BMW recalls M5 and M6 for driveshaft failures

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The Basics: BMW is recalling 956 examples of the 2015 M5 sedans and M6 coupes, M6 convertibles, and M6 Gran Coupe sedans. The affected M5 sedans were manufactured from September 4, 2014 through December 4, 2014. Affected M6 coupes were built from September 3 through December 3, 2014, M6 convertibles were manufactured from September 8 through December 4, and M6 Gran Coupe sedans were built from September 3 through December 4, 2014.

The Problem: According to the official NHTSA bulletin, inadequate welding during manufacturing on the affected vehicles' driveshaft could fracture and fail, causing loss of power to the rear wheels. In addition to the loss of power, NHTSA also claims the affected vehicles could roll when the vehicles are turned off and exited without applying the parking brake.

Injuries/Deaths: There are no reported injuries or deaths.

The Fix: BMW dealers will inspect and replace driveshafts on affected vehicles.

If you own one: BMW is reaching out to owners to set up a service appointment, with the recall expected to commence on September 6.

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