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Old 09-24-2009, 05:29 PM   #51
PoMo_au
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 38
My Ride: MY2001 325Ci
Hi,
I'm just about to buy an E46 325Ci and have been following the subframe issue with some interest. I joined here just to offer a suggestion on negotiating this with BMW for those with issues.

If enough people make it known that we, the owners of E46's, are aware that the fault is a manufacturing defect. Should enough people complete this form: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roa...s/defects.aspx BMW may be forced into issuing a recall for all E46's. This would be quite costly and time consuming for them. Instead, they should just do the right thing and fix any cars reported to them. Make it known that you're part of one or several BMW owner communities and that you WILL publicise the fault, taking it to DOTR if needed.

Has anyone yet got enough information to get an idea of the percentage of cars affected by this fault? I'm honestly a bit nervous about handing over my cash for one, especially if there is no recourse thru BMW for the repair.
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