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Old 01-31-2014, 03:05 PM
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Your engine serial number is 156985 60 053832 and is in the affected group.


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I've contacted my local dealer and they say there is no open campaign. Any thoughts? I work for VW and we'd fix it right away if there was an open campaign.
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I've contacted my local dealer and they say there is no open campaign. Any thoughts? I work for VW and we'd fix it right away if there was an open campaign.
MB is fixing them as the need arises. There has been some cost sharing out of warranty but no guarantee. A few have been repaired at Indy shops on the owner's dime.
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2010 c63. i had my dealer check my car to see if it was part of the group while it was in for service about 2 years ago... they told me my car does fall under the group but from checking a few things, my car had no symptoms and checks out fine.

i've got over 60K miles and never had a coolant issue... and i'm modded... and dragged race my car at the track...
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Old 02-01-2014, 02:48 PM
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Just wanting to see if my 2010 is in the same boat, which I'm guessing it is...

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Old 02-01-2014, 03:39 PM
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Just wanting to see if my 2010 is in the same boat, which I'm guessing it is...

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It's a 2010, so yes it is.


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Old 02-01-2014, 06:54 PM
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What about mine wddgf7hb3af452878. Thanks Keith


As in previous posts.... If you have a 2010 or earlier, it's in the range.


Yes, yours is.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:01 PM
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If my car is still under warranty and say i have low coolant will dealership replace head bolt?
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:55 PM
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If my car is still under warranty and say i have low coolant will dealership replace head bolt?


Only if they diagnose and determine one or more have failed.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:47 AM
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so that blows, all 08's, 09's, and some 10's and 11's are in the range if i understand correctly?
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so that blows, all 08's, 09's, and some 10's and 11's are in the range if i understand correctly?


Not quite. All 2010 and earlier, and some early 2011.


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my VIN is WDDGF77X38F163149 2008 Canadian car


Answered in other thread.
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Your options are:


1. See your Dealer
2. Get an EPC Online account (free for US cars, and $12 for international)
3. Post or PM me your VIN number and I will look it up (I have an international subscription)


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Hi, yesterday at a non-MB dealer I drove a 4 door 2011 w/28K listing for $42.9K and fell in love with the engine. Think this is going to win over the M3. There is roughly 8 months left on the original MB warranty. Before I buy, during due diligence I read about this issue. Would be very grateful if this VIN could be checked? WDDGF7HB8BF550712


It is encouraging to read you all saying the C63 is quite reliable, and I gather COO will be similar to what I have known with BMW's. Often you can't find out the car's past and have to hope previous owner(s) didn't flog her too badly.


Thank you very much!
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Hi, yesterday at a non-MB dealer I drove a 4 door 2011 w/28K listing for $42.9K and fell in love with the engine. Think this is going to win over the M3. There is roughly 8 months left on the original MB warranty. Before I buy, during due diligence I read about this issue. Would be very grateful if this VIN could be checked? WDDGF7HB8BF550712


It is encouraging to read you all saying the C63 is quite reliable, and I gather COO will be similar to what I have known with BMW's. Often you can't find out the car's past and have to hope previous owner(s) didn't flog her too badly.


Thank you very much!


Here you go, and your car is not in the affected group.


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Thanks Joe, appreciate that very much. Too bad it doesn't have LSD, so gonna pass on this one.
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Originally Posted by paraj415 View Post


Not sure what you're asking, but if you want to know about your engine, it is serial number 156985 60 057884 and is in the affected group.


If you wanted to know about what's in the car, the Datacard is attached.


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Hi valvestud, I'm in the process of buying a 2010 C63 Sedan, it has 40k km on it and I'm buying from a local BMW dealership that says their inspection found a engine leak and sent it to MB for warranty repair (it has 4 months left on warranty).

What should I look out for or say regarding the head bolt issue? I assume the car is in the affected range because its a 2010.

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Could you get me the data card for the VIN please?
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Hi valvestud, I'm in the process of buying a 2010 C63 Sedan, it has 40k km on it and I'm buying from a local BMW dealership that says their inspection found a engine leak and sent it to MB for warranty repair (it has 4 months left on warranty).

What should I look out for or say regarding the head bolt issue? I assume the car is in the affected range because its a 2010.

wddgf7hb9af506877

Could you get me the data card for the VIN please?

Datacard attached, and yes this car is in the affected group.

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Datacard attached, and yes this car is in the affected group.

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Thank you Joe, I appreciate that.

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