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Recall 18V755000

Exhaust Gas Recirculation Module Cooler Leaks And Mixes With Diesel Soot Causing Melting Of The

Recall Details

The intake manifold may melt and ignite into fire due to a coolant leak in the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Module Cooler. The hot coolant can mix with Diesel engine soot, resulting in smoldering soot that causes the melting. Dealers will inspect and replace the EGR cooler as necessary, and if a leak has already occurred, the intake manifold of the engine will also be replaced free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Hot coolant inside the Exhaust Gas Recirculation Module cooler may leak internally and mix with Diesel exhaust soot, causing the soot to smolder and melt the intake manifold of the engine. This could result in an engine fire.

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.

Exhaust & Emissions, October 25, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 25, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
44,368
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V755000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld xDrive, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV and 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler. If the EGR cooler leaks internally, the coolant can mix with diesel engine soot. The high EGR temperatures may result in these particles possibly smoldering and melting the intake manifold.
Consequence
The melting intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the EGR cooler as necessary. If a leak has already occurred, the engine intake manifold will also be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. 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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