X

BMW 550i Recall 06V277000

Rear Shock Absorber May Not Be Secure

Suspension & Steering, September 13, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The lower rubber mount for the rear shock absorber may come loose from the shock. If this happens, the driver will experience impaired handling and control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The lower rubber mount for the rear shock absorber may not have been manufactured properly and may not adhere to the housing. If it separates, the driver will experience impaired handling and control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear shock absorber. The recall began September 13, 2006.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2006

Manufacturer's Report Date: September 13, 2006

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V277000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,640

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE LOWER RUBBER MOUNT OF THE REAR SHOCK ABSORBERS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATIONS AND MAY NOT ADHERE CORRECTLY TO ITS HOUSING WITHIN THE SHOCK ABSORBER.

Consequence: THE BUSHING COULD LOOSEN AND OVER TIME COULD SEPARATE FROM ITS HOUSING. THE DRIVER WILL EXPERIENCE IMPAIRED VEHICLE HANDLING AND CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR SHOCK ABSORBER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

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.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration logo Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration