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    Post List of Recalls/Service Bulletins for 2001-02 Z8

    Bulletins for 2001 BMW Z8 Roadster (E52) V8-4941cc 5.0L DOHC (S62)

    Safety Recalls
    TSB Number - Issue Date - TSB Title
    640701.........DEC 01.........Recall - Engine Auxiliary Cooling Fan Replacement
    640501.........AUG 01.........Recall - Engine, Auxiliary Cooling Fan Replacement

    General Recalls
    TSB Number - Issue Date - TSB Title
    120701.........AUG 01.........Campaign - Battery 'B+' Cable Replacement
    540101.........AUG 01.........Campaign - Hardtop Mount Replacement
    220101.........AUG 01.........Campaign - L/H Engine Mount Support Replacement
    410101.........AUG 01.........Campaign - Rocker Panel Drain Hole
    320101.........AUG 01.........Campaign - Starter Interlock Adapter Lead Installation
    510201.........AUG 01.........Campaign - Trunk Lid Gas Strut Replacement

    Service Bulletins
    TSB Number - Issue Date - TSB Title
    110400.........OCT 02.........Engine - Oil Recommendations/Checking Procedure
    210101.........FEB 02.........M/T - Popping/Clicking From Clutch Pedal
    120199.........DEC 01.........Spark Plug (HP Platinum) - Application Chart
    110898.........OCT 01.........Engine - Oil Recommendations/Change Intervals
    240198.........SEP 01.........A/T - Fluid Level Checking Procedure
    650501.........JUL 01.........Antitheft Alarm System (DWA) - Coding Procedure
    110401.........JUL 01.........Engine - Rattle Noise Coming from Front (VANOS area)
    720300.........JUL 01.........SRS - Warning Light ON/Multiple Fault Codes Set
    320201.........JUL 01.........Steering Gear - Replacement Due to Accident Damage
    110101.........JUN 01.........Engine - MIL ON/Codes Set/Tapping/Rattling Noise
    841197.........JUN 01.........Navigation System - Numerous Failures/Malfunctions
    840401.........MAY 01.........Battery - Disconnecting Procedure With MK3 Nav System
    841400.........MAY 01.........Cell Phone, CPT 7000 - Discharged Vehicle Battery
    340201.........MAR 01.........Brake Caliper - Lubrication
    110201.........MAR 01.........Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor - MIL ON/DTC 079
    630201.........MAR 01.........Light Bulb - Replacement Guidelines
    840101.........FEB 01.........Cellular Phone - No Volume Adjustment
    090101.........FEB 01.........Vehicle and Key - Memory Programming
    640101.........JAN 01.........A/C System - Musty Odors
    611600.........JAN 01.........Battery - Maintenance
    650201.........JAN 01.........Radio - Z8 MIR Diagnosing Display/Memory Problems
    160400.........DEC 00.........Check Engine Lamp ON/DTC's Stored
    841200.........DEC 00.........Digital Cellular Phone - Training/Troubleshooting Manual
    111190.........DEC 00.........Engine - Oil Capacities With Filter Change
    410200.........DEC 00.........Interior - Wind Buffeting
    110901.........DEC 00.........Thermal Oil Level Sensor - Operation and Diagnosis
    180299.........NOV 00.........Exhaust System - Back Pressure Checking Tool
    110700.........NOV 00.........Oil Pan - Oil Leaks From Drain Plug
    240900.........OCT 00.........A/T - Repair/Replacement Guidelines
    720897.........OCT 00.........Airbags - Deactivation
    841000.........OCT 00.........Digital Cellular Phone - Standard Equipment
    241000.........OCT 00.........Engine Control Module - MS 43 Removal Precautions
    540400.........OCT 00.........Hardtop - Initial Installation
    540900.........OCT 00.........Rear Window - Milky/Cloudy Appearance
    650499.........AUG 00.........Audio System - Test CD/Tape
    410100.........AUG 00.........Body Frame - Collision repair
    610800.........AUG 00.........Electrical - Closed Circuit Current Measurement
    230200.........AUG 00.........M/T - Oil Fill/Drain Plugs Updated
    650599.........AUG 00.........Radio - Security Codes in The DCS
    720200.........JUL 00..........Airbag Control Module - Warning Light ON/Codes Set
    510400.........JUL 00..........Door Sound/Vapor Barrier - Water Leaks
    610500.........JUL 00..........Electrical Connnectors - Stabilant 22A Contact Enhancer
    360200.........JUL 00..........Tires and Wheels - Applications
    610700.........JUL 00..........Windshield Wiper Blades - Noisy/Not Cleaning Well
    160100.........MAY 00.........Fuel System - MIL ON, Tank Leakage Fault Codes
    110598.........SEP 98.........Crankcase Ventilation System - Diagnostic Information



