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There is a new recall for 325xi:
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April 2, 2002
BMW Has Recalled the 2002 BMW 325XI
(SafetyAlerts) - BMW Has Recalled the 2002 BMW 325XI because of a manufacturing problem with the rear brake rotors.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 799

Manufactured: 01/2002 - 02/2002

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A PROBLEM IN THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF THE REAR BRAKE ROTORS MAY HAVE RESULTED IN THE CREATION OF A CRACK WHERE THE BRAKE DISC AND THE PARKING BRAKE DRUM MEET. FURTHER CRACKING OF THE ROTOR COULD OCCUR DUE TO BRAKING TORQUE WHEN THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN AND THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED. THE BRAKE DRUM, CONNECTED TO THE WHEEL HUB, WOULD COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM THE DISC.

Consequence Summary:
IF THIS HAPPENED, THE WHEEL WOULD CONTINUE TO TURN, BUT THE DISC WOULD STOP, AND THERE WOULD BE NO BRAKING CAPACITY AT THAT WHEEL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH REAR BRAKE ROTORS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING LATE MARCH OR EARLY APRIL 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V088000.

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2002 Alpine White 325i:angel:
 

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Do you know if this includes any xiTs?
 

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PM325xiT - I don't know if it includes xiT's. I just happened to get it in my email first thing this morning and throught I needed to pass it along. Whether or not it includes your xiT would probably be a question to ask your dealership.


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Bummer..

My car was built week 2 of 2002.....guess I'll get a notice soon.:thumbdwn:

Funny, I was just looking at all the rotors last weekend when I removed the wheels to clean brake dust off the inside of the rims.
 

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Re: whew.

blackdawg said:
only affects manufacture dates 1/2002 to 2/2002.
Thanks....12/01 build for me so I should be ok:)
 
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