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BMW recalls various model year 2021 xDrive vehicles

The 48-volt battery connection may be misassembled

BMW of North America is recalling 812 of the following model year 2021 vehicles:

  • M340i xDrive,
  • M440i xDrive Coupe,
  • 530i, 530i xDrive,
  • 540i, 540i xDrive,
  • 740Li, 740Li xDrive,
  • 840i Gran Coupe,
  • 840i xDrive Gran Coupe,
  • X5 sDrive40i,
  • X5 xDrive40i,
  • X6 sDrive40i,
  • X6 xDrive40i, and
  • X7 xDrive40i.

The connection between the 48-volt battery and the starter-generator may not have been assembled properly, which can cause increased electrical resistance at the connections.

Increased electrical resistance can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connection between the 48-volt battery and the starter-generator assembly, replacing it -- if necessary -- free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2021.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 812 of the following model year 2021 vehicles: M340i xDrive, M440i xDrive Coupe, 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540...
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BMW Z4s and Toyota Supras recalled

A fuel tank weld may fail

BMW of North America is recalling 49 model year 2020-2021 Z4s and model year 2020-2021 Toyota Supras.

The weld between the fuel tank halves may have been insufficiently welded, causing the weld to fail.

The failed weld may allow fuel to leak, increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 4, 2021.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417 or Toyota customer service at (888) 270-9371.

BMW of North America is recalling 49 model year 2020-2021 Z4s and model year 2020-2021 Toyota Supras. The weld between the fuel tank halves may have bee...
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BMW recalls M2 and M4 Coupes

The fuel injectors may be missing a component

BMW of North America is recalling 21 model year 2020-2021 M2 Coupes and model year 2020 M4 Coupes.

Fuel injectors may have been installed without a damping component which is used to reduce vibration.

If a damping component is not present, vibration will increase at the connection between the fuel line and the fuel rail, which over time, can result in damage at the connection.

A damaged connection between the fuel line and the fuel rail could lead to a fuel leak and -- in the presence of an ignition source -- increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel injectors. If a damping component is missing, the injectors and the fuel rail will be replaced free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 21, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 21 model year 2020-2021 M2 Coupes and model year 2020 M4 Coupes. Fuel injectors may have been installed without a damp...
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BMW recalls X class vehicles

The front axle support arm and right control arm are not welded properly

BMW of North America is recalling 83 model year 2020 X5 sDrive40i, xDrive40i, X5 M50i, X5M, X7 xDrive40i, X7 M50i, X6 xDrive40i, X6 M50i & X6M vehicles and model year 2021 X5 xDrive45e vehicles.

The weld between the front axle support and the right front control arm bearing bracket may separate.

If the weld between the front axle support and the right front control arm bearing bracket separates, vehicle handling and control may be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle support free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 28, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 83 model year 2020 X5 sDrive40i, xDrive40i, X5 M50i, X5M, X7 xDrive40i, X7 M50i, X6 xDrive40i, X6 M50i & X6M vehicles and...
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BMW recalls vehicles with rear-view camera issue

A small part of the image may be obscured

BMW of North America is recalling 312 model year 2020-2021 X3 sDrive 30i, X3 xDrive 30i, X3M 40i, X3 xDrive 30e, X4 xDrive 30i, X4M 40i, 530i, 540i, 540i xDrive, M550i xDrive, M5, 550e, 550e xDrive, and 550e iPerformance vehicles.

A small portion of the rearview camera image may be slightly obscured.

If the driver relies on only the camera image, the reduced rearview image view can increase the risk of a crash or injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and -- if necessary -- program the rearview camera with updated software.

The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 312 model year 2020-2021 X3 sDrive 30i, X3 xDrive 30i, X3M 40i, X3 xDrive 30e, X4 xDrive 30i, X4M 40i, 530i, 540i, 540i x...
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BMW recalls Z4s and Toyota Supras

The headlamps are able to be adjusted horizontally

BMW of North America is recalling model year 2019-2020 Z4 sDrive30i, Z4 M40i and model year 2020 Toyota Supra vehicles.

The headlamps are able to be adjusted horizontally.

This could increase glare and reduce visibility for oncoming drivers, or reduce visibility for the vehicle operator, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlamp vertical and horizontal adjustment plugs, correcting them as necessary free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2020.

BMW owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417; Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at (888) 270-9371.

BMW of North America is recalling model year 2019-2020 Z4 sDrive30i, Z4 M40i and model year 2020 Toyota Supra vehicles. The headlamps are able to be adj...
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BMW recalls X7 xDrive40i and M50i vehicles

The tire information labels may contain incorrect information

BMW of North America is recalling 397 X7 xDrive40i and M50i vehicles.

The tire information labels may contain tire size and cold tire inflation pressure information that does not match the specific tires that were installed on these vehicles.

The vehicle operator may be confused by the information on the label, leading to the installation of an inappropriate size tire and/or inflation pressure, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tire information label free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 397 X7 xDrive40i and M50i vehicles. The tire information labels may contain tire size and cold tire inflation pressure...
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BMW recalls xDrives and MINIs

The hybrid battery may short-circuit

BMW of North America is recalling 713 model year 2021 330e and X5 xDrive45e, model year 2020-2021 X3 xDrive30e, and model year 2020 MINI Countryman SE ALL4 vehicles.

Loose welding beads may form a conductive path between the hybrid battery cells which could lead to a short-circuit.

This could increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and -- if necessary -- replace the battery modules free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 12, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 713 model year 2021 330e and X5 xDrive45e, model year 2020-2021 X3 xDrive30e, and model year 2020 MINI Countryman SE ALL4...
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BMW recalls certain vehicles with Pirelli tires

The inner layer of the tire may fail

BMW of North America is recalling 42 model 2021 X6 (sDrive40i, xDrive40i and M50i) and X5 (sDrive40i, xDrive40i and M50i) vehicles with certain Pirelli tires.

The tires may have a damaged inner layer, possibly resulting in a rapid loss of pressure while the vehicle is moving.

This can affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW has notified all of the affected owners, and dealers will replace the defective tires free of charge.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 42 model 2021 X6 (sDrive40i, xDrive40i and M50i) and X5 (sDrive40i, xDrive40i and M50i) vehicles with certain Pirelli tir...
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BMW recalls model year 2020 X6 class vehicles

The rear spoiler may detach

BMW of North America is recalling 43 model year 2020 X6 sDrive40i, xDrive40i, X6 M50i and X6M vehicles.

The rear spoiler may not be appropriately bonded to its mounting plate.

An improperly bonded spoiler may detach while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury to other motorists on the road.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear spoiler on the affected vehicles and replace them – if necessary – free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 5, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 43 model year 2020 X6 sDrive40i, xDrive40i, X6 M50i and X6M vehicles. The rear spoiler may not be appropriately bonded...
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BMW recalls X5 and X7 vehicles

An extra starter motor bolt could fall into the transmission housing

BMW of North America is recalling 21 model year 2020 X5 sDrive 40i, X5 xDrive 40i and X7 xDrive 40i vehicles.

The starter motor may have an extra bolt that could potentially fall into the transmission housing and cause an engine stall, posing the risk of a crash

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the starter motor for the extra bolt, removing it if necessary. Dealers will also inspect the starter for damage, and check if the bolt has fallen into the transmission housing, replacing any damaged parts as necessary. All repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 28, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 21 model year 2020 X5 sDrive 40i, X5 xDrive 40i and X7 xDrive 40i vehicles. The starter motor may have an extra bolt t...
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BMW recalls model year 2020 X3 vehicles

The rearview camera software is not installed

BMW of North America is recalling five model year 2020 X3 sDrive40i, X3 xDrive40i and X3M40i vehicles.

The vehicles were not programmed with rearview camera software during assembly, therefore, when the transmission is shifted to reverse, a rearview image is not displayed.

An inoperative rearview camera display can increase the risk of a crash when reversing.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will program the affected vehicles with rearview camera software free of charge.

A notification schedule has not yet been provided.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling five model year 2020 X3 sDrive40i, X3 xDrive40i and X3M40i vehicles.The vehicles were not programmed with rearview ca...
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BMW recalls X3 sDrive40i, X3 xDrive40i and X3M40i vehicles

The rearview camera software was not installed

BMW of North America is recalling five model year 2020 X3 sDrive40i, X3 xDrive40i and X3M40i vehicles.

The vehicles were not programmed with rearview camera software during assembly, therefore, when the transmission is shifted to reverse, a rearview image is not displayed.

An inoperative rearview camera display can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will program the affected vehicles with rearview camera software free of charge.

A notification schedule has not yet been provided.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling five model year 2020 X3 sDrive40i, X3 xDrive40i and X3M40i vehicles.The vehicles were not programmed with rearview ca...
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Child seat tether issue prompts BMW recall

The rear middle seat child seat tether anchor may be inaccessible

BMW of North America is recalling 16 model year 2020-2021 740Li, 740 Li xDrive, 750Li xDrive, M760Li xDrive, and Alpina B7 vehicles.

The top child seat tether anchor on the rear middle seat may not be readily accessible.

A child restraint system placed on the vehicle's rear middle seat without utilizing the three-point safety belt, could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a top tether anchor cover at the rear middle seating position.

This recall is expected to begin August 24, 2020.

Until these vehicles are remedied, owners should utilize the outboard rear seating positions which are equipped with an accessible top tether anchor, or, the middle rear seating position and the vehicle's three-point safety belt.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 16 model year 2020-2021 740Li, 740 Li xDrive, 750Li xDrive, M760Li xDrive, and Alpina B7 vehicles. The top child seat ...
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BMW recalls vehicles with possible steering issue

The steering gear tie rods may become damaged

BMW of North America is recalling 2,779 model year 2019 Z4 sDrive30i, 2019-2020 330i xDrive, M340i & M340i xDrive, model year 2020 X3M & X4M, and Toyota Supra vehicles.

Under certain driving conditions, such as high temperatures and rough road surfaces, a steering gear tie rod may become damaged, possibly resulting in a fractured tie rod.

