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      12-05-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Bmw Defect Notice!

Hi guys,

Just got a letter in the mail today citing a Safety related recall due to possible engine vacuum pump failure in the N20 engine

It says this may fail due to insufficient lubrication which very rarely may lead to loss of brake power assistance

Anyone else got this??
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i havent received mine yet but should get one soon. bmw did a recall on early production 328's brake booster malfuntion.

http://www.autonews.com/article/2013...#axzz2mbrkb4Hf
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      12-05-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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The issue has been known for months, but official recall here in Australia, only a few weeks.
All owners with potentially affected cars will receive a notice in due course.

I should receive a notice as well.
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      12-05-2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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The issue has been known for months, but official recall here in Australia, only a few weeks.
All owners with potentially affected cars will receive a notice in due course.

I should receive a notice as well.
Booked it in. Service center said its a whole day job.
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      12-05-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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Just got home from work and my letter is in the mailbox.
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      12-06-2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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Yea it's this recall:
http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/in...itemId/1052997

You can check if your vin is affacted on this pdf:
http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/it...VIN%20List.pdf
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      12-08-2013, 05:50 AM   #7
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Ahhh... crap.

Oh well I can go check out the 4 when I bring mine in for the recall.
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FYI, i just dropped my car off last week for the recall, didn't notice any difference and had my first service too. obvioulsy didn't get the oil changed and not even a software update i don't think as i retained all my settings.

it took less than 3 hours to complete
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FYI, i just dropped my car off last week for the recall, didn't notice any difference and had my first service too. obvioulsy didn't get the oil changed and not even a software update i don't think as i retained all my settings.

it took less than 3 hours to complete
dropped mine in today at 9am and they called me stating they have to keep it overnight..... not sure what to make of that.....
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dropped mine in today at 9am and they called me stating they have to keep it overnight..... not sure what to make of that.....
Could be you're getting a software update that was queued for the next time you brought the car in.
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      12-10-2013, 08:10 AM   #11
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I got a letter as well, though this was sorted before delivery, before the official recall even started in AU, so props to the dealership.

My understanding is that not all cars are affected but if it is they need to swap camshafts.
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So how do we know if we got a software update?
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I thought, generally after software update, your previously saved settings would be wiped (idrive settings... would need to be re-setup)
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I thought, generally after software update, your previously saved settings would be wiped (idrive settings... would need to be re-setup)
I had to reset my date and time when I got the car back so not sure if that means it's been updated. Anyone know the latest software version?
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      12-11-2013, 12:06 AM   #15
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I had to reset my date and time when I got the car back so not sure if that means it's been updated. Anyone know the latest software version?
Usually does mean software has been updated then.

not sure what the latest version is though.
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      12-11-2013, 06:43 PM   #16
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my F31 was built in early June 13 and is not on the list, looks like there were only 91 F31 sold until 31/5/13.
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