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Recall 10V518000

Fuel Pump Failure

Recall Details

The fuel pump may fail and cause the engine to stall. Dealers will replace the fuel pump inside the fuel tank free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The fuel pump may malfunction and cause the vehicle to stall.

What Should You Do?

BMW notified owners of affected vehicles starting in January 2011. 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.

Affected Cars

Engine, October 26, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 26, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
20,750
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V518000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 X5 SAVs VEHICLES WITH 6-CYLINDER ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2007 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2008. DUE TO A MANUFACTURING PROCESS FAULT, THE FUEL PUMP WAS NOT PRODUCED TO SPECIFICATIONS. UNDER SPECIFIC VEHICLE OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE FUEL PUMP'S COMMUTATOR COULD EXPERIENCE AN INCREASE IN WEAR.
Consequence
THIS WEAR COULD LEAD TO FUEL PUMP MALFUNCTION AND ENGINE STALLING. ENGINE STALLING COULD CREATE A POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IN-TANK FUEL PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 11, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.
Notify
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO
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