3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
i did do a search. all it reveals (from this forum), is what we know already, that the cars break.
we need a copy of the bulletin. then we can pursue this more aggressively.
my car is fine so far, but according to my investigations:
1. subframes break in all manner, such that there is no evidence of specific a "weak-spot".
2. they break on cars as new as 25,000 miles. no pattern there either.
3. there also seems to be no relation to track time.
since the roundel claims there is a very easy fix, i want to do this prophylactically, even if bmw will not reimburse me. i think a catastrophic subframe failure at 90 mph can cost me my life.
if you do not have subframe damage yet, I would recommend getting the Subframe reinforcement kit from Turner.
Yes, BMW will repair it for you, if you are still under warranty. There have been several reports from other BMW owners that because they were out of warranty, they had to fork up the cost. You can try and get BMWNA involved, some have been successful and some haven't.
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