E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 pm

Yep, I had to ask them and my car is a single owner, single garage car so no excuses for not being able to contact me before.

They told me that the issue is that if you have the metal casing, it needs replacing with the rubber version so irrespective of play or not. Guess there are quite a few variations of what the issue actually is at the moment ...
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:25 am

Sad but true if it wasn't for the forum I would never had known there was even a issue
Must be loads of people out there who are none the wiser about it not just BMW  :o
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:53 am

Just checked with Baron’s for my X6 and it isn’t part of the ‘Technical Campaign’, at least not ‘at present’!  Not sure how much confidence that gives me really unless the X6 isn’t affected due to it’s subtle differences underneath.
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:32 am

I started this post with the aim to raise awareness of this potential issue since I believe it is a safety issue. Every time my car goes into a dealership I will ask them to check the part for wear. I expect bmw will offer some goodwill in the future if your car has full bmw service history but after 10 years it will be very little, unless an official recall is issued. Thank you to all who have shared their input on this thread.
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:09 pm

This has been an excellent thread and really it’s a disgrace that all of these front propshafts haven’t been replaced by BMW.  Here’s the BMW USA recall notice from April 2017 which clearly displays the way that consumers are treated with a lot more respect there

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/R ... 8-1965.pdf

To supplement the first class information from neo61uk, here’s the tightening torque spec from TIS, 26 11 9AZ is the one which applies here.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e92- ... ft/2erMhxY

And an extract from BMW Workshop manuals:

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/x_serie ... 2k_m57t2)/

Edited to add clearer TIS repair instructions:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70- ... ft/Q470d2m

And the Troubleshooting Manual for front propeller shaft from TIS:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70- ... 1VnYfMxH37

Given that my dealer inspection didn’t result in replacement, I’ve sourced a genuine BMW prop shaft at a more reasonable price than the dealers are charging and will do it myself, it all seems straightforward enough.  For the price it can be done for, why even think about taking the chance? 
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:35 am

Hi bubbabear

I for one of many on here are grateful to you and the other members who have posted about this topic so raising the awareness of this potentially disastrous fault.

Without it and the forum a lot of owners would like me would have been unaware and could have had a bigger prob.

Admin should this be considered a sticky?
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:55 am

Good point and done.
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:33 pm

Thank you to everyone and the admin team for making it a sticky. I wonder how many component failures it takes before it becomes an official recall in the uk?
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:57 pm

I’ve got an appointment for Saturday 30 December for my E70 to be checked and supposedly “repaired” if necessary at my main dealers - the spin they put on it is that it is a universal joint issue, not the shaft “that is a different issue and your car is not one of those affected madam”.    Ho hum. There are as many different “explanations” as there are main dealers, it seems......

Again, I was not contacted even though car is exclusively serviced by BMW and under extended AUC warranty - I phoned them and was offered this Saturday or next week Sat. Will see what happens........
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:13 pm

Had mine “checked” today..  :'(
Not all joy though, was booked in to have brake fluid service, not carried out as apparently not due until next year..
N/s Air spring picked up on safety checked, frawed and bulging, an hour on the drive and it was replaced, took longer to source and attain part.... nevertheless all good now!

Thanks again to OP!  :xmasgrin:

Edited, I thought mine was replaced apparently only checked!
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:33 pm

Yep replaced mine too. :thumbup:
Did a health check and was to be half a litre of oil shy, strange how idrive says level is ok and I Took out about half a litre a few month back after the idrive was saying too much oil  ???
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Mine has not even called back to make another appointment as the parts were not in the first time. Not too impressed with Vines >:(
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:52 pm

Dropped by the garage to check on progress and the parts were in. The service person was surprised to see that the entire drive shaft will be replaced. The first one he came across.
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:02 am

Considering the recall was to ‘replace’ and BMW generally don’t repair, the Service drone should be paying more attention!  Far cheaper (in time) to swap it out than remove, disassemble, repair and refit.
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014

Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:10 pm

Collected X5 today from cooper teesside  after service ,propshaft changed on recall also they are trying too
Get my wheels replaced again as a goodwill from bmw uk . Fantastic service by bmw teeside .

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