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      07-10-2019, 03:37 PM   #1
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Anybody familiar with this recall ?

Any one received this recall?

06/19/2019
Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA # 19V-472
Recall # 19V-472:315
POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE
Status: Remedy Available

Need more information about this recall? Find an authorized BMW dealer, email CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com, or call 1-800-525-7417
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Description:
The issue involves the positive battery cable connection to the fuse box which, over time, could become damaged and lead to a no-start condition, or momentary flickering of the instrument cluster.

In an extreme case, engine stalling and loss of electrical systems could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

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The positive battery cable connector will be replaced with an improved version, and the cable will be secured to the fuse box.
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      07-10-2019, 03:49 PM   #2
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This is what Transport Canada says
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Issue: On certain 3-series and M3 vehicles, the positive battery cable connection to the fuse box may fail. This could cause a loss of electrical power while driving. As a result the engine could turn off and various electrical systems may not work, including the lights. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power and/or loss of vehicle electrical systems could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to replace the positive battery cable connector with an updated version. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2013-048.
Its from an earlier recall back in 2013.

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On certain vehicles, the positive battery cable connection to the fuse box could fail while the vehicle is being driven. This could interrupt the vehicle’s electrical system, resulting in engine stalling, loss of vehicle propulsion and a loss of function of various vehicle systems, such as lights. A loss of vehicle propulsion and electrical vehicle systems, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver’s reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector with an updated version.
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      07-10-2019, 05:40 PM   #3
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I received it too. BMW will start sending out notices next month. I've been aware of the issue and tried to have my dealer replace/fix the cable when I had them do the airbag and blower recall last year. They told me my 2010 M3 was not included in the battery cable recall. I tried to tell them it was. They said based on my VIN it was not part of the cable recall. They said if I receive a recall notice, thats when they will fix it...
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      07-10-2019, 06:48 PM   #4
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      07-10-2019, 06:53 PM   #5
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I had this done two weeks ago. BMW dealer cold called me to set it up. It took one day.
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its the same recall on the non m e9x that came out years ago. they finally now included the m3 and diesel variants to the recall. basically its splicing in a new power cable that feeds the fuse box behind the glovebox....
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      07-10-2019, 08:56 PM   #7
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B+ going to jbe burns overtime and can also burn the jbe and/or catch fire. Old news.
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      07-12-2019, 03:16 PM   #8
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Anyone know how to tell by looking at the fuse box? Where's this tin coated wire?
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      07-12-2019, 03:22 PM   #9
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Had a letter a year ago that they prepared for the fix while waiting for spares...jeez these dealers never stop to surprise me...
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      07-12-2019, 04:04 PM   #10
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Got mine done. Was supposed to be 2 hours, but it took them 4 to complete. Had to bring over the head tech to do it lol
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      07-12-2019, 04:19 PM   #11
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This is the repair part if anyone was interested:

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...us-61129312133
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its the same recall on the non m e9x that came out years ago. they finally now included the m3 and diesel variants to the recall. basically its splicing in a new power cable that feeds the fuse box behind the glovebox....
No splice. A complete new cable point to point is ran.

FYI:Make sure they put your carpet and panels back in correctly. They broke almost all the tabs in my passenger doorsill and did not properly reinstall my carpet.
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      07-12-2019, 06:17 PM   #13
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My production date on my '12 E93 M3 is 10/11 so it looks like I'm good on this one.. thanks for sharing though!
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      07-12-2019, 08:00 PM   #14
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its the same recall on the non m e9x that came out years ago. they finally now included the m3 and diesel variants to the recall. basically its splicing in a new power cable that feeds the fuse box behind the glovebox....
No splice. A complete new cable point to point is ran.

FYI:Make sure they put your carpet and panels back in correctly. They broke almost all the tabs in my passenger doorsill and did not properly reinstall my carpet.
incorrect, ive done about a hundred of them. the recall is a b+ power wire that you splice in. not point to point, that would mean replacing the cable from the battery to the fuse box
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its the same recall on the non m e9x that came out years ago. they finally now included the m3 and diesel variants to the recall. basically its splicing in a new power cable that feeds the fuse box behind the glovebox....
No splice. A complete new cable point to point is ran.

