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      02-26-2013, 06:41 AM   #45
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I wonder what they say about australian made cars
- other readers chimed in with recalls from VW, and faults in Mercedes, so I guess this is what happens with mass-produced cars, no matter what price point. Even Toyota is in the middle of a massive recall. At the other end of the scale, you have the super cars, which accordingto Top Gear are fragile in the extreme.

I understand that the part affected is a mod intended for cars sold in "hot" climates. What that means I don't know.
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      03-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #46
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i just called the number on the SMH article... they still dont have the list. if you bought your bmw 2nd hand used you can do the ownership transfer and they will update the database so you will be automagically updated if your car is affected by the issue.
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      03-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #47
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The service guys at BMW Sydney were very slow to respond so I spoke with BMW Aus last week and they said that they cross check the list with each state's motoring body E.g. RTA, Vic Roads etc. before sending out the recall letters.

They also said that they still do not know which batches are effected and that those letters will be going out to the effected owners at the end of March to early April.
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      03-05-2013, 07:00 PM   #48
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Booked my car in for a supernumerary ( don't know what else to call it, an extra oil change outside of the regular scheduled change. I do them when the dash countdown tells me it's 10,000 to the next one. ) oil change yesterday and was told that there is no battery cable recall notice for my 1M. He had other cars in for a battery cable replacement, mostly x5s.
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      03-11-2013, 11:59 PM   #49
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I called Bris BMW and looks like mine is affected. Booked it in for next Monday. My car is a 2007 LCI 120i hatch.
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      03-14-2013, 04:58 AM   #50
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BMW Australia already checked my car last month by VIN# and was given the all clear.
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      03-14-2013, 06:00 AM   #51
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I was called by Westside today advising my 3 series is on the list being recalled. Said they would need the car for a couple of hours. Booked in for next week. Polite and efficient. Once there ill check if my 1 er is going to need the same but I don't think it will.
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      03-17-2013, 09:10 PM   #52
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I rocked up to Bris BMW this morning only to be told that the parts (for the whole dealership) are still on order and not in yet. THEN WHY BOOK ME IN?
What a waste of sleeping time!

VGR00 I'd check if they have parts before turning up!
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      03-17-2013, 09:49 PM   #53
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It might be posted somewhere but here is the picture describing the issue.
It says that they will replace the connector to a new redesigned one and fix it with a bolt to reduce vibration.
The cable will be fixed with a bolt also.

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      03-17-2013, 11:34 PM   #54
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Thanks LINWE ... just called Westside to confirm and the service manager assured me the parts all arrived late last week. I'm booked in for tomorrow.
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      03-19-2013, 01:09 AM   #55
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Quick update - dropped car off this morning and picked It up this afternoon. All completed with no fuss. Well done Westside.
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      03-19-2013, 01:43 AM   #56
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Awesome! They called me today saying parts were coming this arvo so I'm booked for next Tues. Wish I could get to Westside as I've only heard good things but it's a massive detour from where I live and where I work...
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      03-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #57
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Does anybody know what kind of work is involved will they code something? Will they remove some panels?
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      03-20-2013, 12:35 AM   #58
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Anyone in Perth got a call? I expect to never hear from them.
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      03-20-2013, 12:40 AM   #59
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Does anybody know what kind of work is involved will they code something? Will they remove some panels?
I just had mine done here in Stuttgart, Germany on Monday. They have to remove the dash of the car to do this work. No coding involved at all. takes about 4-5 hours.
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      03-20-2013, 01:39 AM   #60
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To the guys who have had their cars fixed in Australia... Did they have to remove your dash?

I'd rather not have them removing anything in the interior. In my experience all this does is introduce rattles and noises in the long run. It's never going to be as tight again once they disassemble it.
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      03-20-2013, 02:15 AM   #61
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yeah, I will get it done but I'm also curious if it is a legal requirement to have it done? can you sign a waver to say "I didn't want the fix, let it burn!"?
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      03-20-2013, 02:32 AM   #62
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Just received a letter from BMW Australia. My car is affected, the letter states they have to remove the glovebox and access the fusebox. I don't think they will need to remove whole dash.
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      03-20-2013, 03:51 AM   #63
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My 125 is a May 09 build, so ill call Brisbane BMW tomorro and report back.
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      03-20-2013, 11:55 AM   #64
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I just had mine done here in Stuttgart, Germany on Monday. They have to remove the dash of the car to do this work. No coding involved at all. takes about 4-5 hours.
You mean all dash with center panel and Climate control etc etc???? Wow... No squeeking after all?
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      03-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #65
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Mine's affected. Just got the letter in the mail yesterday. I told the stealership about my car suddenly stalling amongst other issues and they couldn't work it out.... Till now. And my gearbox still leaks fluid after they 'fixed' the problem. Faaaaark me
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You mean all dash with center panel and Climate control etc etc???? Wow... No squeeking after all?
Yes. No squeaking at all.
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