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WetCoastMagus Best most reliable car I have ever owned January 19, 2020 535i xDrive All options
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I bought this car new in April 2009. It had 6 km on the odometer when I picked it up at the dealer. It has the upgraded stereo, the tech package including heads up display, voice control etc., executive package, comfort package It was amazing tech for 2009, even now it holds up against new cars. Even now the keyless entry is better than what I have seen on all non-bmw cars. I love the way the ambient lighting works and while I used to think a heads up display was a feature, now I would not own a car without it. There is a lot of other tech that used to stand out but over time have just become how a car should be so while I don't notice it on my car, I notice it missing on other cars when I drive them. The performance has always been great, when the twin turbos kick in it puts a smile on your face. The handling has always been top notch and it goes around corners like it was on rails. This has lead to issues when I drive rental cars as I tend to go faster around corners than they are typically built for. It has been an extremely reliable car. Other than tires, brake pads, one battery, and oil changes I have never done anything to this car. The all wheel drive handles amazing even under winter conditions. I originally didn't like the way the signal lights work, but after about an hour they make total sense. I do have one complaint, the cup holders are unnecessarily complicated they way they pop out of the dash. They have never caused a problem, but seem odd. It can get very good gas mileage if you drive like an old lady. I have done that just to see and I can get to about 9l/100km. The car is way to fun to drive to keep that up so over the 10 years I have owned it I average 12.6l/100 km.
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Recall Information

Recall number
Recall date
System affected
Model year(s) affected
Recall number
2021-078
Recall date
2021-02-18
System affected
Visual System
Model year(s) affected
2020 2021
Manufacturer Recall Number:
66 80 21RC
Units Affected:
2,263
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, a software problem could cause the rearview camera image not to appear correctly in the central display. Canadian regulations require the rearview image to display when the transmission is shifted into reverse gear. Safety Risk: A rearview camera image that does not display correctly could reduce a driver's ability to see behind the vehicle while backing up. This could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to update the rearview camera software, if necessary.
Recall number
2020-464
Recall date
2020-09-30
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2020 2021
Manufacturer Recall Number:
61 87 20RC / M61 86 20RC
Units Affected:
194
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain plug-In hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), debris may have entered the high-voltage battery during production. As a result, the battery could short circuit. Safety Risk: A short circuit in the battery could create a fire risk. Corrective Actions: BMW will notify owners by mail. The corrective actions for this recall are under development. BMW recommends that you should not charge your vehicle and that you should not drive the vehicle in manual mode, sport mode or use the shift paddles until the recall repairs have been completed. BMW also recommends that you should drain the high-voltage battery via iDrive, by setting/leaving the charging state at 30%, until the recall repairs have been completed.
Recall number
2020-385
Recall date
2020-08-18
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2021
Manufacturer Recall Number:
61 82 20RC & M61 83 20RC
Units Affected:
84
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), weld beads may not have been removed from the high voltage battery during assembly. As a result, during the initial charge to at least 80% of capacity, the weld beads could cause a short circuit between the battery cells. Safety Risk: A short circuit could create the risk of a fire. Corrective Actions: BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect the high voltage battery. The battery modules will be replaced, if necessary. Note: Only one of the affected vehicles was sold to a retail customer. Dealers will inspect and repair all other vehicles before they are sold.
Recall number
2020-187
Recall date
2020-04-29
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2017
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
29
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain cars, there may be a problem with the side curtain airbag inflators. This could cause the airbags to inflate with more force than normal in a crash. It could also cause the airbag inflator to separate. If this happens, pieces could be propelled toward the occupants. Safety Risk: An airbag that does not work properly could create an increased risk of injury in a crash. Corrective Actions: To reduce the safety risk, BMW recommends that you should not carry any passengers in your car until the recall repairs are completed. BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your car to a dealer to replace the left and/or right head curtain airbags, as necessary.
Recall number
2019-626
Recall date
2019-12-12
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2019 2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
12 88 19RC
Units Affected:
243
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain M5 and M8 models, the transmission wiring harness could become damaged and lead to a short circuit. As a result, the vehicle could suddenly shift to neutral while driving. Safety Risk: A sudden of loss power to the wheels could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect the transmission wiring harness for damage and replace it if necessary. Additionally, the wiring harness will be rerouted and attached with different fasteners.
