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Old 09-11-2009, 04:55 PM   #321
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My local stealer claims I need the "letter" for them to take a look at my M3. Is this true? If so how do I go about getting a copy of this letter. The person I purchased the car from hasn't gotten back to me.


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no, you don't need the letter. but if you want to obtain a copy I would email:

claims@E46subframeclassactionsettlement.com
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:26 PM   #322
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This is gonna suck but at least it will hopefully get repair. I'll find out later today. Anyone else had a repair done in seattle?
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:24 PM   #323
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Were you asked to sign a release before they would make repairs? Did they say how long it would take to make repairs? Did they offer a loaner or rental?
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:00 AM   #324
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Were you asked to sign a release before they would make repairs? Did they say how long it would take to make repairs? Did they offer a loaner or rental?
I did not sign anything yet. I made an appointment for next week. And he didn't know how long it would take because he didn't know what he had to do. They did offer a loaner.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:58 AM   #325
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Hi Guys,

Just got me 328ci inspected and looks like there is a 6 inch tear in the subframe.

As my 2000 bimmer has pretty high miles (180k), I was wondering if any fellow owners here did find out if we choose not to get it repaired but collect an '$X' dollar value amounting to perhaps a certain percentage of the total repair cost.

By the way, how long does it take for the repair anyway?

Thanks for sharing any info.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:59 AM   #326
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thats not part of the settlement. You can try but good luck.

Some folks are saying they've had the car for over a week to do the repair. Seems excessive. TMS can do a subframe reinforcement in 1.5 days, granted a repair should take longer but.... just sayin... over a week?
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:19 PM   #327
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For NON-US owners Girard Gibbs LLP cannot provide any advice as they only represent US owners. I would suggest NON-US owners contact BMW customer service in their respective countries to see what BMW will do for them using the US case as an example of what a reasonable resolution might look like. It seems likely that BMW service in other countries has been made aware of the settlement and would be open to resolution for members that have had sub-frame issues.

If you're a non-US resident post up your responses from BMW!

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Old 09-15-2009, 10:05 PM   #328
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So i spoke with the guy working at the BMW dealership I got my car from, and I told him that I heard if your within a year out of your warenty you are able to get a free inspection and repair. What he informed me on was that no mater when your warenty goes out, you can still get a free check up and repair (if needed). Just thought I would share what i heard.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:53 AM   #329
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Hi Guys,

Just got me 328ci inspected and looks like there is a 6 inch tear in the subframe.

As my 2000 bimmer has pretty high miles (180k), I was wondering if any fellow owners here did find out if we choose not to get it repaired but collect an '$X' dollar value amounting to perhaps a certain percentage of the total repair cost.

By the way, how long does it take for the repair anyway?

Thanks for sharing any info.
Doubt you could collect the $$ for that, however, you could likely leverage that dollar amount as a discount towards a new BMW with your dealer.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:22 PM   #330
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Hi Guys,

Just got me 328ci inspected and looks like there is a 6 inch tear in the subframe.

As my 2000 bimmer has pretty high miles (180k), I was wondering if any fellow owners here did find out if we choose not to get it repaired but collect an '$X' dollar value amounting to perhaps a certain percentage of the total repair cost.

By the way, how long does it take for the repair anyway?

Thanks for sharing any info.
i am in st.louis i work at plaza motors body shop it should take no longer than a week to a new subframe in and have the car back to you , so far i think have done a total of 7 cars so far let me know if you need any more information thanks
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:08 AM   #331
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I had the repair done about two weeks ago. I have a copy of my incoice that listed $4517 for all the repairs. There were 4 part numbers listed and the rest was labor. They took about 9 days to do the work. They offered me a loaner. I didn't have any letter from BMW. I took it in for an oil change and asked them to look at the rear suspension. They called me back and told me about the courtesy check and that everything would be covered under warrenty.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:16 AM   #332
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For NON-US owners Girard Gibbs LLP cannot provide any advice as they only represent US owners. I would suggest NON-US owners contact BMW customer service in their respective countries to see what BMW will do for them using the US case as an example of what a reasonable resolution might look like. It seems likely that BMW service in other countries has been made aware of the settlement and would be open to resolution for members that have had sub-frame issues.