FYI:Make sure they put your carpet and panels back in correctly. They broke almost all the tabs in my passenger doorsill and did not properly reinstall my carpet.
incorrect, ive done about a hundred of them. the recall is a b+ power wire that you splice in. not point to point, that would mean replacing the cable from the battery to the fuse box
My recall was replaced point to point. I back tracked their work as they left the carpet pulled out along my passenger door as well as two of the grey plastic tabs out on the grey carpet in the trunk. Prior to this I marked my positive cable in a few locations to know what was done. No markings anywhere on my cable after recall work. Have you performed these recalls in LA area?
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      07-13-2019, 12:47 AM   #16
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Had this done on mine, picked it up today.
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      07-13-2019, 02:31 AM   #17
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hi I have a bank 2 multi misfire on my bmw m3 e93 could this be due to this faulty battery wire ? all coil packs and injectors are working fine , ive also been told it could be a faulty ecu but it does have a recall on it for this battery wire fault. any ideas would be great .
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      07-13-2019, 12:16 PM   #18
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Received for my '08 - no indication of appointment just yet.
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      07-13-2019, 03:58 PM   #19
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lol since I got the recall done, my cars been having some electrical issues.

1) The battery was somehow drained - at least I got codes of the computer trying to wake up the modules but it didn't. If my car wasn't connected to the trickle charger it would have been dead most likely. My time reset again after setting it.

2) This one is odd: I have BavGruppe V3 Round Rings, they're the switch back but I don't have the turn signal wired up so it won't act as an amber signal. Yesterday while doing some work, the passenger side angel eyes went Amber while the driver side remained white lol.

Probably some coincidence here but I made a follow up appointment with dealership to see what's wrong. I told them if I get the codes again I'll attempt to resolve myself and cancel my appointment
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      07-14-2019, 01:06 PM   #20
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I read somewhere that this could also be the reason why some cars that sit for just a week could get a low battery/quick discharge error. This has been happening to me and have inspected every fuse for phantom drain. Nothing. I have since had this recall done and hope it fixes my battery drain issue. This is also a BRAND new battery.
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its the same recall on the non m e9x that came out years ago. they finally now included the m3 and diesel variants to the recall. basically its splicing in a new power cable that feeds the fuse box behind the glovebox....
No splice. A complete new cable point to point is ran.

FYI:Make sure they put your carpet and panels back in correctly. They broke almost all the tabs in my passenger doorsill and did not properly reinstall my carpet.
incorrect, ive done about a hundred of them. the recall is a b+ power wire that you splice in. not point to point, that would mean replacing the cable from the battery to the fuse box
My recall was replaced point to point. I back tracked their work as they left the carpet pulled out along my passenger door as well as two of the grey plastic tabs out on the grey carpet in the trunk. Prior to this I marked my positive cable in a few locations to know what was done. No markings anywhere on my cable after recall work. Have you performed these recalls in LA area?
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its the same recall on the non m e9x that came out years ago. they finally now included the m3 and diesel variants to the recall. basically its splicing in a new power cable that feeds the fuse box behind the glovebox....
No splice. A complete new cable point to point is ran.

FYI:Make sure they put your carpet and panels back in correctly. They broke almost all the tabs in my passenger doorsill and did not properly reinstall my carpet.
incorrect, ive done about a hundred of them. the recall is a b+ power wire that you splice bin. not point to point, that would mean replacing the cable from the battery to the fuse box
My recall was replaced point to point. I back tracked their work as they left the carpet pulled out along my passenger door as well as two of the grey plastic tabs out on the grey carpet in the trunk. Prior to this I marked my positive cable in a few locations to know what was done. No markings anywhere on my cable after recall work. Have you performed these recalls in LA area?
ive never heard of replacing the complete cable, but it is what it is. im in Florida. so ive never had any experience with cali cars
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Just had my car done Friday, no problems so far
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