Recall number
2019-480
Recall date
2019-10-01
System affected
Visual System
Model year(s) affected
2018 2019 2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
66 82 19RC
Units Affected:
14,323
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, the rearview camera does not return to the default settings when it turns on. This could make the rearview image difficult to see if a driver had previously adjusted the camera display brightness at or near the lowest setting, and contrast at or near the highest setting. Canadian regulations require that the rearview display returns to the default view each time the camera is turned on. Safety Risk: Reduced rear visibility could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the rearview camera. Drivers are recommended not to adjust the display brightness at or near the lowest setting, and contrast at or near the highest setting, until this recall is completed.
Recall number
2019-276
Recall date
2019-06-07
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
F48
Units Affected:
3,041
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Issue: A problem with the driver’s seat belt could cause it not to lock-up as designed during braking or in a crash. Safety Risk: A seat belt that does not lock properly in a crash could cause an increased risk of injury. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to replace the driver’s seat belt assembly.
Recall number
2019-170
Recall date
2019-04-05
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2006
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
15,466
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles equipped with an N52 6-cylinder engine, a manufacturing problem could cause the PCV valve heater to overheat. Safety Risk: An overheated engine PCV valve heater could create the risk of a fire. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the PCV valve heater.
Recall number
2019-020
Recall date
2019-01-15
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2001 2002 2003
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
10,135
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: Some vehicles may contain a replacement sport steering wheel with a Takata driver-front air bag module. Certain conditions, including long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury. Corrective Action: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have an inspection performed. If a Takata airbag inflator is found, then the driver-front airbag module will be replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected.
Recall number
2018-587
Recall date
2018-10-26
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2013 2014 2015 2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
10,368
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the cooler for Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module may develop an internal leak and coolant could mix with diesel engine soot/sediment. In rare circumstances, this condition could result in smouldering particles and lead to the melting of the intake manifold, increasing the risk of a fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the EGR cooler, and if necessary, replace it. If it is determined that the EGR cooler has leaked internally, the intake manifold will also be replaced. The EGR pipe connecting the cooler to the manifold will be cleaned. Note: An operator may be alerted to this condition by one or more of the following symptoms: A warning symbol in the instrument cluster displaying a loss of engine coolant, a reduction in engine power, an unpleasant odour (exhaust gas), an unusual noise from the engine compartment, and/or smoke from the engine compartment.
Recall number
2018-497
Recall date
2018-09-13
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
1,313
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, a crankshaft sensor error may cause the engine to stall. This would result in a loss of motive power, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor. Note: This condition would result in the illumination of the check engine warning lamp and an “engine malfunction” message appearing in the instrument cluster. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2018-373.
Recall number
2018-380
Recall date
2018-07-17
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
F90
Units Affected:
289
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain BMW M5 models, the fuel level sensor may contact an in-tank fuel line, causing the fuel gauge to display an incorrect fuel level. This may create a situation where the vehicle could run out of fuel while the gauge still displays that there is fuel remaining. As a result, the engine could stall without warning and increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will secure the fuel line so that it does not contact the fuel level sensor.
Recall number
2018-373
Recall date
2018-07-12
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
22
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with a diesel engine, a crankshaft sensor error may cause the engine to stall. This would result in a loss of motive power, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor. Note: This condition would result in the illumination of the check engine warning lamp and an “engine malfunction” message appearing in the instrument cluster.
Recall number
2018-264
Recall date
2018-05-16
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
120
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain BMW M5 models, an error in the engine control unit software may cause the fuel pump to stop working. This could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will update the engine control unit software.
Recall number
2018-195
Recall date
2018-04-19
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
3,739
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the auxiliary water pump (which cools the turbocharger after the engine is turned OFF) can overheat and fail. This could result in a vehicle fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump. Note: Owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors until the remedy is applied. Additional note: This is an expansion of recalls 2011-376 and 2012-008.
Recall number
2017-470
Recall date
2017-09-28
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
79,616
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles equipped with the N52 6-cylinder engine, an electrical short could occur in the PCV valve heater due to manufacturing irregularities. If this occurs, the surrounding plastics could overheat, melt and potentially cause a fire, which could increase the risk of injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the PCV valve heater.
