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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-11-2018, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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BMW issues a massive recall

BMW just recently announced a massive recall for 300,000 of its cars sold in the UK due to an electrical fault. It looks like the affected cars we're manufactured between 2007 and 2011 and include the 1 series, 3 series, X1 and Z4. It seems as a result of vibrations that these vehicles could lose connection to the fuse box, rendering the cars completely powerless. Repairs are expected to being in the coming weeks and the work is said to take less than two hours.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-18-2018, 03:08 PM
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Well that's a pretty massive recall, and with that kind of labour time it's going to take them quite awhile to work through all those models. What exactly is taking them two hours to do, if its just a matter of resecuring the connection? Unless there are doing some sort of modifications to reduce vibrations as well.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-25-2018, 02:16 PM
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The affect cars were produced a few years ago, so maybe the flaw has been corrected in the production level and shouldn't affect the Z5. With such a massive recall, i'm sure BMW won't make the same mistake again.
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There is no way this issue will effect the Z5, with the last noted model being from 2011. But it could very well affect current Z4 owners. Luckily it doesn't look like my '13 model was affected either. No idea how involved the repair is, but loosing your car for a few hours is a better alternative to being completely stranded at the side of the road.
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There is no way this issue will effect the Z5, with the last noted model being from 2011. But it could very well affect current Z4 owners. Luckily it doesn't look like my '13 model was affected either. No idea how involved the repair is, but loosing your car for a few hours is a better alternative to being completely stranded at the side of the road.
Agree. There's a number of factors that help ensure this won't be the case, a couple of them being this is an entirely new model and the fact that it will be built away from a BMW or Toyota facility. Magna, a well respected company will be in charge.
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