    Bulletins for 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster (E52) V8-4941cc 5.0L DOHC (S62)

    Safety Recalls
    TSB Number - Issue Date - TSB Title
    640701.........DEC 01.........Recall - Engine Auxiliary Cooling Fan Replacement

    General Recalls
    TSB Number - Issue Date - TSB Title
    120701.........AUG 01.........Campaign - Battery 'B+' Cable Replacement
    540101.........AUG 01.........Campaign - Hardtop Mount Replacement
    220101.........AUG 01.........Campaign - L/H Engine Mount Support Replacement
    410101.........AUG 01.........Campaign - Rocker Panel Drain Hole
    510201.........AUG 01.........Campaign - Trunk Lid Gas Strut Replacement

    Service Bulletins
    TSB Number - Issue Date - TSB Title
    110400.........OCT 02.........Engine - Oil Recommendations/Checking Procedure
    210101.........FEB 02.........M/T - Popping/Clicking From Clutch Pedal
    120199.........DEC 01........Spark Plug (HP Platinum) - Application Chart
    240198.........SEP 01.........A/T - Fluid Level Checking Procedure
    650501.........JUL 01.........Antitheft Alarm System (DWA) - Coding Procedure
    110401.........JUL 01.........Engine - Rattle Noise Coming from Front (VANOS area)
    720300.........JUL 01.........SRS - Warning Light ON/Multiple Fault Codes Set
    110101.........JUN 01.........Engine - MIL ON/Codes Set/Tapping/Rattling Noise
    841197.........JUN 01.........Navigation System - Numerous Failures/Malfunctions
    841400.........MAY 01.........Cell Phone, CPT 7000 - Discharged Vehicle Battery

    Hope this is of help in keeping your Z8s in healthy working order
    Last edited by macfly; February 22nd 2003 at 20:27.
    Clint

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    Thumbs up Thanks Clint!

    That is the best listing yet of all the recalls, great research!
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Andrew,

    No problem

    I should of tidied it up a bit before I posted but it was getting a little late

    I got the info from here, so if you have other cars and aren't too sure if it has missed any kind of re-call? check it up on there. Hope it's of use
    Clint

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    A further one page of info.....

    Bulletin details Summary

    120701...............A new redesigned battery B+ cable has been phased into production on Z8 vehicles as of 11/3/2000. To prevent connection being created from battery positive to engine mounting arm in the event of damage, replace B+ cable.

    540101...............Affects Z8 vehicles produced 01/2000 through 06/2000 - chassis number range AH60018 to AH60176

    220101...............Replace left side engine mount. Affects Z8 produced up to 11/21/2000.

    410101...............Install drain holes in rocker panels. Affects Z8 produced from 01/2000 to 06/2000

    320101...............Install interlock adapter lead. Fault may allow starter to engage even if clutch not depressed. Affects Z8 produced 9/99 to 01/01.

    510201...............Replace trunk lid gas struts. Affects Z8 produced from 01/2000 through 06/2000.

    210101...............Popping/clicking from clutch pedal. Affects many series/models including E46, E39, E36, E53, E52. An improved clutch pressure plate introduced in 2003 may be fitted. This issue has no effect on clutch life.
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    I would have started a separate thread but since my question is related I will post it here.

    Anyway, I scheduled an appt to take my Z in to Erhard BMW in West Bloomfield MI. The Z has been sitting for over a month due to press of biz and I have yet to address the engine light. I am leery about their experience but will at least see what they say diagnostically.

    Recall, mine is a euro Z. When I made the appt I asked about how they screen cars for recalls. ( I understood from prior experience at another BMW dealer that my Z did not show up on the recall list for the auxillary fan.) I mentioned this and the service rep said that I would have to go through BMW NA to address first.

