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F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current)
F80 BMW M3 sedan, F82 BMW M4 coupe and F83 M4 convertible forum. This 5th generation M3 and all new M4 features a 3.0 liter twin turbo engine (engine code S55) 425hp and 406lbs of torque! Heavy use of light weight materials makes this generation lighter and faster then the outgoing E9x M3.

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Old 10-31-2018, 08:22 PM
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Driveshaft recall M3/M4

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/10/31/...021&yptr=yahoo

Has anyone received this notice yet?Looks like it applies to '16 and '17 cars. For once i'm gad I have an old '15 M4. I was not aware that there was any difference in the driveshaft between the model years.

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Old 11-01-2018, 01:00 AM
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Other articles say BMW will notify owners starting Dec 3. Wondering if they will replace with another carbon one or steel like the newer cars have.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:06 AM
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Probably not updated yet but link to bmwusa recall check by vin:

https://www.bmwusa.com/safety-and-emission-recalls.html
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:19 AM
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What's happening with this? I received a letter over a month ago but no solution has been identified yet supposedly...
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Old 04-24-2019, 07:58 PM
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Drivetrain error

I thought I would check the forums search before posting so I’ll add on here. I have a 2017 M3 Competition Package and received the letter a few months ago. Called my dealership and was told the replacement part is not available. Driving to work this morning, I got a “Powertrain Malfunction” error notification and now the CEL is on and it’s driving with reduced power. I made an appointment with the local BMW dealer service department for tomorrow and they’re going to “check it out” but again confirmed that the replacement part isn’t available. This could become very frustrating. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:12 PM
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Got The New Driveshaft Today

I have a '17 M3, and had commented to the dealer from Day One that there was more noise from the drivetrain than I expected - but they checked it out and said it was all normal and fine. Never had a real problem with the drivetrain of any kind, and nothing ever got worse. Received "Recall Letter 1" a couple of months ago, and the dealer said they hadn't heard a word about it yet from BMW (Crevier Santa Ana). Then "Recall Letter 2" came a couple of weeks ago, and this time Crevier said I needed to bring the car in to have it inspected - BMW had said that if it was determined I did in fact need a new driveshaft, it would have to be ordered from Germany. I took the car in three days ago for the inspection, and was told that if it did indeed need a new shaft, it would only take a couple of days. The driveshaft was delivered to them this morning, on Day 3. The part was in So Cal in BMW's parts center, and the car was washed and ready for pickup by 1p. Car runs smoother I would say, but I love this car either way. Shame the lease is up in four months.
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:06 PM
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Alignment here: The Definitive Alignment Thread

OE is Original Equipment aka 'BMW Original Parts' aka 'What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label'

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER the company that made the OE part or.... A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label


OEM is not what BMW sells


http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:50 PM
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Thought I’d provide a little feedback. I guess I didn’t mention my car has a Stage 3 Dinon in it. Someone was nice enough to put it in new and trade it in 1 year later with 10K miles on it. The dealer claims the “Powertrain malfunction” error and CEL was due to a leak in the Dinon carbon fiber cold air intake. Dinon is supposed to provide a warranty equivalent to the BMW factory warranty but in fortunately, my dealer doesn’t work on them so I’ll have to drive it down to Kansas City to get it addressed there.
I’m not sure I’m convinced about the powertrain malfunction being due to the Dinon.
However, when my dealer had the car, the driveshaft recall replacement became available so they were able to do the recall repair. I think it became available on May 2 IIRC. So if anyone hasn’t, give your dealer a call as they should be able to get the parts now.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:37 AM
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I never got a notice, but I brought it in to the dealership for an oil change and had them check to see if my car was effected (they said it wasn't).
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:16 AM
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At some point, BMW stopped using carbon fiber driveshafts on the M3/4. The reason was supposedly to make room for the upcoming gas particulate filters (GPF's) to required in the EU. CF driveshafts are also expensive.

Anybody want to guess which car was the first to have CF driveshafts? It was big RWD Cadillac's back in the early 1990's. GM was testing the idea, and putting them on 10,000 Cadillacs was less of a risk that putting them on 100,000 Caprice's where many of them would end up as taxis or cop cars and get flogged.
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