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Thread: E46 Passenger Air Bag Recall

  1. #26
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    I received this letter about my '04 330 ci conv. "We do not have the parts at this time". Thanks so much for letting me know it is unsafe for people to ride with me. And, who knows when you will be able to fix it. Bon chance!!!

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    Recall is now live and parts are available.
    Quote Originally Posted by B4SH View Post
    If anyone knows, it's this guy who knows literally nothing about everything.
    Quote Originally Posted by fcvapor05 View Post
    Do you even OT? The mean 401k around here is probably about $6, what with all the shiny cars and $1,000 watches and donations to get other members' Volvos running.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggrhaapi View Post
    "Come see 'bout me" is a challenge to physical combat, not unlike "come at me, bro." The OP is just extra ghetto. You know how they have "extra crispy" at KFC? If you multiply that by watermelon and divide by grape soda, you get the OP.

  3. #28
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    I just got the letter stating they were not available last week. Does that mean they are sending new letters out this week?
    Current:
    2009 xdrive35D

    Past:
    2003 325xi
    2001 740iL
    1993 740iL

  4. #29
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    Probably not. Soon, though. I think they're sending out the first wave of "Parts are in" letters out 9/25. We haven't gotten anyone in yet that came in because they got a letter, just cars that were coming in for other stuff and we're doing them since we have parts.
    Last edited by Critter7r; 09-19-2014 at 11:32 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by B4SH View Post
    If anyone knows, it's this guy who knows literally nothing about everything.
    Quote Originally Posted by fcvapor05 View Post
    Do you even OT? The mean 401k around here is probably about $6, what with all the shiny cars and $1,000 watches and donations to get other members' Volvos running.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggrhaapi View Post
    "Come see 'bout me" is a challenge to physical combat, not unlike "come at me, bro." The OP is just extra ghetto. You know how they have "extra crispy" at KFC? If you multiply that by watermelon and divide by grape soda, you get the OP.

  5. #30
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    Last time the e46 had a recall (brake lights) I received two separate letters. The first told me that a recall was issued and that a second letter would follow when parts were available so that I could schedule an appointment. Second letter came about a month or two later telling me to make an appointment.

    I still haven't done that other recall all the BMW dealers are so far away from me. However since this one is way more serious, I'll just have to leave work to make it happen.

  6. #31
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    Spooner, call ahead of time to make sure they'll have and reserve an airbag for you. If you show up unannounced, they're surely have run out of them just an hour earlier.
    Quote Originally Posted by B4SH View Post
    If anyone knows, it's this guy who knows literally nothing about everything.
    Quote Originally Posted by fcvapor05 View Post
    Do you even OT? The mean 401k around here is probably about $6, what with all the shiny cars and $1,000 watches and donations to get other members' Volvos running.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggrhaapi View Post
    "Come see 'bout me" is a challenge to physical combat, not unlike "come at me, bro." The OP is just extra ghetto. You know how they have "extra crispy" at KFC? If you multiply that by watermelon and divide by grape soda, you get the OP.

  7. #32
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    So is this a second recall? I got mine replaced I think back in February about this.

  8. #33
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    I purchased my E46 used about a month ago, will previous owner get letter or me?

  9. #34
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    It'll go to whomever is on file with BMW as the current owner.
    Quote Originally Posted by B4SH View Post
    If anyone knows, it's this guy who knows literally nothing about everything.
    Quote Originally Posted by fcvapor05 View Post
    Do you even OT? The mean 401k around here is probably about $6, what with all the shiny cars and $1,000 watches and donations to get other members' Volvos running.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggrhaapi View Post
    "Come see 'bout me" is a challenge to physical combat, not unlike "come at me, bro." The OP is just extra ghetto. You know how they have "extra crispy" at KFC? If you multiply that by watermelon and divide by grape soda, you get the OP.

  10. #35
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    Air bag recall affects 3-series cars 2000-2006



    Ed in San Jose '97 540i 6 speed aspensilber over aubergine leather. Build date 3/97. Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA Nr 62319.

  11. #36
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    Already had this performed last week.

  12. #37
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    Got mine scheduled for this Thursday.

    Member #2 of the unofficial Bf.c OT ĢI hate peopleģ club

  13. #38
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    I heard they are releasing the parts in stages. I have an 05 and bmwusa customer service expects end of year. Anyone here with a june 2005 build or later get their airbag replaced yet?
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  14. #39
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    Just got email saying that I'll be notified in writing when the parts are available.

  15. #40
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    BMW just norified us (dealers) that they are out of airbags, but will have stock coming in over the next few weeks, so they weill be able to fill orders as long as dealers order 5 or less per day. So I'd recommend calling the dealer to see if they have any stock that isn't reserved for vehicles, and if not, make an appointment so they can order one specificaly for you and then have them call you when it comes in. Expect to wait a couple/few weeks before recieving that call.
    Quote Originally Posted by B4SH View Post
    If anyone knows, it's this guy who knows literally nothing about everything.
    Quote Originally Posted by fcvapor05 View Post
    Do you even OT? The mean 401k around here is probably about $6, what with all the shiny cars and $1,000 watches and donations to get other members' Volvos running.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggrhaapi View Post
    "Come see 'bout me" is a challenge to physical combat, not unlike "come at me, bro." The OP is just extra ghetto. You know how they have "extra crispy" at KFC? If you multiply that by watermelon and divide by grape soda, you get the OP.

  16. #41
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    I have not yet been notified that there are parts.
    Current:
    2009 xdrive35D

    Past:
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    2001 740iL
    1993 740iL

  17. #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    Just entered the VIN for our 10/99 328i and got:
    Safety recall information is not available at this time. Please try again later, or contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at (800) 525-7417.
    Database last updated on September 7, 2014.

    thats weird my 2000 328i has the recall and built before 6/2000

  18. #43
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    Breaking news: BMW NA is expanding its recall of the driver's airbag in certain E46 cars. The cars affected by this "voluntary improvement campaign" include 140,000 cars produced between January 2004 and August 2006.

    BMW expands US air bag recall nationwide

  19. #44
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    Just logged into the BMW site for recall info and they're still saying "remedy not available"

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  20. #45
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    I still haven't gotten the follow-up letter.
    Current:
    2009 xdrive35D

    Past:
    2003 325xi
    2001 740iL
    1993 740iL

  21. #46
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    I received my letter a few weeks ago, took my car and dropped it off. BMW of Chapel Hill fixed it, no problem whatsoever

  22. #47
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    booked mine in today, they have ordered the part said it will take a month to arrive

  23. #48
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    This is so weird. The recall notice on BMW USA still says "remedy not yet available"

  24. #49
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    getting mine fixed today

  25. #50
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    if you post your VIN (last 7 digits) number, I can tell you if your E46 is affected . .
    My little BMW collection:
    '95 BMW E34 525ixA Touring M50B25 - silver
    '94 ALPINA E34 B10 3.0 Allrad Touring E3/1 - hellrot
    '94 BMW E34 540i/6 Touring M60B40 - silver
    '76 BMW E12 525 "RaceCar" S50B32 - silver
    '76 BMW E12 525 automatic M30B25 - blue
    '74 BMW E12 525 M30B25 - verona red
    and a very (!!) unhealthy amount of wheels . . (80+ sets . )

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