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Old 10.05.2018, 16:26
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BMW recall in UK

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...cal-fault.html

BMW is recalling certain cars manufactured in the UK between March 2007 and August 2011 due to an electrical fault which causes the car to stall.

We have just bought our son a BMW 325xi here in Switzerland, year 2008. I am now very concerned that cars here could also be affected. I know cars in the US were also recalled. Can anyone throw any light on the problem? I would be extremely grateful if anyone has any information about BMW cars here. Thanks in advance.
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BMW is recalling certain cars manufactured in the UK between March 2007 and August 2011 due to an electrical fault which causes the car to stall.

We have just bought our son a BMW 325xi here in Switzerland, year 2008. I am now very concerned that cars here could also be affected. I know cars in the US were also recalled. Can anyone throw any light on the problem? I would be extremely grateful if anyone has any information about BMW cars here. Thanks in advance.
I would assume your car is also affected by this, they used the same tin-coated connectors on their models regardless of to which country it was shipped. only difference is that the Swiss authorities have not yet forced BMW to do a recall, and doing it voluntarily is a costly business for the manufacturer.

Just send a mail to BMW, or go by a dealer and express your fear, and ask them what solution they propose, if they keep insisting on you paying the bill, you could either do such but have it on paper that if a recall will be done it future that you get reimbursed, or just take your loss, or contact authorities and try to move them into forcing BMW into a full recall.
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Re: BMW recall in UK

<<lethal electrical fault... which firm knew about in 2011>>
Why does anybody still buy these German cars? It's time to put them in place - the only way to do that is to boycott.

Sorry, don't have the necessary information you need but if I were you I would go to my BMW-dealer and demand a check-up (including a written confirmation if they claim it's okay after). For free of course. Should they refuse, let them refuse in writing.
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BMW is recalling certain cars manufactured in the UK between March 2007 and August 2011 due to an electrical fault which causes the car to stall.

We have just bought our son a BMW 325xi here in Switzerland, year 2008. I am now very concerned that cars here could also be affected. I know cars in the US were also recalled. Can anyone throw any light on the problem? I would be extremely grateful if anyone has any information about BMW cars here. Thanks in advance.
see it on the positive side: the car ran with no issues for 10 years. i don't think you should be very worried.
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<<lethal electrical fault... which firm knew about in 2011>>
Why does anybody still buy these German cars? It's time to put them in place - the only way to do that is to boycott.

Sorry, don't have the necessary information you need but if I were you I would go to my BMW-dealer and demand a check-up (including a written confirmation if they claim it's okay after). For free of course. Should they refuse, let them refuse in writing.
If you do not want to buy cars from a country where manufacturers were unwilling to spontaneously come up with recall programmes for safety related issues you can't buy a car anymore. (look at the TAKATA airbag issue or the TAKATA safety belt issue for example).

In general and compared to others, German cars are still of proper safety and quality, (And they often look great ) So yes, my next one will again be a German one.
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Re: BMW recall in UK

Interesting... I have the 318i model from 2008

Never had an issue as described but will certainly pop an email to BMW in Baar to see if they’re planning on doing anything about it!

Edit: just sent the email, not expecting a reply till next week at some point but will post here again once I hear something.

I have to say I have had a very good experience with the car over the last 8 years of ownership where I’ve done nearly a 100k kms! It’s actually still running on the original battery from 2008!!!

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Re: BMW recall in UK

Tell your son to refrain from dare devil over takes and he should be fine.
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Re: BMW recall in UK

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I would assume your car is also affected by this, they used the same tin-coated connectors on their models regardless of to which country it was shipped. only difference is that the Swiss authorities have not yet forced BMW to do a recall, and doing it voluntarily is a costly business for the manufacturer.

Just send a mail to BMW, or go by a dealer and express your fear, and ask them what solution they propose, if they keep insisting on you paying the bill, you could either do such but have it on paper that if a recall will be done it future that you get reimbursed, or just take your loss, or contact authorities and try to move them into forcing BMW into a full recall.
Thank you very much for your advice - I shall take it.
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Why does anybody still buy these German cars?
Comfort, speed, handling, luxury, reliability, status, design

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It's time to put them in place - the only way to do that is to boycott.
Let me know how you get on...
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Re: BMW recall in UK

Update:

The gentleman from BMW from Baar came back to me earlier today and told me that he doesn’t have any “issues” flagged up relating to my car (318i from 2008).

I did press him on whether this means that the problem doesn’t exist or simply hasn’t been flagged up yet. He said that just because it happened for the cars in the UK doesn’t mean the cars here are also affected because they don’t always use the same parts for cars from different countries. He can’t say if different parts were used.

Seems like a fair point but without BMW issueing a recall for this I’m not gonna cause a big fuss here, specially as I haven’t had such an issue with the car.
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The gentleman from BMW from Baar came back to me earlier today and told me that he doesn’t have any “issues” flagged up relating to my car (318i from 2008).

I did press him on whether this means that the problem doesn’t exist or simply hasn’t been flagged up yet. He said that just because it happened for the cars in the UK doesn’t mean the cars here are also affected because they don’t always use the same parts for cars from different countries. He can’t say if different parts were used.

Seems like a fair point but without BMW issueing a recall for this I’m not gonna cause a big fuss here, specially as I haven’t had such an issue with the car.
I have received 2 registered letters from BMW Switzerland, 1 since leaving CH for recalls on cars that were registered to me, so they do do recalls.
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The gentleman from BMW from Baar came back to me earlier today and told me that he doesn’t have any “issues” flagged up relating to my car (318i from 2008).

I did press him on whether this means that the problem doesn’t exist or simply hasn’t been flagged up yet. He said that just because it happened for the cars in the UK doesn’t mean the cars here are also affected because they don’t always use the same parts for cars from different countries. He can’t say if different parts were used.

Seems like a fair point but without BMW issueing a recall for this I’m not gonna cause a big fuss here, specially as I haven’t had such an issue with the car.
Just to update you and anyone else who may be driving a BMW in this age range, we have just received a recall notification from BMW. A wiring fault can apparently stop the air flow to the engine being which will cause overheating and could lead to a fire.

Due to my concerns we actually got rid of our son's car even though we raised the issue with BMW at the time and were reassured by them that this issue did not affect cars in Switzerland.
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