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    Recalls: BMW broadens engine bolt recall to nearly half-million cars worldwide
    2014-04-11

    Almost one month ago, we reported on a BMW investigation into a potentially defective bolt that lived in the company's VANOS variable valve timing system. At that point, the potential recall was seemingly limited to Chinese-market cars; the company was filing a recall application with Chinese officials. Today, Bloomberg is reporting that the engine bolt ...

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    Recalls: BMW calling in 76k vehicles over airbag issues
    2013-12-16

    Vehicles these days are typically fitted with a mat in the front passenger seat that determines whether that airbag needs to be activated in the event of a collision and how it should deploy. But that system doesn't always work, as Mercedes recently found in its SL-Class roadster and as Suzuki did before it with the Grand Vitara and SX4 crossovers. Now a ...

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    Report: BMW recalls over 76k 2012-2014 models over brake failure
    2013-09-28

    Bimmerfest is reporting that BMW has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of its intention to voluntarily recall more than 75,000 3 Series, 5 Series, X1, X3 and Z4 models due to a possible loss of power brake assist that could result in the vehicles failing to stop. The recall affects 2012-2014 models equipped with either the N20 or ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalling nearly 570,000 1 Series, 3 Series and Z4 models over electrical issue
    2013-02-18

    BMW is recalling roughly 570,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada due to faulty battery cable connectors that can fail, causing the engines in these cars to stall. Of the nearly 570,000 affected vehicles, just over 504,000 are here in the US. The affected vehicles include 1 Series coupes and convertibles (both 128i and 135i) from the 2008 to 2011 ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalling 24,000 vehicles over emissions problem
    2012-05-07

    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 ...

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    Chicago 2010: Bad Timing Dept. - Prius MotorWeek Drivers' Choice winner; Toyota declines JDM award
    2010-02-11

    By February of each year, we are always right in the middle of awards season, and no, we're not talking about the Golden Globes, Grammys or Oscars. We are, of course, referring to Car and Truck of the Year awards, Ten Best lists and the like. A brace of trophies had already been handed out at the Detroit Auto Show and here at the Chicago Auto Show, a few ...

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    BMW recalling 2008MY 1- and 3-Series; plus 2009MY X5 and X6 models over safety concerns
    2009-07-15

    A potential fault with the side airbags fitted to 2008 BMW 1- and 3-Series cars has lead to a recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Apparently, possible fitment of the wrong crimp connector can cause the airbag not to properly deploy. In a separate recall, 2009 model year BMW X5 and X6 crossovers are also being called back ...

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