A damaged or fractured tie rod may affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW and Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear tie rods, free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin August 7, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417 or Toyota customer service at (888) 270-9371.

BMW of North America is recalling 2,779 model year 2019 Z4 sDrive30i, 2019-2020 330i xDrive, M340i & M340i xDrive, model year 2020 X3M & X4M, and Toyota Su...
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BMW recalls various BMW and Mini vehicles

The airbags may not deploy in a rollover crash

BMW of North America is recalling 76 model year 2020 X1 xDrive28i, X1 sDrive28i, X2 xDrive28i & X2 sDrive28i, model year 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S All4, and model year 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door (Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works & Cooper S E), and MINI Hardtop 4 Door (Cooper & Cooper S) vehicles.

Due to a problem with the rollover sensor within the airbag control unit, the head air bag, seat belt pretensioners and other safety systems may not activate in a crash.

If the safety systems do not deploy as intended in a roll over crash, the risk of injury may increase.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control unit free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin on July 13, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417 or MINI customer service at (866) 825-1525.

BMW of North America is recalling 76 model year 2020 X1 xDrive28i, X1 sDrive28i, X2 xDrive28i & X2 sDrive28i, model year 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S All4, a...
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BMW recalls model year 2017-2018 530e xDrive vehicles

The driver and passenger head airbags may not deploy properly

BMW of North America is recalling 33 model year 2017 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i & 540i xDrive, and model year 2017-2018 530e xDrive vehicles.

Prior exposure to excessive levels of humidity within the driver and passenger head airbag inflators may affect the proper deployment of the head airbags.

Deployment of the head airbag in a crash of sufficient severity may be impaired and/or the igniter could separate from the inflator, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left or right head airbag free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 22, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 33 model year 2017 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i & 540i xDrive, and model year 2017-2018 530e xDrive vehicles. Prior exposur...
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BMW X4 and X3 vehicles recalled

The airbag and seat belt pretensioners may deploy improperly

BMW of North America is recalling 3,316 model year 2020 X3 xDrive30e, X4 xDrive30i, X4 M40i, X4M, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, 840i Gran Coupe, 840i xDrive Gran Coupe, M850i xDrive Gran Coupe, M8 Gran Coupe, X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X3M, and 840i xDrive Convertible vehicles.

The sensors in the front seat belt buckles may inaccurately detect a belted occupant as unbelted, possibly causing the airbag and seat belt pretensioners to deploy improperly in a crash.

Improper airbag and/or seat belt pretensioners deployment in a increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the front seat belt buckles -- as necessary -- free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin May 11, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 3,316 model year 2020 X3 xDrive30e, X4 xDrive30i, X4 M40i, X4M, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, 840i Gran Coupe, 840i xDrive Gr...
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BMW recalls X4 and X3 vehicles

The instrument panel casing may not have been tightened properly

BMW of North America is recalling 15 model year 2019-2020 X4 xDrive30i & X4 M40i, and model year 2018-2020 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i & X3M vehicles.

The instrument panel casing may not have been tightened properly to the passenger air bag.

In a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the air bag could damage the instrument panel and cause small pieces of the panel to strike the driver or other occupants, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel casing free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin May 11, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 15 model year 2019-2020 X4 xDrive30i & X4 M40i, and model year 2018-2020 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i & X3M vehicl...
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BMW is recalling X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i and X6 xDrive50i vehicles

The rear spoiler may detach

BMW of North America is recalling 550 model year 2020 X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i, and X6 xDrive50i vehicles.

The rear spoiler may detach.

If the spoiler detaches while the vehicle is being driven, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the rear spoiler, as necessary free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 13, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 550 model year 2020 X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i, and X6 xDrive50i vehicles. The rear spoiler may detach. If the spoi...
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BMW recalls model year 2014-2019 M6 Gran Coupes

The third brake light may loosen and detach from the vehicle

BMW of North America is recalling 2,728 model year 2014-2019 M6 Gran Coupes.

The third brake light may become loose, possibly allowing the light to detach from the vehicle.

If the third brake light detaches from the vehicle, it would no longer provide the required lighting to following traffic, or may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the third brake light and properly secure it with new fasteners. If the third brake light detached from the vehicle and is damaged, it will be replaced. All repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 13, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 2,728 model year 2014-2019 M6 Gran Coupes. The third brake light may become loose, possibly allowing the light to deta...
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BMW recalls X7 xDrive vehicles

The rear reflex reflectors may not reflect an adequate amount of light

BMW of North America is recalling 683 model year 2020 X7 xDrive40i and X7 xDrive50i vehicles. The rear reflex reflectors may not reflect an adequate amount of light.

An inadequate amount of reflected light will decrease the vehicle's visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace both rear reflex reflectors free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 23, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 683 model year 2020 X7 xDrive40i and X7 xDrive50i vehicles. The rear reflex reflectors may not reflect an adequate amount...
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BMW recalls model year 2019-2020 330i and 330i xDrive vehicles

BMW recalls model year 2019-2020 330i and 330i xDrive vehicles

BMW of North America is recalling 135 model year 2019-2020 330i and 330i xDrive vehicles.

The outboard rear seat belt pretensioners may not lock as intended during a crash, increasing risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear seat belts free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 135 model year 2019-2020 330i and 330i xDrive vehicles. The outboard rear seat belt pretensioners may not lock as inte...
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BMW recalls M5s, M8 Gran Coupes, M8 Coupes and M8 Convertibles

The transmission wiring harness can become damaged

BMW of North America is recalling 3,012 model year 2019-2020 M5s and model year 2020 M8 Gran Coupes, M8 Coupes and M8 Convertibles.

The transmission wiring harness can become damaged, resulting in an electrical short circuit.

An electrical short circuit can cause the transmission to shift into neutral resulting in a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace any damaged transmission harnesses. All harnesses will be rerouted and secured. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 3, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 3,012 model year 2019-2020 M5s and model year 2020 M8 Gran Coupes, M8 Coupes and M8 Convertibles.The transmission wir...
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BMW recalls Z4 M40i, Z4 sDrive30i, 330i, 330i xDrive and Toyota Supra vehicles

The headlight control units may fail

BMW of North America is recalling 245 model year 2020 Z4 M40i, Z4 sDrive30i, 330i and 330i xDrive vehicles, and model year 2020 Toyota Supras.

The headlight control units may fail causing a loss of one or both of the headlights.

Headlight failure can reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlight control units free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 17, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417 or Toyota customer service at (888) 270-9371.

BMW of North America is recalling 245 model year 2020 Z4 M40i, Z4 sDrive30i, 330i and 330i xDrive vehicles, and model year 2020 Toyota Supras.The headl...
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BMC recalls bicycles and framesets

The bike's fork steerer tube and frameset can crack or break

BMC is recalling about 900 Teammachine SLR01 DISC bicycles and framesets sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The fork steerer tube on the bicycles and framesets can crack or break during use, posing a fall hazard.

The firm has received four reports of the fork steerer tube breaking while in use, with one consumer experiencing a shoulder injury that required hospitalization and surgery, and another consumer reporting minor scratches and bruising.

This recall involves all model year 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 DISC bicycles and framesets. The product is a performance road bike. BMC is printed on the downtube. The bikes and framesets were sold in red, green, grey, graphite, blue and aqua green.

Recalled models contain serial numbers starting with 8R17 and 8R18, followed by one letter and a four-digit code, which is printed on the underside of the bottom bracket of the bicycle. Only bicycles and framesets with a FK6 fork require a replacement fork, which will be confirmed by BMC authorized dealers during the free inspection.

Model Year

Model Name

2018

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Team

2018

Teammachine SLR01 DISC One

2018

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Two

2018

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Module Team Red

2018

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Module Carbon Green

2018

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Module Carbon Gray

2019

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Edition AXS (also called Ltd.)

2019

Teammachine SLR01 DISC One

2019

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Two

2019

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Three

2019

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Four

2019

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Frameset Module Race Grey

2019

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Frameset Module Steel Blue

2019

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Frameset Module Team Red

2019

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Frameset Module Aqua Green

2019

Teammachine SLR01 DISC Frameset Module Stealth (with Sticker Set)

The bicycles and framesets, manufactured in Taiwan and Poland, were sold at authorized BMC bicycle dealers and bicycle stores nationwide from July 2017, through October 2019, for between $4,500 and $12,500.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using recalled bicycles and contact their local BMC authorized dealer for a free inspection and free replacement fork.

Consumers may contact BMC USA toll-free at (888) 262-7755 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at slr01inspection-US@BMC-Switzerland.com , or online at www.BMC-Switzerland.com/teammachinerecall or www.BMC-Switzerland.com and click on “Support” at the top of the page, then Recalls and Safety for more information.

BMC is recalling about 900 Teammachine SLR01 DISC bicycles and framesets sold in the U.S. and Canada.The fork steerer tube on the bicycles and frameset...
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BMW recalls model year 2015-2019 X6 vehicles

Rear seat lower anchor bars used in securing child restraint seats may become damaged

BMW of North America is recalling 32,760 model year 2015-2019 X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles with rear seat lower anchor bars used in securing child restraint seats.

The lower anchor bars may become damaged over time when used with an ISOFIX-type, rigid-style connector, child restraint system.

Damaged lower anchor bars may increase the child's risk of injury in a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will weld a reinforcing bracket to the lower anchor bars and the vehicle body free of charge.

Owner notification is expected to begin January 17, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 32,760 model year 2015-2019 X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles with rear seat lower anchor bars u...
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BMW 323i, 328i, 323Ci & 328Ci vehicles recalled

The driver airbag inflators may rupture or the airbag cushion may underinflate.

BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling 34,396 model year 1999-2000 323i & 328i, and model year 2000 323Ci & 328Ci vehicles with Non-Azide Driver airbag Inflators (NADI) manufactured by Takata.

The inflators do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, causing the inflators to rupture or the airbag cushion to underinflate.

In a crash necessitating airbag deployment, an inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants. An underinflated airbag may not properly protect the occupant.

Any of these situations increase the risk of serious injury or death.

What to do

BMW will mail interim notices informing owners of the safety risk on January 17, 2020. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available.

