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Old 09-16-2011, 11:13 AM
THEGOODGUY503 THEGOODGUY503 is offline
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Exclamation 2006 325i recall for engine bolts

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Thank you for your Vehicle Safety Complaint

Your Complaint Information has been successfully submitted.
Your Confirmation Number (ODI Number) is: 10425620.
Your Complaint will be available within 72 hours at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints/.
An acknowledgement was sent to PETERHBREWSTER@YAHOO.COM

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1. Vehicle Information
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAVB13566KX41826 Make / Model / Year:BMW 3 SERIES 2006
2. Incident Information
Approximate Incident Date:09/09/2011Failure Mileage:80,393Speed:0 (mph)Failed Component(s):EngineFire:NoCrash:NoPersons Injuredeaths:
Description:
There is a clear manufacturer defect concerning the aluminum bolts associated with the valve cover gasket on the BMW 2006 325I's. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received several complaints regarding this manufacturer defect. The aluminum bolts have been redesigned since discovering the manufacturer defect. BMWNA have had NUMEROUS service issues related to these defective aluminum bolts. They have all openly admitted that the bolts in question were defective in nature and production, and that the bolts have been redesigned to avoid future failures. Some of these complaints included, and resulted in, vehicles leaking oil in the engine area causing fires in the vehicle. The defective bolts pose a serious potential risk to the safety of the owners of these vehicles, as well as to other drivers who share the roadway with them. It is my strong belief that this type of public safety risk cannot go on any further without proper intervention from the governmental agencies we employ as taxpayers. I respectfully request that BMW North America issue a voluntary recall of the BMW 2006 325I's affected by this manufacturer defect. I am not privy to what constitutes a vehicle's defective components to reach a "RECALL STATUS". I have discovered that BMW of North America is keenly aware of the defective aluminum bolts, and has issued internal memos to their staff called "Technical Service Bulletins" (TSB) to forewarn dealerships of this manufacturer defect, and the steps to remedy the issue. I have requested this information from BMW of North America, as well as several dealerships; and I was refused. I have diligently maintained my vehicle as prescribed by the service manuals, as well as the on board computer in the vehicle. My contention is extremely clear; the aluminum bolts are a MANUFACTURER DEFECT! Fix them ALL at no cost to the consumer.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:27 AM
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Thank you for your Vehicle Safety Complaint

Your Complaint Information has been successfully submitted.
Your Confirmation Number (ODI Number) is: 10425620.
Your Complaint will be available within 72 hours at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints/.
An acknowledgement was sent to PETERHBREWSTER@YAHOO.COM

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1. Vehicle Information
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WBAVB13566KX41826 Make / Model / Year:BMW 3 SERIES 2006
2. Incident Information
Approximate Incident Date:09/09/2011Failure Mileage:80,393Speed:0 (mph)Failed Component(s):EngineFire:NoCrash:NoPersons Injuredeaths:
Description:
There is a clear manufacturer defect concerning the aluminum bolts associated with the valve cover gasket on the BMW 2006 325I's. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received several complaints regarding this manufacturer defect. The aluminum bolts have been redesigned since discovering the manufacturer defect. BMWNA have had NUMEROUS service issues related to these defective aluminum bolts. They have all openly admitted that the bolts in question were defective in nature and production, and that the bolts have been redesigned to avoid future failures. Some of these complaints included, and resulted in, vehicles leaking oil in the engine area causing fires in the vehicle. The defective bolts pose a serious potential risk to the safety of the owners of these vehicles, as well as to other drivers who share the roadway with them. It is my strong belief that this type of public safety risk cannot go on any further without proper intervention from the governmental agencies we employ as taxpayers. I respectfully request that BMW North America issue a voluntary recall of the BMW 2006 325I's affected by this manufacturer defect. I am not privy to what constitutes a vehicle's defective components to reach a "RECALL STATUS". I have discovered that BMW of North America is keenly aware of the defective aluminum bolts, and has issued internal memos to their staff called "Technical Service Bulletins" (TSB) to forewarn dealerships of this manufacturer defect, and the steps to remedy the issue. I have requested this information from BMW of North America, as well as several dealerships; and I was refused. I have diligently maintained my vehicle as prescribed by the service manuals, as well as the on board computer in the vehicle. My contention is extremely clear; the aluminum bolts are a MANUFACTURER DEFECT! Fix them ALL at no cost to the consumer.
What we see is a copy of your complaint to NHTSA's consumer complaint database, so why did you create a misleading thread title...as there is no recall for the issue you describe?
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:33 AM
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was not trying to mislead...

I tried to leave a thread that helped to lead people to initiate a recall - if I caused a misunderstanding then I apologize. My post is a copy of my complaint - plain and simple.
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I tried to leave a thread that helped to lead people to initiate a recall - if I caused a misunderstanding then I apologize. My post is a copy of my complaint - plain and simple.
Understood. Having noted the complaints about this problem and expense of fixing it, I can understand the frustration.
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