BMW Settles E46 3-Series Subframe Lawsuit

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  1. TheWeasel

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    http://www.motorauthority.com/bmw-s...wsuit-promises-to-repair-affected-models.html

    As the result of a class action lawsuit settlement against BMW, the luxury German automaker will begin an inspection-and-repair process for potentially faulty subframes in fourth-generation 3-series models. The particular model in question is the E46, and covers the complete model run from 1999 through to 2006.

    The suit originated in 2006 and claimed that defects in E46 3-series models cause fractures in the rear-axle supports in the subframe. Some customers have reported clunking noises from the rear and some have even experienced complete subframe failure.

    This settlement only pertains to U.S. residents for now and is not classified as a recall of any kind. Details will be forthcoming, pending the court's final approval of the proposed class settlement. In advance of the final settlement, BMW customers with questions should visit the website www.E46subframeclassactionsettlement.com

    In the meantime, all E46 3-series owners and leases in the U.S. who have not noticed the problem or have already fixed it themselves should check the website as well as they may be eligible for reimbursement.
     
  2. nugget

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    damn. i thought they were only seeing this in the early e46's. i didn't know it was running all the way to '06.

    crazy.
     
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    That's a typo. The e46 was 99-05.
     
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    I went to the dealer here and they had no idea about any subframe failures...I fucking hate Baton Rouge car dealerships. I make the 70 mile drive to Covington if my maxima needs to go into the shop and my BMW will never be touched by the dealer here.
     
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    I go to Brian Harris in BR for my E46. They told me they had never heard of any problems with the subframes as well.

    Who do you use for your BMW? I may take mine to Munchen in Mandeville
     
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    I usually do the work myself on my BMW but I did have my VANOS seals replaced at Wedge Keys Imports off Airline. They did a great job, and definitely worked faster than the dealer would..
     
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    Thanks
     
  8. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    nope, includes all e46's 99-06
     

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