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Old 06-13-2009, 05:12 PM   #61
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Just got my letter in the mail. Have yet to read all the info and understand all the implications, but this is getting interesting...
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:48 PM   #62
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:55 PM   #63
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Got Mine today Same here I have to read the specs this really sounds crazy that it has affected so many cars!!! From what I read there's not much to do but wait till the court decides.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:56 PM   #64
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That's exactly what i was thinking, I was getting ready to install. Thinking i might wait a bit till after the inspection. Good news though!!
I was thinking the same thing. Better wait for those KW's. Hmm, wonder if I should take off my Hartge's and go back to my 17"?
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:21 AM   #65
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I was thinking the same thing. Better wait for those KW's. Hmm, wonder if I should take off my Hartge's and go back to my 17"?
yes u should. Try to make t look as stock as possible so they don't pull your leg.I'm putting back my m68's
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:03 AM   #66
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yea they are saying that if you already paid for the repair, you can still file a claim and get your some or all of your money back.
I got my letter yesterday and it's basically saying that I can get reimbursed for any repair that has already been done to my subframe (obviously there is limit and stuff). But I am thinking that since my shop (RRT in NoVa) already told me that I needed a subframe repair and their quote to fix it (basically take it off and weld it back in) is pretty low (around $1,500), I am thinking that I'll just go ahead and do it and make sure that I get a separate receipt for the subframe repair and hopefully I can get them to note that the car was stock before the subframe had been repaired. I am not sure how many on this board have had this done and are planning to get reimbursement from BMW.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:32 AM   #67
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If I get my letter I'll put it off for maybe 9 months or so. I don't want to have it inspected now, then have it weaken over the next year and can't reinspect it. I know I risk have a problem but I'd rather give it time to show up over the next year.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:28 PM   #68
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Do all are BMWs have subframe damage? My car is at 113k at the moment. Should I take it in to get inspected by a body shop?
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:27 PM   #69
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I got my letter yesterday and it's basically saying that I can get reimbursed for any repair that has already been done to my subframe (obviously there is limit and stuff). But I am thinking that since my shop (RRT in NoVa) already told me that I needed a subframe repair and their quote to fix it (basically take it off and weld it back in) is pretty low (around $1,500), I am thinking that I'll just go ahead and do it and make sure that I get a separate receipt for the subframe repair and hopefully I can get them to note that the car was stock before the subframe had been repaired. I am not sure how many on this board have had this done and are planning to get reimbursement from BMW.
Yeah I got my letter today. I didn't understand whether I had to fill out the Claims Statement or not? It's got six sections labeled A-F. So do I have to fill out this form in order to be included in the settlement?

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Old 06-16-2009, 03:44 PM   #70
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interesting. i will be staying tuned.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:48 PM   #71
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What the hell is a subframe? (pictures of what this would look like?)
I would like to know this also
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:37 PM   #72
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I got my letter today but I believe that I am legally not allowed to be part of the class action suit because I signed a paper before BMW fixed my subframe stating that I wouldnt ever sue them, ect.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:16 PM   #73
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So if we get our car inspected, then put aftermarket suspension on, can we get away with it?
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:17 PM   #74
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dammit. i have restore the stock struts, remove my shark, and place my OEM wheels back.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:35 AM   #75
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My aftermarket suspension will be here Monday. I have my stock wheels on right now. I guess I should hold off on installing the suspension and get the subframe checked out at the dealership first
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:44 AM   #76
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I would like to know this also
subframe is to a car as bones are to a body
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:31 AM   #77
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The letter stated that its a year after the settlement is approved by the judge which wouldnt be until September 3rd from what I remember.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:34 AM   #78
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:00 PM   #79
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Just got my letter today.....but dealer looked at my subframe last year and everything was fine....I have to wait and see what happens
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:23 PM   #80
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yeah i got my letter today too, i need to check my subframe
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