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Old 06-23-2018, 10:37 PM   #1
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BMW recall repair timeline?



Just curious how long it typically takes or took in recent ones. My car has two active recalls on it, both for fire risk and I want it off my mind. I've never been in this situation before so just want to get an idea time wise.

Anyone else out there facing the same situation? A lot of them on the road today seem to be impacted by some sort of recall.

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Old 06-23-2018, 11:30 PM   #2
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Had my PCV heater element and blower motor wiring harness recalls done last week. Took one full business day.
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:06 AM   #3
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That's great news! Did you end up getting a second letter for each recall first?
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:52 AM   #4
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I had my airbag replaced in the winter well before the letter came out informing owners the parts are in stock. No letter for the PCV heater harness and blower motor harness yet either, but I heard they had the parts so I had it done.

I'm referring to the letters informing you of the availability of parts, not just the initial notice.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:06 AM   #5
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Thanks for that info. I'm really hoping mine gets done ASAP, it's been long enough. I also hope they can sort out the majority of these issues going forward because I'm seeing SO many different ones. To top it all off, the newer vehicles don't appeal to me as the older ones did. Engines don't sound the same and naturally aspirated e fines seem to be virtually extinct.
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:35 PM   #6
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I had my 2 airbags replaced in about 4-5 hour at Budd's. They dropped me off and picked me up, and cleaned my car in and out, which was nice, but the cleaner smelled so chemically bad. Took a few weeks to wear off.
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:57 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input. So from the time you got the original notification letter to the time you got the service done, how long was that?

Sorry to hear about the chemical smell but at least it was like new inside afterwards I guess.
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Thanks for the input. So from the time you got the original notification letter to the time you got the service done, how long was that?

Sorry to hear about the chemical smell but at least it was like new inside afterwards I guess.
I waited almost a year before bringing my car in. They were calling to remind me and I eventually just took it in one day in the morning and picked it up in the afternoon.
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Wow, that's a long time. Either way, I'm glad to know you also got your issue sorted out in the end. Less to worry about is always a good thing.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:57 AM   #10
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BMW has a new recall lookup page on their website. You can punch in your VIN to determine if your vehicle is affected by any active recall without having to wait for a notification letter.
www.bmw.ca/en/ssl/VehicleRecall.html
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:07 AM   #11
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Thanks for the heads up on that.

I believe my second letter came late last week. I'm so fed up with the BMW brand and the way I've been treated I haven't even opened it yet.

I'll check out that link for sure, thanks.
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