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BMW 550i Recall 05V504000

Incorrectly Manufactured Transmission Component May Allow Vehicle to Move While in Park

Drive Train, November 30, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

On certain vehicles a bad transmission component may allow vehicle to move while in park. This may lead to vehicle roll away causing an accident.

What Should You Do?

BMW will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning November 30, 2005. If you have not been contacted, your vehicle rolls while in park and think your car falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.

Summary:

Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with incorrectly manufactured transmission guide plate part. This may cause the parking  lock system to not activate when the transmission is placed in park. If the vehicle is parked on an incline and the parking brake is not engaged the vehicle may roll away causing an accident. The dealer will repair and replace the automatic transmission guide plate free of charge. The campaign # is 05V504000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2006

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 30, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V504000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 240

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL GUIDE PLATE.

Consequence: THIS COULD CAUSE THE PARKING LOCK SYSTEM NOT TO ENGAGE, AFTER THE TRANSMISSION IS PLACED IN THE PARK ("P") POSITION. IF THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED ON AN INCLINE, AND THE PARKING BRAKE WAS NOT ENGAGED, THIS COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE ROLLAWAY CONDITION.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPAIR AND REPLACE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GUIDE PLATE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 30, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-332-4269.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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