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BMW Recalls

Search our database of 148 BMW recalls. Find out if your BMW has a safety-related defect or problem and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 7, 2013

Vehicle electrical power may be lost due to a faulty battery cable connection.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning March, 2013. Various electrical concerns could develop or there could be no symptoms related to this recall. If don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 27, 2012

On X5 models equipped with a diesel engine, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power steering due to an engine drive belt issue.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during January 2013. An abnormal engine noise may develop prior to failure of the power steering or there may be no symptom related to the recall. 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 October 17, 2012

Certain vehicles equipped with both the Comfort Access and Soft Close Door options are being recalled due to a software problem.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during November, 2012. If you are experiencing problems with doors not closing correctly, 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 17, 2012

Vehicles with the Comfort Access option are being recalled because, under certain conditions, the key can be removed when the transmission is not in Park.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during November, 2012. If you are experiencing problems with the transmission not engaging the Park position, 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 September 28, 2012

On certain 2013 M series vehicles, the oil pump can fail, causing a loss of oil pressure and in some cases, the engine to stall. 

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during October of 2012. If you experience abnormal noise from the engine, the low oil pressure warning system is active, 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 June 28, 2012

Certain vehicles are being recalled because a sudden loss of electric power steering assist can occur. This can lead to sudden loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during July 2012. If you notice problems with your power steering assist, or 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 June 12, 2012

Certain vehicles may develop a power steering fluid leak from the steering gear.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during July, 2012. If you notice a loss of power steering fluid, 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 April 19, 2012

On certain vehicles, when extended to their highest position, the front seat head restraints exceed the allowable downward movement limit as determined by federal safety regulations.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during May, 2012. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If 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 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.