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January 12, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V020000
Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture


An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V020000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 48,380

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2012 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A."

Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, BMW is recalling certain 2009 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, and X5 M vehicles, 2008-2009 X6 xDrive 35i, X6 xDrive50i, X6 M, and 2009 X5 xDrive35d vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B."

Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, BMW is recalling certain 2007-2008 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5 M vehicles, and 2008 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator or air bag module, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available are expected to be mailed March 1, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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January 20, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V047000
Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator may Rupture


In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V047000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 230,117

Summary


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci, M3, 323iT, 325iT and 325xiT vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, M5, 525iT and 540iT vehicles, and 2001-2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, and X5 4.6is vehicles. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. These replacement modules contain an air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy


BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side air bag module, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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February 9, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V088000
Fuel Vent Line may Chafe and Leak Fuel Vapor

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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V088000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 19,130

Summary


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 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.

Remedy


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.
 

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February 9, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V087000
Incorrect Coating on Battery Positive Cables


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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V087000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,160

Summary


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i vehicles. The affected vehicles may have battery positive (B+) cables that develop high resistance in the connections to the fuse box.

Remedy

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.
 

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February 2, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V067000
Rear CV Joints may Fail


If the CV joint breaks, the vehicle may have a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V067000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,752

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 135i Coupe, 1 Series M Coupe and 135i Convertible vehicles, 2011 Z4 sDrive 35i, 335i, 335d, 335i Coupe, 335is Coupe, 335i Convertible, 335is Convertible, 535i, 535i xDrive, 535i Gran Turismo and 550i xDrive Gran Turismo vehicles and 2012 740i and 740Li vehicles. The rear driveshaft constant velocity (CV) joint on the affected vehicles may fatigue and break.


Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear driveshaft CV joint and, based on its production date, will replace it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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March 17, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V189000
Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture


If the inflator cannot vent properly, the inflator may rupture, resulting in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants and causing serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V189000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 36

Summary

BMW of North America, Inc. (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X5 xDrive40e vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag modules using certain air bag inflators that may not vent properly in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag.

Remedy

BMW has notified owners, and dealers will replace the air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began on March 20, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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March 31, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V222000
Turn Signal Deactivates Inner Brake Lamp/FMVSS 108

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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V222000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 16,883

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 MINI Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and JCW Clubman vehicles. When the affected 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."

Remedy

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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April 10, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V240000
Engine Oil Cooler Lines May Loosen


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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V240000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 97

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles. The affected vehicles have engine oil cooler lines that may loosen causing an oil leak in the engine compartment.

Remedy

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.
 

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May 18, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V328000
Doors May Not Fully Latch


The door may unexpectedly open due to road or driving conditions or occupant contact with the door. The sudden opening may result in occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V328000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 45,484

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2005-2008 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li, and B7 Alpina vehicles equipped with both the Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options. In these vehicles, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open.

Remedy

The manufacturer has not yet provided a remedy for this recall. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at [email protected].
 

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June 14, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V377000
Incorrect Engine Cooler Oil Line Installed


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V377000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 206

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles. The affected vehicles may have had incorrect engine oil cooler line installed, causing an oil leak in the engine compartment.

Remedy

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. Note: This recall supersedes recall 17V-240.
 

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June 14, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V379000
Incorrect Left Rear Assembly Lamp/FMVSS 108


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V379000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 92

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2015 740i, 740Li, 740Lxi, 750i, 750xi, 750Li and 750Lxi and 2014 ActiveHybrid 7 vehicles. The affected 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."

Remedy

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.
 

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March 31, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V188000
Rear Reflex Reflectors/FMVSS 108


The vehicle may be less visible to other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V188000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 13,981

Summary


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, and M5 vehicles, 2013 ActiveHybrid 5 vehicles and 2014 525d xDrive vehicles. The rear reflex reflectors may not reflect enough light. As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 24, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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July 6, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V428000
Front Passenger Seat Occupant Detection Mat Defect


Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V428000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,158

Summary

BMW of North America, Inc. (BMW) is recalling certain 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, and 550i vehicles equipped with the Sport Seat option and certain 2006 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i vehicles with standard seats. 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.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 1, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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August 8, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V495000
Incorrectly Welded Driver Air Bag Inflator


In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator housing could separate from the base plate and result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V495000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 6,785

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC. (BMW) is recalling certain 2012-2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i, X3 xDrive35i, and M6 Convertible vehicles and 2013 M6 Coupe vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driver's frontal air bag inflator that may have been improperly welded.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's front air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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August 16, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V507000
Seat Belt may not Restrain in a Crash


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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V507000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 67

Summary


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 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.

Remedy


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.
 

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September 28, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V605000
Front Passenger Seat Occupant Detection Mat Defect


Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V605000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 85,302

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 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 frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.

Remedy


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.
 

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October 25, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V676000
Blower Motor Wiring 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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V676000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 672,775

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 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.

Remedy

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.
 

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October 30, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V683000
PCV Heater may Short Circuit


An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V683000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 740,561

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 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.

Remedy

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.
 

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November 16, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V720000
Excessive Neck Tension-Extension Force/FMVSS 208


During a frontal impact, unbelted, small adult, drivers could be at a higher risk of neck injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V720000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 32,000

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2018 BMW i3 electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Unbelted, small adult, drivers may be at a higher risk of neck injury in the event of a frontal crash. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Remedy

BMW will notify owners. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at the dedicated i3 recall number 1-855-269-3361.
 

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November 15, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V719000
Software Error for Instrument Panel/FMVSS 101


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V719000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,188

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Remedy


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.
 
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