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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:26 PM
4ocious 4ocious is offline
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Mein Auto: 2011 135I MS 6MT, 2006 X3
RECALL BMW 1, 3, 5, 6, X3, X5, X6, and Z4

Who's received their 2010-2012 BMW Recall Campaign #14V-176 "VANOS Assembly Bolts" recall notice? Mine came in June. This safety recall applies to a "defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain Model Year 2010-12 BMW 1, 3, 5, 6 X3, X5 X6, and Z4 models." It involves the housing bolts of the variable camshaft timing (VANOS) adjustment unit. The bolts may possibly loosen over time and, under certain circumstances, may break. As a result, the reduced engine power "safe mode" may be activated. In some cases the engine cannot be started after switching off and less frequently it could stall which could lead to a crash.

You may want to check into this if your car isn't registered with BMW USA and they don't know who the current owner is.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:37 PM
Olgeezer1 Olgeezer1 is offline
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Well at least you guys are getting a recall. In Canada we're getting an extended warranty but no recall. So rather than fix the problem they're rolling the dice with our engines. Once the warranty's over( 5 yrs. from now) you're on your own. Great way to inspire confidence in your product BMW.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:58 PM
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I got mine in June too. Now where are those god damn bolts?

BTW, I noticed some guy had them replaced out of warranty, and the bill was $2,000. They only did one cam and had to go back in for the second - another $2,000.

What kind of company is this? We should mount a class action suit against this company for those lousy RFTs!
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:41 AM
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Mein Auto: 128i M, M3, 325is M-Tech
You know you can call BMW of North America and give them the last 7 of your VIN to verify your car is affected. I called them up via my dealer and had the service manager hear BMW of NA say my car was not affected, despite my protest to have the VANOS checked anyways. I documented the interaction so in case I have this issue... I can easily just go back and say it was neglect on BMW of NA and my dealership's problemo.
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