• Nov 15, 2007
The NHTSA has announced a recall of nearly 30,000 2006 and 2007 X5, 5-Series, and 6-Series models equipped with the 4.8L V8 engine due to a stalling issue. The reason for the recall is that low temperatures coupled with dry conditions can create a static discharge in the fuel line, which interrupts fuel delivery. The fix for the problem is both free and easy, as a BMW dealer will install grounding cables to your engine at no charge. BMW may create the ultimate driving machines, but if you've got a vehicle that meets the description above, we'd suggest hitting the dealer for a fix before the cold weather puts a shock in your fun.

[Source: Bloomberg]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      has BMW ever debuted a new engine that didn't falter?...and if they make the Ultimate Driving Machine, what do Ferrari and AMG make?
      • 7 Years Ago
      "LOL TOYOTA LO...

      oh it's someone else. I'll just ignore it then.

      Love, Fanboys."
      • 7 Years Ago
      I find it really funny when the aspiring "elite" suffers in silence when their over priced and often over-engineered snooty sleds turns out to be crap.

      Audi
      BMW
      Mercedes Benz
      Range Rover
      Jaguar

      Not cars to be caught holding after the warranties expire.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Amen to that. A used European luxury car is never a bargain.
      • 7 Years Ago
      hmmm...time to trade them all in on the new BMW 1Series. there's an Autoblog story on that one being priced 'just right'!!! ROFLMA!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Must be that new insta-turn-off feature to save gas.
      • 7 Years Ago
      aren't you supposed to have those any way? like 3 spots.
      battery, carb. and alternator ?
      did they leave them out or just need more?
      radio should sound better now too if i'm not mistaken.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very good web page on BMW

      http://bmw.resmoto.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought only bad drivers stalled cars... Well, there are plenty of those around still...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dang it... I have a similar issue in my '01 325i 5-spd... but it's not stalling. In cold/dry conditions, while say coming to a stop, the rpms drop to about 400rpm... and the jump back up to 1000rpm and go back forth a little bit.

      I've clean the idle control valve, replaced cam sensors (for other reasons, but was hoping that was would cure it).

      Can anyone advise? Engine block to chassis cable... maybe 4-gauge? Hoping for the best here, expecting nothing, I have learned to live with it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stalling?

      Recalled on Ugliness I could understand.

      Did they learn something "olde" from buying all those British brands? Next to 'stalling' in the E/B you will see pictures of British Iron and 60's Chryslers...
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