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Old 26-05-2006, 07:24 PM
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Default Sub-floor / sub-frame failure!!! Check your M Coupe today!

Had a persistent creaking noise coming from the rear of my '99 M Coupe (70k miles) for a long time now and naturally attributed this to plastic interior in the boot area. But yesterday the creaking rapidly got bad enough to worry me and think that something didn't sound right. You could hear the creaking as you were slowly moving off in first and slowly stopping.

Anyway, I remembered the widely discussed topic (roadfly, bimmerforum, bimmerfest, etc.) of sub floor or sub frame failures in a huge number of M Coupes and decided to have a look under the toolkit and the jack.

I found a massive tear and a number of failed spot-welds (apparently this is a cheap and unacceptable way to weld such a component and a MIG or similar weld should be performed. I am not an engineer, but that’s what I’ve read elsewhere).

I've got pictures, but seem to be unable to upload for some reason. If anyone can help with the pics - let me know, there are 3 ~150kb files that clearly demonstrate the failure. SCARY, you have to see this and check your M Coupe.

I will try to take it to my local dealer (Hexagon of Highgate in North London) and insist they write a letter to BMW GB requesting they cover the full cost of fixing the problem of a safety critical element of the vehicle.
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Old 26-05-2006, 07:27 PM
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Sorry to hear that mate. send me the pics and i'll put them up. imran_arshad2000 at hotmail.com.
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Old 26-05-2006, 07:45 PM
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Thanks Maahny,

The pics are in your Inbox.
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Old 26-05-2006, 08:02 PM
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That is bad :evil:







Best of luck sorting it out Denis. Keep us all informed of the outcome.
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Old 26-05-2006, 08:04 PM
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Please tell me thats not a common faliure......
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Old 26-05-2006, 08:05 PM
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Its happened to a couple of cars on this forum. BMW have fixed it at no cost previously. Better stop doing donuts
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Old 26-05-2006, 08:09 PM
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Its happened to a couple of cars on this forum. BMW have fixed it at no cost previously. Better stop doing donuts
Please let me know who this happened to and how they got BMW to pay for the fix, as I need some "ammo" before I go to the dealer tomorrow!
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Old 26-05-2006, 08:10 PM
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Oh blimmy, hope you get it sorted out!
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Old 26-05-2006, 08:11 PM
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Nemesis is the one that springs to mind. He must have had his car back by now. I know a non forum member that it happened to. I'll speak to him and see if he is OK with me passing on his contact details.
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Old 26-05-2006, 08:33 PM
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didnt it happen a lot in the states? or is just they complain more? A LOT MORE!
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