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According to emmision rules BMW is supposed to send this below letter to every N54 engine BMW owner:

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/attachment...mer_Letter.pdf

Did you get yours?
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Customer Name:
Address:
Vehicle Chassis Number:

Dear Valued Customer,
BMW is committed to delivering the ultimate in product satisfaction to you, our
customer. Our interest in your vehicle doesn't stop with its sale; rather, it
continues throughout the vehicle's warranty period and beyond.
BMW has become aware of a potential problem that could affect the durability
of the high-pressure fuel pump of certain MY 2007/2008 BMW automobiles
equipped with a 3.0 liter engine. We estimate that only a small percentage of
vehicles will actually develop a problem. Vehicles affected may have the
Service Engine Soon lamp illuminated. Also, the affected vehicles may
experience an extended engine starting time ("long crank***8221 or reduced engine
performance when the high-pressure fuel pump malfunctions.
As a commitment to our customers and to demonstrate our confidence in our
product, BMW will extend the emissions warranty for the high-pressure fuel
pump to 10 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first. The emissions
warranty extension for this component applies to your vehicle and is
transferable to any subsequent purchaser of your car. All terms and conditions
of the California Emissions Warranty, the Federal Emissions Defect Warranty,
and the Federal Emissions Performance Warranty apply to the extended
warranty. Warranty coverage for all other parts is not affected. Warranty terms
and conditions can be found in your warranty booklet.
The integrity of our products has been essential to our reputation, our success,
and our customer's trust. We hope this extension of the emissions warranty
will further enhance your ownership experience and satisfaction. Should you
have any questions, please call us toll-free at 1-800-831-1117.
In the unlikely event that the high-pressure fuel pump of your vehicle shows the
above symptoms or any other problem, please feel free to call the nearest
authorized BMW dealer for an appointment. All authorized BMW dealers will be
informed of this warranty extension via a Service Information bulletin.
Please be assured that we at BMW are totally committed to the highest
standards of product excellence and owner experience, and are determined to
maintain a level of service that exceeds your expectations.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Sincerely,
 

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So this HPFP is not affecting 2006 330 series?
 

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So this HPFP is not affecting 2006 330 series?
No, the N52's (325i/328i/330i) don't have one - it's only on direct injection engines like the N54.

To the OP, yes I received the letter.
 

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BMW has become aware of a potential problem that could affect the durability
of the high-pressure fuel pump of certain MY 2007/2008 BMW automobiles
equipped with a 3.0 liter engine.


I don't think these are going out the MY2009 owners.
Thought it doesn't appear that MY2009/N54 vehicles are immune to this problem. I predict that eventually MY2009 will be included, but for now they are not.
 

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BMW should reveal the actual % of 2007-2008 vehicles already affected so potential consumers (certainly not I) interested in buying a 135i, 335i or 535i can determine what a projection of "a small percentage" actually means. The letter is deliberately too vague. What do they have to hide? :dunno:
 

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BMW has become aware of a potential problem that could affect the durability
of the high-pressure fuel pump of certain MY 2007/2008 BMW automobiles
equipped with a 3.0 liter engine.


I don't think these are going out the MY2009 owners.
Thought it doesn't appear that MY2009/N54 vehicles are immune to this problem. I predict that eventually MY2009 will be included, but for now they are not.
It's early.'09 owners will get the letter eventually.
 

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BMW should reveal the % of 2007-2008 vehicles already affected so potential consumers (certainly not I) interested in buying a 135i, 335i or 535i can determine what "a small percentage" actually means. The letter is deliberately too vague.
Yeah, this:
We estimate that only a small percentage of vehicles will actually develop a problem.
was funny is a sick sorta way.

I doubt the bean counters at BMW headquartes consider the percentage small.
 

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BMW should reveal the actual % of 2007-2008 vehicles already affected so potential consumers (certainly not I) interested in buying a 135i, 335i or 535i can determine what a projection of "a small percentage" actually means. The letter is deliberately too vague. What do they have to hide? :dunno:
I'm going with 35-40%.:)
 

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Yeah, this
We estimate that only a small percentage of vehicles will actually develop a problem.
was funny is a sick sorta way.

I doubt the bean counters at BMW headquartes share this view.
If only a very small % of consumers have had problems, they never would have issued this letter. In fact the HPFP issue seems to be significant. BMW doesn't issue a letter like this unless the problem is a bit more pervasive than they are alluding too.
 

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I'm going with 35-40%.:)
It looks like we will probably never know, but I can't see BMW writing that letter unless the problem is significant. 30-40% would be "alarming."
 

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I had my changed two months ago.
Sorry to hear that. Hope that's the end of it. Enjoy your vehicle.

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It looks like we will probably never know, but I can't see BMW writing the letter whose contents are posted above, unless the problem is significant. 30-40% would be "alarming."
Those numbers are from a BMW service advisor I asked.I was shocked he didn't BS me.Just came right out with it.
 

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Those numbers are from a BMW service advisor I asked.I was shocked he didn't BS me.Just came right out with it.
OMG! So there it is: 30-40%. That is pretty bad. I don't know what to say except "depressing." Sincerely hope you are in the other 60-70%. :thumbup:
 

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Who gives a sh*t, so you take it in to service and get it replaced. I'm not planning on keeping any car for over 120k miles so it's not an issue. It's a WARRANTY COVERED REPLACEMENT, that just got extended from 50k to 125k. Stop panicking it's really not a big deal.. And HPowders, You should have just bought a 335i.. Worst case scenario is that you get a loaner for 2 days and then have a perfectly good HPFP. You would actually spend a lot less time dealing with the HPFP replacement, then you do complaining about the 335i.
 
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