Recall number
2017-287
Recall date
2017-05-31
System affected
Lights And Instruments
Model year(s) affected
2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
F10
Units Affected:
468
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Certain vehicles may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. The rear reflex reflectors fail to conform to the requirements of the standard. This could reduce vehicle conspicuity which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will replace the rear reflectors.
Recall number
2017-242
Recall date
2017-05-03
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
869
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the rivet connections for the constant velocity (CV) joint of the rear driveshaft may have insufficient durability. Over time, this could cause the CV joint to break, resulting in a loss of propulsion which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will replace the CV joint. Note: This recall supersedes recall 2017-049
Recall number
2017-049
Recall date
2017-02-03
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
869
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the rivet connections for the constant velocity (CV) joint of the rear driveshaft may have insufficient durability. Over time, this could cause the CV joint to break, resulting in a loss of propulsion which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will check the production date of the CV joint and, if necessary, replace the CV joint.
Recall number
2017-034
Recall date
2017-01-20
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2001 2002
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
15,415
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles that had the driver's side frontal airbag replaced in the past, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver's side frontal airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. As a result, if the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants, and the airbag assembly could be damaged, preventing proper function. These issues could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect the driver's side frontal airbag module, and will replace it, if necessary. Note: Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk, and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected.
Recall number
2016-632
Recall date
2016-12-15
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
485
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain vehicles may have been equipped with airbag inflators that do not meet specifications. This could cause affected airbags to fail to deploy properly in the event of a crash, which could increase the risk of injury to the occupants. Correction: Dealers will replace affected airbag modules. Note: Depending on the vehicle in question, the front passenger, knee, side or curtain airbag modules may be affected.
Recall number
2016-566
Recall date
2016-11-15
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
6
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, a Sensor Cluster Unit (SCU) having incorrect programming may have been installed in error by dealers during servicing. As the SCU helps determine if the driver and/or passenger airbags, seat belt pretensioners and active head restraints should be deployed during a crash, incorrect programming could result in an inadequate activation of one or more of these restraint systems in a crash. This could increase the risk of injury to occupants. Correction: Dealers will replace the SCU. Note: In the interim, owners are advised to stop operating their vehicle until the defect has been repaired.
Recall number
2016-505
Recall date
2016-10-13
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
16,663
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the wires going to the in-tank fuel pump may not have been crimped correctly. An incorrect crimp could increase the resistance of the circuit which could cause the contact pin to heat and melt the surrounding plastic. This could potentially cause the fuel pump to stop working causing the vehicle to stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Also, in a very rare case, a fuel leak combined with an external ignition source, could increase the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module.
Recall number
2016-364
Recall date
2016-07-15
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
46
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain M5 and M6 series vehicles, the rear driveshaft may have been inadequately welded during manufacturing. Over time, this could result in the driveshaft potentially fracturing, which would result in a loss of propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will inspect the driveshaft and, if necessary, replace it.
Recall number
2015-517
Recall date
2015-10-30
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
301
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Certain vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 210.2 - Lower Universal Anchorage Systems for Restraint Systems and Booster Cushions. The inboard child restraint fixture anchor on the left rear seat may have been bent downwards during vehicle assembly. This could result in a child restraint system not fully engaging both lower anchors, contrary to the requirements of the standard. In the event of a crash, if a child seat is not properly secured, it could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect the inboard lower anchor on the left rear seat, and if necessary, repair.
Recall number
2015-343
Recall date
2015-07-30
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2012 2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
2,966
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain vehicles, which were parked at the port of entry in Halifax during the ice storms in February 2015, may have been exposed to excessive standing water and salt for an extended period due to this isolated environmental incident. Certain MINI models could have corrosion at the starter motor power supply cable connectors, which could lead to the inability to restart the engine following an engine shutdown by the start-stop (MSA) system, increasing the risk of crash causing injury in a traffic situation. On certain BMW models, the lubrication of some internal components within the steering rack may have been exposed to excessive water or salt which could result in higher than normal steering effort or steering binding, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. In addition, electrical wires and/or connectors in all affected vehicles may have been exposed to water or salt, which could lead to increased electrical system resistance, and increase the risk of fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Owners should contact their selling Retailer regarding this recall. Affected vehicles will be inspected. Some vehicles will be taken out of service immediately and owners will be provided with temporary transportation until a new replacement vehicle is available. All other vehicles are cleared of this safety concern and may continue to be driven until a new replacement vehicle is available. Due to potential concerns about long term vehicle quality, all affected vehicles will ultimately be removed from service.
