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BMW 535i xDrive Recalls

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 20, 2016

The air bags mounted in the sides of the front seats may not deploy when needed in an accident due to a failure of the igniters within the air bag assemblies. This would increase risk of occupant injury in a crash.

Recall repairs on your BMW or Mini vehicle must be performed by a BMW or Mini dealership, respectively. BMW and Mini will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW or Mini dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 17, 2016

The components of the safety restraint systems of the vehicle including the air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners and head restraints may not function properly in an accident, leaving occupants of the vehicle exposed to increased risk of injury.

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 30, 2015

The anchor present to mount child seats securely into the vehicle on the left rear seat, inboard side may have been bent downwards. This would prevent the child seat from being mounted securely.

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles in December, 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 23, 2012

The bolt securing the insulated battery cable connector at the trunk floor panel can loosen, causing increased electrical resistance and overheating of the cable connection.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in April of 2012. If you are experiencing problems with the trunk mounted battery cable connections, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 18, 2010

The fuel gauge may indicate there is plenty of fuel in the gas tank when the tank is empty, resulting in the vehicle shutting off while driving.

BMW will notify owners of 2010 and 2011 5-Series and 5-Series Grand Turismo manufactured between January 12, 2010 through July 2, 2010 as of October 18, 2010. If you are notified by BMW, contact your local dealership to schedule an appointment for the fuel level sensor to be replaced.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 1, 2010

The brake system vacuum pump can leak oil, which can contaminate the brake booster. This can result in extra braking effort.

BMW notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2010. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.