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Car Recalls

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

BMW recalls

 

For Models: BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 325xi, BMW 328i, BMW 330i, BMW 330xi, BMW M3

Body, Interior & Misc., July 16, 2014

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Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. BMW dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

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

Body, Interior & Misc., June 20, 2014

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This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. BMW dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

For Models: BMW 325i, BMW 325xi, BMW 328i, BMW 328xi, BMW 330i, BMW 330xi, BMW 335i, BMW 335xi, BMW 525i, BMW 525xi, BMW 530i, BMW 530xi, BMW 550i, BMW 750Li, BMW 750i, BMW 760Li, BMW 760i, BMW X5

Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2013

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The front passenger seat contains a mat that determines the presence and size of a seat occupant. This input to the airbag controller helps to determine if and how forcefully the passenger airbag should deploy in the event of a crash. The detection mat can develop cracks and fail. If this were to occur, the airbag would not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility it may crack. Additionally certain vehicles will receive and extended warranty on the front passenger seat occupant detection mat.

For Models: BMW 328i, BMW 528i, BMW X1 sDrive, BMW X1 xDrive, BMW X3 xDrive, BMW Z4 sDrive

Brakes, September 26, 2013

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These vehicles use a vacuum pump to supply power assist for the braking system. The vacuum pump can fail unexpectedly due to insufficient lubrication. This would reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will make modifications to allow for proper lubrication of the vacuum pump in order to correct this concern.

For Models: BMW 528i, BMW 535i, BMW 550i, BMW M5

Electrical & Lights, September 11, 2013

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Increased resistance at the electrical contact points may cause damage to the ground terminal and housing of the connector. This can result in an intermittent or permanent loss of one or more rear lamp functions (tail, brake, turn-signal, reverse). Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear lamp bulb carriers to correct this concern.

For Models: BMW X5 xDrive

Electrical & Lights, August 7, 2013

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The fuel filter on vehicles with a diesel engine is equipped with an electric heater to warm the diesel fuel in cold climate conditions. This heater could experience and electrical overload and fail to turn off as designed. Having the fuel heater stay on while the ignition is off could result in a dead battery. The heater could also overheat and potentially cause and electrical fire. Dealers will replace the diesel fuel filter heater on affected vehicles to complete this recall.

For Models: BMW 325Ci, BMW 325i, BMW 325xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 330i, BMW 330xi, BMW M3

Body, Interior & Misc., May 3, 2013

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Airbags use a chemical reaction contained in an inflator module to create the pressure necessary to inflate the bags when deployment is required. These vehicles are being recalled because the front passenger airbag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure when deployed. As a result, the inflator module could rupture, causing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace any defective passenger front airbag inflator modules found.

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

Brakes, February 7, 2013

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All modern vehicles use some type of power assist for the braking system. The 8 cylinder models being recalled use a vacuum pump, connected to the power booster by a vacuum hose, to provide the necessary assist. The vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil into the vacuum hose and this contamination could result in a loss of power assist, leading to increased stopping distances. Dealers will correct this concern by replacing the brake vacuum line with an improved version.

For Models: BMW 128i, BMW 135i, BMW 328i, BMW 335i, BMW Z4 sDrive

Electrical & Lights, February 7, 2013

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The vehicle battery is connected to the fuse box via a heavy duty cable. It has been determined that the cable connection at the fuse box can degrade over time, resulting in increased electrical resistance. This increased resistance can cause the connection point to overheat and break, resulting in a loss of electrical power and causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method to correct this concern.

For Models: BMW X5 xDrive

Suspension & Steering, November 27, 2012

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The engine drive belt has a device called an idler pulley that helps to keep the belt properly aligned with the power steering pump. The bolt that secures the idler pulley may come loose, causing the drive belt to fall off and power steering assist will be lost. If this occurs, you will still be able to steer your vehicle, it will just take much more effort. Your BMW dealer will replace and properly tighten the idler pulley bolt. 

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