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#378 of 1507 Just issued: recalling the recall
Sep 24, 2001 (7:58 pm)
According to the NHTSA:
"BMW issued SI Bulletin 64 07 01 yesterday to notify dealers that all models that were recently recalled to replace the auxiliary/cooling fan would be recalled again.
Here is some of the pertinent info from the SI Bulletin:
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 06/30/2001 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
This notification contains important revisions to Recall Campaign 01V-206, Engine Auxiliary /Cooling Fan which has been revised. ALL VEHICLES CAMPAIGNED UNDER THE CURRENT RECALL 01V-206 WILL BE RECALLED AGAIN USING
THE FOLLOWING, NEW PART NUMBERS:
· E46 – PN 17 11 7 510 617
· E39 – PN 64 54 6 921 395
· E38/E52 – PN 64 54 6 921 383
· E53 – PN 64 54 6 921 381.
Should a customer who has received a Notification Letter for the Recall 01V-206 request that Recall 01V-206 be performed, proceed with the repairs described in this Service Bulletin.
This Service Information Bulletin is going to be updated shortly with the full VIN range of the affected vehicles. Customer notification mailings will follow.
The potential defect involves the engine auxiliary/cooling fan in certain MY 2001 BMW vehicles.
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.”
Vans, SUVs, and Aftermarket & Accessories message boards
#379 of 1507 X-5 Audio Upgrade/phone/hitch
Sep 30, 2001 (9:41 am)
Has anyone had experience with upgrading the indash CD and/or adding the hitch and cellphone aftermarket. I would appreciate any input.
#380 of 1507 X 5 Window's Exterior Trim
Oct 01, 2001 (4:31 pm)
I just ordered an '02 X5 in black. My dealer says the exterior metal trim around the windows will be chrome in that I did not order the Sports Package. Yet I have seen black X 5s on the street, which did not appear to have the Sports Package and the window trim was black. Do anyone know for sure what I should expect?
Oct 01, 2001 (4:57 pm)
Oct 02, 2001 (10:37 pm)
if you order 4.4i w/o sport expect chrome, now if you order 3.0i w/o sport they don't even put the trim at all(bare rubber/plastic). Either 3.0i or 4.4i with sport will have the trim painted in black. What you saw was a 3.0i w/o sport from the distance that look like black trim when indeed it was rubber.
Oct 06, 2001 (9:50 pm)
Anyone seeing any 2000-built MY2001 4.4's for sale? What are they running? KBB says I can get $53K. Think so?
#384 of 1507 MDX vs. X5
Oct 10, 2001 (10:28 am)
Which one should I get? The X5 is like $15k more. It is a 4.4i with nav., sport package and Xenon lights.
Oct 14, 2001 (12:23 pm)
After much consideration. Finally, I had decided to lease the X5. Mine is a X5 3.0i, with steptronic transmission, sport package, premium package, climate package, Xenon headlights, navigation system, and cd changer.
This drive is such a fun to drive and it had very good handling.
Oct 14, 2001 (7:58 pm)
Congratualtions mdx4fun! Sounds like a great loaded car.
I wish this was a more talkative board. The ML board, for instance, is overflowing with information. Are people happy with their X5? Nobody is really complaining or praising this car what is up?
I know there must be people out there with opinions. Please share them.
Maybe some of you lurkers might answer a few questions for me.
Is the 4.4 worth the extra dough?
Are the comfort 18 way adjustable seats worth it?
Will the new 4.6 replace the 4.4 or be an addition to the line?
I am considering what I perceive as 3 very differnet vehicles, The ML, The X5, Toyota Sequoia. Anybody out there go through the same deliberations? What did you do and why?
Price-Is invoice a dream still or is it a likelihood for a 2002 given the economy, also what is a good price for a 2001 (invoice-10%)??
Thanks in advance for any help.
Oct 15, 2001 (12:28 am)
Just got my new x5 4.4. Awesome lease deals are to be had at this time. Cant beat the rebate + the money factor. I paid $1000 below invoice in the bay area which is a bad market for deals, so you can probably do better out there.