Recall number
2015-230
Recall date
2015-05-27
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2002 2003
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
30,668
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the driver frontal airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment. Increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, which could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury. This could also damage the airbag module, which could prevent proper deployment. Failure of the airbag to fully deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant. Note: This recall supersedes special service campaign 2014-587. Correction: Dealers will replace the airbag module.
Recall number
2014-435
Recall date
2014-10-03
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
1,279
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles, a defect in manufacturing could result in a loss of oil supply to the vacuum pump. If this were to occur, the vacuum pump could fail, causing a loss of power assist to the braking system. This could cause increased stopping distances, possibly resulting in a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will install a camshaft seal disk locking ring. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2013-330.
Recall number
2014-170
Recall date
2014-05-13
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
21,811
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, housing bolts for the variable camshaft timing system could break, allowing camshaft timing to deviate. If this occurs, the engine would revert to "limp home mode", limiting available engine power. In rare instances the engine could stall, increasing the risk of a collision causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace housing bolts that break and perform associated repairs for 10 years/unlimited mileage from the vehicle's in-service date. Note: This applies only to vehicles not covered by recall 2014-127.
Recall number
2014-127
Recall date
2014-04-10
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011 2012
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
20,022
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, housing bolts for the variable camshaft timing system could break, allowing camshaft timing to deviate. If this occurs, the engine would revert to "limp home mode", limiting available engine power. This could increase the risk of a collision causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace affected bolts.
Recall number
2013-330
Recall date
2013-09-27
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
9,406
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles, a defect in manufacturing could result in a loss of oil supply to the vacuum pump. If this were to occur, the vacuum pump could fail, causing a loss of power assist to the braking system. This could cause increased stopping distances, possibly resulting in a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will install a camshaft seal disk locking ring.
Recall number
2013-310
Recall date
2013-09-18
System affected
Lights And Instruments
Model year(s) affected
2008 2009 2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
5,783
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain vehicles may experience the loss of one or more rear lamp functions (tail, brake, turn and reverse). Failure of any rear lamp function may result in the following road users being unaware of the driver's intentions, as well as reducing vehicle conspicuity during hours of darkness, which could increase the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace rear bulb carriers with an updated design.
Recall number
2013-238
Recall date
2013-07-05
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2006 2007
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
15,294
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles, the front passenger seat occupant detection mat can fatigue over time. As a result, the passenger airbag could deactivate, illuminating the airbag warning lamp and the passenger airbag ON/OFF lamp. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Vehicles will receive special extended warranty coverage of 10 years from first registration. Under this special coverage program, vehicles which experience this condition will have the occupant detection mat replaced.
Recall number
2012-323
Recall date
2012-09-27
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
78
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
One certain M5, M6 cabriolet and M6 coupe, the oil pump drive shaft could separate from the oil pump rotor. This could lead to a sudden loss of oil pressure causing severe engine damage, and the possibility of complete engine failure while driving. Loss of vehicle propulsion, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the engine oil pump.
Recall number
2012-109
Recall date
2012-03-23
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
16,748
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the insulated bulkhead connector (used to join the two halves of the positive battery cable) may have been incorrectly installed during vehicle assembly. Over time, the bolt connection could loosen, which would increase electrical resistance. In addition, an incorrectly insulated bulkhead connector could allow humidity to accumulate at this location, causing current leakage. These issues could cause the cable connection to overheat, which could result in a vehicle fire causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, as necessary, secure the insulated bulkhead connector. In addition, protective grease will be added to the area and the plastic battery positive terminal cover will be replaced.
Recall number
2011-376
Recall date
2011-10-21
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
3,143
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the auxiliary water pump (which cools the turbocharger after the engine is turned OFF) can overheat and fail. This could result in a vehicle fire causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump. Note: Owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors until the remedy is applied.
