Recall 18V713000

Drive Shaft Separates Causing Loss Of Vehicle Propulsion

Recall Details

The drive shaft may become separated from its flange, causing a lack of vehicle propulsion. Dealers will replace the drive shaft free of charge to resolve the concern.


Our Quick Take

The connection between the drive shaft and its flange that connects it to the transmission and rear axle may fail and separate, resulting in a lack of vehicle propulsion. This can lead to 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 December, 2018. 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, October 11, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 11, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 BMW M3 Sedans, 2016-2017 BMW M4 and M4 GTS Coupes and 2017 BMW M4 Convertible vehicles. The connection between the driveshaft and the flange may fail resulting in a loss of propulsion.
A loss of vehicle propulsion can increase the risk of a crash.
BMW will notify vehicle owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 3, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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
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