracias!!!!!

I asked them to send info via email and we'll wait and see
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:01 AM
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@Snipe656 cant seem to see them well Im a my job at the VA offices, can you send me this via phn tex message (787-459-4518)or here PM me gracias!!
Muy bien amigo, I'll text you when I'm vacationing in Ponce a few months from now & need a beer buddy .
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:09 AM
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@bayoucity Let me know I believe our Bimmer fest will be in late August on early September, will keep u posted. Yep beer and CAņITA!!! LOL. You coming alone or wifey, cause old girl has a Grillete on me jajajajjajaja. Hey Invite Pedser he is Boricua too but in North Dakota WTF!!
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:22 AM
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Looks like I didn't get the Emission's Recall. The dealer scanned my key and there were no open recalls for my VIN.



BMW dealer called me out of the blue for this recall and the number on this recall is completely different.

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Old 05-17-2012, 12:04 PM
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I inquired through my salesperson about the recall and was told my car is not eligible for any recalls at this time (per their email communication with representatives in Munich). My car was built in August of 2011, so perhaps I already have the improved parts.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:45 PM
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Mine built July 2011. No notice yet.

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Old 05-17-2012, 02:32 PM
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So far have not received any official letter from BMW Canada but on Tuesday my SA checked my VIN and booked me in for the recall service today.

I dropped my D off at the Dealer first thing this morning and was told it should be ready tomorrow.

I had a chat with my SA about the reliability of the D.
He said so far there have not been any thing major but at his dealership most of the D owners have not put high mileage. My D now is 140 miles to the end of the warranty and I have decided not to purchase any extended warranty.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:24 PM
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Can ANYONE please ANYONE give us the recall number!! I have called BMWA and they say my car is not up ANY recall upgrades that also includes the AC belt issue. I believe theyre blowing smoke up my ass!! Guys anyone know what recall number is? Gracias!!! I need to know cause if so I can have the ECU flashed by BMW and then fly into RENNtech and have mines flashed again by them and later do dyno runs!!!
Axel, BMW Recalls don't apply in 3rd world my friend!

I know, I live in Miami!
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