Must have missed this one because I was surprised when my SA said that besides the airbag recall, my 2012 X5 diesel has also an open MAF sensor recall. Has anybody had this recall done on their diesel?
Ya gotta ask your SA, only he knows. You gotta be a bit skeptical when someone mumbles mumbo-jumbo jargon at you, stuff you've never heard before.Doug, thanks for the link. Put in my VIN and it only shows the airbag recall. Maybe MAF sensor replacement is a "non-safety" recall
Unplugging the MAF on our diesels disables the EGR so it runs great until you get a CEL .Ya gotta ask your SA, only he knows. You gotta be a bit skeptical when someone mumbles mumbo-jumbo jargon at you, stuff you've never heard before.
MAF replacement was a cure-all for early TDIs, one would unplug the MAF, and, if the car ran better, replace it. Mine went thirteen years on the original MAF.
I had the MAF replaced in Oct 2016, I wasn't eligible for the warranty or recall on that piece, and it was $498 out of pocket. $30 for future piece of mind is easy mode.I reset the code the other night and cleaned the MAF but the code came back. I've always been skeptical of the actual MAF being a culprit for MAF related codes but in this case it's the only code I get and the part has a history of failure. I was reading in RheinGOLD that apparently DPF regeneration is suspended when the code is stored so didn't want to just drive around with it...
Before ordering it online I called my local dealer just to check and turned out the list price from BMW is $33 and with the discount I get he was selling it for $27 so ended up buying one. But in any case, looks like that's the actual price from BMW which again is surprising given that in all my other cars the MAF was always a $250-$400 part...