can someone advice me how i find out if the design e46 3 series of the uk version differs from the us model ?
I was informed today by my mechanic that my car’s rear suspension differential housing mounting has pulled through the boot floor .I was advised to contact Bmw which I did .With the helpful assistance of Sharon at Bmw Bowker Preston . I arranged to be towed in to Bowker for inspection as the car was dangerous to drive .
I have researched the fault and was appalled to discover that the fault was a due to the constant loading and unloading associated with normal driving can weaken the sub-frame to the point where it cracks and separates from the chassis, resulting in damage to the vehicle.
A class action was made in America and settled all that 1999-2006 BMW 3 Series vehicles suffer from defective sub-frames. As part of the settlement, BMW has also agreed to implement a National Sub-Frame Inspection and Repair Program. All current owners and lessees of a 1999-2006 BMW 3 series vehicle were notified of the sub-frame problem and to present their vehicle for a free inspection and repair (if needed).
I have spoken to bmw as my car is 11 years old they are washing their hands off me .they state that the design is different than US ...IF SO WHY HAS MY CAR AND MANY OTHERS IN THE UK HAD THE SAME FAULT ?