Yeah, I just had mine done this week and all good. Just make sure to call the dealership ahead to confirm they can do the job in 3 hours. Mine did, but the first dealership I called wanted the car for two days.
I have not had the recall completed yet but I do have an aluminum driveshaft installed on my 17 6sp. When I installed it I had no problems at all with clearance between the shaft and the converters so I do not expect to have any fitment issues.What have guys done with this recall that have changed there driveshaft to an aluminum one, the converter either has to be shaped some with a hammer which I highly doubt the dealership would do or not put back on. Anyone have any experience with this yet, thanks for any help.
Yes, the right exhaust tip now protrudes an inch further than the left one. Looks stupid. Sent email to dealer with pics from before and after.
So frustrating...and I noticed a little rattle towards the rear now, I think one of the pipes is a little loose and now has play in it, causing a metal to metal contact, and noise.Yes, the right exhaust tip now protrudes an inch further than the left one. Looks stupid. Sent email to dealer with pics from before and after.
I guess I could go with long tubes and a mellow a/m exhaust system, too, but I want bigger tubes than stock all around. Gives a deeper tone and, of course, reduces restriction.
I said it two months ago on this thread and I'll say it again. I've declined the recall, and will continue to do so. This problem is minor, and FCA is required by federal law in USA and Canada to fix the problem. It's probable that the cats and the programming have put the emissions slightly out of the acceptable range. The governments insist on compliance. So for a very minor issue ( the cats aren't going to implode, disintegrate, crumble, or cause global warming ) FCA has to come up with a solution. As delivered from the factory the engines run fine, but the exhaust emissions are a bit high. Doesn't bother me a bit. I'm leaving well enough alone.
I've also noticed that many folks don't trust the dealers to do a simple oil change. If that is your opinion of the dealer service competency, why in hell would you let them install new cats and re-flash the ECU? The evidence from some is that a few dealers have messed up this recall.
I trust my dealer - always competent service and advice. But they are not doing this recall.
What's strange is that the entire cat-back section is one contiguous pieceIn California you have to do the recall if you want to keep your car registered.
And for the guys who mentioned that one pipe is out further than the other - take it to a reputable exhaust shop. It's likely one of the hangers is just crooked - half-hour fix, probably like $20.
Yeah, lemon law and suing a dealership is near impossible. A few years back I brought my BMW into a dealership for an oil change, and when I left the engine seized up on the highway, literally the car turned off at 60mph while I was on the highway. It was messed up. Ended being no oil in the engine.Yeah, let us know how that works out for you.
German engineering at it's finest! I just watched a video on how to check the oil on a BMW. It can be done if you wade through the menu and get it up to operating temp. Ridiculous IMHOSince this BMW has no oil dipstick, there is no way for a person to physically confirm there is oil in the tank. When I told my lawyer that he said, tough luck, you have to be inside the shop and physically watch them pour the oil in.
It would be a shame if every new BMW on their lot had the oil drained from them one long holiday weekend.When I told my lawyer that he said, tough luck, you have to be inside the shop and physically watch them pour the oil in.