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Car Recalls

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

BMW recalls

 

For Models: BMW X3 xDrive

Suspension & Steering, June 28, 2011

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Fifty vehicles may have a control module in the electric power steering (EPS) unit that could malfunction, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering assistance. Sudden loss of power steering assistance could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will perform the repairs necessary to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin during July of 2011.

For Models: BMW X5 xDrive

Engine, June 22, 2011

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On vehicles equipped with a diesel engine, the drive belt tensioner may have been manufactured incorrectly; the welds in the tensioner may crack. Over time, this could lead to failure of the tensioner. Belt tensioner failure could result in the sudden loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the engine drive belt tensioner to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin during June of 2011.

For Models: BMW X5 xDrive, BMW X6 ActiveHybrid, BMW X6 M, BMW X6 xDrive

Body, Interior & Misc., October 8, 2010

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BMW is recalling 2011 X5 and X6 SAV models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models are equipped with 20-inch wheels, yet the label states the vehicles have 19-inch wheels. This can lead to incorrect tire inflation, which can affect handling and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

For Models: BMW 128i, BMW 135i

Engine, August 23, 2010

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The seat belt pretensioner explosion that occurs during a collision may ignite the sound insulation around the buckles. Dealers will modify the sound insulation on all vehicles, and relplace the seat belt on some models. This recall began on August 23, 2010.

 

For Models: BMW X5 xDrive

Electrical & Lights, May 31, 2010

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BMW is recalling 2010 X5 M SAV models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on lamps and reflective devices. The side marker lamps do not illuminate because the vehicles were not equipped with the power supply cables leading to the lamps. BMW will install the power supply cables free of charge.

For Models: BMW X6 ActiveHybrid, BMW X6 M, BMW X6 xDrive

Body, Interior & Misc., March 30, 2010

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The windshield is bonded to its framework, not only creating a watertight seal, but contributing to the structural integrity of the roof. 210 vehicles were assembled with insufficient bonding in the upper right area of the windshield. In the event of a roll over type crash, the stability of the roof could be affected, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield and re-install it with the proper bonding to correct this concern.

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

Body, Interior & Misc., September 16, 2009

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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 X5 xDrive, BMW X6 xDrive

Brakes, September 11, 2009

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The rear disc brake rotors may not have been manufactured to the proper specifications and in extreme cases, one or both rotors may break resulting in a loss of braking ability at that wheel, increasing stoping distances and the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rear brake discs and replace them as necessary. 

 

For Models: BMW Z4 sDrive

Electrical & Lights, September 5, 2009

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A defective crimp connector can cause increased electrical resistance in the seat belt tensioner wiring. Increased resistance in the wiring could cause the belt tensioner not to deploy in the event of a crash. If the belt tensioner does not deploy in a crash, injury could result. The belt tensioner wiring will be repaired free of charge. The recall began September 5, 2009.

For Models: BMW M3

Drive Train, December 3, 2008

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BMW is recalling 2008–2009 M3 passenger vehicles with the optional double clutch transmission. When rapid vehicle deceleration occurs, the transmission software may perform a multistage downshift, which can cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the engine and transmission ECU with updated software free of charge.