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April 20, 2017, 08:56:00 AM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 08:56:00 AM »
Was is all E70's effected or just 10 plate and on?

April 20, 2017, 09:16:43 AM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 09:16:43 AM »
Only those in a specific manufacturing date range in 2010 and 2011 were listed in the original QE document.
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April 26, 2017, 07:03:07 PM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2017, 07:03:07 PM »
When I queried this from BMW UK, Their response was,

"Thanks for getting in contact about your propshaft recall query.
 
Below I have enclosed your vehicles recall status.
 
Defect Code               Defect Description                                                                            Done 
0026230100                E7x Check the front propeller shaft, replace if applicable                 Yes   
0061210400                E70 E71 Program control units (CAS)                                               Yes
 
From the information above I can confirm your vehicle has had the recall conducted, to obtain further information on this matter I recommend contacting your local BMW Centre as they will be able to provide yourself with further information. "

Does this mean they checked propshaft and was fine(no need changing) or simply they replaced it?


April 26, 2017, 07:07:13 PM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2017, 07:07:13 PM »
When I queried this from BMW UK, Their response was,

"Thanks for getting in contact about your propshaft recall query.
 
Below I have enclosed your vehicles recall status.
 
Defect Code               Defect Description                                                                            Done 
0026230100                E7x Check the front propeller shaft, replace if applicable                 Yes   
0061210400                E70 E71 Program control units (CAS)                                               Yes
 
From the information above I can confirm your vehicle has had the recall conducted, to obtain further information on this matter I recommend contacting your local BMW Centre as they will be able to provide yourself with further information. "

Does this mean they checked propshaft and was fine(no need changing) or simply they replaced it?

That's exactly the same email I got.
Next time the car is in I'm going to ask the dealer to recheck.
In the meantime I've saved the email just in case of catastrophic failure.
2010 E71 X6 40d. Pearl Silver Metallic.
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April 26, 2017, 09:34:27 PM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2017, 09:34:27 PM »
I think it just means the recall action was marked as done.....the Dealer will probably need to pull a detailed service history to see what was done.

That should be possible as long as the investigating Dealer has not changed hands or gone bust.  If that happens then they seal the records which makes life much harder as only BMW GB can then see them.
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April 26, 2017, 09:42:14 PM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2017, 09:42:14 PM »
Bought X5 from Lancaster BMW Milton Keynes as AUC. So, will send them an email tomorrow asking for details. Hope they'll be able to find the details.

April 28, 2017, 06:36:59 AM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2017, 06:36:59 AM »
Bought X5 from Lancaster BMW Milton Keynes as AUC. So, will send them an email tomorrow asking for details. Hope they'll be able to find the details.


They replied to my email.

"We checked the propshaft on 20.06.2014 at 51523 miles.
No action was required. "

This means even if they recalled that haven't done any modifications or change parts. >:(

April 28, 2017, 07:14:49 AM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2017, 07:14:49 AM »
They would only have replaced it if it was outside limit.  The recall was a 'check' the 'replace' only applied if it failed inspection so it sounds as if at that time it was still OK.

Of course there is still the 'human factor' about the quality of the inspection itself but that is always a problem.  :(

Propshafts shouldn't break so this is beginning to show there could be an issue.  The rules unfortunately mean that BMW only has to fix it voluntarily if an issue is found.  And they won't if it costs them money or reputation to admit there is a fault.  The whole system stinks!!
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April 28, 2017, 02:50:19 PM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2017, 02:50:19 PM »
Guys,

Was driving to work this morning on A1M and all of a sudden loud vibration and a bang!. I immediately pulled over to hard shoulder. Called RAC and they checked the car and suspected it was either transfer box or propshaft gone. (What a coincidence, I made post this morning about my propshaft recall). It does not show any errors on the computer. Starts fine and but when driving(RAC mechanic drove the few meters) slowly, it shudders and making banging noise.

Car was on flatbed to BMW dealership and I'm awaiting the dreadful news..Gutted..Should have extended my AUC warranty last October.

Will update when I hear from BMW....

July 05, 2017, 12:06:59 PM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2017, 12:06:59 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Apologies that I never updated this thread, it has been on my mind for ages that I needed to. Damage....£6000. My local BMW dealership and service centre (Specialist Cars Tring) were brilliant. They took the problem seriously, they fought my corner with BMW and I manged to get BMW to cover pretty much all of the repair and I got a brand new 5 series to drive whilst I was waiting for the car back!! All out of warranty and I did not buy the car from Tring so well done those guys.

At the end of the day this is a major problem if you are unlucky enough to be affected. Everyone should ensure that their car is not at risk because when it goes wrong it can go badly wrong and clearly BMW are aware of this or they would not have stumped up the cash. Stay safe!


July 05, 2017, 06:03:47 PM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2017, 06:03:47 PM »
Glad you got an almost complete success and hopefully a lower bill.  I'm sure they know it's an issue and are keeping quiet.  Personally I feel there should be a recall.  Perhaps a report to DVSA might trigger some interest.  There is an email address you can send an initial issue in to and they will send you a form to complete and submit.
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July 20, 2017, 09:19:15 PM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2017, 09:19:15 PM »
Just thought I would add that this happened on my 12/2010 40d last month.  I had only had the car 2 months and I was lucky that I was 400m from the garage and I could roll most of the way with no additional damage.  The universal joint had corroded and it snapped off where the pin is located in the shaft part.  Thankfully the indy I bought it from paid the repair bill.

July 21, 2017, 08:21:09 AM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2017, 08:21:09 AM »
Front or rear?  Mine is about the same age as yours so I can have a look at it and see what state mine are in.
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August 08, 2017, 09:11:38 AM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2017, 09:11:38 AM »
Just had the front prop replaced which the the indy garage paid for under their platinum warrenty. I got under the car myself and found excessive play in the rear uj on the front prop. Also was experiencing some whirring noise when coasting,  hence my reason to check. Car is a 2010 40d.

August 08, 2017, 06:18:15 PM
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Re: E70 X5 40M Propshaft failure
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2017, 06:18:15 PM »
What mileage?
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