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Old 10-25-2010, 08:26 AM
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Yes no matter which owner. BMW will do the repair for free
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:49 PM
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I guess I should have searched a little harder before posting my brake issue on a new thread... Im glad I found this because I am having a serious brake issue. The brake pedal is becoming extremely hard to press when coming to a stop and while sitting at a stop sign or light the pedal pushes itself up and the brake releases causing the car to move forward. Almost had several accidents because of this. I will be taking my motorcycle or my other car to work until this is fixed. I will call my dealer in the morning but I am SURE he will give me an excuse on why my car is not covered or why this doesnt apply to me. At this point I dont have time to wait for some "letter" I need it fixed now because that 593/month car payment isn't waiting!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:54 PM
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Anyone know the latest status of the brake recall??? No one at my local dealerships know anything about it...
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:17 PM
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I had my car in for service today and asked my SA about it. He said he was aware of the recall but they haven't received the "official" information regarding it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:07 PM
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Need a letter from the Mothership...

Hi there,

Just had my 07 650i oil change done at Crevier BMW on OC, Calif. According to my SA, they know about the recall but nothing they can do until we get a letter from BMW. He also happens to think that not all vehicles mentioned in the recall is affected...
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:37 AM
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I had mine fixed at Town & Country BMW on Monday. They new about it and in fact got in touch with me about it
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:38 AM
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I had mine fixed at Town & Country BMW on Monday. They new about it and in fact got in touch with me about it
That is great. I think you maybe the first one on this forum to have gotten this issue address with the recall. Still waiting to see if a letter comes out to me but for now, my SA cannot do anything unless my car start having the problems.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:29 AM
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Well I am back in the country. I have not yet received a letter from BMW. I have contacted them again asking for help with my brakes. I was finally told to take it to the dealer for another inspection on the brake booster. I took the car in, and a different mechanic worked on it. He found a split vacuum line. They can not inspect the brake booster until the line is replaced. Around 230.00 to replace line, & not sure who will pay for it. They have replaced the line today, & still have a problem with something? Only 75% brakes after replacing the hose. This is where it was when I took it in!

It seems to me that BMW is trying to service the recall to cars under warranty 1st. They do not know when I will receive a letter, but will not offer to take care of problem until I receive my letter. They agreed to inspect under Good Will, or something else if there is a problem. The Good Will is at their discretion. At this point I do not have a choice but to play their game. If I or anyone else touches the brakes, they will not pay for the repairs.

Has anyone received a letter of what parts fall under this recall. Best I can find out is the following:

Vacuum pump
Check valve
Vacuum Booster
Hose

Does anyone have more info that will add to my experience with this recall?

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Old 11-11-2010, 11:33 AM
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Has anyone received a letter of what parts fall under this recall. Best I can find out is the following:

Vacuum pump
Check valve
Vacuum Booster
Hose

Does anyone have more info that will add to my experience with this recall?

Thanks
I had my recall done on Monday. Here's what was replaced:

Vacuum Line
L/O 0059055 L/A 9 FRUS

Parts:
Qty 1: 11-66-7-611-336 (vacuum line I assume)
Qty 1: 11-15-1-726-339 (Clamp)
Qty 1: 34-33-1-158-929 (Gasket)


I never experienced any issues with my brakes before I had the recall preformed but I can tell you everything is working great!

Cheers!
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:07 PM
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Thanks for the info. I am going to print it for my local shop. This will help a lot!
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:37 PM
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Yes no matter which owner. BMW will do the repair for free
Dealership says that they will not do anything until I get a recall letter.

Called BMWNA and they confirmed that I need the recall letter before taking it in. However, I am the 2nd owner of my 6er and BMWNA did not have my info on file. I had to give the rep on the phone all my info so that they could update the owner info on my vehicle.

I am just sharing this bit of info for those who are not the original owners of their 6ers. You may need to contact BMW to associate you with your vehicle as the recall letter may go to the previous owner.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:19 AM
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I've contacted BMWNA last month and had to update the info (due to be 2nd owner) and the service rep said they would send me a letter within a week. ...still waiting...
PS: my "brake fluid" service needs to be done, do you think that they would throw it in if I brought it for the recall?:-)
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:29 AM
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What year / model does the recall apply to? Did i miss that? Could of sworn i read every post...
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:15 AM
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What year / model does the recall apply to? Did i miss that? Could of sworn i read every post...
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...callV8V12.aspx

Official Statement: BMW Voluntary Recall: 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, BMW Alpina B7, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

BMW of North America has submitted a letter to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) announcing the voluntary recall of V8 and V12-powered BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and BMW Alpina B7 models produced between the 2002 and 2010 model years. In affected vehicles, a small leak may develop in the power braking system, causing a vacuum loss and consequent reduction of power braking assistance. Mechanical braking will still be available to slow and stop the vehicle.

Drivers who experience reduced power braking assistance should immediately schedule a service appointment with an Authorized BMW Center. Mechanical braking will continue to operate on affected vehicles. Once BMW distributes the necessary replacement parts to Authorized BMW centers, customers with affected vehicles will receive a letter via First Class Mail asking them to schedule a service appointment an Authorized BMW Center. Customers with further questions should contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email [email protected].

