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Recall 17V683000

Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve Heater Short Circuits And Melts

Recall Details

The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve heater may short circuit and cause portions of the valve assembly to melt and even create a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the PCV valve heater free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve has a heater as part of the valve that can short circuit, resulting in parts of the valve melting and risking a fire hazard. This can happen even when the vehicle is not in use.

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.

Engine, October 30, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 30, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
740,561
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V683000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit.
Consequence
An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, 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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