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.