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Ask Smithy Xtra Radiator bang in BMW

Asked by Ken Batholomew

On the advice of her mechanic, my daughter had the radiator fan unit on her 2001 BMW 330i replaced, but just two weeks later she heard an almighty bang. When she stopped the car she found that 90 per cent of the fan blades had blown off the viscous part and one or more of the blades had cut into the

Answered by CarsGuide

24 Aug 2010 Graham Smith

Your first port of call is to the mechanic. He fitted the part and it’s his responsibility to sort the problem out, including any damage the failed fan caused to other parts. If the part he fitted is determined to be faulty, he is the one who should make the claim against the manufacturer, not your daughter.

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