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Here is what I found on Safety Recalls on my 02 Beast...

Please, let me know if someone knows a better site to look these up...

Bobby

http://www.alldata.com/TSB/06/0206aj42.html

Safety Recalls​
TSB Number & Issue Date TSB Title


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General Recalls​
TSB Number & Issue Date TSB Title


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Service Bulletins​
TSB Number & Issue Date TSB Title
640891 JAN 02 A/C - Musty Odors
 

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Have a look at:

www.bmwtis.com

Run by BMW NA. Cost is $25 per day. Worth every cent IMHO.

Or you can ask yor dealer about a printout.

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I also asked a similar question.
But got nothing..

im lead to believe nobody has/want to pay Alldata, or BMWTIS.
or don't want to share..

Hopefully someone can help the community.

What I don't understand is, why do we have to PAY for info regarding
safety recalls and general service bulletins for our vehicles.
Should be free and public..

take care,
another jaded consumer
 

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of the entire list in post one, i only saw one that was a recall, for the aux fan, which only effected a certain number of cars.
The rest are technical service bullitens, really designed to be used in house by bmw techs, but US laws (i believe) require them to be 'available' to the public. If you really want the info, i do not think the cost to subscribe is prohibitive, but unless you specifically have one of those problems, and are under warranty, and are having issues with the dealer repairing the problem, what's the real point?

i think all of that info is also available on the bmw tis cd, which you can buy from www.centrallettershop.com and often find on ebay (probably 'used' copies, i'd imagine!)
 

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Bet half the Service bulletins are quick and easy fix's.
They don't want to share, because the dealership
rather charge you up the kazoo to fix.

BTW, when you buy a car with a sticker over 70K MSRP.
The Service bulletins should be included.. Charging for info
is total bs..

so nobody in the whole community have the details on the recalls and etc?

See I told you so...
 

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Someone just tell me the details on this:


To fix, did they replace the whole unit?? or was it a simple fix. like a loose​
faulty connection? who knows..​

It just so happens my Nav is failing/malfunctioning works interminently and freezes​
to bad the 6/year 100K mile Maintence or Warranty doesn't cover it..​
To bad the dealership doesn't share info. so maybe the previous owner​
could of fixed the dang thing.. look it was diagnosed in 2001..​
 

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E39 MFIVE said:
BTW, when you buy a car with a sticker over 70K MSRP.
The Service bulletins should be included.. Charging for info
is total bs..
I'd bet the 'average' person buying a 70k car could care less about the tsb's, they just want the car fixed if something comes up. Those who really need to know all of the details would not likely have trouble paying the $25 a third party wants for a subscription. These are handy bulitens, and at one time i bought a bmw tis and etk cd which had all of the details. It is helpful to 'have the right complaint' to get a warranty repair sometimes.
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Believe me.. I have no issues with paying out $25 bux to anybody.
Im at the time of my life, where I feel im comfortable.. I bet X100
that on NFL/NCAA football thru Olympic offshore account.

Its the Principle... (understand??)

we buy the car.. manufacturer find issues with your car.. But won't tell you.
and wants to charge you information, that may pertain to your issues..

wonder how you would feel, if you had a baby carriage.. IT was defective in certain
ways.. But manufacturer won't tell you unless you pay the $25..

Mottati.. since you claim that you have detailed info.
Why don't you share?? Or is that asking to much???


Are you feeling me now???
 

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I think there is a difference in a safety issue (baby carriage) and an updated repair. These tsb's only apply to a car that is under warranty, and if the problem really existed, i do not see why a dealership would not want to do warranty work.

As for me having the detailed data, yes, somewhere, i do have a tis/etk cd that i bought about 4 years ago off of ebay for $25 which i seem to remember having the tsb's listed.
If i had it here, and could find the specific issue that someone wants details for, i'd share, but i think the cds are home in my garage. The other issue is the question, there are a lot of issues listed in the first post, and only one that is really a potential safety issue, the rest are repairs.

It's not that the manufacturer isn't telling you, if you go to the dealer, have a good SA and explain the problem, they will look for tsbs that apply. I haven't had my dealership try to get out of legitimate warranty work, in fact they have gone pretty far to get things warrantied when possible. You're acting like it's a conspiracy!
Mike

E39 MFIVE said:
we buy the car.. manufacturer find issues with your car.. But won't tell you.
and wants to charge you information, that may pertain to your issues..

wonder how you would feel, if you had a baby carriage.. IT was defective in certain
ways.. But manufacturer won't tell you unless you pay the $25..

Mottati.. since you claim that you have detailed info.
Why don't you share?? Or is that asking to much???


Are you feeling me now???
 

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Thanks Mottati.. I know where you are coming from..
Im not implying that its a conspiracy..

Its just fustrating.. if you want, a detail regarding a certain
TSB or recall.. NOBODY has any INFO.. and only way to obtain
it by paying $25 or what ever.. thats all..

To be totally honest.. my M5 is running flawlessly. inside and out.
Got all maintence.. new clutch.. and yada yada..
I think im just pissy because my Nav is sporatic..
I either take a chance and buy one from the forum or ebay..
- might be buying the same bs problem i currently have, never can tell.
or a new one.. wchich costs a couple of Thousand.

What bugs me is.. that if the info was available.. the original owner could
of gotten the Nav fixed under the original manufacturer warranty. because
the Issue was exposed and TSB was done on JUNE of 01.

Dammit Im venting again....
 

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I subscribed to Alldata, but the BMW information was about 2 years old. They said BMW would not let them post the non-safety related information -- just the public recalls. This was in 2002. I don't know if things have changed. I did get Alldata fro my 97 Jag XK8, and I didn't feel it was worth the money even with the more complete information. Recalls and major published mechanical issues are free at www.nhtsa.com.
 
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