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BMW 650i Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 10 BMW 650i recalls between 2006 and 2017. Learn if your BMW 650i is part of a recall and what to do about it.

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 October 17, 2016

The fuel pump mounted inside the fuel tank may have wire contacts not sufficiently crimped. This could result in a fuel leak and vehicle stalling condition. This could increase risk of a fire hazard and crash.

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 April 5, 2012

Vehicles equipped with an 8 or 12 cylinder engine are being recalled because the circuit board for the electric water pump can overheat. This could lead to a fire.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during April, 2012. There may be no symptoms related to this recall, or you may notice a burning smell from under the hood. If 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 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 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.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 29, 2007

The engine may stall in weather below freezing combined with low humidity. If the engine stalls, the driver may not be able to maintain speed or accelerate, and the power steering could fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

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.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 21, 2007

On 225 vehicles, the front passenger seat sensor may not detect a small adult sitting in the front passenger seat. If this happens and the front passenger air bag is deactivated, the risk of injury in a crash may be increased.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the air bag may not deploy as designed. 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.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 13, 2006

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.

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.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 28, 2006

On 40 vehicles, a nut was 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.

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.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 30, 2005

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.

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.