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November 17, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V727000
Improperly Torqued Wishbone Suspension Bolts

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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V727000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 33

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.

Remedy


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.
 

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January 9, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V030000
Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V030000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 41,808

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d vehicles and 2009-2013 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M vehicles ever registered in the states of 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."

BMW is also recalling certain 2007-2010 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X5 xDrive35d, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles ever registered in the states of 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."

BMW is also recalling certain 2007-2009 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xdrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X5 xDrive35d, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles ever registered in the states of AK, CO, CT, ID, IA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, and WY or "Zone C."

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 passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 1, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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February 8, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V097000
Head Air Bags May Not Fully Inflate


If the head air bag does not inflate properly in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V097000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 3

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 Rolls-Royce Ghost vehicles. The head air bags in these vehicles may have been damaged during vehicle assembly, possibly causing the head air bags to not fully inflate upon deployment.

Remedy


None of the affected vehicles have been delivered to customers, therefore, owner notification letters will not be sent. Rolls-Royce dealers will inspect and replace the head air bags, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Rolls-Royce customer service at 1-877-877-3735.
 

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March 7, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V154000
Rear Spoiler may Loosen and Detach


If the spoiler detaches while driving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V154000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 17,008

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles. The rear spoiler may not have been properly attached during assembly, or may be missing screws, possibly causing the spoiler to detach while driving.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spoiler, correcting its attachment as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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April 18, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V248000
Electric Auxiliary Water Pump Failure


If the circuit board were to overheat, it can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V248000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 47,806

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 BMW 550i, 550i xDrive, 550i Gran Turismo, 550i Gran Turismo xDrive, 750i, 750Li, 750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive, 760Li, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive50i, X6 M, ActiveHybrid7, MINI Cooper S Convertible, John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertible, Cooper S Countryman, Cooper S Countryman ALL4, Cooper S, JCW, Cooper S Clubman, JCW Clubman, Cooper S Roadster, JCW Roadster, Cooper S Coupe, JCW Coupe and Rolls-Royce Ghost, 2011 BMW X6 Hybrid and 2012 BMW 650i Coupe, 650i xDrive Coupe, 650i Convertible and 650i xDrive Convertible vehicles. The electric auxiliary water pump may fail and cause the circuit board to overheat.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump, free of charge. Depending on the model, there are currently limited parts available, however not all parts are available at this time. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning June 11, 2018, and will receive a second notification when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at BMW 1-800-525-7417, MINI at 1-866-825-1525, or Rolls-Royce at 1-877-877-3735. Note: BMW recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed.
 

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May 14, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V314000
Loss of Electrical Power/Stalling


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V314000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 6,591

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2010-2011 BMW 335d vehicles with diesel engines. The connection of the positive battery cable at the fuse box terminal may degrade over time, possibly resulting in an intermittent loss of electrical power.

Remedy


BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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May 16, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V323000
Loss of Fuel Pump


If the fuel pump stops, the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V323000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 846

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW M5 vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the engine control unit software may cause the fuel pump to stop.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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May 23, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V336000
Engine Belt Idler Pulley Bolt may Loosen/Break


If the idler pulley bolt breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly lose power-assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V336000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 33,214

Summary


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2009-2013 X5 xDrive 35d diesel vehicles. The engine idler pulley bolt may loosen over time and break.

Remedy

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin July 13, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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June 6, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V374000
Lane Keeping Assist may not Warn Properly


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V374000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components LANE DEPARTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 51

Summary


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i, X3 sDrive30i, and X3 M40i vehicles equipped with the "Active Lane Keeping Assistant" option. The steering wheel may be incompatible with the lane keeping assistant function and may not detect if the driver's hands are off the wheel.

Remedy


BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 23, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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June 28, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V439000
Lower Control Arm May Break


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V439000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 43

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X6 sDrive35i vehicles. The pivot bolt on the front lower-left control arm may not have been properly hardened, which may cause the control arm to break.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower-left control arms and replace if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 20, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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July 6, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V453000
Insufficient Coating on Rear Brake Caliper Pistons

A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V453000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,594

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i and certain 2019 X4 xDrive30i and X4 M40i vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons on these vehicles may have an insufficient coating, potentially reducing rear brake performance.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the rear brake circuit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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July 11, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V465000
Crankshaft Sensor Firmware may Cause Stall


A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V465000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 12

Summary


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW 540d xDrive vehicles. The crankshaft sensor may be equipped with incorrect firmware, preventing the sensor from properly processing input from the crankshaft reluctor ring, possibly resulting in a vehicle stall.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 27, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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July 11, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V465000
Crankshaft Sensor Firmware may Cause Stall


A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V465000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,309

Summary


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW 540d xDrive vehicles. The crankshaft sensor may be equipped with incorrect firmware, preventing the sensor from properly processing input from the crankshaft reluctor ring, possibly resulting in a vehicle stall.

