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Car Recalls

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

BMW 530i 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 525i, BMW 525xi, BMW 528i, BMW 528xi, BMW 530i, BMW 530xi, BMW 535i, BMW 535i xDrive, BMW 535xi, BMW 550i, BMW 645Ci, BMW 650i, BMW M5, BMW M6

Electrical & Lights, March 23, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The insulated connector for the positive battery cable may have been incorrectly attached to the trunk floor panel, which can lead to a loosening of the bolt connection. Loosening of the connection can cause an increase in electrical resistance and overheating of the cable connection, which could lead to a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the remedy has been completed. Dealers will secure the battery bolt cable connection as necessary to correct this concern.

 

For Models: BMW 525i, BMW 525xi, BMW 530i, BMW 530xi, BMW 550i, BMW 650i, BMW 750Li, BMW 750i, BMW 760Li, BMW 760i

Suspension & Steering, September 13, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: BMW 525i, BMW 525xi, BMW 530i, BMW 530xi, BMW 550i, BMW 650i

Suspension & Steering, June 28, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview:

On 40 vehicles, the nuts securing the front control arm and tension strut to the wheel hub were not tightened to specification and could loosen over time. If the nuts loosen, vehicle handling and control could be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the front control arm and tension strut nuts to the correct specifications. The recall began June 28, 2006.

For Models: BMW 525i, BMW 525xi, BMW 530i, BMW 530xi, BMW 545i, BMW 550i, BMW 645Ci, BMW 650i, BMW X5

Drive Train, November 30, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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

For Models: BMW 525i, BMW 530i, BMW 545i, BMW 745Li, BMW 745i, BMW 760Li, BMW 760i

Body, Interior & Misc., December 14, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Excessive wear may develop on the side bolsters of the seat backrest. As a result, the seat heater mat located in this area may be damaged. If such damage were to occur, with the system turned on, the occupant may feel excessive heat from the area. The heating element may damage or melt a small hole in this damaged area of the seat cover. If this happened, it could lead to the seat occupant being burned. Dealers will modify the seat heating circuit to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin during December of 2004.

For Models: BMW 525i, BMW 530i, BMW 545i, BMW 645Ci, BMW 745Li, BMW 745i, BMW 760Li, BMW 760i, BMW X5

Engine, July 16, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The digital management control (EMC) unit may not have been produced according to specification. The engine may stall and not restart. As a result, a loss of power steering, and after repeated actuation of the brake pedal, a loss of brake power assist will occur. These conditions could result in a vehicle crash. Dealers will install a new (EMC) unit to correct this issue. This recall began on July 16, 2004.

For Models: BMW 525i, BMW 530i, BMW 545i, BMW 645Ci

Engine, July 5, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

A circular retention clip at the quick-release fuel line coupling was inadvertently not installed. In the event of a severe frontal crash, the quick release coupling could separate, causing fuel leakage. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install a retention clip at the quick-release coupling on the fuel supply line. The recall began on July 5, 2004.

For Models: BMW 525i, BMW 530i, BMW 540i, BMW M5

Body, Interior & Misc., November 10, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A MICROPROCESSOR IN THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE, WHICH ACTIVATES THE FRONT AIR BAGS, THE SIDE AIR BAGS, THE FRONT SEAT SAFETY BELT PRETENSIONERS, AND THE BATTERY SAFETY TERMINAL, MAY HAVE A MALFUNCTION THAT COULD LEAD TO AN UNINTENDED ACTIVATION OF ONE OR MORE OF THESE COMPONENTS.

For Models: BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 525i, BMW 530i

Suspension & Steering, March 15, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING THE STRUT MOUNT MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE THRUST BEARING WAS NOT PROPERLY POSITIONS AND SECURED. IF THE SUSPENSION IS FULLY UNLOADED, THE FRONT STRUT COULD SEPARATE FROM THE UPPER MOUNT.