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Car Recalls

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

BMW recalls

 

For Models: BMW 550i, BMW 650i, BMW X5

Engine, October 29, 2007

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A static discharge from the fuel rails may affect the engine electronic control unit (ECU) and stall the engine 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. Dealers will install two ground cables in the engine compartment free of charge. The recall began October 29, 2007.

For Models: BMW X5

Brakes, September 20, 2007

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The switch in the brake fluid reservoir cap to activate the brake warning lamp for low fluid levels may not work at high temperatures. If this happens, a loss of the hydraulic brake system may cause increased stopping distances, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the brake fluid reservoir cap free of charge. The recall began September 20, 2007.

For Models: BMW X3, BMW X5

Body, Interior & Misc., September 13, 2007

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Certain aftermarket BMW bike carriers, P/N 82110393954, sold for use on 2005 BMW X3 and X5 vehicles. A pinch bolt exists between the bike arm bracket and the upright assembly of the hitch style bicycle rack. When moving the bike arm bracket to its down position, the pinch point has the potential of causing severe injury to the users finger or hand. BMW will provide a repair kit and instructions on repair.  The campaign # is 07E069000

 

For Models: BMW 650i

Body, Interior & Misc., May 21, 2007

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The front passenger seat sensor, which detects a child seat or adult in the seat, may recognize a small adult as a child seat. If this happens and the front passenger air bag is deactivated, the risk of injury in a crash may be increased. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat sensor. The recall began May 21, 2007.

For Models: BMW 325Ci, BMW 325i, BMW 325xi, BMW 330i, BMW 330xi

Suspension & Steering, November 21, 2006

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On 25 vehicles, the bolt securing the front control arm and swivel bearing 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 swivel bearing connection to the correct specifications. The recall began November 21, 2006.

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

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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

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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

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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 X5

Brakes, October 28, 2005

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On certain sport utility vehicles, the left front brake line bracket was not welded properly and may come loose resulting in brake line rubbing and possibly bursting. This will result in the loss of braking and could lead to an accident. Dealer will re-attach the brake line support bracket free of charge. The BMW campaign # is 05V367000

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

Body, Interior & Misc., December 14, 2004

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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.