On September 12, 2018, BMW expanded the recall to a total of 5,309 vehicles including certain 2018-2019 BMW 540d xDrive, 230i M240i, M240i xDrive, X2 sDrive28i, X2 xDrive28i, X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, 330i, 330i xDrive, 340i, 340i xDrive, 330i xDrive Gran Turismo, 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, 530e, 530e xDrive, 640i xDrive Gran Turismo, 330e, 2019 430i Gran Coupe, 430i xDrive Gran Coupe, 440i Gran Coupe, 440i xDrive Gran Coupe, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, 740i, 740i xDrive, MINI Cooper, Cooper S, JCW, MINI Countryman (Cooper, Cooper All4, Cooper S, Cooper S All4, JCW All4), and MINI Clubman (Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper All4, Cooper S All4, JCW All4) vehicles.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor, free of charge. The recall began September 6, 2018 for the original population of 540d xDrive vehicles. The recall is expected to begin November 1, 2018 for the expanded population of vehicles. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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August 23, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V557000
Missing Fuel Pump Crash Protection Plate

Without the crash protection plate, in the event of a crash, the fuel pump can become damaged, causing a fuel leak and increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V557000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 9,953

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2019 MINI Cooper Countryman vehicles. These vehicles may be missing a crash protection plate near the high pressure fuel pump, which may result in a fuel leak in the event of a crash.

Remedy

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will install a crash protection plate, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2018. Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.
 

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September 12, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V614000
Wheel Bolts May Loosen


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V614000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components WHEELS

Potential Number of Units Affected 33

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles. The wheel bolts on these vehicles may not have been properly tightened.

Remedy


BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace and tighten all of the wheel bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 1, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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September 20, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V652000
Risk of Shock or Fire from Charging Cable


An electrical shock or a fire can increase the risk of injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V652000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,501

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW 330e iPerformance, i3 Rex, i3 Sport Rex, X5 xDrive40e, i3 BEV, i3 Sport BEV and MINI Cooper Countryman SE All4 PHEV vehicles, 2019 i8 and i8 Roadster vehicles and 2018-2019 530e iPerformance, 530e xDrive iPerformance and 740Le xDrive iPerformance vehicles. Capacitors within the TurboCord Portable Chargers may fail, possibly resulting in a shock hazard or a fire.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the charging cable, and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Mini customer service at 1-866-825-1525.
 

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September 28, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V680000
Rear Upper Control Arms may Fracture


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V680000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 108

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles. The rear upper control arm pivot bolts may have been improperly hardened, possibly causing the rear upper control arms to break.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace both rear upper control arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 12, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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October 11, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V713000
Driveshaft may Separate from Flange

A loss of vehicle propulsion can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V713000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,661

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 BMW M3 Sedans, 2016-2017 BMW M4 and M4 GTS Coupes and 2017 BMW M4 Convertible vehicles. The connection between the driveshaft and the flange may fail resulting in a loss of propulsion.

Remedy

BMW will notify vehicle owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 3, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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October 25, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V755000
Coolant Leak Within EGR May Cause Fire

The melting intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V755000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 44,368

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld xDrive, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV and 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler. If the EGR cooler leaks internally, the coolant can mix with diesel engine soot. The high EGR temperatures may result in these particles possibly smoldering and melting the intake manifold.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the EGR cooler as necessary. If a leak has already occurred, the engine intake manifold will also be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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January 14, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V015000
Inflators In Sports Steering Wheels May Explode


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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V015000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 170,148

Summary


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2000-2003 525i Sedan, 530i Sedan, 540i Sedan, 525i Sports Wagon and 540i Sports Wagon vehicles, and 2000-2004 X5 SAV 3.0i, X5 SAV 4.4i, and X5 SAV 4.6is vehicles. This recall affects certain vehicles where the original steering wheel has been replaced with the optional sports steering wheel. The sports steering wheel has a frontal air bag inflator that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for an optional sports steering wheel with an affected inflator. Dealers will replace the air bag module as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 4, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 
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