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Recall 17V676000

Electrical Wiring And Connectors For Heating And Air Conditioning Air Flow Overheats

Recall Details

The heating and air conditioning system's air flow wiring that feeds the portion that controls air flow may overheat and melt, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the wiring and electrical connectors free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The wiring and electrical connectors for the air flow portion heating and air conditioning system may overheat, resulting in melted wiring connectors and a fire risk, even when the vehicle is unattended. 

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 December, 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.

Heating & Air Conditioning, October 25, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 25, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
672,775
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V676000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2006-2011 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi and M3, 2007-2011 328i xDrive, 335i xDrive and 335is and 2009-2011 335d vehicles. The wiring and electrical connectors for the system that controls air flow for the heating and air conditioning system may overheat.
Consequence
Wiring that overheats could cause the electrical connectors to melt, and increase the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is unattended.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiring and electrical connectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 18, 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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