Dealers will inspect the driver airbag inflators and replace them, as necessary, free of charge.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling 34,396 model year 1999-2000 323i & 328i, and model year 2000 323Ci & 328Ci vehicles with Non-Azide Driver airbag In...
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BMW recalls vehicles with Takata NADI airbag inflators

The inflator could rupture or the airbag cushion could underinflate

BMW of North America is recalling 74,185 model year 1999-2001 323i, 325i, 328i & 330i, and model year 2000-2001 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci, 323iT & 325iT vehicles with Non-Azide Driver airbag Inflators (NADI) manufactured by Takata.

The recalled vehicles may have received a replacement driver airbag as part of a vehicle repair. Due to a manufacturing issue, the replacement NADI inflator may absorb moisture, causing the inflator to rupture or the airbag cushion to underinflate.

In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, an inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants.

An underinflated airbag may not properly protect the occupant.

Any of the above increase the risk of serious injury or death.

What to do

BMW will mail interim notices informing owners of the safety risk on January 17, 2020. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available.

Dealers will inspect the driver airbag inflators and replace them, as necessary, free of charge.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 74,185 model year 1999-2001 323i, 325i, 328i & 330i, and model year 2000-2001 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci, 323iT & 325iT v...
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BMW recalls model year 2020 330i and M340i vehicles

The interior trunk release cable may have been installed improperly

BMW of North America is recalling 325 model year 2020 330i, 330i xDrive and M340i vehicles.

The interior trunk release cable may have been improperly installed, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside.

If a person were in the trunk compartment, he may not be able to get out, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the interior trunk release cable and properly install the cable, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 16, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 325 model year 2020 330i, 330i xDrive and M340i vehicles.The interior trunk release cable may have been improperly in...
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Model year 2020 BMW X3 M40i and X4 M40i vehicles recalled

The vehicle may suffer a loss of steering control

BMW of North America is recalling 20 model year 2020 BMW X3 M40i and X4 M40i vehicles.

The steering rack pinion teeth may break under load, resulting in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW has notified owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear free of charge. Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 20 model year 2020 BMW X3 M40i and X4 M40i vehicles.The steering rack pinion teeth may break under load, resulting in...
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BMW recalls 330i and Z4 vehicles

The counterbalance shaft could loosen

BMW of North America is recalling 217 model year 2019-2020 330i, 330i xDrive, and model year 2019 Z4 vehicles.

The needle roller bearings of the counterbalance shafts may have been improperly installed, potentially causing the counterbalance shaft to loosen.

A loosening of the counterbalance shaft could result in severe engine damage, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 6, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 217 model year 2019-2020 330i, 330i xDrive, and model year 2019 Z4 vehicles.The needle roller bearings of the counter...
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BMW recalls K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL & K 1600 B motorcycles

The bikes could experience damage of transmission parts

BMW of North America is recalling 4,672 model year 2017-2020 K 1600 GT and model year 2018-2020 K 1600 GTL & K 1600 B motorcycles.

Certain transmission parts may not have been produced to the appropriate hardness level.

This could affect the function of the transmission, possibly causing double engagement of two gears and/or the damage of transmission parts.

Double gear engagement or transmission damage can cause the rear wheel to lock up, affecting the vehicle stability and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift forks, the selector sleeve of 5th/6th gear and the gear wheel of 6th gear free of charge.

The recall was expected to begin October 17, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 4,672 model year 2017-2020 K 1600 GT and model year 2018-2020 K 1600 GTL & K 1600 B motorcycles.Certain transmission...
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BMW recalls model year 2020 X3 and X4 vehicles

The front axle swivel bearings may break

BMW of North America is recalling 368 model year 2020 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X4 xDrive30i and X4 M40i vehicles.

The front axle swivel bearings may not have been properly heat treated during manufacturing, reducing their strength and possibly causing them to break.

Broken swivel bearings can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW has notified owners and instructed them to not drive their vehicles. Dealers will replace the front axle swivel bearings free of charge.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 368 model year 2020 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X4 xDrive30i and X4 M40i vehicles.The front axle swivel bear...
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BMW recalls MINI Hardtop 2-Door Cooper, Cooper S and JCW vehicles

The rear side trim panels may not have a crash pad

BMW of North America is recalling 683 model year 2020 MINI Hardtop 2-Door Cooper, Cooper S and JCW vehicles.

The rear side trim panels may have been assembled without a crash pad.

As a result, rear seat passengers would have an increased risk of injury in a side impact crash.

What to do

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will install crash pads free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2019.

Owners may contact MINI customer service at (866) 825-1525.

BMW of North America is recalling 683 model year 2020 MINI Hardtop 2-Door Cooper, Cooper S and JCW vehicles.The rear side trim panels may have been ass...
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BMW recalls vehicles with steering issue

The steering rack pinion teeth may break

BMW of North America is recalling 12 model year 2020 X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive40i, X5 M50i, X7 xDrive40i and X7 M50i vehicles.

The steering rack pinion teeth may break under load, resulting in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering rack free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 12 model year 2020 X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive40i, X5 M50i, X7 xDrive40i and X7 M50i vehicles.The steering rack pinion te...
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BMW recalls model year 2020 M340i and M340i xDrive vehicles

The rear center headrest may fold in the event of a rear impact crash

BMW of North America is recalling one model year 2020 M340i and one M340i xDrive vehicle.

Due to improper welding, the rear center headrest may fold in the event of a rear impact crash.

If the headrest folds down in a crash, there could be an increased risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear center headrest free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 7, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling one model year 2020 M340i and one M340i xDrive vehicle.Due to improper welding, the rear center headrest may fold in...
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Model year 2018-2019 BMWs and MINI Coopers recalled

The steering gear tie rod may break

BMW of North America is recalling 32 model year 2018-2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, 2019 X2 xDrive28i, MINI Cooper S Convertible, Countryman, and John Cooper Works Countryman vehicles.

The steering gear tie rod may have been assembled incorrectly, which may result in excessive wear of the tie rod end, eventually causing it to break.

A broken steering tie rod would lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the tie rods and ball joints as necessary free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 7, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417 or MINI customer service at (866) 825-1525.

BMW of North America is recalling 32 model year 2018-2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, 2019 X2 xDrive28i, MINI Cooper S Convertible, Countryman, and Joh...
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BMW recalls 128i, 135i, 135is coupes and 128i, 135i convertibles

Wiring and electrical connectors in the blower-regulator wiring harness may overheating

BMW of North America is recalling 41,981 model year 2008-2012 128i, 135i, 135is coupes and 128i, 135i convertibles.

The wiring and electrical connectors in the blower-regulator wiring harness may overheat.

Wiring that overheats could cause the electrical connectors to melt, and increase the risk of a fire even when the vehicle is unattended.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the blower-regulator wiring harness, and replace it with a new part free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 27, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 41,981 model year 2008-2012 128i, 135i, 135is coupes and 128i, 135i convertibles.The wiring and electrical connectors...
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BMW recalls model year 2020 BMW 745e xDrives

The audible warning signal for an unbelted driver to fasten the seat belt may be disabled

BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling 173 model year 2020 BMW 745e xDrives.

A software error in the electronic control unit (ECU) may disable the audible warning signal for an unbelted driver to fasten the seat belt.

Without an audible warning, the driver may forget to buckle the seat belt, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECU software free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 4, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling 173 model year 2020 BMW 745e xDrives.A software error in the electronic control unit (ECU) may disable the audi...
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BMW recalls vehicles with seatback issue

The seatback may unexpectedly fold forward or rearward.

BMW of North America is recalling 20 model year 2018-2019 X3 sDrive30i, xDrive30i & M40i, and model year 2019 X4 xDrive30i and M40i vehicles.

The front seatback frames may have been improperly welded, allowing the seatback to unexpectedly fold forward or rearward.

In the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury if the seatback folds forward or rearward.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seats free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 23, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 20 model year 2018-2019 X3 sDrive30i, xDrive30i & M40i, and model year 2019 X4 xDrive30i and M40i vehicles.The front...
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BMW X5 xDrive50i and X7 xDrive40i vehicles recalled

The left side wheel bolts may loosen over time.

BMW of North America is recalling five model year 2019 X5 xDrive50i and X7 xDrive40i vehicles.

The left side wheel bolts may have been insufficiently tightened and may loosen over time, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace and tighten the left side wheel bolts free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 16, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling five model year 2019 X5 xDrive50i and X7 xDrive40i vehicles.The left side wheel bolts may have been insufficiently ti...
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BMW recalls vehicles with fuel pump issue

The fuel pump flange may crack, resulting in a fuel leak.

BMW of North America is recalling 115 model year 2020 750i xDrives, model year 2019 M850i xDrive Coupes, M850i xDrive Convertibles, X5 xDrive50is, X7 xDrive50is, and M5s.

The high pressure fuel pump may not have been properly attached to the engine, which may cause the fuel pump flange to crack, resulting in a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the high pressure fuel pumps free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin August 26, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 115 model year 2020 750i xDrives, model year 2019 M850i xDrive Coupes, M850i xDrive Convertibles, X5 xDrive50is, X7 xDriv...
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BMW recalls various vehicles with electrical issue

The vehicles may experience an intermittent loss of electrical power

BMW of North America is recalling 16,641 model year 2009 328i & 328xi vehicles, model year 2009-2011 335d vehicles, model year 2008-2012 M3 Coupes & M3 Convertibles, and model year 2008-2011 M3 Sedans.

This is an expansion of an earlier recall.

The connection of the positive battery cable at the fuse box terminal may degrade, resulting in an intermittent loss of electrical power.

This can cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace and secure the positive battery cable connector free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin August 12, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417. 

BMW of North America is recalling 16,641 model year 2009 328i & 328xi vehicles, model year 2009-2011 335d vehicles, model year 2008-2012 M3 Coupes & M3 Con...
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BMW recalls vehicles with knee airbag issue

The driver and passenger knee airbag assemblies may not deploy

BMW of North America is recalling 5,079 model year 2019-2020 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2 Competition Coupe, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, M4 and model year 2019 330i xDrive Sportswagon vehicles.