If you're a non-US resident post up your responses from BMW!

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Hi. I'm from Philadelphia area. It looks like sub-frame on my 2000 328i is cracked as well. I just found out about it few days ago when I took my car to the shop to check this strange squeaking noise that I've been hearing for some time now. It would all be good if I've found out about this three months ago, but in July I shipped my car from US to Europe and have no plans on bringing the car back. Since I am a US owner with current car location in Europe what do you think my chances are to get this fixed here in Europe for free? I doubt they'll do it, but what do you guys think? Is there anyone here who was in the similar situation like myself? I'll call local BMW first thing tomorrow but would be nice to hear your thoughts...
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:33 AM   #333
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You should still be covered. Are you still a U.S. resident? The settlement doesn't say anything about being excluded for your car being in another country. It says any U.S. resident. It has no disqualifications listed because of location.

I would call BMW North America and explain your situation. Tell them what dealership you plan on taking the car to. Then ask them to contact the dealership to let them know the situation, so when you take your car in you aren't given the runaround.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:37 AM   #334
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Also, I just thought it was funny... my car is being repaired right now (still after two weeks) and they called me to tell me that they noticed my rear shocks are bad, and that they could replace them for $500.

So if I would've had the shocks replaced BEFORE the subframe repair, I would probably have been disqualified for having "modified suspension components". yet obviously they were bad.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:31 PM   #335
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You should still be covered. Are you still a U.S. resident? The settlement doesn't say anything about being excluded for your car being in another country. It says any U.S. resident. It has no disqualifications listed because of location.

I would call BMW North America and explain your situation. Tell them what dealership you plan on taking the car to. Then ask them to contact the dealership to let them know the situation, so when you take your car in you aren't given the runaround.
Thanks for your advice. I'm U.S. citizen. Will contact BMW North America asap.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:39 PM   #336
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i am in st.louis i work at plaza motors body shop it should take no longer than a week to a new subframe in and have the car back to you , so far i think have done a total of 7 cars so far let me know if you need any more information thanks
Thanks for sharing the info. Been following the thread and I must say I am surprised that Plaza could for that repair in a week when others are saying 8-9 working days and upwards (2 weeks). Could the dollar value on the repair be subjective too?
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:54 PM   #337
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I just got the car checked by the dealer. 2002 330Ci (1/02 build date), auto, 95k on the odometer, OEM suspension with 17" M wheel option. No sub-frame cracks.

I didn't have the letter. I called Bob Smith BMW (Calabasas, CA) and they set up an appointment with no hassle at all.

Thanks to all who run the site and to those who contribute.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:17 AM   #338
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You should still be covered. Are you still a U.S. resident? The settlement doesn't say anything about being excluded for your car being in another country. It says any U.S. resident. It has no disqualifications listed because of location.

I would call BMW North America and explain your situation. Tell them what dealership you plan on taking the car to. Then ask them to contact the dealership to let them know the situation, so when you take your car in you aren't given the runaround.
Just got of the phone with BMW North America. Unfortunately for me, European BMW dealerships are not the part of this settlement so I guess I'll have to pay for this out of my pocket :-(.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:33 PM   #339
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So if I would've had the shocks replaced BEFORE the subframe repair, I would probably have been disqualified for having "modified suspension components". yet obviously they were bad.
Well, unless the new shocks they were substantially different from stock, I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. I had my shocks replaced in 2006, but they were OEM (Sachs). My wheels were aftermarket though, and they didn't seem to mind....
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:36 PM   #340
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Ok guys i got a question Could some one help me with it, i got a 2001 330i US model, but i live in Canada, Have The Red Koni Coil over suspension, If i have a tear in the sub frame do you think they will fix it cause of this?
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