    While not unreasonable, I am left wondering if this is standard practice for the euro Z's.

    Any one else encounter this sort of thing?

    Lastly, neither of my keys remote buttons work. I tried the tricks mentioned on another thread to no avail. The keys stopped functioning when my mirror leaked. Possible coincidence but I am also worried that the euro keys may not be serviceable by the US dealers.

    Any one else encounter this sort of thing too?

    If I can get these sorted out without too much grief, I will proceed with the PP. Roads in MI are deteriorating and we have been cautioned to expect them to continue to worsen due to budget constraints.

    But I digress.

    Any advise on how to best deal with the recall matter and the keys will be appreciated!

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    You are sadly correct on the key problem. My first Z8 was an EU car, and I discovered that the transmitter frequency to use the auto-locking etc is different on EU & US cars, meaning that once your key 'dies' you have to get a replacement from BMW AG. You can send them your VIN, and they should be able to program it correctly for your car. If you aren't a member of the Z8 Club this is one of the things that they can be very helpful with.

    The car can been checked for any recalls on any BMW key reader, so that won't be a problem, but if your car needs something specific to the federalized emissions you might fall between NA & AG. Usually the check engine light is an 02 sensor or the Mass Air Flow meter, both of which are easy to replace. If your dealership looks like they are getting out of their depths I'd suggest calling Dana Caldwell at Peter Pan BMW, they are the shop with the greatest knowledge, and are wonderfully helpful, he might be able to shed more light on the situation, or have his tech guys talk to yours. His phone is 650-294-2123.

    Good luck with it.
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    Thanks, Andrew.

    I recalled reading (probably here) something along the lines you advise about the euro key. I will probably only get one and keep the others as limited function back-ups. I don't think I am able to activate the alarm without a functioning key.

    I am the second owner so possibly the first tended to the recall matter, but my auxillary fan broke into a dozen or so pieces leading me to think that the recall had not been tended to. The fan is plastic. Makes me wonder if anyone else has experienced this. Perhaps it is not directly related to the recall either.

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    The fan issue is beyond my own memory or experience, I haven't heard of one breaking up before, and am not sure if this is what the recall was for or not? I know there have been some issues with the radiators getting gummed up that have been reported by the Z8 Club, and you can read about those here.
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    Just heard from the dealer. They do not find my 2001 on the recall list for the aux fan. They also have no record of the matter being previously addressed. I am looking at $985 for the replacement. Actually that is about what I expected. But I am perplexed how my 2001 escapes the list especially with my fan breaking apart. I think I will give Bill Stuart a call and see if he can shed light on this.

    Also, I am quoted $625 for two replacement keys. I will remind them of the euro pedigree and keep my fingers crossed!

    Update:
    I spoke with Bill Stuart this afternoon. What a nice man. He's going to speak with an engineer or two about the auxillary fan. I will keep my fingers crossed for the outcome.
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    I ended up only purchasing one replacement key for my euro Z. Dropped her off at the dealer yesterday to sync the key to the car. The dealer called to say that I have the wrong mirror and because of this, they cannot get my new key to function (apparently there is a computer chip in the mirror). I got a replacement mirror from Magnadon last year. Now I am convinced that the failure of my mirror caused my keys to fail (they stopped functioning when the mirror leaked) and wonder if Magnadon sent me a US mirror. I will have to ask if they can sync a US key.

    Also, I contacted Bill Stuart while on the road today. He asked that I email him the particulars. I have searched a few threads looking for his email address but do not see it. Does anyone have it handy?

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    Bill's email address is: [email protected]
    He's great at helping with problems! Good luck!
    John Klecker - 2002 Topaz / Crema (61782)

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    Just so you know, the recall on the auxiliary fans was initiated due to the potential for their electrical circuits to overheat and catch on fire. Definitely something you want to replace if it hasn't been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grease Monkey View Post
    Just so you know, the recall on the auxiliary fans was initiated due to the potential for their electrical circuits to overheat and catch on fire. Definitely something you want to replace if it hasn't been.
    Indeed but apparently the recall did not extend to my 2001. Its a euro model that I believe was built in late 2000. Not certain if all euros were outside scope of recall or not though.