BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

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BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by Benyounger » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:20 pm

Hi all,

Just thought I’d share some information I’ve found out today.

There is a recall on all new m140i, m240i and X3s that are in the port of entry/exit due to an ECU issue.

No one knows how long it’s going to take the only info I have is that cars that are in port of exit are being sent back to the factory and cars in the port of entry I.e Southampton docks are having parts sent to the docks for fitting.

Hope this helps as my dealer was useless and didn’t know anything... this is what I got from TRL who kindly replied to my instagram message!

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by Ezzra » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:00 am

VW have similar issues.

It's cost them €30 billion so far.....
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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by Compactpete » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:24 am

Be interesting to see if BMW revise their quoted power figures because of this. My mate has an A3 TDI that went back to be 'adjusted' after the emissions scandal, he reckons it's at least 10% down on power now.
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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by Chappers » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:41 am

I think my new M140i was one of the last to escape from Southampton. I wonder if i'll be getting a call to bring her in for a software update?
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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by bigfellas_dad » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:52 am

Ouch, i dont like the sound of this. Ive heard of VW cars losing a lot of power AND economy after 'fixing' the maps. :(
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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by gar33 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:51 am

I’ve got an m140i due anytime now, wonder if it escaped Southampton? 😬

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by RJW_1989 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:27 pm

if the new maps have any effect on outputs surely that would need to be communicated by BMW ? if it is 10% for arguments sake you cant just release the same car with 50nm less torque and 34 less brake without telling people

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by glen8 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:42 pm

RJW_1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:27 pm
if the new maps have any effect on outputs surely that would need to be communicated by BMW ? if it is 10% for arguments sake you cant just release the same car with 50nm less torque and 34 less brake without telling people
I'd at least want the option of a refund, or a discount to compensate for the power difference

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by RJW_1989 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:50 pm

glen8 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:42 pm
RJW_1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:27 pm
if the new maps have any effect on outputs surely that would need to be communicated by BMW ? if it is 10% for arguments sake you cant just release the same car with 50nm less torque and 34 less brake without telling people
I'd at least want the option of a refund, or a discount to compensate for the power difference
surely it would be false advertisement ? if they quote the 340ps and its really 306ps.....

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by MrTurner » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:24 pm

From what I understand, cars (mine included) are stuck at the port, no official comment has been made by BMW or any dealership. Everything else is speculation. There is no recall, no date for when the cars will start moving again, literally nothing other than confirmation they're being held. It might even be they've found a cure for the exhaust rattle :lol:

As for power change and differences, I'd be more than happy to put my car on the rollers at a reputed specialist in the East Midlands after mine arrives. I'd want to do that back to back with an earlier car, after mine is run in and the cars would need to be stock or as close as possible (mine will have only the MPE exhaust).

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by RJW_1989 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:41 pm

MrTurner wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:24 pm
From what I understand, cars (mine included) are stuck at the port, no official comment has been made by BMW or any dealership. Everything else is speculation. There is no recall, no date for when the cars will start moving again, literally nothing other than confirmation they're being held. It might even be they've found a cure for the exhaust rattle :lol:

As for power change and differences, I'd be more than happy to put my car on the rollers at a reputed specialist in the East Midlands after mine arrives. I'd want to do that back to back with an earlier car, after mine is run in and the cars would need to be stock or as close as possible (mine will have only the MPE exhaust).
where are you based ? mine is standard 17 plate with just the MPE id be up for putting mine on the same rollers as yours and seeing what the craic is i have no idea what poweer mine is running ! would imagine itll be 345-355 mark tbh

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by gar33 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:44 pm

Just spoken to BMW UK, they’ve told me mine is being held due to environmental issues, and is being quality checked, he wouldn’t confirm that it was to do with emissions.

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by MrTurner » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:13 pm

RJW_1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:41 pm
MrTurner wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:24 pm
From what I understand, cars (mine included) are stuck at the port, no official comment has been made by BMW or any dealership. Everything else is speculation. There is no recall, no date for when the cars will start moving again, literally nothing other than confirmation they're being held. It might even be they've found a cure for the exhaust rattle :lol:

As for power change and differences, I'd be more than happy to put my car on the rollers at a reputed specialist in the East Midlands after mine arrives. I'd want to do that back to back with an earlier car, after mine is run in and the cars would need to be stock or as close as possible (mine will have only the MPE exhaust).
where are you based ? mine is standard 17 plate with just the MPE id be up for putting mine on the same rollers as yours and seeing what the craic is i have no idea what poweer mine is running ! would imagine itll be 345-355 mark tbh
I'm near J27 M1? It'll be a few months until I get it and get it run in but it'll answer a question! It'll also depend on the day, rollers, set up etc.

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by barneym140i » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:15 pm

pretty sure on another thread earlier someone had a message from TRL (a dealer) confirming the ECU issue and that ECUs were being removed and sent back and cars already at port were needing reworks. Sounds pretty concrete to me?

Hope not and hope no potential owners are going to be having issues/reduced power. If it was me I would be fuming if that happens.

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by MrTurner » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:17 pm

gar33 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Just spoken to BMW UK, they’ve told me mine is being held due to environmental issues, and is being quality checked, he wouldn’t confirm that it was to do with emissions.
Even with that again "Environmental Issues" could be literally anything. Snow, wind, rain sun are all environmental factors, so maybe a part supplier somewhere had an issue with a component due to deliveries in the snow which caused a component to be swapped which is now defective and being replaced. Until there's an official comment about anything else from BMW there's nothing more to do other than be happy I got the Q1 pricing before the March price rise! That'll have to be honoured regardless.

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