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Old 01-09-2007, 12:04 PM
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X5 production hold

BMW has put a hold on the release of Oct.,Nov. and Dec. X5 production units at the factory. Anyone have more info as to why they are not releasing these vehicles?
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:31 PM
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Cool Just got off the phone with BMWNA......

Checked on my X5 sked for a 16 Jan build. I asked about the production hold and the rep knew nothing about one. Said they do close the line down for a period in December, but no hold as far as he knew.
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:26 PM
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My dealer told me that BMW sent out a memo to all dealers.
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:11 PM
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Any chance that we'll see that memo posted here? Or at least some info on the issue?
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:23 PM
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as far as i know there is a a back up for cars in canada, my car went on the rail last week, if that is anything

this is wut my ca sent me :
Yes, your car is on rail and it is scheduled to arrive to
Vancouver(Annacis Island) on January 13. We should receive it within a
few days after.

Sorry about the delay!
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:27 PM
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here is the memo they got
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File Type: pdf BMWdelay.pdf (60.1 KB, 348 views)
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:46 PM
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The dealer's explaination was....They(BMWNA) are saying they are experiencing some inconsistencies in the releasing of the X5 product from plant Spartanburg and are not stating why...
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:52 PM
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well tell them to sent u the letter or they are bsing
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:31 PM
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I don't know if they are Bsing. I am not sure why they would. They have told me my vehicle is now in "production mode" (whatever that means). I am supposed to take delivery Feb. 15th give or take a couple of days.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:34 PM
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i was suppose to take delivery early dec look at wut happened
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:55 PM
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Confusing! The memo seems to blame a weather/transportation delay, while my CA has indicated that my X5 was in a Assembly Finish/Post Production Quality Check "hold" - somewhat different than the explanation in the Canadian memo... I wonder if anyone can shed some light on what the Quality Assurance issue in South Carolina is... Eg. they built the whole car and then realized that they forgot the engine...Steering Wheel... etc...Haha.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:54 PM
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Vancouver BC had a strike at their local port (Annacis Island), that caused a general backlog for all product shipping through there....

There were some Oct/Nov/Dec X5's that were held at plant post-production, but I have not seen any official memo other than to say that they are working through these vehicles as quickly as possible. There is no way to predict which of these vehicles will get finished first.

We have had normal Dec production (ie. off the line and shipped) X5's already delivered retail while we still await Nov vehicles. I think we are at about 75% of the backlog completed.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:55 PM
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Checked on my X5 sked for a 16 Jan build. I asked about the production hold and the rep knew nothing about one. Said they do close the line down for a period in December, but no hold as far as he knew.
Jan production vehicles are coming off the line smoothly and shipping......
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:27 PM
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Inconsistencies...yes!

Some of you may not have noticed, but the interior picture of my X5 (Dec 22 delivery at BMW Performance Center) shows Dark Bamboo on the dash and Light Poplar for the two strips that flank the gear shift.
http://homepage.mac.com/kaleocarter/...toAlbum12.html

How is it that the assembly line associates, the test driver of the vehicle, or the delivery specialist didn't see this mistake and have it corrected before delivery? Apparently my X5 sat waiting for me for 2 weeks, plenty of time to correct the mistake at the Performance Center (which also acts as service department for many of the local dealers near Spartanburg.

There are definitely production inconsistencies...but this will always be the case for new models, in any industry.
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:52 AM
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My dealer is so secretive of the information from BMW. He won't even give me a straight answer on status except to say that it is in "production mode". I have the production # and called BMW Canada customer service and they told me they do not have that type of info and to call the dealer. Anyone here in Canada that can run my number?
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:44 AM
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I spoke to my dealer yesterday concerning my X5 and he stated that BMW had "a part that had to be replaced on X5's produced between two certain production dates and thus they were holding those until the replacement was installed". He has one customer that has had one at the factory for four weeks now since it was completed and it still has not been released whereas it should have been delivered over two weeks ago. Supposedly everything after a certain date has been going through and are being delivered. Thats all I know.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:27 AM
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Seeing that I am purchasing this car largely because I want a safe mode of transport for my infant... I'm wondering why I feel nervous all of a sudden... hopefully someone will be able to identify the "part that had to be replaced" and I'll be able to know its something minor...but four weeks on quality control hold? How minor can that be? Geez. I'd have lost patience and requested to reorder...
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:16 PM
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Cool Faulty fuel pump?

Read on one of these forums about a guy with a new X5 that had a failed fuel pump right after delivery and took awhile to get spare. This the possible cause of the hold?
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:49 PM
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I'm not sure about the production hold! I ordered the X5 4.8 around the second week of November.... It's waiting to be released to the carrier, today.
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:39 PM
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My dealer is so secretive of the information from BMW. He won't even give me a straight answer on status except to say that it is in "production mode". I have the production # and called BMW Canada customer service and they told me they do not have that type of info and to call the dealer. Anyone here in Canada that can run my number?
What is your production #?
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:13 PM
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neill,

I sent you a PM.
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:54 AM
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What is your production #?
Production # 6678338
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:00 PM
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As of 2004, the BMW brand had over 3,100 locations in its dealer network around the world, importers in 120 countries, and web portals specifically built for 70 countries. Add to that a 2006 worldwide production network (for all BMW Group models) at over 22 sites in 12 countries on four continents.

Then prouduce & deliver over 1,070,000 BMW brand vehicles in 2006 sales to imagine the expert logistics, supply and product management systems, and how many vehicle configurations with each country having different combinations of standards, features, options and packages. I'm surprised there aren't more hold ups.
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:46 AM
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Production # 6678338
Sorry, can't track US vehicles - try Owner's Circle (which is US only for tracking....)
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