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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Thu, Aug-13-2009, 12:36:16 AM   #1
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Default BMW Subframe Settelment Approved

Just got this email.

Girard Gibbs LLP - BMW Sub Frame Settlement
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We are pleased to report that the BMW 3 Series (E46) Sub-Frame Settlement has been granted final court approval. In response to allegations that 1999-2006 BMW 3 Series vehicles can suffer from sub-frame cracking that enlarges over time, BMW has agreed to provide the following benefits:
(1) If you paid for a sub-frame repair to your 1999-2006 BMW 3 Series vehicle, you can obtain reimbursement from BMW by submitting a completed claim form and proof of expenditure to the Claims Administrator. Claim forms can be downloaded from http://www.e46subframeclassactionsettlement.com and should be mailed to the address listed on the claim form. The deadline to postmark you claim is September 9, 2010.
(2) If you currently own or lease a 1999-2006 BMW 3 Series vehicle, you can contact an authorized BMW dealer and make an appointment to receive a free sub-frame inspection. If the inspection reveals any sub-frame cracking, the dealer will provide a free repair as well. The deadline for free sub-frame inspections is September 9, 2010, for vehicles no longer under warranty. If your vehicle remains under warranty, you will have one year from the expiration of your warranty to receive a free sub-frame inspection.
To learn more about the BMW Sub-Frame Settlement, please visit http://www.e46subframeclassactionsettlement.com, where you can download a claim form and read answers to frequently asked questions. Any extensions of the deadlines listed above will be posted on the website as well.
Many thanks to all of the BMW 3 Series owners and lessees who contacted us over the last few years to share their experiences. The relief provided through the BMW Sub-Frame litigation and settlement would not have been possible without the level of consumer involvement and concern that this issue received.
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Phone: (415) 981-4800
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Sweet. Lets just hope my subframe fails in the next year if it's going to fail anytime.

(I already had it inspected free before the settlement was officially finalized, BMW knew when to give in)
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thats whats up! still dont have any cracking on mine, but i guess i know if it does theyll fix it.
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It's nice to know we have a little bit of extra insurance. And for the guys that spent money on repairs, at least you'll get some or all of you money back.
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Great news My car is currently in a Indy shop getting a valve adjustment and they'll inspect it for subframe cracks as well. If all is good, I'll get this free inspection sometime in August next year
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i just had my car at an indy shop...noticed a hair line crack...time to call the dealership..
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This is a very good thing!
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Wow! That is awesome news. Great to hear for anyone with this issue! This apply to all bmw dealers in the country?
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Guess what I'll be doing September 9, 2010...

Shame it took this lawsuit rather than BMW simply owning up to this problem right off. Now in addition to paying to fix all these failing subframes anyways, they have to pay a bunch of lawyers a bunch of money too. Dumb, real dumb (lemme guess, a bunch of lawyers told BMW to do this).
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correct me if im wrong, but is this void if aftermarket suspension is installed?
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