The driver and passenger knee airbag assemblies may have been improperly folded and assembled.

An improperly folded and assembled airbag may not deploy as intended, increasing risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the knee air bag modules, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 5,079 model year 2019-2020 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2 Competition Coupe, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xD...
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BMW recalls model year 2019 xDrive vehicles

The head airbags may be impaired during deployment

BMW of North America is recalling 1,822 model year 2019 X7 xDrive40i and X7 xDrive50i vehicles.

The driver and passenger head airbags may not have been properly aligned with the trim during installation.

The head airbags may be impaired during deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, reinstall the head air bags free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin July 15, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 1,822 model year 2019 X7 xDrive40i and X7 xDrive50i vehicles.The driver and passenger head airbags may not have been...
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BMW recalls vehicles with seat belt issue

The driver's seat belt may not lock

BMW of North America is recalling 15,455 model year 2016-2017 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper, Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S, MINI Cooper Clubman, & Cooper S Clubman, model year 2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost, and model year 2016 528i vehicles.

The vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism of the seat belt Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) for the driver's seat may not lock as designed.

In the event of a crash where heavy braking is applied, the ELR may activate when the occupant is more forward in the seat, possibly increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's seat belt assembly, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 15,455 model year 2016-2017 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper, Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S, MINI Co...
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BMW recalls model year 2016-2019 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles

The B-pillar may not absorb an adequate amount of crash impact

BMW of North America is recalling 106,182 model year 2016-2019 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles.

In the event of a crash where the occupants head contacts the B-pillar, the pillar may not absorb an adequate amount of the impact. I

Insufficient impact absorption can increase the risk of injury.

What to do

The remedy for this recall is still under development.

The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 106,182 model year 2016-2019 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles.In the event of a crash where the occupants head...
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Model year 2018 BWM i3 BEVs and i3 REx hybrid electrics recalled

High-voltage electrical power may shut down

BMW of North America is recalling 159 model year 2018 i3 BEVs and i3 REx hybrid electrics.

A circuit board problem within the Electric Motor Electronics (EME) module may shutdown the supply of high voltage electrical power.

A shut down of high-voltage electrical power would result in a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EME module free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 7, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 159 model year 2018 i3 BEVs and i3 REx hybrid electrics.A circuit board problem within the Electric Motor Electronics...
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Model year 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i and xDrive50i vehicles recalled

The attachment bolts for the driver's seat and/or seat belt may not be properly tightened

BMW of North America is recalling 68 model year 2019 X5 xDrive40i and xDrive50i vehicles.

The attachment bolts for the driver's seat and/or seat belt may not have been properly tightened, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the attachment bolts for the driver's seat and seat belt, and torque them to the correct specifications as necessary free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 5, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 68 model year 2019 X5 xDrive40i and xDrive50i vehicles.The attachment bolts for the driver's seat and/or seat belt ma...
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BMW recalls model year 2018-2019 X1 vehicles

The taillights may loosen and detach from the vehicle

BMW of North America is recalling 5,920 model year 2018-2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles.

Contaminated hardware may cause the attachment brackets of the taillight housings to crack, causing the lights to loosen or possibly detach from the vehicle.

If a taillight detaches from the vehicle, it would no longer provide the required lighting to following traffic, or it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will properly secure the taillights free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 5,920 model year 2018-2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles.Contaminated hardware may cause the attachment...
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BMW recalls model year 2007 through 2014 X series vehicles

The passenger front airbag inflator may explode

BMW of North America is recalling 83,016 model year 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i & X5 M vehicles; model year model year 2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i & X6 M vehicles; model year 2009-2013 X5 xDrive35d vehicles and model year 2010-2011 X6 ActiveHybrids.

The vehicles are equipped with airbag inflators assembled as part of the passenger front air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front airbag module, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 4, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 83,016 model year 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i & X5 M vehicles; model year model year...
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BMW recalls model year 2015 X1 sDrive and xDrive vehicles

The driver's front airbag inflator may rupture

BMW of North America is recalling 12,880 model year 2015 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, and X1 xDrive35i vehicles.

The vehicles are equipped with airbag inflators assembled as part of the driver front airbag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's front airbag module, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 4, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 12,880 model year 2015 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, and X1 xDrive35i vehicles.The vehicles are equipped with airbag in...
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BMW recalls vehicles with Exhaust Gas Recirculation module

The intake manifold may smolder and melt

BMW of North America is recalling 44,368 model year 2013-2018 BMW 328ds and 328d xDrives, model year 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagons and 328d xDrive Sports Wagons, model year 2014-2016 535ds and 535d xDrives, model year 2015 740Ld xDrives, model year 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAVs and model year 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAVs 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, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

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.

BMW of North America is recalling 44,368 model year 2013-2018 BMW 328ds and 328d xDrives, model year 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagons and 328d xDrive Sports Wa...
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BMW recalls M3 and M4 sedans, coupes and convertibles

The vehicles may lose propulsion

BMW of North America is recalling 2,661 model year 2016-2017 M3 Sedans, M4 and M4 GTS Coupes, and model year 2017 M4 Convertibles.

The connection between the driveshaft and the flange may fail resulting in a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

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.

BMW of North America is recalling 2,661 model year 2016-2017 M3 Sedans, M4 and M4 GTS Coupes, and model year 2017 M4 Convertibles.The connection betwee...
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BMW recalls model year 2019 X6 vehicles

The rear upper control arm may break, affecting handling

BMW of North America is recalling 108 model year 2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles.

The rear upper control arm pivot bolts may have been improperly hardened, possibly causing the rear upper control arms to break.

If a rear upper control arm breaks, it can affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace both rear upper control arms, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 108 model year 2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles.The rear upper control arm pivot bo...
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BMW recalls model year 2018-2019 vehicles with electrical issue

Capacitors within the TurboCord Portable Chargers may fail

BMW of North America is recalling 3,501 model year 2018 BMW 330e iPerformance, i3 Rex, i3 Sport Rex, X5 xDrive40e, i3 BEV, i3 Sport BEV and MINI Cooper Countryman SE All4 PHEV vehicles, model year 2019 i8 and i8 Roadster vehicles and model year 2018-2019 530e iPerformance, 530e xDrive iPerformance and 740Le xDrive iPerformance vehicles.

Capacitors within the TurboCord Portable Chargers may fail, possibly resulting in a shock hazard or a fire and increasing the risk of injury or death.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the charging cable, and replace it if necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Mini customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

BMW of North America is recalling 3,501 model year 2018 BMW 330e iPerformance, i3 Rex, i3 Sport Rex, X5 xDrive40e, i3 BEV, i3 Sport BEV and MINI Cooper Cou...
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BMW recalls model year 2018-2019 X6 vehicles

The vehicles' wheel bolts may not have been tightened properly

BMW of North America is recalling 33 model year 2018-2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles.

The wheel bolts on thee vehicles may not have been properly tightened.

Improperly tightened wheel bolts may loosen and break, affecting vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace and tighten all of the wheel bolts, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 1, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 33 model year 2018-2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles.The wheel bolts on thee vehicl...
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BMW recalls model year 2018 BMW M5s

The fuel gauge may read higher than the actual level

BMW of North America is recalling 1,645 model year 2018 BMW M5s.

The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may become stuck against an in-tank fuel line, causing the fuel gauge to display an inaccurate and possibly larger amount of fuel than is actually available.

An incorrect fuel reading may lead to the vehicle stalling and increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will secure the in-tank fuel line to keep the fuel line from contacting the fuel level sensor, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 10, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 1,645 model year 2018 BMW M5s.The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may become stuck against an in-tank fuel line, c...
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Model year 2018 BMW 540d xDrives recalled

The vehicle may stall unexpectedly

BMW of North America is recalling 12 model year 2018 BMW 540d xDrives.

The crankshaft sensor may be equipped with incorrect firmware, preventing the sensor from properly processing input from the crankshaft reluctor ring, possibly resulting in a vehicle stall.

A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin August 27, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 12 model year 2018 BMW 540d xDrives.The crankshaft sensor may be equipped with incorrect firmware, preventing the sen...
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BMW recalls X3 and X4 vehicles

Braking performance may be reduced

BMW of North America is recalling 5,594 model year 2018-2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i and model year 2019 X4 xDrive30i & X4 M40i vehicles.

The vehicle's rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating, potentially reducing rear brake performance, increasing a crash risk.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the rear brake circuit, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 5,594 model year 2018-2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i and model year 2019 X4 xDrive30i & X4 M40i vehicles....
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Model year 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles recalled

The rear turn signals may malfunction

BMW of North America is recalling five model year 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles.

The rear turn signals on the outboard side panel will illuminate red, while the inboard turn signals simultaneously illuminate amber.

Turn signals that flash multiple colors may confuse other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear turn signal lights, and replace if necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin August 13, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling five model year 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles.The rear turn signals on the outboard side panel will illu...
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BMW recalls model year 2018 X5 and X6 vehicles

The vehicles may not handle properly

BMW of North America is recalling 43 model year 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X6 sDrive35i vehicles.

The pivot bolt on the front lower-left control arm may not have been properly hardened, which may cause the control arm to break.

If the lower control arm breaks, vehicle handling and control can be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower-left control arms and replace if necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin August 20, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 43 model year 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X6 sDrive35i vehicles.The pivot bolt on the fron...
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Model year 2018-2019 BMW X3 vehicles recalled

The "Active Lane Keeping Assistant" option may malfunction

BMW of North America is recalling 51 model year 2018-2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i, X3 sDrive30i, and X3 M40i vehicles with the "Active Lane Keeping Assistant" option.

The steering wheel may be incompatible with the lane keeping assistant function and may not detect if the driver's hands are off the wheel.

If the sensors do not properly detect the driver's hands are off the wheel, the driver may not be alerted by one or more warning signals, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin July 23, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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BMW recalls model year 2009-2013 X5 xDrive 35d diesels

The engine idler pulley bolt may loosen over time and break

BMW of North America is recalling 33,214 model year 2009-2013 X5 xDrive 35d diesels.

