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    Re: add another one

    You can add me to the list too. 2004 2.5 Z4,non sport, auto. Just picked up my car Friday (05/05/06) from BMW of Dallas. Coil went out so I brought my list of other issues with me. One issue is off throttle as coming to a traffic light, the rpm has a slight surge and looking at the tach looks like a heart beat. (They couldn't duplcate, even though it did it at the first light I came to after I left). But back to the steering. I brought print outs from this forum over part #'s etc. which made no difference. I was told BMW is aware of it and they do not have a fix yet.


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    does this affect 2006 3.0si ? i live in HOT climat

    I live in the UAE where summer temps go up into the 40's and 50's.. CELCIUS that is.. (120+ F)...

    but my car which i get in 3 weeks (it's on order) has has the "Hot-climate version" option code 823..

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    ONE OF THE BEST POSTS !


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    Mine has been fixed....

    Mine has been fixed by BMW a few months ago. My dealership called it into BMWNA and they made and shipped a part that has so far seem to have fixed my sticky steering issue.

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    BombayDuk VS cmd512 , but what i think is

    cmd512 is winning this battle! Bombay seems too weak , infront of cmd's arguments


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    I know what is the real problem..

    actually Mr. Bombay , wanted a Porsche , and he regret buying one everytime it passes by... so in order to cool his " inner anger " he just like being mr wise guy , mr iam number one , iam better than you , iam smarter than you , you must all listen to me ... LOL

    I really like BombayDuk... LOL makes me laugh all the time ...

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    you should have bought one Bombay

    iam sorry you couldn't afford it .. LOL '' P car ''

    LOL laterZZZZ

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    congratulations 007

    so please , just watch and enjoy the posts =) .. Enjoy.. popcorns are available now with syrup flavors... best of luck 007!

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    Congratulations Bombay

    " clap clap clap " LOL

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    a bigger problem than you think

    If a poll has already been taken regarding the sticky steering issue I am afraid to know the numbers...I am confident that every Z4 owner will experience this steering issue at some point in time. And the ones who haven't are probably not in the right climate, location, or environment to trigger this undesired effect. For now I am more sarcastic at getting used to the sticky steering, especially when I take an onramp or offramp at 80mph and make the steering wheel feel like its about to lock-up enough to make me jerk the car into line while the other cars behind me are saying, "look at that drunk driving the Z4, he can't even keep it in the lane at 80mph." To put it another way I am almost used to it about as much as the rattles that are progressively getting more noticeable throughout the miles of commuting...ah yes, here is a solution...drive faster and the car smooths out....but that usually occurs from 85mph and above...a difficult thing to do around town...if I had no radar detector, I would have had thirty or more tickets because I can honestly say that I am now only enjoying this car at higher speeds...to make a long story short and ironic, I STILL LOVE THIS CAR!!! problems and all...and the day I will hate this car is when I have driven it to the ground like the way it was designed.

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    A couple thoughts

    I would imagine that you have informed your dealer about the problem. It is a known problem with a known fix. I filed a online complaint of the problem with the NHTSA website and, evidently, BMW NA got my VIN# from them, traced it to my dealership, and sent replacement parts to them, all without further prodding from either me, nor the dealership.

    Replacement was performed and I have yet to experience the problem again.

    If you are not recieving satisfaction from the dealership, try the NHTSA online board.

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    I had mine at the dealer a few weeks ago and they said BMW was aware of it but there was no fix. So I'm taking your advice and filed a complaint w/ NHTSA and hopefully they too will forward my information.
    By the way has anyone had a problem w/ off throttle surging? When I'm coasting to a stop at say 20-40mph you can feel the engine surging and even see it on the tach. Looks like a heart beat: bump, bump, bump. Of course dealer couldn't replicate it.

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    Re: I know what is the real problem..

    Recently bought a very low milage 2004 Z4. Last week ther temp was in excess of 100F and the steering started to stick. I have read most of the 2004 message string. Have an appointment with the dealer in a couple of days, has there been a resolution to the problem of sticky steering.KWIK AG

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    Re: My steering column is getting replaced as we

    Was your steering problem resolved?KWIK AG

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    Re: Steering Problems (the continuing saga)

    Mine was fixed...it took BMWNA sending a new steering column to the dealer and replacing the original, but it appears to be fixed. That was about 9 months ago and we haven't experienced the problem again. So, there is a fix and BMWNA is aware of it. I don't know if the difference in the steering columns has been incorporated into the newer cars, but I would assume so.

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    Re: QUESTION FOR THOSE HAVING THIS ISSUE


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    Re: Steering Problems (the continuing saga)

    I am so glad to have found this site. I have a 2003 Z4 and my steering has the exact same problems in hot weather. I took it to the dealer in 2006 and they replaced the steering rack and things seemed better (but it wasn't hot.)

    Yesterday it was over 80 degrees and I drove my car about 150 miles and was somewhat on edge about wether the steering would lock up as it had no correction to center, was heavy and somewhat notchy. ALos the car could barely hold a straight line wihtout constant correction. I really feel this is a serious safety issue. I'm copying a lot of these posts and will call my dealer on Monday, expecting resolution.

    Is anyone aware of any recent info on this?

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    Not every Z4 owner, EHDZ4

    BMW does not use electric steering on their performance cars. Their standard steering is flawless.



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    I think the fix was 98% successful

    however, after sitting on really hot days, there remains a certain sluggish feeling.

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    Agree.....

    Way back when this post started I was Dave M.

    They replaced my power steering unit twice. The first time, almost no one had heard of the problem so they just installed a new non-retrofitted unit. The problem didn't change. Finally, they redesigned some component (I don't know that anyone outside the thick walls and barbed wire of BMW ever really knew what it was.) They gave me one of the first (as far as I know) redesigned units about the same time Bombayduk got his.

    My problem was 98% solved too. After sitting in the heat, the problem is still there if you really look for it, but it's very minor now and goes away before I can get too upset. It is annoying thought that they never truly fixed it 100%.<img src="http://members.roadfly.org/sagan/siga.JPG">

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