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BMW recalls model year 2018 X series vehicles

The wishbone suspension bolts are improperly torqued

BMW of North America is recalling 33 model year 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles.

Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been tightened properly.

Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, 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 33 model year 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles.Bolts that secure the front suspension may not...

BMW recalls vehicles with crankcase ventilation issue

The heater for the PCV valve may short circuit, posing a fire risk

BMW of North America is recalling 740,561 model year 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles.

The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit, causing the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire -- even when the vehicle is not in use.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2017.

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

BMW of North America is recalling 740,561 model year 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si...

BMW recalls X3 Sports Activity Vehicles

The front passenger seat occupant detection mat could malfunction

BMW of North America is recalling 85,302 model year 2006-2010 BMW X3 2.5i, X3 3.0i and X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicles.

The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if, and how, the passenger front 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.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 20, 2017.

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

BMW of North America is recalling 85,302 model year 2006-2010 BMW X3 2.5i, X3 3.0i and X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicles.The front passenger seat o...

BMW recalls F800 GT and F800 R motorcycles

Rear side reflex reflectors may not be properly visible

BMW of North America is recalling 1,478 model year 2014-2016 F800 GT and model year 2015-2016 F800 R motorcycles.

The rear side reflex reflectors on these vehicles may not be properly visible in certain traffic conditions.

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."

Obscured reflectors may reduce the visibility of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the license plate holder to reposition the rear side reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 13, 2017.

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

BMW of North America is recalling 1,478 model year 2014-2016 F800 GT and model year 2015-2016 F800 R motorcycles.The rear side reflex reflectors on the...

BMW recalls vehicles with seat belt issue

The seat belt may not restrain the occupant in a crash

BMW of North America is recalling 67 model year 2018 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, and M4 convertible vehicles.

The Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) within the front seat belt assemblies may have been produced with incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism housings.

If the vehicle has an incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism, the seat belt may not restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary replace, the front seat belt assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2017.

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

BMW of North America is recalling 67 model year 2018 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, and M4 convertible vehicles.The Emergency Locking Retractors...

BMW recalls C650 GT and C Evolution scooters

The front wheel rim may not be marked with the rim size and the DOT designation

BMW of North America is recalling 37 model year 2017 BMW C650 GT and BMW C Evolution scooters.

The front wheel rims may not be marked with the required rim type and the DOT designation.

Thus the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, "Wheels and rims-other than passenger cars."

If the rim is not marked with the rim size and the DOT designation, a tire of the incorrect size may be installed on this rim, affecting the handling of the scooter and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace any rims that are not correctly marked, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 15, 2017.

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

BMW of North America is recalling 37 model year 2017 BMW C650 GT and BMW C Evolution scooters.The front wheel rims may not be marked with the required...

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...

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...

BMW recalls vehicles equipped with Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options

The doors may appear to be closed and latched, but may inadvertently open

BMW of North America is recalling 45,484 model year 2005-2008 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li, and B7 Alpina vehicles equipped with both the Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options.
 
The doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open.
 
BMW of North America is recalling 45,484 model year 2005-2008 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li, and B7 Alpina vehicles equipped with both the Comfort...

BMW recalls model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles

Loose engine oil cooler lines could cause an oil leak in the engine compartment

BMW of North America is recalling 97 model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles.

The recalled vehicles have engine oil cooler lines that may loosen causing an oil leak in the engine compartment.

The leaking engine oil may get onto the front brake disks, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine oil cooler lines, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2017.

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

 

 

BMW of North America is recalling 97 model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles.The recalled vehicles have engine oil cooler lines that may loosen cau...

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.

 

 

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...

Various BMW vehicles recalled due to possible traction issue

The front driveshaft's universal joint may fail

BMW of North America is recalling 121,737 model year 2011-2013 X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M and X5 xDrive35d vehicles, 2011-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles, and model year 2011 x6 ActiveHybrid vehicles.

