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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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    Report: BMW planning Chinese recall for engine part issue [w/video]
    2014-03-17

    After receiving an unspecified number of complaints in China, BMW has reportedly started a "full investigation" into what may be a defective part in its VANOS engine control system. BMW said via a Chinese blog that it would file a recall application with the the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine in China. BMW has ...

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    Recalls: BMW calls in 50,000 motorbikes over fuel pump leak
    2014-01-07

    If you don't often see motorbikes being recalled, it's probably because there's less to go wrong on a motorcycle. But a problem with the fuel pump on a wide array of BMW Motorrad products has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall for over 50,000 of the Bavarian two-wheelers across America. The issue revolves around ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalling a grand total of three X3s over instrument panel defect
    2013-12-18

    We've seen big recalls and we've seen small ones. Some involve millions of vehicles, and some – like the Infiniti Q50 recall on which we reported just the other day – involve just a couple dozen. But this has to be the smallest recall we've seen yet. "Due to a production process error" in the BMW X3, states the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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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: 134K BMW 5 Series recalled for taillight issue
    2013-09-20

    BMW is voluntarily recalling 134,100 cars due to a faulty ground terminal in the taillight bulb carriers, causing the sudden failure of brake lights, turn signals and reverse lights. The recall covers 2008 through 2010 5 Series models produced between March 1, 2007 and December 31, 2009, and includes everything from the 528i to the mighty, V10-powered M5. ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalls diesel X5 models over fuel filter heater
    2013-08-19

    BMW has announced that it is recalling 1,540 examples of its 2009 and 2010 X5 xDrive35d crossovers produced between June 13, 2009 and November 9, 2009. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the model's fuel filter heater, which warms up the diesel fuel at low outside temperatures, can experience an electrical overload ...

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    Report: NHTSA gives okay for three automakers to skirt tire-related recalls
    2013-07-25

    BMW, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz are all going to avoid small recalls, after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued petitions for "findings of inconsequential noncompliance" to the three manufacturers, according to Tire Business. Basically, the petitions allow the brands to avoid recalls for some very, very minor issues. BMW had tire ...

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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 1 Series ActiveE over bad drivetrain housing
    2013-01-30

    There are always growing pains when automakers introduce new technologies. BMW is learning this with the electric powetrain used on the 2011 BMW ActiveE. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about half of the all-electric 1 Series coupes currently in the hands of the public are being recalled for a potential problem that could ...

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    Recalls: 2009-2012 X5 xDrive35d recalled for problematic pulley
    2012-12-08

    There is nothing to hate about the gobs of torque available in the diesel-powered BMW X5 xDrive35d, but the fact that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall for broken idler pulley bolts might be a bad example of the engine's strength. In addition to the recall, InsideLine is also reporting that BMW has issued stop-sale ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalling 7 Series over inadvertently opening doors
    2012-10-29

    There are 7,485 BMW 7 Series sedans involved in a recall over a software glitch that can cause the sedan's doors to open unintentionally "due to road or driving conditions or occupant contact with the door." The issue was discovered in Japan in 2007, covering cars from the 2005 to 2007 model years, and it led to a recall there that same year. Just after ...

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    BMW recalling 2013 M5, M6 models over potential catastrophic engine failures
    2012-10-05

    Catastrophic engine failure... not exactly what you want to hear no matter what you're driving, but especially so when you've just purchased a brand-new 2013 BMW M5 or M6. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "a manufacturing process error" could cause the oil pump's driveshaft to separate from its rotor, leading "to a sudden ...

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    Report: BMW issues stop sale on M5 and M6 models over faulty oil pump
    2012-09-21

    According to the M-obsessed boys and girls at M5Post.com, BMW has issued an immediate stop sale on new M5 and M6 (both coupe and convertible) models. The problem stems from the engine oil pump; if the pump doesn't supply the correct amount of oil to the engine's moving parts, "severe engine damage" is the likely result. That's not good at all. BMW is ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalls X5, X6 over leaking power steering fluid
    2012-06-22

    Due to a potential manufacturing glitch, 2,642 examples of the 2012 and 2013 BMW X5 and 2013 BMW X6 are being recalled. The steering gear surface on said models might have been improperly machined, which could cause power steering fluid to leak onto the hot exhaust and cause a fire in the engine compartment. BMW will begin notifying owners in July, at ...

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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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    Recalls: BMW, Rolls-Royce issue recall over smoldering circuit boards
    2012-04-17

    Drivers of 2010-2011 Rolls Royce Ghost models and several BMW models with turbocharged engines need to get their vehicles to their dealers. The cars are being recalled for a potentially hazardous defect that could turn their high-end autos into smoldering hunks of less luxurious melted plastic and steel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

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    Report: NHTSA: BMW 7 Series gearshift issue has resulted in 16 crashes, 5 injuries
    2012-04-16

    You had to figure that this might happen when BMW decided to reinvent the gearshift lever for the 2002 7 Series. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating the 2002-2008 7 Series since last fall, and has now "upgraded the probe to an engineering analysis," according to an Associated Press report in The Detroit News. The Feds ...

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    Official: BMW recalling 1.3 million 5 and 6 Series models worldwide
    2012-03-26

    BMW has announced it is recalling a whopping 1.3 million 5 Series and 6 Series vehicles from the 2003 to 2010 model years. Of those, Reuters notes that some 368,000 examples were sold in the U.S. – most of them sedans like the one above. It doesn't sound like too difficult of a problem to fix, but the automaker says the cars' battery cable covers ...

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