Affected BMW models include:

* 2002-08 BMW 745i/Li, 750i/Li, and 760i/Li
* 2007-08 BMW Alpina B7
* 2004-10 BMW 645i and 650i
* 2004-10 BMW 545i and 550i
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:24 AM
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Update on my 6.

The vacuum hose fixed part of my brake problem. The hose had a split on it. The brake booster is now showing bad. They can't get one until Monday. At that point they will test the rest of the vacuum system. At this point I am responsible for the vacuum hose. BMW is going to pickup the brake booster under good will at this point.

I just don't understand why they are fighting the repair so bad. The recall is a known fact!
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:19 PM
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I've contacted BMWNA last month and had to update the info (due to be 2nd owner) and the service rep said they would send me a letter within a week. ...still waiting...
PS: my "brake fluid" service needs to be done, do you think that they would throw it in if I brought it for the recall?:-)

I too am due for brake fluid change as well. Curious to know if the change brake fluid as part of the service.

Anyone know for sure?
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:34 PM
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Update on my 6.

The vacuum hose fixed part of my brake problem. The hose had a split on it. The brake booster is now showing bad. They can't get one until Monday. At that point they will test the rest of the vacuum system. At this point I am responsible for the vacuum hose. BMW is going to pickup the brake booster under good will at this point.

I just don't understand why they are fighting the repair so bad. The recall is a known fact!
The broken hose can cause oil vapour to enter the brake system causing further damage, if the hose has not failed then that is all they replace, if it has failed then more parts need to be changed.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:51 AM
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I'm not sure if my 645 (just took ownership of this vehicle) falls into the category of the recall, but can some of you chime in on this: had rear brake pads/sensors changed at 24k, Replaced front and rear pads/sensors/linings at 30k; Ground down lips of all rotors and lubed chamfered front/rear brakes (chamfered?) at 30.2k; Brake system flush at 34k; Replaced vacuum pump at 36k; Replaced both front/rear brake pad sensors at 41k.

Now, the car is at 47.5k and the iDrive shows the brake sensors saying that I need to change the front brakes! Is something fishy? I'm not the most technical auto person, but shouldn't the front brakes last longer than 17k miles? Seems like something has been going on with the brakes for a while and the sensors are screwed up. Do you think I should have a different mechanic (other than BMW dealership) look at it, or do you think I should make BMW fix this? Should it be covered since it was already paid for previously (I'm not under warranty)? Think it's related to the recall?

Thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated. BTW, the only thing that has ever gone wrong on the car is the battery and the brakes--all else has pretty much just been maintenance--and the car is immaculate otherwise....

THANKS!
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:33 AM
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jeremysm1, your car should fall under the recall category. the recall covers from 04 on up. However your brake issues are something different from the recall. It seems a bit soon for your front brake replacement unless you are doing some serious driving and heavy breaking. Maybe during the original brake replacement they for get to rest the iDrive? You can easily verify this by looking at the brake pads and see how much meat you have left. Also look and see if there is a significant lip on the rotor as this will cut into the sensor. It seems kind of fishy because BMW I know do not cut their rotors. once it get to a certain point, they replace them period. Grounding down anything I was told is a no no.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:15 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I'm going to take my vehicle to a friend's shop and he'll have his mechanic look at the brakes to see what condition of all the parts are currently. Someone recommended that I just get the front brakes done properly and move on from there---which is not a bad idea. Unfortunately, I'm the type of person who wants to know "why" as much as anything. Seems like chamfering was a short-cut taken by BMW which might be acceptable on other makes but not necessarily on our 6'ers....argh.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:59 PM
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Just got the email from my SA and he said they finally recieved the go ahead on the recall. He has ordered my parts and will call me when they are in.

I never recieved a letter or any other notice, so i guess that part isnt necessary.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:16 PM
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Just got the email from my SA and he said they finally recieved the go ahead on the recall. He has ordered my parts and will call me when they are in.

I never recieved a letter or any other notice, so i guess that part isnt necessary.
For those that have gotten recall done , what was the wait time, was car returned on same day? Is this something you can hang around service dept. to wait for?
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:01 AM
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For those that have gotten recall done , what was the wait time, was car returned on same day? Is this something you can hang around service dept. to wait for?
My car was in for other things at the same time so I didn't wait so I'm not sure whether it's a hang around and wait job. I can tell you it will be completed the same day!
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:24 AM
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I just don't understand why they are fighting the repair so bad. The recall is a known fact!
they way most recalls work, if you paid for service that will eventually be covered, you can get a refund later on... so hang on to your receipts and have your SA look at whether you qualify for a refund when you eventually get the recall notice...
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:15 AM
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Recall in UK

Well I have had my official recall notice here in the UK, my car is booked into BMW last day of this month. I have been advised that if the leak has occurred then it could take 3-4 hours to replace the components, if not, then only the pipe is replaced and should not take too long...

For those looking for lots of other items to be replaced ie pads, rotors, fluid etc then forget it as they are not part of the recall............. so you will have to dip into your own pockets !!!
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