BMW wants to take another look at over 24,000 vehicles it's sold in the United States. No, this isn't just to check out how they're holding up in the real world, it's to make sure the smoke coming out of the tailpipe is clean enough.

BMW is recalling a total of 24,340 vehicles from the 2009-2011 model years – roughly 2,740 2011 or 2012 X5 xDrive50i and X6 xDrive50i vehicles as well as 21,600 335d models – because some parts of the emissions system (the DEF mixer, EGR valve and SCR catalyst) can incorrectly calculate the vehicle mileage. This can cause too many emissions to come out of the tailpipe, according to the California emission control rules. The recall will start May 9. Drivers should be on the lookout for letters after that date, a spokesman told Automotive News.

Just two months ago, BMW had to recall 1.3 million 5 Series and 6 Series vehicles from the 2003 to 2010 model years, 368,000 of them in the U.S.


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      Wheelhoor
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is clear proof that all BMWs are overpriced POS's!!!!!
      mopyouup
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL! Overpriced, under quality, POS!!! The only owner these cars are good for are the first owner and no more than 3 years. BMW is the PITS, the same goes for MINI! The "ultimate driving machine", LOL then how come the cars don't offer the maximum performance? They are tuned to much higher levels except BMW doesn't like that so they screw owners for making their cars the ultimate driving machines since they could not achieve it themselves with their superior engieering! What a laugh!
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mopyouup
        LOL, you're not convincing anyone. 1) 1 recall doesn't mean that a car is bad. Every modern car maker has had a recall. 2) You can tune any car out there. Should I declare that all Hondas are POS because every other Civic Si out there has been modified in some shape or form? Same for WRXs and Evos.
        mopyouup
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mopyouup
        I should have said "The car owners tune them, with aftermarket parts and programs, to much higher levels .......
        Spellchecker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mopyouup
        Geez, why are such fools all over the Internet? I drive a BMW and I've had no issues aside form a faulty ignition coil that was changed under warranty. Ever since that incident, which happened in the first few months of ownership, I've not had another another problem. 50,000+ trouble free kilometers since that day.
      SethG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting that there are shared emissions technologies between their gasoline and diesel engines.
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Smoke coming out of the tailpipe? I think you're confusing BMWs with Mitsubishis.
      Sean O'Rourke
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have 2010 335d (since new) with 77K and BMW wants $6000.00 to "scope and clean it". I was told it was my issue because it was the diesel that caused the problem. I am at a loss what to think of BMW any more. Oh,, last month i had to pay $1100 for some EGR valve. I am going back to a Lexus.
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