Recall 17V067000

Rear Driveshaft Constant Velocity Joint Breaks

Recall Details

The rear driveshaft constant velocity joint may fatigue and break, resulting in the loss of vehicle propulsion. Dealers will inspect the rear driveshaft joint and based on its production date replace it free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The constant velocity joint of the rear driveshaft may fatigue and break, resulting in the loss of vehicle propulsion. This would increase risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Drive Train, February 02, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 02, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,752
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V067000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 135i Coupe, 1 Series M Coupe and 135i Convertible vehicles, 2011 Z4 sDrive 35i, 335i, 335d, 335i Coupe, 335is Coupe, 335i Convertible, 335is Convertible, 535i, 535i xDrive, 535i Gran Turismo and 550i xDrive Gran Turismo vehicles and 2012 740i and 740Li vehicles. The rear driveshaft constant velocity (CV) joint on the affected vehicles may fatigue and break.
Consequence
If the CV joint breaks, the vehicle may have a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear driveshaft CV joint and, based on its production date, will replace it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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