Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
User Name
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2019, 04:54 PM
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 838
oldskewel is on a distinguished road
I'm still getting notifications asking me to take my 2001 in. It still seems to me that since I have a non-sport steering wheel, I don't have this problem. And even if I did have a sport steering wheel, if its airbag had never been replaced, it would not have this problem. I believe this to be true based on reading the letters BMW has been sending me over the past few years.

I know I could be mis-reading between the lines.

But I can't get anyone to admit that. They just want me to bring the car in. Easy for them, not so easy for me. I can understand also that telling people they are unaffected if they have a non-sport wheel may be dangerous, since surely some people won't know what that means. So I understand why they're doing this, but I still don't want to waste the effort.

Is there anyone out there with a non-sport (4 spokes vs. 3) steering wheel that has actually had an airbag replaced under this recall?

And "replaced" means they took the old one out and put a new one in. Just because you took the car in and the service sales guy tells you they "did the recall work" is not convincing to me - they might mean they inspected, noticed the non-sport steering wheel, checked you off the list and want you to feel better about wasting a few hours on a needless exercise.
2001 X5 3.0i, 180k miles, AT, owned since 11/2014
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

Old 06-03-2019, 07:25 PM
Zulu95's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Show Me
Posts: 2,324
Zulu95 is on a distinguished road
I called about the'01 4 spoke wheel. "We cannot confirm if your airbag is in the recall until we actually see it." I took it in after umteen warning letters and the patient return with a clean bill of health for the AB but needing $700 of oil filter housing gasket required and $2300 worth of oil pan gasket old and most likely will start leaking.
A week later the '13 was in for the passenger side AB recall and came out with a warning it needed the $2300 oil pan gasket replaced because it was leaking. (Strange it was OK when my indy was under there recently.)
I think the whole thing is a scam that BMW NA is using to drum up business for their dealers.
Sent via Telegraph Wires using my Morse Key.
2001 X5 3.0L
2013 X5 xDrive35i
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2019, 03:17 PM
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 200
Bdc101 is on a distinguished road
My four spoke non sport wheel was inspected and I was told it was fine.
2003 3.0 5-speed
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.