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Re: BMW recall

Post by chandler » Tue May 15, 2018 3:26 pm

SpaceTofu wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 11:59 am
.Griff. wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 11:55 am
SpaceTofu wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 11:49 am
The most pleasant thing is that they have done a car clean, in&out :D :D
BMW will always do this if taking the car in for warranty work or a service.

In fact, it's the first thing I tell them NOT to do.
well, that demonstrate how often I have been to an official BMW dealer I guess!
are they really that bad? Granted, I would have not been happy with the overall quality if I had been paying for it, but seeing as the car was quite dirty, it made me very pleased
They are pretty bad but no worse than any other dealer or backstreet car cleaning place. To be honest unless you take great care over your car (my full clean and polish routine is about 4 hours i use 3 microfiber mits that are all washed after and that is after a full contactless wash) you might not notice the new scratches.

That said my parents love this part of the service and they have soft Honda paint they aren't bothered about the scratches and hologramming they just like their "clean" car. It depends what this car means to you and the cost of your time to you.

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Re: BMW recall

Post by Sonic1506 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:34 pm

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It's not part of this recall, I know that. I'm asking if it is likely to be affected by the same problem though, i.e. presumably corrosion of a connector. Or to put it another way, has anyone with a 1 series built prior to March 2007 had a problem with this connector?
I would hazard a guess that your 1 Series should be part of the recall.

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Re: BMW recall

Post by YLS » Tue May 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Sonic1506 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:34 pm
YLS wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:10 pm
It's not part of this recall, I know that. I'm asking if it is likely to be affected by the same problem though, i.e. presumably corrosion of a connector. Or to put it another way, has anyone with a 1 series built prior to March 2007 had a problem with this connector?
I would hazard a guess that your 1 Series should be part of the recall.
By the sounds of it, I would guess the same. But it's not, according to the DVLA site. Maybe I'll give it a few weeks for things to settle down and then give them a call if no letter has arrived.

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Re: BMW recall

Post by chall5 » Tue May 15, 2018 5:21 pm

chandler wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:26 pm
SpaceTofu wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 11:59 am
.Griff. wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 11:55 am


BMW will always do this if taking the car in for warranty work or a service.

In fact, it's the first thing I tell them NOT to do.
well, that demonstrate how often I have been to an official BMW dealer I guess!
are they really that bad? Granted, I would have not been happy with the overall quality if I had been paying for it, but seeing as the car was quite dirty, it made me very pleased
They are pretty bad but no worse than any other dealer or backstreet car cleaning place. To be honest unless you take great care over your car (my full clean and polish routine is about 4 hours i use 3 microfiber mits that are all washed after and that is after a full contactless wash) you might not notice the new scratches.

That said my parents love this part of the service and they have soft Honda paint they aren't bothered about the scratches and hologramming they just like their "clean" car. It depends what this car means to you and the cost of your time to you.
Worst part of any dealer visit is when you get in the car and your carefully positioned seat position refined over years of minor adjustments has been totally changed

Really surprised cars without memory seats don’t have some way of telling you what their position is so you can re-create it easily. Something like a position number in a little window for angle, how far forward and height. So when I get back in the car I know to just set it to 4,5,7 (for example) to get my seating position back
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Re: BMW recall

Post by Rarebit » Tue May 15, 2018 5:53 pm

chall5 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 5:21 pm
chandler wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:26 pm
SpaceTofu wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 11:59 am


well, that demonstrate how often I have been to an official BMW dealer I guess!
are they really that bad? Granted, I would have not been happy with the overall quality if I had been paying for it, but seeing as the car was quite dirty, it made me very pleased
They are pretty bad but no worse than any other dealer or backstreet car cleaning place. To be honest unless you take great care over your car (my full clean and polish routine is about 4 hours i use 3 microfiber mits that are all washed after and that is after a full contactless wash) you might not notice the new scratches.

That said my parents love this part of the service and they have soft Honda paint they aren't bothered about the scratches and hologramming they just like their "clean" car. It depends what this car means to you and the cost of your time to you.
Worst part of any dealer visit is when you get in the car and your carefully positioned seat position refined over years of minor adjustments has been totally changed

Really surprised cars without memory seats don’t have some way of telling you what their position is so you can re-create it easily. Something like a position number in a little window for angle, how far forward and height. So when I get back in the car I know to just set it to 4,5,7 (for example) to get my seating position back
I take it your seats don't have 2 memory positions like mine?? :shock:
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Re: BMW recall

Post by SpaceTofu » Tue May 15, 2018 6:02 pm

Rarebit wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 5:53 pm
I take it your seats don't have 2 memory positions like mine?? :shock:
mine doesn't either.
But I mean, it took me probably less than 30 seconds to re-configure it.
And really your body is not the same through the months / years, so this give you an opportunity to take the time to re-calibrate the seats to your (older) body! :lol:
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Re: BMW recall

Post by Ktmpedro220 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:21 pm

Well, rung Synter Swansea and booked mine in. Asked about a courtesy car as I live a fair distance from there and was told "No" but I could have £15 each way towards a taxi. Said that a taxi would be about £100 each way. Anyway the receptionist rang me back and said if I take it down and wait two hours they can do it then and there, so hopefully will take some demo's out and some coffee!?!?!?

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Re: BMW recall

Post by A1SHx » Tue May 15, 2018 7:23 pm

Ktmpedro220 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Well, rung Synter Swansea and booked mine in. Asked about a courtesy car as I live a fair distance from there and was told "No" but I could have £15 each way towards a taxi. Said that a taxi would be about £100 each way. Anyway the receptionist rang me back and said if I take it down and wait two hours they can do it then and there, so hopefully will take some demo's out and some coffee!?!?!?
Don't take no for an answer! they did the same with me. Kick off and demand to speak to a manager.. what a joke. Other people I've spoken to from their local dealerships were offered a loan car didn't even have to ask :roll:
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Re: BMW recall

Post by ttassie15 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:35 pm

I’ve got a September 2011 and it’s due a recall according to the gov.uk website. It’s worth a check even if you’re outside the period!


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Re: BMW recall

Post by stevesurrey » Tue May 15, 2018 11:17 pm

Will depend on build date not registration date. I expect.
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Re: BMW recall

Post by MontegoBlue » Wed May 16, 2018 8:17 am

according to the gov.uk my 2012 (very late build E91 3er) is not on the recall...well not yet.

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Re: BMW recall

Post by OneTwenty » Wed May 16, 2018 9:24 am

My E91 needs it doing, will arrange it soon enough.
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Re: BMW recall

Post by THETYRANT » Wed May 16, 2018 9:37 am

Had a quick read through this but not seen if anyone has found out exactly what work is carried out ?

If its battery end of cable that easy enough but if fuse box end under dashboard thats a lot of work to get at! I dont like anyone working on my car but me as they always manage to do something they shouldnt!... hoping its battery end of things then hopefully easy for them and they cant mess anything else up!
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Re: BMW recall

Post by .Griff. » Wed May 16, 2018 9:43 am

THETYRANT wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:37 am
Had a quick read through this but not seen if anyone has found out exactly what work is carried out ?

If its battery end of cable that easy enough but if fuse box end under dashboard thats a lot of work to get at! I dont like anyone working on my car but me as they always manage to do something they shouldnt!... hoping its battery end of things then hopefully easy for them and they cant mess anything else up!
It's the fuse box end. Cut and crimp job.
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Re: BMW recall

Post by RyanT » Wed May 16, 2018 9:44 am

My 57 plate 118D has the recall outstanding according to the .gov site but not our 60 plate 135i! :?
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