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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

BMW 328i recalls

 

For Models: BMW 325i, BMW 325xi, BMW 328i, BMW 328xi, BMW 330i, BMW 330xi, BMW 335i, BMW 335xi, BMW 525i, BMW 525xi, BMW 530i, BMW 530xi, BMW 550i, BMW 750Li, BMW 750i, BMW 760Li, BMW 760i, BMW X5

Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The front passenger seat contains a mat that determines the presence and size of a seat occupant. This input to the airbag controller helps to determine if and how forcefully the passenger airbag should deploy in the event of a crash. The detection mat can develop cracks and fail. If this were to occur, the airbag would not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility it may crack. Additionally certain vehicles will receive and extended warranty on the front passenger seat occupant detection mat.

For Models: BMW 328i, BMW 528i, BMW X1 sDrive, BMW X1 xDrive, BMW X3 xDrive, BMW Z4 sDrive

Brakes, September 26, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview:

These vehicles use a vacuum pump to supply power assist for the braking system. The vacuum pump can fail unexpectedly due to insufficient lubrication. This would reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will make modifications to allow for proper lubrication of the vacuum pump in order to correct this concern.

For Models: BMW 128i, BMW 135i, BMW 328i, BMW 335i, BMW Z4 sDrive

Electrical & Lights, February 7, 2013

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The vehicle battery is connected to the fuse box via a heavy duty cable. It has been determined that the cable connection at the fuse box can degrade over time, resulting in increased electrical resistance. This increased resistance can cause the connection point to overheat and break, resulting in a loss of electrical power and causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method to correct this concern.

For Models: BMW 328i, BMW 328i xDrive, BMW 335i, BMW 335i xDrive, BMW 335is

Body, Interior & Misc., April 19, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview:

On certain vehicles, when extended to their highest position, the front seat head restraints exceed the allowable downward movement limit of 25mm, as determined by federal safety regulations. In the event of a crash, the head restraint may unexpectedly move down slightly if it was adjusted to the fully extended position, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will attach a clamp to the front seat head restraint posts to correct this concern.

 

For Models: BMW 328i, BMW 335i

Drive Train, September 15, 2011

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The front driveshaft attachment bolts may not have been tightened to specification and could become loose. This could lead to a loss of power to the front wheels and ultimately a vehicle breakdown, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the front driveshaft attachment bolts to correct this concern.

For Models: BMW 128i, BMW 135i, BMW 328i, BMW 328xi, BMW 335i, BMW 335xi

Body, Interior & Misc., September 16, 2009

RepairPal Expert Overview:

An incorrect crimp connector may have been installed on the side air bag and belt tensioner wiring. There may be insufficient contact in the wiring, creating high resistance. This condition may cause the side air bag and/or safety belt tensioner not to deploy if needed in a crash, which increases the risk of injury. Dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall began September 16, 2009.

For Models: BMW 323i, BMW 328i

Body, Interior & Misc., October 25, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN 4-DOOR PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM COULD DEPLOY IN CERTAIN NON-CRASH IMPACTS, SUCH AS WHEN CONTACTING LARGE POTHOLES OR CURBS AT SUBSTANTIAL SPEEDS.

For Models: BMW 323i, BMW 328i, BMW 528i, BMW 540i, BMW 740i, BMW 740iL, BMW 750iL, BMW M5

Electrical & Lights, May 15, 2000

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The brake light switch may fail and stick in the "brake lamps on" or "brake lamps off" position. Inaccurate illumination of brake lights could lead to an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake lamp switch with a new improved part.

For Models: BMW 323i, BMW 328i

Brakes, May 14, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE RETAINING CLIP THAT SECURES THE BRAKE BOOSTER PUSHROD TO THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM WAS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED DURING PRODUCTION. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE CLIP TO DETACH FROM THE PIN ON THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM ALLOWING THE PUSHROD TO DISCONNECT FROM THE ARM.

For Models: BMW 323i, BMW 328i

Body, Interior & Misc., April 30, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES ARE BUILT WITH A SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM CONSISTING OF DOOR-MOUNTED THORAX AIR BAGS (REAR DOOR AIR BAGS ARE OPTIONAL), A HEAD PROTECTION SYSTEM (HPS) FOR FRONT OCCUPANTS, A CENTRAL ELECTRONIC SENSOR AND DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM, LEFT AND RIGHT SATELLITE IMPACT SENSORS, AND ASSOCIATED WIRING. THIS SYSTEM IS UNDULY SENSITIVE TO CERTAIN NON-CRASH IMPACTS, SUCH AS CONTACTING LARGE POTHOLES OR CURBS AT SUBSTANTIAL SPEED.