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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junglenut View Post
    Has anyone asked BMW if they would give the replacment parts to the owner?
    Zero chance of that happening for a safety recall. They do not want that liability if you were injured in an accident and the parts were not replaced correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhurley34 View Post
    Zero chance of that happening for a safety recall. They do not want that liability if you were injured in an accident and the parts were not replaced correctly.
    100% correct. If the parts don't get returned, the technician doesn't get paid. Ive done at least 3 of these recalls this week alone on the e46 chassis. (plus a few others) it's a fairly quick repair, and to be completely honest, I've never pulled a fuse, just dc the battery and start pulling it apart. The driver's side can be eithrr just the ignitor or the whole pad depending on the wheeel. The passenger is always the whole airbag unit.

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    FYI the airbag recall is still available in the UK.

    I've just been advised to book my E46 in for both Drivers and Passenger Airbag replacement, so will need to do so once I've arranged for some other repairs first.

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    Definitely still going on here in Canada.

    For Canadians who want to know if their vehicle is affected they should use the new site provided by BMW Canada.

    www.bmw.ca/en/ssl/VehicleRecall.html

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    Air bag recall August 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by UltimateBMWFan View Post
    Definitely still going on here in Canada.

    For Canadians who want to know if their vehicle is affected they should use the new site provided by BMW Canada.

    www.bmw.ca/en/ssl/VehicleRecall.html
    I received in my mail in July 2018 a notice form BMW...Recall-air-bag reinstallment...(passenger side only) available for my BMW at New London, Ct...

    Ok, great and fine...now after only 16 years!

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    Bought my first BMW (2004 325I sedan) on Saturday 10/14/18. Ran the VIN last night looking for recalls and it shows an open recall for passenger side airbag. Texted the closest dealership while registering the car at DMV today. Have an appointment for Thursday morning at no cost to me. Gotta say I'm impressed I'm the 4th owner and the car has 215K miles, but runs, looks, and drives like a dream.

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    Welcome to the forums,
    great news that you selected a well maintained, used vehicle in excellent shape, enjoy the ride!

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    I got to the dealer at 11am for airbag recall. They finished at 1pm with wash & vacuum. and brand new bags.


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    Yeah just checked for mine. It's the Drivers front AIRBAG MAY 27, 2015 |Recall Campaign No.15V-318

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    Had both airbags replaced about one year ago at the dealership. Just got a check for $30 in the mail

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    Quick question

    I removed side airbags (I know this was stupid in hindsight)...but the media hyped up the fear “metal shrapnel” should I reinstall them before my appointment for the recall

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    Um, I would as they have to pull it for credit.
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    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by dworthy View Post
    Um, I would as they have to pull it for credit.
    Apparently I removed the side door airbags which weren’t recalled😬

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBF111 View Post
    Apparently I removed the side door airbags which weren’t recalled
    Correct.
    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.


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    Anyone have any idea how to stop the notifications for this recall? I seem to get at least one monthly. The car was totaled a couple years ago. Ironically, the airbags did not deploy. Thanks!

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    I would call BMWNA customer care at 1-888-594-3832 and give them your vin.

    BMW will continue to attempt to contact you until the recall has been completed, so do let them know that car was totaled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dworthy View Post
    I would call BMWNA customer care at 1-888-594-3832 and give them your vin.

    BMW will continue to attempt to contact you until the recall has been completed, so do let them know that car was totaled.
    Thanks! I will call today.

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    i replaced my damn airbag and got a letter a few weeks ago saying the new one they put in was also faulty and i had to go back and get it fixed ffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by braydos View Post
    i replaced my damn airbag and got a letter a few weeks ago saying the new one they put in was also faulty and i had to go back and get it fixed ffs
    yeah, the initial replacement was an "interim" fix. They just replaced the old shitty airbag with a new shitty airbag that would have the same problems later in life, but presumably wouldn't blow shrapnel in your face if it went off.
    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.


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    I'm getting mine done, both the 330 and my 740 on May 1. That long away they're so busy.
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    I took my 2001 325xi to Moses BMW in st albans,wv..they 'said that they did the steering wheel and the passenger side air bags..They had my car in the shop for 25 minutes..It came out with the air bag light on and the "telltale" small pieces of clear tape still in place where I had put them before it went in..I got BMW NA involved..After some 6 weeks, BMWNA said that the work had been done and that my air bags were not talking to the computer that threw the seatbelt and air bag fault lights..Use this dealer at your own risk..I asked them to check the fluids..Their"mechanic" had the nerve that he could not open the hood. I walked the manager out to my car, opened the hood, and called BMW NA again..from the parking lot..handed the phone to the manager..heated debate for a few minutes..My fluids were checked..

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    To be fair, the E46 driver and passenger airbags can be replaced in less than 25 minutes.
    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.


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    True, 25-30 minutes, less if you have the sport steering wheel.

    Remember that all dealerships are not created equal, that is why it is always best to take to the local BMWCCA chapter to see what they recommend.
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    91 316i euro Tizianrot/Gray cloth - E-36 w/M-40 RIP, but great on gas! Best was 38 MPG
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    The website just says that the remedy is currently being developed. Odd for it being years after the recall was announced. 99 328i E46

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    Found out recently that the passenger airbag I had replaced a couple years ago was the "interim" repair. Just had the "final remedy" done last week.
    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.


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