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Old 05-25-2012, 02:42 PM
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My dealer is picking up my car on Tuesday and plans to return it the same day. They are 80 miles away. They drive down, bring me a loaner and then return my car. Great service but I am a bit doubtful that they will get it done in one day but perhaps they will. I sure hope it doesn't change the car but right now it is performing well and I would not change a thing.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:20 PM
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My dealer is picking up my car on Tuesday and plans to return it the same day. They are 80 miles away. They drive down, bring me a loaner and then return my car. Great service but I am a bit doubtful that they will get it done in one day but perhaps they will. I sure hope it doesn't change the car but right now it is performing well and I would not change a thing.
They got mine done in about 6 hours. I think they've figured out how to not spend a day re-programming them.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:03 PM
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For Festers in California, did anybody receive a "Proof of Correction Certificate"? This was mentioned in the recall letter that I received.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:39 AM
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Dumb question: I had the recall work done on my D this week, took them about 3 hours to do the programming portion. But, when i set or unset the alarm, a loud beep noise comes from the car. Before it was quiet, which i liked. Does anyone know how to set the alarm preference back to no beep?
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:11 PM
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Called my dealer and he said no recall on my 2011 April build. I'm puzzled. He said only on the x5.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:42 PM
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Called my dealer and he said no recall on my 2011 April build. I'm puzzled. He said only on the x5.
Interesting, mine is a December 2010 build and I guess it's on the list as my dealer ran the VIN and said it was.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:59 PM
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Recal 2011 335d

I guess I'll wait for a letter from BMW .
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:18 PM
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I guess I'll wait for a letter from BMW .
The recall is described on the BMW USA web page under Owners>Recalls>11E-A03.

Click on the link to the pdf.
http://cache.bmwusa.com/Pdf_9146e1a2...d23ffb360.arox

In the body of the recall it states:"Should you have questions that your dealer can't answer, please call customer relations at 1 800 525 7417".
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:23 PM
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For Festers in California, did anybody receive a "Proof of Correction Certificate"? This was mentioned in the recall letter that I received.
just did mine couple days at Mountainview BMW, and they didn't give a certificate. Will ask them next week.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:02 PM
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My SA called a few minutes ago. Said they did not have the parts for my car. Will keep the loaner, new 328i until it is done. They also replaced a belt as I mentioned I had heard a squeal a couple of times when starting the car.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:10 PM
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Mine took 3 days but they got it done and it feels the same.
They did manage to reset all my preferences & radio channels, but other than that the oil change and wiper blade replacement help.
BTW I did not get a certificate of correction either....

As for the 328i loaner - the mileage was just as good as the diesel but not the torque. The noisy idle of that 4 cylinder engine sounded a bit like a clackity clack diesel from the old days....

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Old 05-29-2012, 06:54 PM
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Dropped mine off last Thursday, got it back this afternoon. With Holiday not sure how many working days that was, I suppose 3 days max.

My MY is 2010 and all they did was replace EGR (and some screws, seal and gasket) and reprogram the ECUs. I should have asked to see the old one but didn't.

Got the oil change, filter and DEF refilled.

Rear brakes said they were due in 1,200 miles so they inspected them, reported pads to still be at 8mm so no action required.

At my request they did the 4 wheel alignment, while loaded. $179.00+ taxes.

Feels good to be back in the D. Definietly a much tighter vehicle than the Nissan Sentra loaner.

I suppose I'll be back once again in a year for my last service before I reach 50k or 4 years.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:14 PM
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At my request they did the 4 wheel alignment, while loaded. $179.00+ taxes.
Damn, they are proud of alignments in that neck of the woods.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:52 PM
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Damn, they are proud of alignments in that neck of the woods.


Who isn't?
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:58 PM
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Who isn't?
NTB is a lot less for a one time alignment.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:15 PM
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NTB is a lot less for a one time alignment.
Seriously, do they still offer lifetime alignment? Also, I adore their tire warranty. It's a must have coverage.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:23 PM
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Seriously, do they still offer lifetime alignment? Also, I adore their tire warranty. It's a must have coverage.
Not sure if they do. I bought one of their one year warranties awhile back for my truck. Then with every oil change(7500 miles) I would drive over to NTB and get an alignment done for free. I get the tires put on at Discount so with every oil change I'd drive there and get rotate/balance for free. Firestone used to have lifetime alignments and might still have them.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:07 AM
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Question: You think BMW would do a better job than the larger tire chains at doing an alignment? Wouldn't you expect they have better equipment, know best the settings and adjustments for the make?

Just asking.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:10 AM
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Question: You think BMW would do a better job than the larger tire chains at doing an alignment? Wouldn't you expect they have better equipment, know best the settings and adjustments for the make?

Just asking.
I'd expect them to be using the same Hunter(or similar name brand) alignment machines that any reputable tire shop uses. It does not take much more than a trained spider monkey beyond that point to do an alignment on any modern car due to the machines making the job super easy.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:14 AM
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Also remember it is all four wheels.

I wish I had seen a report of as found and as finished. My only issue was the slight extra wear on the outer front wheels, mostly left front on Original RFTs after some 30k miles. Certainly not anything I could detect in my daily drive.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:19 AM
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Spider Monkeys can handle four wheels. A lot of vehicles need four wheel alignments.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:04 AM
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Just spoke with service department at the BMW Gallery Norwell, MA
Our X5 has two recalls that need to be done
1st recall - the ERG valve replacement, CAT check and some re-programing
2nd recall - some kind of temperature sensor has to be replaced I did not remember the exact name
He said they have the ERG valve in stock but after they check the CAT, if it needs to be replaced they have to order it from Germany

I was debating with him if I should wait till August, when the car is due for an oil change and inspection I and do it all at the same time, or do the recalls now and then come back August for the rest. On my notice that the car has been perfect since we purchased it (now at 13.5k miles) and we did not have a single glitch and service lights, he said that the purpose of the recalls is to fix the issues before any problems arise. That statement convinced me to do the recalls now and not wait

So I am dropping the car off next week. they will give us a 3-series loaner
I'll keep you posted
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:05 AM
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Snipe you are much more care free and worry free than I. Your blood pressure must be fantastic!

I will spend extra for alignment by dealer I imagine. In my mind it gives me comfort knowing that the dealer spider monkey last aligned a BMW before working on my car. Is this a guarantee of competence? Sadly, far from it. Probably just a placebo. Its just that I have such low expectations from anyone these days with regard to competence that I don't want to risk it.

At Discount I used to have to stand guard over my Jeep to keep them from lifting the vehicle at improper jack points. Even when I would stand there and say don't lift it under the diff the guy would still attempt it. Oh and I love when they use air wrench to tighten and then come behind with a torque wrench to give the customer that reassuring click. Please! Oops there goes my BP signing off

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Old 05-30-2012, 08:13 AM
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Spider Monkets maybe, but what about Poweder Monkeys? Know what they are?
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Powder monkeys were a part of warships' crews during the Age of Sail that carried bags of gunpowder from the powder magazine in the ship's hold to the gun crews. Powder monkeys were usually boys or young teens selected for the job for their speed and height they were short and would be hidden behind the ship's gunwale, keeping them from being shot by enemy ships' sharp shooters. In recent times the term has been applied to a variety of workers who deploy explosives. The use of the term 'powder monkey' in English dates to the late 17th century.[1]
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