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      09-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #23
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I find it odd that BMW says, "Yeah, you're brakes are likely enough to fail where we need to do a recall, but go ahead and keep driving the car for the next 3+ months until we can get around to fixing yours, good luck!"
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      09-28-2013, 03:20 PM   #24
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why is it may 2012? what changed in those few months? did they know about it then and fix it? i got my car in march 2012.
For one, they changed the vacuum pump starting 5/2012. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...85&hg=11&fg=45
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So they issue a recall for the N20/26 but not for the N55 limp mode problem? I know of several members, including myself, who have gotten into close calls because we couldn't accelerate into or out of traffic quick enough...i.e. merging from an on ramp.
Maybe I'm not understanding this right but... Can't you just move over to the shoulder if you get into a limp mode while getting onto the highway? You have enough momentum to move to the right without disturbing following cars. I've never experienced limp more so I'm just trying to understand how limp mode can be dangerous.
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Maybe I'm not understanding this right but... Can't you just move over to the shoulder if you get into a limp mode while getting onto the highway? You have enough momentum to move to the right without disturbing following cars. I've never experienced limp more so I'm just trying to understand how limp mode can be dangerous.
Not all onramps and highways are long drawn out ramps with shoulders where you can just putz off to the side. Plenty of the ones around here are short and shoot you right onto the highway with a tight guardrail on the right and really no shoulder, not to mention a lot of onramps are also part of an offramp as well. Losing power could be downright deadly in one of those situations.
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Not all onramps and highways are long drawn out ramps with shoulders where you can just putz off to the side. Plenty of the ones around here are short and shoot you right onto the highway with a tight guardrail on the right and really no shoulder, not to mention a lot of onramps are also part of an offramp as well. Losing power could be downright deadly in one of those situations.
Ok that's fair, around here onramps are loooooong and with a huge shoulder the size of a lane. I can see this being dangerous in some cases, especially if you're being tailgated during the acceleration phase (but that's the fault of the driver tailgating you).
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      09-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #28
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I guess I'm okay. Took delivery in late April of 2012
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      09-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #29
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it's sure isn't comforting knowing that your brakes may give out.
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      09-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #31
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I couldn't have said it better myself!!
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it's sure isn't comforting knowing that your brakes may give out.
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Wow good thing I did not get a 328i, but I hope they will issue a recall on N55 regarding the limp mode on my 335i M sport.
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So they issue a recall for the N20/26 but not for the N55 limp mode problem? I know of several members, including myself, who have gotten into close calls because we couldn't accelerate into or out of traffic quick enough...i.e. merging from an on ramp.
That's exactly what happened to me, car went into limp mode at the moment when I merged into the highway... I think that was a major safety concern.
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Typical, #ethanolsucks. Bmw make an engine that works with US fuel. Five fuel pumps, one turbo, on 335 all had to be replaces because of ethanol fuel destroying them.
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I find it odd that BMW says, "Yeah, you're brakes are likely enough to fail where we need to do a recall, but go ahead and keep driving the car for the next 3+ months until we can get around to fixing yours, good luck!"
Seriously, BMW needs to address this much sooner.
Look at what happened to Toyota, they took a public beating for those out of control cars.
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You still have brakes. You just have to push harder in the brake pedal.
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So 320/328 Sedans are affected but but not Touring? or is it because non xDrive F31 are not sold in the US?
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      09-30-2013, 07:56 AM   #41
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Well, BMW, that's pretty damn simple considering those people won't have the brakes to do so.
You know there was a time before power brakes, right?
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So they issue a recall for the N20/26 but not for the N55 limp mode problem? I know of several members, including myself, who have gotten into close calls because we couldn't accelerate into or out of traffic quick enough...i.e. merging from an on ramp.
Add me to this. Went twice to the dealer and nothing. Getting fed up with this problem
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Typical, #ethanolsucks. Bmw make an engine that works with US fuel. Five fuel pumps, one turbo, on 335 all had to be replaces because of ethanol fuel destroying them.
10% ethanol in Europe too sherlock.
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Bump. So I know the letters have gone out advising impacted owners of the recall.. but has anybody actually been called in for the remediation work?
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