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      02-02-2013, 10:20 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by Dabaitu View Post
AFAIK BMW is very proud of the Rosslyn plant.
Very much so. Ever since it came on line in the 1970s, Rosslyn has been a consistent winner in the quality stakes for BMW, having won best production factory for the group many times over the decades.
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      02-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by Tra08R View Post
How come it does not say made in South Africa. they ashamed of this fact, or dont want uninformed people to see it?
Cars in the U.S. have a different label, and the label does not indicate made in Germany or SA on either or anywhere for that matter. The labels just say manufactured by BMW. Only the VIN identifies the plant.

FYI, I have a June 2012 SA build with VSS and my knock is very evident and annoying. I haven't had the dealer look at it yet, but will soon.
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      07-27-2013, 07:17 AM   #69

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Hey guyz.. Im from Kolkata, India.

I have a 320d sportline, which is just 2 months old. Initially when I bought the car I could here some clicking noise from the front right suspension. I took it to the dealership, they confirmed there was some noise. They opened the underbody panel and sprayed some kind of chemical thats all. The sound was gone, but the same day when I was driving the car, while turning the steering wheel in any direction, at low or high speeds, I could feel something clicking against my steering. Though it wasnt making any sound, I could feel something clicking.

I went to the gas station and checked my tyre pressure, my tire pressures were as low as 24 - 25 PSI ( suggested tyre pressure is 30 psi in front and 32 in the rear).

After getting the right tyre pressure the knocking feeling had really reduced alot and sometimes while turning the steering wheel it couldn't be felt at all but that issue still there.

I took it to the workshop again according to them there is no problem at all, but since I drive the car daily I can feel it. They say they will need my car for like 2-3 days and they will have to open up the whole steering column to check the issue, but I really don't want them to do that.

The dealership and the customer care both confirmed my car was produced somewhere in the month of March. When I decoded my VIN it shows production time December, 2012. When I asked them about this difference they said the date mentioned in the VIN decoder is the date when the parts had been imported to India for assembly.

If my car is a March, 2013 manufactured car it shouldn't have the steering rack issue as I suppose till then they must have got the new steering racks.

I really don't know what to do as I don't trust the mechanics here in kolkata. Any help on this would be really helpful.

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      07-28-2013, 10:40 AM   #70
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Originally Posted by raghav0090 View Post
They say they will need my car for like 2-3 days and they will have to open up the whole steering column to check the issue, but I really don't want them to do that.
I think your only option is to take it back to the dealer to get it properly diagnosed and any faulty parts replaced (eg. steering rack/column). If the problem is not resolved, it may become a safety issue.

If it's going to take 2-3 days, ask the dealer for a loan car.

If you haven't already done so, read the following thread...
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