The engine idler pulley bolt may loosen over time and break.

As a result, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

The remedy for this recall is still under development.

The recall is expected to begin July 13, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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BMW recalls model year 2018 BMW M5s

The engine control unit software may cause the fuel pump to stop

BMW of North America is recalling 846 model year 2018 BMW M5s.

In certain driving conditions, the engine control unit software may cause the fuel pump to stop, causing the vehicle to stall which increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control unit software, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 846 model year 2018 BMW M5s.In certain driving conditions, the engine control unit software may cause the fuel pump t...
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BMW recalls model year 2010-2011 BMW 335d vehicles

The vehicles may suffer an intermittent loss of electrical power

BMW of North America is recalling 6,591 model year 2010-2011 BMW 335d vehicles with diesel engines.

The connection of the positive battery cable at the fuse box terminal may degrade over time, possibly resulting in an intermittent loss of electrical power.

A loss of electrical power to the vehicle can cause the vehicle to unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 6,591 model year 2010-2011 BMW 335d vehicles with diesel engines.The connection of the positive battery cable at the...
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BMW recalls various vehicles with cooling issue

The electric auxiliary water pump may fail

BMW of North America is recalling 47,806 model year 2011-2012 BMW 550is, 550i xDrives, 550i Gran Turismos, 550i Gran Turismo xDrives, 750is, 750Lis, 750i xDrives, 750Li xDrives, 760Lis, X5 xDrive50is, X5 Ms, X6 xDrive50is, X6 Ms, ActiveHybrid7s, MINI Cooper S Convertibles, John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertibles, Cooper S Countrymans, Cooper S Countryman ALL4s, Cooper S vehicles, JCW, Cooper S Clubmans, JCW Clubmans, Cooper S Roadsters, JCW Roadsters, Cooper S Coupes, JCW Coupes, Rolls-Royce Ghosts, BMW X6 Hybrids, and model year 2012 BMW 650i Coupes, 650i xDrive Coupes, 650i Convertibles and 650i xDrive Convertibles.

The electric auxiliary water pump may fail and cause the circuit board to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump, free of charge.

Parts are not currently available. The automaker recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed.

Owners will be notified of the recall beginning June 11, 2018, and will receive a second notification when remedy parts become available.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at BMW 1-800-525-7417, MINI at 1-866-825-1525, or Rolls-Royce at 1-877-877-3735.

BMW of North America is recalling 47,806 model year 2011-2012 BMW 550is, 550i xDrives, 550i Gran Turismos, 550i Gran Turismo xDrives, 750is, 750Lis, 750i x...
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BMW recalls X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles

The rear spoiler may detach while the vehicle is being driven

BMW of North America is recalling 17,008 model year 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles.

The rear spoiler may not have been properly attached during assembly, or may be missing screws, possibly causing the spoiler to detach while the vehicle is being driven.

If the spoiler detaches while the vehicle is being driven, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spoiler, correcting its attachment as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 17,008 model year 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles.The rear spoiler may not have been properly attached dur...
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BMW recalls vehicles with instrument panel software error

The instrument panel display may not illuminate properly

BMW of North America is recalling 3,188 model year 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles.

Thee vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not illuminate properly.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while the vehicle is being driven, the risk of a crash can increase.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 3,188 model year 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles.Thee vehicles may ha...
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Heating and air conditioning issue prompts huge BMW recall

The heating and air conditioning system may overheat, posing a fire risk

BMW of North America is recalling 672,775 model year 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.

Wiring that overheats could cause the electrical connectors to melt, and increase the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is unattended.

What to do

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.

BMW of North America is recalling 672,775 model year 2006-2011 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi and M3, 2007-2011 328i xDrive, 335i...
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BMW recalls 740 and 750-series vehicles

The vehicles may have incorrect replacement left rear taillight assemblies

BMW of North America is recalling 92 model year 2013-2015 740i, 740Li, 740Lxi, 750i, 750xi, 750Li and 750Lxi and 2014 ActiveHybrid 7 vehicles.  

The recalled vehicles may have received incorrect replacement left rear taillight assemblies.  

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." 

Vehicles with the incorrect left rear lamp assemblies may be less conspicuous to other drivers, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any incorrect left rear taillight assemblies, free of charge.  

The recall is expected to begin August 7, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 92 model year 2013-2015 740i, 740Li, 740Lxi, 750i, 750xi, 750Li and 750Lxi and 2014 ActiveHybrid 7 vehicles.  The rec...
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BMW recalls model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles.

Oil may leak into in the engine compartment

BMW of North America is recalling 206 model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles.

The recalled vehicles may have had incorrect engine oil cooler lines installed, causing an oil leak in the engine compartment.

If oil leaks onto the front brake discs, a greater distance may be needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil cooler line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 7, 2017. 

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 206 model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles.The recalled vehicles may have had incorrect engine oil cooler lines...
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MINI Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and JCW Clubman vehicles recalled

The brake light may not illuminate when a turn signal is activated

BMW of North America is recalling 16,883 model year 2016-2017 MINI Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and JCW Clubman vehicles.

When the recalled vehicles are braking and the turn signals are on, the inner, bumper-mounted, brake light will go out.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the brake light does not illuminate when a turn signal is activated, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the vehicle to correct the brake lighting, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 22, 2017.

Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

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Model year 2016-2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i and X1 sDrive28i vehicles recalled

The front passenger airbag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash

BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling four model year 2016-2017 X1 xDrive28i and X1 sDrive28i vehicles.

The vehicle's instrument panel may not allow the front passenger airbag to deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling four model year 2016-2017 X1 xDrive28i and X1 sDrive28i vehicles.The vehicle's instrument panel may not allow t...
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Various BMW vehicles with possible airbag, seat belt issue recalled

Passenger airbags, safety belt pre-tensioners may not activate properly

BMW of North America is recalling 91 model year 2011 BMW 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and 550xi vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011.

The vehicles may have received a replacement Sensor Cluster Unit (SCU) during a service visit with an acceleration sensor that may have been incorrectly programmed. As a result, the SCU may not accurately determine if activation and deployment of the airbags, safety belt pre-tensioners and head restraints is necessary in the event of a crash.

Depending on the severity of the crash, inadequate activation of the driver and/or passenger airbags, safety belt pre-tensioners and active head restraints may increase the risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the SCU, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 91 model year 2011 BMW 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and 550xi vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, through August 31, 2...
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BMW recalls M2 Coupes, M3 Sedans, and M4 Coupes and Convertibles

Some parts may have been reused instead of replaced during servicing

BMW North America is recalling 72 model year 2016 BMW M2 Coupes, 2015-2017 M3 Sedans and 2015-2016 M4 Coupes and M4 Convertibles.

During servicing of the rear differential for a prior service action, the rear sub-frame bolts may have been reused instead of being replaced. Reuse of the existing bolts may cause the bolts to loosen.

Loose rear sub-frame bolts may adversely affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear sub-frame bolts with new bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 24, 2016.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW North America is recalling 72 model year 2016 BMW M2 Coupes, 2015-2017 M3 Sedans and 2015-2016 M4 Coupes and M4 Convertibles.During servicing of th...
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BMW recalls M5 sedans, M6 coupes, M6 convertibles and M6 Gran Coupes

The vehicles' driveshaft may fracture and fail, causing a loss of propulsion

BMW of North America is recalling 956 model year 2015 BMW M5 sedans manufactured September 4, 2014, through December 4, 2014; 2015 M6 coupes manufactured September 3, 2014, through December 3, 2014; 2015 M6 convertibles manufactured September 8, 2014, through December 4, 2014; and 2015 M6 Gran Coupes manufactured September3, 2014, through December 4, 2014.

The vehicles have a driveshaft that may have been inadequately welded during manufacturing. This could cause the driveshaft to fracture and fail, resulting in a loss of drive to the rear wheels and a loss of propulsion. Additionally, if the car is turned off and exited without the parking brake applied, it may roll. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driveshaft, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 6, 2016.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 956 model year 2015 BMW M5 sedans manufactured September 4, 2014, through December 4, 2014; 2015 M6 coupes manufactured S...
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BMW recalls vehicles with child restraint seats anchor issue

Child restraint seats may not be anchored properly

BMW of North America is recalling 188,668 model year 2011-2017, X3 sDrive28i, X3 xDrive28i and X3 xDrive35i, vehicles manufactured July 2, 2010 to April 14, 2016; 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d vehicles manufactured March 10, 2014 to March 31, 2016; and 2015-2017 x4 xDrive28i, X4 xDrive35i and X4 xDriveM40i vehicles manufactured March3, 2014 to April 15, 2016.

The affected vehicles have lower anchor bars for securing child restraint seats that may become damaged when using the European-ISOFIX-type, rigid-style connector, child restraint system.

Damaged lower anchor bars may increase the child's risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will weld a reinforcing bracket to the lower anchor bars and the vehicle body, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 12, 2016.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 188,668 model year 2011-2017, X3 sDrive28i, X3 xDrive28i and X3 xDrive35i, vehicles manufactured July 2, 2010 to April 14...
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BMW recalls MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door, BMW X1 SAV

The steering gearbox may have been manufactured with incorrect parts

BMW of North America is recalling one model year 2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door vehicle manufactured November 24, 2015, and one BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) manufactured October, 19 2015.

The steering gearbox may have been manufactured with incorrect parts. A malfunction may cause a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will replace the steering gearbox, free of charge. Affected vehicles are located in dealer inventory and will be remedied before customer retail.

The recall began on December 28, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling one model year 2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door vehicle manufactured November 24, 2015, and one BMW X1 Sports Activity Veh...
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Rolls-Royce Phantoms recalled

The side curtain air bags may not been manufactured properly

BMW of North America is recalling 13 model year 2015-2016 Rolls-Royce Phantoms manufactured May 22, 2015, to September 23, 2015.

The recalled vehicles have left and right side curtain air bags that may not been manufactured properly.

As a result, the air bags may not position themselves as intended during deployment, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a vehicle crash.