Water and debris may enter the front driveshaft's universal joint, causing excessive wear and possibly resulting in the joint's failure.

If the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would not be driven, affecting vehicle traction. Additionally, continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint may damage other components. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2017.

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

 

 

BMW of North America is recalling 121,737 model year 2011-2013 X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M and X5 xDrive35d vehicles, 2011-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDriv...

BMW recalls X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i vehicles

A battery issue could result in an engine stall

BMW of North America is recalling about 1,160 model year 2014 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i vehicles.

The vehicles may have battery positive (B+) cables that develop high resistance in the connections to the fuse box.

The high resistance may result in loss of the cable's electrical connection, possibly causing an engine stall and preventing the vehicle from restarting, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the B+ cable connector with one that is silver coated and better secure it to the fuse box, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 3, 2017.

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

 

 

BMW of North America is recalling about 1,160 model year 2014 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i vehicles.The vehicles may have battery positi...

BMW recalls model year 2014-2017 i3 REx hybrid electric vehicles

A fuel vapor leak is possible

BMW of North America is recalling 19,130 model year 2014-2017 i3 REx hybrid electric vehicles.

The fuel tank vent line may rub against the ribbed wire protection sleeve of the battery positive (B+) cable, creating a hole in the vent line and causing a fuel vapor leak.

A fuel vapor 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 inspect the fuel vent line, replacing it as necessary, and install a clip to prevent it from chafing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 3, 2017.

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

 

 

BMW of North America is recalling 19,130 model year 2014-2017 i3 REx hybrid electric vehicles.The fuel tank vent line may rub against the ribbed wire p...

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...

BMW recalls model year 2016 X5 xDrive40e vehicles

The vehicle could unexpectedly shift to neutral

BMW of North America is recalling eight model year 2016 X5 xDrive40e vehicles manufactured July 29, 2015, to September 9, 2015.

The recalled vehicles have a Digital Motor Electronic (DME) control unit that may have a loose electrical ground cable, possibly causing an under-voltage condition which would result in the transmission shifting to neutral.

If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the ground cable, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 6, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

 

 

BMW of North America is recalling eight model year 2016 X5 xDrive40e vehicles manufactured July 29, 2015, to September 9, 2015.The recalled vehicles ha...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BMW recalls model year 2016 740Li, 750Li, and 750Lxi vehicles

The air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury

BMW of North America is recalling 6,110 model year 2016 740Li, 750Li, and 750Lxi vehicles manufactured July 1, 2015, to December 11, 2015.

 

The air bag control module may randomly reset due to an electrical short circuit as a result of residual metallic particles from the manufacturing process.

 

In the event of a crash while the air bag module is resetting, the air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

 

What to do

 

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 16, 2016.

 

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

 

BMW of North America is recalling 6,110 model year 2016 740Li, 750Li, and 750Lxi vehicles manufactured July 1, 2015, to December 11, 2015. The air ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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 ...

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...

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.

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,...

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 ...

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.

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...

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.

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 hav...

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...

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.

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 whe...

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.

BMW of North America is recalling 27 model year BMW i3 vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, and certain 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop vehicles manufactured Feb...

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.  

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...

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.

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.” T...

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.

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. ...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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 moto...

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.

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 produc...

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.

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 ...

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...

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.

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. ...

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...

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.

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 ...

'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.

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.BM...

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 / X5   2012-2013
     BMW / X6   2013
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLCMfr's Report Date: JUN 12, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V267000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
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 m...

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-SERIES   2012
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLCMfr's Report Date: APR 19, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V176000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
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 ...

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...

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 / X5   2012
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLCMfr's Report Date: JAN 20, 2012
BMW is recalling a small number of 2012 X5 models because the automatic transmission's "Park" function may not engage properly. ...

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.

BMW Recalls 2008-2011 1-Series Models...

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.

BMW Recalls 2008-09 M3s with Double Clutch Option...

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....