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Old 19th March 2007, 03:56   #1
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Recall Campaign 01V-206: Engine Auxiliary/Cooling Fan - E46, E38, E39, E52, E53
MODEL

E46, 3 Series with manual transmission, produced 02/01/2001 up to 06/01/2001 E38, 7 Series from 11/01/2000 up to 07/27/2001 E39, 5 Series from 01/16/2001 up to 08/31/2001 E52, Z8 from 01/01/2001 up to 08/31/2001 E53, X5 from 12/18/2000 up to 09/05/2001
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The potential defect involves the engine auxiliary/cooling fan in certain MY 2001 BMW vehicles, and in approx. 1550 additional MY 1998-2001 E38, E39, E46, E52, and E53 vehicles manufactured outside the above listed production range. Fan operation, including variable speed, is electronically controlled. It is possible for the electrical circuitry in the fan control unit to overheat and fail, causing the fan to stop operating. If this were to occur, engine overheating and subsequent engine damage could result if vehicle continues to be operated, despite the warning provided by the coolant temperature gauge. In addition, it is possible in some cases for the failure of the electrical circuitry to cause smoldering. In the extreme case, a fire in the fan control unit, which is mounted in the fan and located in the front of the engine compartment, could occur. This could happen either while the engine is running or after the ignition has been switched off since fan may run for up to 11 minutes after engine shutdown.
AFFECTED VEHICLES

This Recall Campaign involves certain Model Year 2001 E46 with manual transmission, E38, E53, E52 and E39 vehicles, as well as approximately additional 1550 vehicles MY 1998-2001 (E38, E39, E46, E52, and E53) produced outside of the original recall range, which had a potentially defective fan installed as a part of a previous warranty repair. In order to determine if a specific vehicle is affected by this Recall Campaign, it will be necessary to utilize the "Service Menu" of the DCS (Dealer Communication System). Based on the response of the system, either proceed with the corrective action or take no further action. Corrective actions listed in this bulletin are only to be carried out on vehicles identified in DCS as having the following Open Campaign: 0064360100 SI 64 07 01. The Chassis Number Ranges listed below are only for informational purposes and are not to be considered as the only deciding factor. These chassis numbers only pertain to the vehicles which require the repairs provided in this bulletin.

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BZ98393 BZ99697
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Old 19th March 2007, 23:08   #2
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can my dealer tell me if my car is affected or not over the phone or would i have to take the car in for a day or part of the day?

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It looks like my M5 is affected by this recall. I will check my mailbox for a form letter from BMWNA
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How long has this recall been around?
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Old 20th March 2007, 00:46   #5
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How long has this recall been around?
For a while now. I copied it into a separate thread due to the fire hazard it poses.
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