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Old 12-26-2010, 05:20 AM
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No Recall Letter, Yet

Here we are, Dec 26th, no recall received by me. Sent BMW a note on the 22nd asking where the recall notification might be. No response to date.
I think some of you may be correct - they do not have a solution.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:18 AM
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Hopefully by the time they release the Z2 they (BMW) will have a fix for us.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:02 AM
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Well we've been hearing rumors about a Z2 for over 4 years. Don't hold your breath.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:21 AM
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Well we've been hearing rumors about a Z2 for over 4 years. Don't hold your breath.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:28 AM
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Recall Call

Received a phone call from BMWUSA yesterday. Headlines of the phone call:

They are doing the recall in waves
They will be replacing the HPFP (at least in my case) - though I've had none of the
reported problems. Was told they have a reengineered pump.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:16 AM
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I spoke with Amy with BMW Customer Relations this afternoon and she said that the "first batch" of Recall Letters were sent out December 17th. She also said that my '09 35i Z4 was on the recall list and that I should be patient.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:02 PM
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Brought my Z4 in for service because of a headlight problem and mentioned the recall. He looked at my paperwork and there it was. HPFP and software update. I have not received a letter yet. He asked if I wanted it done now and I said yes. They just needed to keep the car for an extra day
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:09 PM
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Got recall ltr yesterday on Z4. Nothing yet on 535i but had HPFP failure/replacement a while back and it may be ok.

Can anyone tell me if the work includes any reflash of the ECU? I don't recall that from the 535i work but want to avoid it in Dinan-flashed Z4. Tks.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:09 PM
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If I recall correctly the answer to your question is yes, the process may involve one or both.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:50 AM
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Recall Letter

My recall letter has finally arrived and it is now time for a visit to the dealership to take care of matters
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:34 AM
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Received my recall letter yesterday for my 2010 Z4.

Letter says "Based on the individual service history, your authorized BMW center will inspect and replace (if required) the high-pressure fuel pump (including the low-pressure fuel sensor) and/or will reprogram your vehicle engine control unit. Additionally, to minimize any inconvenience and assure your satisfaction, other fuel system components may be inspected and replaced, if required. the complete repair may take approximately one day."

Wonder what the basis is for "if required"
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:03 AM
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Received my recall letter yesterday for my 2010 Z4.

Letter says "Based on the individual service history, your authorized BMW center will inspect and replace (if required) the high-pressure fuel pump (including the low-pressure fuel sensor) and/or will reprogram your vehicle engine control unit. Additionally, to minimize any inconvenience and assure your satisfaction, other fuel system components may be inspected and replaced, if required. the complete repair may take approximately one day."

Wonder what the basis is for "if required"
Thanks. Stopped by the dealer yesterday (to look at the new X3 - nice ). SA confirms that reflash of ECU is necessary part of doing a pump transplant. So will wait until either pump fails (yes can still drive it - had the problem in wife's 535i) or lease is about to expire.

BTW, in asking about status of recall for the 535i (no letter yet), SA said there's a new recall just a week old to update the ECU on N54s that had the HPFP earlier replaced on failure. So even if your pump is replaced and good, you will probably still have recall action to upgrade the ECU software.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:09 PM
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the letter's here

the official recall letter just arrived on Friday. But my dealer already replaced the HPFP in my 2009 twin turbo Z4 after 1) reprogramming in September after a rough start and it wouldn't restart, 2) Check engine light came on in early November with two error codes showing up in the diagnostic but no specific fixes and 3) rough start in early December resulted in engine malfunction and safe mode kicking in. Fortunately, none of the issues happened when I was on the espressway, but I now have a new fuel pump and noticably smoother accelleration and idle. My car was about 17 months old when the HPFP was replaces, with about 8000 miles on it.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:18 AM
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the official recall letter just arrived on Friday. But my dealer already replaced the HPFP in my 2009 twin turbo Z4 after 1) reprogramming in September after a rough start and it wouldn't restart, 2) Check engine light came on in early November with two error codes showing up in the diagnostic but no specific fixes and 3) rough start in early December resulted in engine malfunction and safe mode kicking in. Fortunately, none of the issues happened when I was on the espressway, but I now have a new fuel pump and noticably smoother accelleration and idle. My car was about 17 months old when the HPFP was replaces, with about 8000 miles on it.
Recommend you still check with dealer on latest ECU reflash added to the recall campaign just last week...
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:11 PM
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:28 AM
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I received a letter from the first batch and my appointment is Tuesday. I'll report back what happens. I had a software update in October when I brought it in for its one year oil change.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:30 PM
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recheck that fuel pump

My HPFP was replaced in early December. I called the dealer when the recall letter arrived last week. They said to bring it in for a software update and oh, they need to check that the fuel pump they put in last month is actually the new model (as opposed, I guess, to an old one that they happened to have on hand).
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:28 AM
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I posted a story about my HP fuel pump failure. I think it should be more than a recall, but whatever the term is for "mandatory" or "HIGHLY RECOMMEND" Mine still drove me 300 miles to a place I could repair it, but it could only hold 75-80 MPH on the flat. Any hills greater than 2-3% grade required 3rd gear. BTW it failed while just cruising at 65 MPH with cruise control on.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:51 AM
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I got my letter last week. My car is in the garage right now, I should know later today what they did. Inspect, replace and or reprogram. The invoice should show it. I will let you know
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:28 AM
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I got mine last week, the car won't be going anywhere until late March so it can wait...
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:24 PM
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Although I've had no issues, my service was a replace and reprogram. I did get another Z4 35i as my loaner which was nice!
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:03 AM
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My work was completed last week, time in the garage 1 1/2 day ... they replaced the pump and re-programmed all. Some people ask me about "is there a change in acceleration?" I was able to test this out this weekend and found no change in engine or acceleration behaviour from before to now.

Except for .....

Prior to the change out and re-programming there was a noticeable hauling sound during acceleration, that hauling sound now is not noticeable any more.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:46 AM
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Mine went in Wednesday for recall at 9:30 am and ready for pick up on Thursday at 11:30 am. Apparently first step was to connect car to a center in New Jersey for diagnostics to determine action(s) needed.

-Performed programming update for control unit
-Installed new high pressure pump
-Performed an additional programming update due to a different campaign
-Washed and vacuumed
-Courtesy safety check

So far, have not noticed any difference in performance, same as before.

Dealer provided me with a brand new 328i (7 miles on the odometer) with a full tank of gas to use, not required to bring back full, while my car was being serviced during day and a half.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:52 PM
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Though still have not rec'd official recall notice, BMW USA has advised me to take to dealer and they will perform needed action based on recall.
Car has less than 10,000 - My question is anything else I should be sure they perform during the service. Updates, etc?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:36 PM
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Though still have not rec'd official recall notice, BMW USA has advised me to take to dealer and they will perform needed action based on recall.
Car has less than 10,000 - My question is anything else I should be sure they perform during the service. Updates, etc?

Thanks in advance.
Did you contact BMW USA or did they contact you? I'm still waiting for my recall letter. 6300 miles. Car is running fine.
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