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BMW Recall – Door Latch (UPDATE) – 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li – E65 E66 – 17V328000

May 31 17

BMW is updating the recall on various E65 and E66 chassis 7-Series models, to include; 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li for models years 2005 through 2008 with the Comfort Access and Soft Close options, to include more vehicles than the original 2012 recall # 12V504.  Affected model years are from 2005 through 2008.  A potential problem in the software for these automatic door closing functions may cause the doors to appear to be properly closed, when in fact they may not be, and can open.  The repair is to update the applicable software for these systems.

According to the recall:

“The door may unexpectedly open due to road or driving conditions or occupant contact with the door. The sudden opening may result in occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.”

The recall  does not yet have a scheduled begin date.  Owners of affected vehicles are being notified by BMW.  Further information can be obtained by contacting BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW recall 17V328

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P21S Wax Review, “It was P21S’s Very Clear Finish That Won Me Over”

Apr 19 17

P21S® wax is “the right combination of finish and ease. It’s very easy to apply and buff out”

This quote (above) comes from Paul Cain, a classic BMW hobbyist, Concours winner and Head Concours Judge, in a short bio he wrote for a leading BMW enthusiast magazine’s article on exterior vehicle detailing.  Paul’s modified BMW 3.0CSi was the inspiration that drove him to research detailing and finishing products.  In the early 2000′s, Paul’s quest for the optimum paint finishing products lead him to a Wax-Off test involving his Concours pals and a black BMW trunk lid.  This decidedly unscientific yet telling comparison, plus more research, led Paul to personally test a handful of top-rated waxes.  This led him to declare the P21S wax as his preferred choice.

Click HERE for info on one of the main independent tests that helped lead Paul to P21S. 

Paul notes that his selection was based on the combination of a deep, clear finish and ease of application and removal.  We can all identify with his note that if a product is too difficult to use, we will end up not using it as often.

Paul is now an unpaid and uncompensated spokesperson for P21S. (He and P21S want it this way, so there is no doubt that Paul fully believes in the product.)  You can see Paul and his 3.0CSi (Paul calls it a 3.8CSi, due to the modified, late-model BMW drivetrain he installed) in P21S advertisements in current automotive enthusiast magazines.

Introduced to the US in 1984, the quality of the P21S wax and detailing products immediately gained respect among automotive enthusiasts and manufacturers.  Today, the P21S commitment to world class quality is stronger than ever.

Read more from other automotive detailing nuts who love P21S, HERE.

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Take The New BAVauto.com For a Test Drive – Live Now!

Apr 6 17

Hi all! April marks the official Grand Opening of the new BAVauto.com.

This new site works equally well on desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices. If you create an account on the site, you can keep several BMWs and/or MINIs in your ‘‘garage,’’ store multiple shipping addresses in your address book, review your purchase history, store a shopping cart, create a wish list, refine search results by size/color/brand/etc., and lots more.

As with any new site, this one is a work-in-progress and we are open to input from true BMW and MINI enthusiasts like you. So please take it for a test drive and let us know what you think.

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