BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by MrTurner » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:19 pm

barneym140i wrote:
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.
If so where? I've asked several dealers, and BMW direct and there is no official comment about what is happening other than they're being held. Everything else is speculation.

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by barneym140i » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:22 pm

its on this very thread the very first post by OP...maybe not official but BMW will hardly be running around trying to make this common knowledge and readily available, environmental issues sounds like a copout temporary response to me.

Sounds like what the OP was advised was most likely accurate and recalls are being done

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by barneym140i » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:23 pm

TRL is a supplying dealer so if he has mentioned that then its probably a far more believable response than any other! He wouldn't make it up

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by MrTurner » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:46 pm

It's not made up, but it is speculation only.

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by bigfellas_dad » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:53 pm

BMW have used this phrase before if you remember...

BMW blames environmental issues for decision to quit Formula One
LONDON - BMW has quit F1 motor racing after ten years' participation, blaming not just its Petronas-sponsored team's poor performance but highlighting the conflict between its involvement in the sport and its desire to associate its brand with "environmental sustainability".
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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by barneym140i » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:53 pm

doesn't sounds like speculation to me? sounds quite precise? but I guess time will tell. Very annoying for owners I imagine, bad enough waiting without unforeseen issues, especially with all the VW fiasco that went on and emissions.

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by gar33 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:45 am

Just had an email from my dealer to confirm that my car will be in tomorrow and ready for collection Monday after MPE is fitted.

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by caign » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:48 am

gar33 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:45 am
Just had an email from my dealer to confirm that my car will be in tomorrow and ready for collection Monday after MPE is fitted.
Can you let us know whether everything is to spec?

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by gar33 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:12 am

Yeah will do, pick up Monday afternoon, time will tell. Anyone got suggestions of things to check/look out for?

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by jb182 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:26 pm

Thought I'd ask the "Genius's" to see what they have to say :- again nothing official but this is what I was told

"This may have relation to the emissions test which has been changed this year. So it may be vehicles are being double checked. But I can confirm we have heard nothing regarding the vehicles being rejected due to this as vehicles are being delivered"

Not much help, BMW are being very shady on this.......

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by Blind Pugh » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:04 pm

bigfellas_dad wrote:
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. :(
We used to have a VW Tiguan 180 CR TDI that had to have “The Fix”

I had the same concerns about loss of power post remap. Spoke at length to local VW dealer master tech and VW UK tech centre.

They advised high powered diesels - like ours - would probably run better post remap as these engines, VW didn’t have low emissions from the off. The issue was around the lower power/emission versions which needed to retain their “claimed” v low emissions.

The VW guys were right - our Tiguan’s economy improved by 10% and the engine felt less laggy, being more responsive c/w more grunt across the rev range.
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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by sgb27 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:30 pm

I doubt any of the tests used in measuring the emissions involve unleashing anywhere near the full 340 PS, so I wouldn't worry about the maximum power being affected by any tweak to pass the test.
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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by Motherfluffa » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:38 am

My car is currently being help at tue pre delivery centre and i was tpld tpday by the dealer its waiting on an update due to a safety issue...
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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by caign » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:24 am

gar33 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:12 am
Yeah will do, pick up Monday afternoon, time will tell. Anyone got suggestions of things to check/look out for?
Perhaps check for max torque between 2500 and 4000 rpm? This range is in the middle of the max torque range and takes allowance of running in instructions - not above 4500 rpm as per handbook, and not accelerating hard at low revs as per recommendations from this forum. However I wouldn't accelerate hard at any revs too often during the running in period.

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Re: BMW recall ECU issues as of April 2018

Post by Uncle Tupelo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:06 am

Blind Pugh wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:04 pm
bigfellas_dad wrote:
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. :(
We used to have a VW Tiguan 180 CR TDI that had to have “The Fix”

I had the same concerns about loss of power post remap. Spoke at length to local VW dealer master tech and VW UK tech centre.

They advised high powered diesels - like ours - would probably run better post remap as these engines, VW didn’t have low emissions from the off. The issue was around the lower power/emission versions which needed to retain their “claimed” v low emissions.

The VW guys were right - our Tiguan’s economy improved by 10% and the engine felt less laggy, being more responsive c/w more grunt across the rev range.
My Scirocco was the 180 TDI too; I didn't get the fix as I lost faith in VW. But if what they claim above was true (and I'm not doubting your experience - glad things improved rather than got worse), why did the 180 TDI need a fix? Surely it would have just been the lower power/emission versions that needed tweaking which would have saved cost and to an extent, reputation?
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