Rolls-Royce will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the side curtain air bags, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 11, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

BMW of North America is recalling 13 model year 2015-2016 Rolls-Royce Phantoms manufactured May 22, 2015, to September 23, 2015. The recalled vehic...
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BMW recalls M3 Sedans, M4 Coupes and M4 Convertibles

The vehicle could suffer a loss of power to the rear axle

BMW of North America is recalling 42 model year 2015-2016 M3 Sedans manufactured May 30, 2015, to September 2, 2015; 2016 M4 Coupes manufactured July 3, 2015, to September 11, 2015; and 2015-2016 M4 Convertibles manufactured May 29, 2015, to August 4, 2015.

The affected vehicles have a driveshaft with a slip-joint that may not have been filled with grease, resulting in failure of the slip-joint over time. The resulting loss of power to the rear axle would cause the vehicle to stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driveshaft, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2016.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 42 model year 2015-2016 M3 Sedans manufactured May 30, 2015, to September 2, 2015; 2016 M4 Coupes manufactured July 3, 20...
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BMW recalls vehicles with child restraint anchor issue

The child seat may not fully engage both lower anchors

BMW of North America is recalling 7,162 model year 2016 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 535d xDrive, M5, 550i, 550i xDrive and 535d sedans.

The vehicles have an inboard lower anchor for child restraints on the left rear seat that may have been bent downwards, preventing the child seat from fully engaging both lower anchors. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."

If the child seat is not properly attached to the lower anchors, the child's risk of injury in the event of a crash is in creased.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, repair the inboard lower anchor on the left rear seat, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 24, 2015.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 7,162 model year 2016 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 535d xDrive, M5, 550i, 550i xDrive and 535d sedans. T...
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BMW recalls vehicles with front passenger air bag issue

The front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in a low speed crash

BMW of North America is recalling 6,073 model year 2014-2016 MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper two-door vehicles, 2015-2016 MINI John Cooper Works and MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper four-door vehicles, and 2014-2015 BMW i3 vehicles.

Due to a manufacturing error, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in a low speed crash. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection." An air bag that fails to deploy properly increases the risk of injury to the front seat passenger.

MINI and BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 20, 2015.

Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525 and BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 6,073 model year 2014-2016 MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper two-door vehicles, 2015-2016 MINI John Cooper Works and MINI Coo...
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Various Cooper vehicles with steering issue recalled

The vehicles could lose electro-hydraulic steering assistance

BMW of North America is recalling 86,018 model year 2002-2005 MINI Cooper and Cooper S vehicles and 2005 Cooper and Cooper S Convertible vehicles.

The vehicles may experience temporary or permanent loss of the electro-hydraulic steering assistance.

This would require extra steering effort at lower speeds, potentially increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the electro-hydraulic power steering system, replacing the components and wiring, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 1, 2015.

Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

BMW of North America is recalling 86,018 model year 2002-2005 MINI Cooper and Cooper S vehicles and 2005 Cooper and Cooper S Convertible vehicles. The ve...
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BMW recalls G 650 GS motorcycles

The motorcycles may stall when they are idling

BMW of North America is recalling 1,060 model year 2013-2015 G 650 GS motorcycles manufactured March 8, 2013, to March 2, 2015, and 2013-2014 G 650 GS Sertao motorcycles manufactured March 8, 2013, to May 23, 2014.

The recalled motorcycles may stall when they are idling and the clutch lever is pulled in. If the engine stalls, there is an increased risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a revised version of the engine control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2015.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

BMW of North America is recalling 1,060 model year 2013-2015 G 650 GS motorcycles manufactured March 8, 2013, to March 2, 2015, and 2013-2014 G 650 GS Sert...
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BMW recalls vehicles with electrical issue

The front side marker lights may not work in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights

BMW North America is recalling 7,544 model year 2012-2015 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, and ActiveHybrid3 vehicles manufactured October 20, 2011, to June 22, 2015; 2014-2015 328xi Sports Wagon vehicles manufactured March 21, 2013, to March 17, 2015; 2014-2015 328d, 328xd vehicles manufactured June 28, 2013, to April 21, 2015; and 2014-2015 328xd Sports Wagon vehicles manufactured July 5, 2013, to April 21, 2015.

The vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the front side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2015.  

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

BMW North America is recalling 7,544 model year 2012-2015 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, and ActiveHybrid3 vehicles manufactured October 20, 2011, ...
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MINI Coopers with side impact performance issues recalled

The vehicles do not meet the side impact performance requirements for the rear seat passengers

BMW of North America is recalling 30,456 model year 2014-2015 MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door vehicles and 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop 2 Door vehicles.

The vehicles do not meet the side impact performance requirements for the rear seat passengers, and thus fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, "Side Impact Protection."

If the side impact performance requirements are not met, rear seat passengers may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will install additional energy absorption material between the rear interior side panels and the exterior vehicle body, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 12, 2015.

Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.  

BMW of North America is recalling 30,456 model year 2014-2015 MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door vehicles and 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop...
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BMW recalls older Cooper vehicles with air bag issue

The front passenger air bag may not deploy in a crash

BMW of North America is recalling 91,800 model year 2005-2006 MINI Cooper and Cooper S vehicles manufactured January 5, 2005, to November 28, 2006, and 2005-2008 MINI Cooper Convertible and Cooper S Convertible vehicles manufactured January 5, 2005, to July 31, 2008.

Due to manufacturing, installation, and exposure issues, the front passenger seat occupant detection mat may not function properly and, as a result, the front passenger air bag may not deploy in a crash.

Failure of the air bag to deploy increases the passenger's risk of injury.

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2015.

Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

BMW of North America is recalling 91,800 model year 2005-2006 MINI Cooper and Cooper S vehicles manufactured January 5, 2005, to November 28, 2006, and 200...
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BMW recalls vehicles with fuel pump issue

The fuel pump could fail

BMW of North America is recalling 18,054 model year 2014 228i Coupe, M235i Coupe, 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, ActiveHybrid 3, 328xi Sports Wagon, 428i Coupe, 428xi Coupe, 435i Coupe, 435xi Coupe, 428i Convertible, 428xi Convertible, 435i Convertible, 328xi Gran Turismo, 335xi Gran Turismo, and 2015 428i Gran Coupe, 428xi Gran Coupe, and 435i Gran Coupe vehicles.

Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.

If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2015.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 18,054 model year 2014 228i Coupe, M235i Coupe, 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, ActiveHybrid 3, 328xi Sports Wagon...
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BMW recalls various convertibles

The driver's front air bag deployment timing may be incorrect

BMW of North America is recalling 2,067 model year 2015 428i Convertible, 428i xDrive Convertible, 435i Convertible, and 435i xDrive Convertible vehicles manufactured October 22, 2014, to February 27, 2015.

Due to a programming error, the driver's front air bag deployment timing may be incorrect, posing an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a vehicle crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the air bag control module with corrected software version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2015.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 2,067 model year 2015 428i Convertible, 428i xDrive Convertible, 435i Convertible, and 435i xDrive Convertible vehicles m...
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BMW recalls motorcycles with rear wheel issue

The rear wheel mounting flange may crack

BMW of North America is recalling 43,426 model year 2005-2010 R1200GS and R1200RT, 2006-2010 R1200GS Adventure, 2007-2010 R1200R, 2007 R1200S and K1200R Sport, 2005-2007 R1200ST, 2008-2009 HP2 Megamoto, 2006 HP2 Enduro, 2008-2010 HP2 Sport, 2005-2008 K1200S, 2006-2008 K1200R, K1200GT, 2009-2011 K1300S, 2010-2011 K1300R, and 2009-2010 K1300GT motorcycles.

The rear wheel mounting flange may crack if the rear wheel mounting bolts are overtightened. This could loosen the mounting bolts and the rear wheel may not remain secured to the motorcycle, causing a loss of stability and increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing aluminum rear wheel flange with a steel one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2015.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 43,426 model year 2005-2010 R1200GS and R1200RT, 2006-2010 R1200GS Adventure, 2007-2010 R1200R, 2007 R1200S and K1200R Sp...
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BMW recalls MINI Cooper Hardtop two door vehicles

The Tire Information Placard may contain incorrect information

BMW of North America is recalling 13,130 model year 2014-2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop two door vehicles manufactured December 1, 2013, to December 14, 2014.

The vehicles may have been manufactured with an incorrect maximum capacity weight stated on the Tire Information Placard. The maximum weight listed on the label is incorrect (too low) and therefore does not comply with Federal Regulations.

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect labels with corrected labels, free of charge. Owners will notified by March 13, 2015.

Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

BMW of North America is recalling 13,130 model year 2014-2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop two door vehicles manufactured December 1, 2013, to December 14, 2014. ...
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Mini Cooper 2-door Hardtops recalled

The vehicles do not meet the side impact performance requirements for the rear seat passengers

BMW of North America is recalling 3,679 model year 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2 door vehicles manufactured December 1, 2013, to May 14, 2014.

The vehicles do not meet the side impact performance requirements for the rear seat passengers. If the side impact performance requirements are not met, rear seat passengers may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin February 18, 2015.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-831-1117.

BMW of North America is recalling 3,679 model year 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2 door vehicles manufactured December 1, 2013, to May 14, 2014. The vehicles ...
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Beemers with air bag inflator issue recalled

Excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture

BMW of North America is recalling 140,696 model year 2004-2005 325i, 325xi, 330i, and 330xi Sedans; model year 2004-2005 325i Sportswagons; model year 2004-2006 330Ci, 325Ci, 325i, and M3 Convertibles; and model year 2004-2006 325i, 330i, and M3 Coupe vehicles.

Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag, free of charge. The recall began December 1, 2014 for those vehicles originally sold, or currently registered, in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

All other affected owners will be notified on, or about, February 1, 2015.

Owners may contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 140,696 model year 2004-2005 325i, 325xi, 330i, and 330xi Sedans; model year 2004-2005 325i Sportswagons; model year 2004...
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MINI Cooper Hardtops recalled

Drivers may be able to exit the vehicle when the transmission is not in Park

BMW of North America is recalling 1,928 model year 2014-2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door, and Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door vehicles manufactured January 6, 2014, to October 17, 2014.

