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March 23, 2018, 12:59:49 PM

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Vehicle Recall
« on: March 23, 2018, 12:59:49 PM »
Had correspondence from BMW yesterday regarding a safety recall.

"As part of ongoing quality analysis at BMW, it has been established that the front propeller shaft on your vehicle may be subject to premature wear. This may lead to corrosion resulting in noise or vibration. After prolonged driving under such conditions, the universal joint may eventually break and the drive torque for the front axle can then no longer be transmitted."

Anyone else had this.

2012 BMW X6 3.0D

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March 23, 2018, 02:11:42 PM
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Re: Vehicle Recall
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 02:11:42 PM »
Yes, mine is in on Monday. As they have said it will be required all day and not just the 2 hours stated in the letter, guess they will be changing the shaft.

March 23, 2018, 02:39:00 PM
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 02:39:00 PM »
It only takes an hours labour to change the shaft.  2 hours should easily cover it.
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March 23, 2018, 03:23:38 PM
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Re: Vehicle Recall
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 03:23:38 PM »
What if the shaft has already been inspected as a QE and not changed like mine was back end of last year?
Wonder if I will now get a letter as it is now a Safety Recall?
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March 23, 2018, 03:31:55 PM
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Re: Vehicle Recall
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 03:31:55 PM »
You’ll get the letter, it’s seems to be getting sent to everyone who didn’t get a replacement driveshaft.
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March 23, 2018, 06:31:42 PM
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Re: Vehicle Recall
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 06:31:42 PM »
This actually started back in 2013 but the scope of vehicles has increased in recent weeks.  Mine was one of the first changed when it was a QE whereas it is now a recall.  Probably due to the number of global incidents and worldwide complaints.  It has taken BMW a very long time to accept this is a real, and potentially dangerous, fault.

Safety rules in Europe are just not tough enough.  Recalls elewhere in the world are mere QEs here.
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March 23, 2018, 06:53:18 PM
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 06:53:18 PM »
Recieved my letter, the wording still suggests it’s an inspection even though they had it in back in December

March 23, 2018, 07:43:00 PM
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Re: Vehicle Recall
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 07:43:00 PM »
not received anything yet.
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March 27, 2018, 03:26:57 PM
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Re: Vehicle Recall
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 03:26:57 PM »
Tried to book mine in today. Service manager states they are not taking anymore bookings at the moment as they have run out of parts required and not sure when a new stock will arrive due to all the recalls. Told to keep trying each week.  :(

March 27, 2018, 05:41:08 PM
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Re: Vehicle Recall
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 05:41:08 PM »
Just got the X6 back today and the shaft has been changed due to excessive wear. Couldnt feel anything while I was driving though.

March 31, 2018, 10:19:14 AM
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2018, 10:19:14 AM »
Ive not had a letter as yet....so will be calling the dealer if I dont!

April 05, 2018, 10:49:21 AM
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Re: Vehicle Recall
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2018, 10:49:21 AM »
Managed to get booked in for Monday next week, they must have a new stock of parts now. Will report back when it's done. To be honest I can't feel anything with the car at the minute but hopefully will get the work done anyway.

April 05, 2018, 01:36:55 PM
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Re: Vehicle Recall
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2018, 01:36:55 PM »
Mine doesn’t need doing again as it was replaced a few years back.  Still getting them to have a quick look when the wheels are swapped back next week.
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April 11, 2018, 07:37:03 AM
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 07:37:03 AM »
Had the car in on Monday. They replaced the Artic disc for the propshaft, whatever that is.
They did a health check and found a broken rear coil spring :-(

April 11, 2018, 06:04:06 PM
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2018, 06:04:06 PM »
Articulated disc?  Can’t see anything obvious on Realoem as that only has complete shafts.
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