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New BMW's getting stolen using blank BMW keys

New BMW's getting stolen using blank BMW keys

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eastsider

912 posts

131 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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z4me said:
No doubt if you've been warned by your insurance company about this fix, you fail to get it done, and your car gets nicked they're gonna want to reduce the payout I reckon. I reckon that ups the ante a bit and it should be a general recall of all cars affected.
I would agree with that, whilst its good in terms of increasing pressure on BMW its not good for owners that have been/are about to be affected.

More and more glad I got shot of my E60 as soon as I got it back from the theft in the spring.

garyhun

19,943 posts

136 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Think my Z4 may turn into a Cayenne very soon smile

LeoSayer

5,154 posts

152 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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TX1 said:
The disklok is worth the money in my opinion as it also works as a visual deterrent.
Once you get the hang of it you will be able to put it on and off in seconds, mine lives in the boot when I am driving.
The only annoying thing is that it flies around the boot when I am braking and cornering. I haven't worked out a good way to tie it down yet.



youngsyr

9,472 posts

100 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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LeoSayer said:
The only annoying thing is that it flies around the boot when I am braking and cornering. I haven't worked out a good way to tie it down yet.
I think you can get a bag/cover for it with velcro on the underside so that it won't slide on carpet, failing that, get a cargo net - I think most of the BMWs have hooks for them in the boot. smile

dasbimmerowner

39 posts

49 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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LeoSayer said:
The only annoying thing is that it flies around the boot when I am braking and cornering. I haven't worked out a good way to tie it down yet.
Mine sits snuggly laid down behind the passenger seat, which is fine when it's just me and the wife in the car (with the car 4 up things become tricky!). Thus far (5 months on) I've no marks on my steering wheel from my disklok, you have to take a bit of car putting it on and off though.

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t8cmf

342 posts

68 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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LeoSayer said:
The only annoying thing is that it flies around the boot when I am braking and cornering. I haven't worked out a good way to tie it down yet.
Leo,

This is what you need.

http://www.lkperformance.co.uk/steering-wheel-lock...

I have one in the boot of my E92 M3. It had Velcro on its base and it sticks to the boot floor. The Velcro is very strong.

ashway

303 posts

73 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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izabar said:
Just had the same message from AXA ,are all models affected i.e wasn't sure if my Z4 coupe would be as it was built in the US but so are some other models ??
Yes your Z4 will be affected if its an E89, I phoned BMW and they confirmed as such, just waiting for the call from the dealership to book my wife's car in

Edited by ashway on Wednesday 26th September 16:08

JimmyTheHand

999 posts

50 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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MJP075 said:
I just spoke to the BMW dealership we bought our M3 from and the first thing they said was that this is not a manufacturing fault and there is no vehicle recall - very well rehearsed.
I'd agree it isn't a manufacturing fault - it is a design fault, which is worse because instead of affecting a limited number of vehicles it affects every one them they made.

LeoSayer

5,154 posts

152 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Disklok case ordered, cheers.

z4me

298 posts

77 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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ashway said:
izabar said:
Just had the same message from AXA ,are all models affected i.e wasn't sure if my Z4 coupe would be as it was built in the US but so are some other models ??
Yes your Z4 will be affected if its an E89, I phoned BMW and they confirmed as such, just waiting for the call from the dealership to book my wife's car in

Edited by ashway on Wednesday 26th September 16:08
Z4 coupe is E86.

Raify

6,552 posts

156 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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z4me said:
Z4 coupe is E86.
The newer z4coupe, with a folding roof is E89

garyhun

19,943 posts

136 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Raify said:
z4me said:
Z4 coupe is E86.
The newer z4coupe, with a folding roof is E89
Folding roof is E89. He's talking about the coupe though - different car. The E89 Z4 with folding hardtop is not referred to as a coupe anywhere afaik.

z4me

298 posts

77 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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garyhun said:
Raify said:
z4me said:
Z4 coupe is E86.
The newer z4coupe, with a folding roof is E89
Folding roof is E89. He's talking about the coupe though - different car. The E89 Z4 with folding hardtop is not referred to as a coupe anywhere afaik.
Exactly, E89 isn't a coupe. Izabar, it's simple, do you have a proper key? If so, you're fine.

metsta

424 posts

131 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Don't forget a pillow case with the top slightly pleated lover the wheel been using my small small disklok on my e61 m5 with no marks and can whip it off in seconds no bother at all

izabar

213 posts

90 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Hi yes thank you it is a proper key and also a proper coupe , thought it best I just checked here as BMW or atleast the immediate point of contact seem to be Stupid or Dim

SlowDriver

4 posts

47 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Hi guys,

A couple of questions on the BMW 'enhancement'
- For X5/X6 owners who have had this done - was it free of charge or did you pay for labour.
- For 3 series owners (like me) who have registered for the 'enhancement' will this be free of charge?

I forgot to clarify this when I spoke to BMW.

Cheers,

SlowDriver

don'tbesilly

1,382 posts

71 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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SlowDriver said:
Hi guys,

A couple of questions on the BMW 'enhancement'
- For X5/X6 owners who have had this done - was it free of charge or did you pay for labour.
- For 3 series owners (like me) who have registered for the 'enhancement' will this be free of charge?

I forgot to clarify this when I spoke to BMW.

Cheers,

SlowDriver
I believe the software upgrade/enhancement (whatever) is free of charge regardless of model,as long as BMW regard it as being affected.

Cheib

10,751 posts

83 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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SlowDriver said:
Hi guys,

A couple of questions on the BMW 'enhancement'
- For X5/X6 owners who have had this done - was it free of charge or did you pay for labour.
- For 3 series owners (like me) who have registered for the 'enhancement' will this be free of charge?

I forgot to clarify this when I spoke to BMW.

Cheers,

SlowDriver
My X5 has been "enhanced"....it was free of charge and they even cleaned it.

Robmarriott

640 posts

66 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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Has anyone completed a 'hard' fix for this yet?

I want to buy a 535d touring early next year as I can't think of anything even close to being as good for the job as it.

I don't want to to BMW to get a software fix which someone will find a way to circumvent.

So... Wiring fix?

Panda76

1,551 posts

58 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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^^I think the easy solution is to just move the obd plug.
I keep meaning to do this,it's on my to list somewhere.
For now I have the disklok on.