During service appointments, dealers may have inadvertently reprogrammed the transmission control unit with software that may allow drivers to exit the vehicle when the transmission is not in Park.

If the driver exits the vehicle without the transmission being in Park, the vehicle could roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter, increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module with the correct software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on February 1, 2015.

Owners can contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

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BMW recalls MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Doors

The driver and front passenger seatback adjustment mechanism may not be fully engaged

BMW of North America is recalling 846 model year 2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door vehicles manufactured August 12, 2014, to September 2, 2014.

The driver and front passenger seatback adjustment mechanism in the recalled vehicles may not be fully engaged. That could allow the seatback to fold during a rear impact collision, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will re-align and re-tighten the seatback adjustment mechanisms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014.

Owners can contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

BMW of North America is recalling 846 model year 2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door vehicles manufactured August 12, 2014, to September 2, 2014. The driver ...
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BMW recalls X5 vehicles

The seat belt attachment could break and fail to restrain an occupant

BMW of North America is recalling 11 model year 2015 X5 vehicles manufactured September 12, 2014, to September 21, 2014 and equipped with the optional rear comfort seat.

The left rear seat belt attachment point in the affected vehicles may not have been sufficiently welded. In the event of a crash, the seat belt attachment could break and fail to restrain a seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left rear seat frame, free of charge. The recall began November 2014.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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BMW recalls X3 and X4 Sports Activity Vehicles

The driver's side exterior rearview mirror may not meet federal safety standards

BMW of North America is recalling 53 model year 2015 X3 and X4 Sports Activity Vehicles manufactured July 28, 2014 to July 29, 2014.

The vehicles may have been produced with a driver's side exterior rearview mirror that was designed to meet non-US market requirements. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 111, "Rearview Mirrors." The driver may not notice that vehicles viewed in the mirror are closer than they appear, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's side exterior rearview mirror, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin November 1, 2014.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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BMW recalls i8 vehicles

The fuel tank could leak

BMW of North America is recalling 223 model year 2014 i8 vehicles manufactured from May 16, 2014, to September 16, 2014.

A bolt used to attach a ground cable between the tank and the vehicle chassis may not have been properly welded during manufacturing. An inadequate weld could cause a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak could lead to a fire.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank if necessary, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 orby email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

BMW of North America is recalling 223 model year 2014 i8 vehicles manufactured from May 16, 2014, to September 16, 2014. A bolt used to attach a ground c...
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BMW recalls MINI Cooper Hardtops

The spare wheel could separate from the vehicle

BMW of North America is recalling 5,805 model year 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door vehicles manufactured January 7, 2014, to July 21, 2014.

The spare wheel may have been attached under the car with a nut that is not self-locking. Vibrations from driving may cause the nut to loosen, allowing the wheel to separate from the car. If the spare wheel separates from the vehicle, it could become a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the spare wheel securing nut with a self-locking nut, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2014.

Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-275-6464.

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BMW recalls BMW i3s and MINI Cooper Hardtops

The air bag inflators may not have been assembled correctly

BMW of North America is recalling 27 model year BMW i3 vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, and 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop vehicles manufactured February 2, 2014 to May 30, 2014.

The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with an air bag inflator that was not assembled correctly. This could cause failure of the the air bag to deploy properly in the event of an accident.

Improper deployment in the event of a crash could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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BMW recalls vehicles with air bag issues

The air bag inflator could rupture upon deployment

BMW of North America is recalling 573,935 model year 2000 323i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sports Wagons; 2000 328i sedans and coupes; 2001-2005 325i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sport Wagons; 2001-2005 325xi sedans and Sports Wagons; 2006 325i coupes and convertibles; 2001-2006 330i sedans, coupes, and convertibles; 2001-2005 330xi sedans; and 2001-2006 M3 coupes and convertibles.

A safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the air bag inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure could cause rupturing of the inflator resulting in metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side frontal air bag, free of charge. An interim notice will be mailed to owners in August 2014. A second notice will be mailed when an adequate supply of parts is available, currently anticipated to be in October 2014.  

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BMW recalling 1.6 million vehicles

Passenger airbags will be replaced in models of the 3 Series pre-predecessor generation

BMW is recalling 1.6 million vehicles in what it calls a “voluntary precautionary measure that aims at minimizing the risk of faulty airbag activation.”

The recall involves the passenger airbags 3 Series vehicles (pre-predecessor generation E46) produced between 05/1999 and 8/2006.

According to the German automaker, potential problems with gas generators may rupture in vehicles produced by its competitors using similar systems from the same supplier have become evident in rare cases.

BMW says it is not aware of a case involving a BMW vehicle.

According to the company, this is an extension of last year's recall campaign in which 240 000 3 Series vehicles (E46) of the pre-predecessor generation were pulled in. Those vehicles are excluded from the current replacement campaign.

BMW says affected customers will be notified.

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BMW recalls C 600 Sport, and C 650 GT motorcycles

The camshaft chain tensioner may not function properly

BMW of North America is recalling 1360 model year 2012-2014 C 600 Sport, and C 650 GT motorcycles manufactured August 2, 2012, through February 18, 2014.

The camshaft chain tensioner in the affected vehicles may not function properly, resulting in an engine stall. An engine stall may increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the camshaft chain tensioner, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014.

Owners may contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417.

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BMW recalls R 1200 GS motorcycles

The transmission output seal could be pushed out of place

BMW of North America is recalling 1,420 model year 2013 R 1200 GS motorcycles manufactured November 2012, through August 2013.

Pressure inside the transmission may cause the transmission output seal to be pushed out of place. That could cause oil to leak from the transmission onto the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will fit a bracket to prevent the transmission seal from being pushed out of position, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 1,420 model year 2013 R 1200 GS motorcycles manufactured November 2012, through August 2013. Pressure inside the transm...
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BMW recalls X5 SAV vehicles

The child safety lock may disengage.

BMW of North America is recalling 6,400 model year 2014 X5 SAV vehicles manufactured December 12, 2013, through March 10, 2014, and equipped with the Soft Close Automatic (SCA) option.

The rear side door lock mechanisms may not have been manufactured to correct tolerances and when the inside door handle is pulled, the previously engaged child safety lock can disengage.

A disengaged child safety lock would allow the rear seat occupant to pull the door handle twice and open the door while the vehicle is parked or in motion, increasing the risk of injury.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear side door locks and any affected door locks will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW of North America is recalling 6,400 model year 2014 X5 SAV vehicles manufactured December 12, 2013, through March 10, 2014, and equipped with the Soft...
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BMW recalls vehicles with possible power issues

An engine stall could increase the risk of a crash

BMW of North America is recalling a total of 156,137 vehicles including model year 2010-2011:

  • 128i Coupe,
  • 128i Convertible,
  • 328i Sedan,
  • 328i xDrive Sedan,
  • 328i Coupe,
  • 328i Convertible,
  • 328i Sports Wagon and
  • Z4 sDrive 30i;

2011-2012:

  • 135i Coupe,
  • 135i Convertible,
  • 335i Sedan,
  • X5 xDrive 35i, and
  • X6 xDrive 35i;

2011:

  • 335i xDrive Sedan,
  • 335i Coupe,
  • 335i Convertible,
  • 528i Sedan,
  • 535i Sedan,
  • 535i xDrive Sedan,
  • X3 xDrive 28i, and
  • X3 xDrive 35i;

2010:

  • X3 xDrive 30i, and
  • X5 xDrive 30i;

2012

  • 640i Coupe, and
  • 640i Convertible;

2010-2012:

  • 535i Gran Turismo.

In the affected vehicles, the bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment (VANOS) unit can loosen over time and may possibly break.

If the bolts loosen or break the engine may have reduced power or stall. An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the four VANOS housing bolts for both VANOS units (intake and exhaust), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014.

In addition, owners of approximately 170,172 model year 2010-2012 BMW vehicles equipped with inline 6 cylinder engines not covered by this recall, will receive an extended warranty to address this condition.

Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

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BMW recalls various motorcycles

The vehicles have potential ignition problems

BMW of North America is recalling 4,453 model year 2013 C 600 Sport, C 650 GT, F 700 GS, F 800 GS, F 800 GS Adventure, F 800 GT, R 1200 R and R1200 GS motorcycles.

Water may enter the side-stand switch preventing the motorcycle from starting or potentially shutting off the motorcycle while it is being ridden. An unexpected shutdown increases the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side-stand switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014.

Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

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BMW recalls X3 xDrive 28i/35i vehicles

The air bag could deploy improperly

BMW of North America is recalling 3 model year 2013 X3 xDrive 28i/35i vehicles manufactured February 11, 2013, through February 27, 2013.

Due to a production process error, the tear seam on the instrument panel was not manufactured correctly. In the event of a crash, the air bag could improperly deploy, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger. In addition, parts or fragments from the air bag system could strike and injure the front passenger or other vehicle occupants.

BMW has notified owners and dealers will replace the instrument panel, free of charge.

Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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BMW recalls vehicles with possible front passenger air bag problems

Cracks in the passenger detection mat could lead to a system failure

BMW of North America is recalling 76,565 model year 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons, model year 2007 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons, model year 2006-2007 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i sedans and 530xi sports wagons, model year 2006 760i sedans, model year 2006-2007 750i, 750Li, and 760Li sedans, and model year 2006 X5 sports activity vehicles, equipped with certain seat types.

The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure. Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.

BMW will notify owners with an interim notification letter in January 2014 since parts are not currently available. When parts are available, anticipated to be in March 2014, BMW will send a second letter and dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, free of charge.

Additionally, owners of model year 2006-2007 3 Series with standard seats, 5 Series with comfort seats, and Z4 models, will receive an extended warranty on their front passenger seat occupant detection mat.

Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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BMW recalls xDrive and sDrive vehicles

The vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail

BMW of North America is recalling 76,191 model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters.

Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in November 2013.

Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

BMW of North America is recalling 76,191 model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; m...
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BMW recalls passenger cars with taillight problems

Rear lamps could malfunction, increasing the risk of a crash

BMW is recalling 134,100 model year 2008 through 2010 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5 passenger cars manufactured from March 1, 2007, through December 31, 2009.

Over time, increased resistance at the taillight electrical contact points may cause damage to the ground terminal and housing of the connector resulting in an intermittent or permanent loss of functionality of one or more rear lamp functions (tail, brake, turn-signal, reverse). Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear lamp bulb carriers free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during October 2013.

Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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BMW recalls variety of vehicles

Electrical and brake problems could result in crashes

BMW has issued a couple of recalls to rectify electrical and braking problems.

In the first, the automaker is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011.

The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. The resulting high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle. If there is a loss of electrical power to the vehicle, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2013.

The second recall involves certain model year 2007-2010 X5 SAV vehicles, manufactured September 12, 2006, through March 18, 2010 and equipped with an 8-cylinder engine.

The brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil into the hose. The contamination could result in a loss of power assist braking.

The loss of power assist in braking could increase stopping distance and lead to a vehicle crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake vacuum line with one that contains a check valve, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2013.

For both recalls, owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or by email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

BMW has issued a couple of recalls to rectify electrical and braking problems. In the first, the automaker is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Ser...
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BMW Recalls 7-Series Vehicles

Doors that appear closed and latched may inadvertently open

BMW is recalling 7,485 model year 2005-2007 7-Series vehicles, equipped with both Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options, and manufactured August 23, 2004, through September 3, 2007.

Due to a software problem, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open. The door may unexpectedly open due to road or driving conditions or occupant contact with the door. The sudden opening could result in occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

BMW will notify owners and dealers will update software. The recall is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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'BMW on Demand' Coming to New York

Short-term rentals fill the niche between car-sharing and traditional rentals

Always wanted a BMW but thought you couldn't afford one?  Well, maybe you can't but you may soon be able to afford to rent one for a little while.

BMW Group Financial Services is launching a pilot project called BMW on Demand at BMW dealerships next month in the New York metropolitan area.

Customers will be able to make reservations for a BMW 328i online starting Aug. 13, said Ed Robinson, CEO of the finance company in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. Pricing will be disclosed later.

Cars will be available for rental by the hour, day or weekend, according to the company's website. The program will initially be limited to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and will at least through year-end.

BMW is hoping the program will spur demand for new BMWs. After the cars have been in the rental fleet for a year or so, they will be offered to dealers for sale as used cars, just as off-lease cars are now handled.

"BMW on Demand will fit the market niche between car sharing and rentals," Robinson said in an interview with Automotive News.

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BMW Recalls X5, X6 Models

Power steering fluid may leak

BMW is recalling about 2,600 X5 models from the 2012-2013 model years and X6 models from the 2013 model year.

The company said that power steering fluid may leak, which could cause an engine fire.

BMW dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the steering gear free of charge. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
     BMW / X52012-2013
     BMW / X62013
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLCMfr's Report Date: JUN 12, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V267000NHTSA Action Number:N/A
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BMW Recalls 2012 3-Series to Fix Head Restraint

The restraints don't meet federal safety standards

BMW is recalling about 7,600 3-series vehicles from the 2012 model year to fix a problem with the head restraint.

The company said that the restraint may exceed the downward movement permitted under federal safety standards.

In the event of a crash, the head restraint could move down slightly, increasing the risk of injury.

BMW will notify owners and dealers will attach a clamp to the front seat head restraint posts. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
     BMW / 3-SERIES2012
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLCMfr's Report Date: APR 19, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V176000NHTSA Action Number:N/A
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BMW's X1 Sub-Compact SUV Headed for U.S. This Fall

Priced at $31,545, the latest Bimmer offers a four-cylinder engine

BMW's X1, billed as a "premium subcompact," will hit U.S. markets this fall, after selling more than 275,000 units in global markets. The U.S. version, built in Leipzig, Germany, includes new energy-saving features including brake energy regeneration, auto-start and the ECO PRO package of fuel-saving technologies.

The new 2013 BMW X1 will arrive in BMW showrooms in the fall of 2012 starting at an MSRP of $31,545 (including $895 Destination and Handling).

BMW likes to say it invented the premium subcompact but concedes the segment is now highly competitive. BMW has had no trouble competing effectively, however, and demand for the X1 is so strong in China that the automaker has opened a plant Tiexi in Shenyang Province to serve the Chinese market.

Consumers rate BMW

The arrival of the BMW X1 to the U.S. "coincides with an update that includes exterior and interior refinements as well as a host of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies," the company said. Another element of the update is the availability of BMW Lines for the first time in an SAV (BMW's term for subcompact SUV), as an alternative to the base trim level.

"Both the BMW xLine and BMW Sport Line offer exclusive design and equipment features. The xLine emphasizes the robust versatility of the new BMW X1 while the Sport Line accentuates its performance and handling. For enthusiasts who want to accentuate the sporting character of their X1 even further, an M Sport Package is also available," BMW said.

The X1 also offers something you may not associate with a BMW -- a four-cylinder engine. The new 2.0-liter turbo-charged powerplant delivers 240 horsepower at 5,000 rpm with maximum torque of 260 lb-ft is developed at 1,250 rpm and remains constant up to 4,800 rpm. It is mated to BMW's latest 8-speed Steptronic automatic. This combination powers the X1 sDrive28i and xDrive28i from 0-60 mph in 6.2 and 6.3 seconds respectively. Preliminary EPA mileage estimates are 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway/27 mpg combined for the X1 sDrive28i while the AWD X1 xDrive28i has preliminary EPA estimates of 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway/25 mpg combined.

BMW's X1, billed as a "premium subcompact," will hit U.S. markets this fall, after selling more than 275,000 units in global markets. The U.S. version, bui...
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BMW Recalls 2012 X5 Models

"Park" may not engage properly

BMW is recalling a small number of 2012 X5 models because the automatic transmission's "Park" function may not engage properly.

This could allow the car to roll away, causing a crash.

Dealers will repair the problem at no charge.  Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
     BMW / X52012
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLCMfr's Report Date: JAN 20, 2012
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BMW Recalls 2008-2011 1-Series Models


BMW is recalling certain 2008-2011 BMW 1-series vehicles. The company said that the seat belt pre-tensioner insulation could ignite.

The company has not yet provided a remedy or an owner notification schedule.

Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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California Class Action Says BMW Software Causes Engine Problems

Accuses BMW of installing updates without customers' permission

A class action filed in California yesterday says that software unilaterally installed by BMW on several turbocharged models led to dangerous turbo lag and other engine problems.

The suit, brought in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, implicates the BMW 1-, 3-, and 5-Series lines, as well as the Z4 convertible, X5 sport utility, and X6 crossover. All subject vehicles were manufactured between 2007 and 2010 and are equipped with the "N54" engine, a three-liter six-cylinder motor equipped with a twin turbo.

According to the suit, BMW tried to remedy an "undisclosed defect" with the cars by installing an updated version of its so-called "Engine Control Unit" (ECU) software. The defect allegedly originated in the cars' turbochargers, fuel pumps, gas waste mechanisms, and/or turbo software.

The plaintiffs contend that BMW installed the updated ECU software without customers' permission and, in some cases, without their knowledge. The complaint says that BMW installed the software "whenever one of the vehicles in question appeared in the service department of a BMW dealership, regardless of the reason for the service visit." Thus, consumers who experienced "problems with loud rattling...under the hood," for example, were unwittingly outfitted with updated ECU software and sent on their way.

Shortly after the software update, consumers began to complain of engine problems, specifically "loss of power in the lower RPM [revelations per minute] range, decreased fuel efficiency, and most notably, turbo acceleration lag."

Turbo lag, a little-known but potentially dangerous phenomenon, describes a delay between the time a turbocharged car's accelerator is depressed and the time its engine develops enough power to properly accelerate. Turbo lag presents an especially serious risk if it occurs on a highway on-ramp or other area where traffic is moving quickly.

According to the suit, BMW at first dismissed consumers' complaints, assuring them that their respective experiences were "normal." As the complaints continued to grow in number, BMW allegedly installed more ECU updates in a futile attempt to make the problems go away. The plaintiffs also contend that BMW quietly did away with ads bragging that the automaker "eliminated turbo lag altogether."

The class is being represented by Wayne Barney of Orange County. Barney began experiencing turbo lag after his 2007 BMW 335i was serviced for a faulty fuel pump. Barney communicated his concerns to BMW several times, but was "repeatedly assured that he was mistaken about the existence of any problems."

The suit alleges breach of implied and express warranties; breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing; deceptive trade practices; and breach of the Magnuson-Moss Act, a federal statute that governs consumer product warranties. The plaintiffs accuse BMW of "us[ing] ECU software to deceive its customers and avoid the cost and labor of properly resolving the hardware problems, which required actual engine work and/or part replacement that was covered under BMW's warranty." The class is seeking compensatory damages and an injunction.

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BMW Recalls 2008-09 M3s with Double Clutch Option

November 24, 2008
BMW is recalling about 2,500 M3 vehicles from the 2008-2009 model years with an optional double clutch transmission.

The problem involves the double clutch gearbox. In a situation of rapid deceleration, the transmission software may perform a multistage downshift. At low speeds, it is possible that the engine could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will reprogram the engine and transmission electronic control unit free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November.

Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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Mini Cooper Recalls Some Models

Mini Cooper Recalls Some Models

BMW's MINI Cooper division is recalling 2009 John Cooper Works and JCW Clubman models to resolve a brake system problem.

In its filing with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), Mini said that vehicles equipped with 16-inch diameter front brake discs rather than 17-inch discs, under conditions of intense brake usage, could experience reduced braking performance.

MINI dealers will inspect the front brake discs and pads of the cars, and, if necessary, replace them at no charge to owners, MINI said. The company said that no accidents or injuries related to the brake issue have been reported.

JCW owners should receive a recall notice in the mail this month. Owners can contact BMW at 1-866-275-6464, or by e-mail at mini.assistance@askminiusa.com, if they would like to make inspection arrangements before the notice arrives.

BMW's MINI Cooper division is recalling 2009 John Cooper Works and JCW Clubman models to resolve a brake system problem....
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