Recall number
2010-328
Recall date
2010-10-01
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
8,167
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, a check valve in the brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil. Over time, this could result in contamination of the brake booster. Loss of brake power assist could occur which, in conjunction with traffic, road conditions, and driver's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the brake booster and master cylinder. Additionally, the brake vacuum line (including the check valve) will be replaced to eliminate the possibility of oil reaching the brake booster.
Recall number
2010-238
Recall date
2010-07-22
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
456
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the sender unit within the fuel tank could become stuck, causing the fuel gauge to display a greater quantity of fuel than that which is actually remaining in the tank. As a result, if the tank were to become empty, engine stalling could occur which, in conjunction with traffic, road conditions, and driver's reactions, could increases the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel level sender with a revised version.
Recall number
2010-031
Recall date
2010-02-03
System affected
Label
Model year(s) affected
2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
119
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Certain vehicles are equipped with a tire information label that does not conform to the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. It is indicating that the vehicle's seating capacity is five (5) passengers but the actual seating capacity is only for four (4) passengers. However the tire size, tire pressure and vehicles capacity weight on label are correct. Correction: New labels will be applied/provided.
Recall number
2008-307
Recall date
2008-08-26
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2004 2005 2006
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
8,090
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the front passenger seat occupant detection mat can fatigue during field usage depending on the seat configuration, vehicle geometry, manner and frequency of front passenger entry/exit. Over time micro cracks could develop in the side flanks of the mat, which could lead to a break of the conductive path and the system will recognize a failure and with exception of head protection system the front passenger air bag will be deactivated. The airbag On/Off lamp will be illuminated to make the occupants aware of the deactivation. Correction: The occupant detection mat will be granted a warranty extension of 10 years.
Recall number
2007-334
Recall date
2007-10-16
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2006 2007 2008
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
2,148
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain 550I, 650I cabriolet, 650I coupe, and X5 vehicles equipped with a V8 engine, operated in conditions of below-freezing temperatures combined with low humidity, may suffer an electrostatic discharge at the fuel rails. If this were to occur, the engine's Electronic Control Unit (ECU) could be affected such that engine stalling could result. If the engine were to stall, this would result in a loss of power steering. Loss of power steering could lead to a condition in which vehicle handling and control were impaired. Correction: Dealers will install two additional ground cable between the fuel rails and the ground connection of the ignition coils.
Recall number
2006-134
Recall date
2006-06-07
System affected
Suspension
Model year(s) affected
2006
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
912
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the rear shock lower bushings may not have been manufactured to specification (improper vulcanization of the bushing). Depending on vehicle operation and temperature conditions, this could lead to a loosening of the bushing within its housing. Over time, the bushing could continue to loosen and may eventually separate from its housing. Correction: Dealers will replace the rear strut assemblies.
Recall number
2005-327
Recall date
2005-10-26
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2006
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
32
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the guide plate of the automatic transmission's parking lock pawl subsystem may fail. This could cause the parking lock pawl not to engage, after placing the transmission in the PARK position. If the vehicle was parked on an incline of sufficient grade, and the parking brake was not engaged, the vehicle could roll away. Correction: Dealers will replace the guide plate.
Recall number
2004-424
Recall date
2004-12-03
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2004
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
1,331
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with heated seats, excessive contact with the seat backrest side bolster upon entering and exiting the vehicle may damage the heating mat located in this area. If this happened, the seated occupant may experience excessive heat in this location. The heating mat could damage, or melt a small hole in the lower portion of the backrest's outboard side bolster. If this were to occur, an electrical/melting smell or small amount of smoke would be noticeable. In some cases, the small hole in the backrest's side bolster could damage the seated occupant's clothing. In rare instances, this could lead to a minor or superficial skin injury. Correction: Dealers will modify the seat heating circuit for the front seat backrests.
Recall number
2004-246
Recall date
2004-07-15
System affected
Other
Model year(s) affected
2004
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
355
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the digital engine management control unit was not produced according to specifications. As a result, engine stalling will occur after a short period of operation. The vehicle may not be able to be restarted. Also, a loss of power steering and, after repeated actuation of the brake pedal, a loss of brake power assistance will occur. If stalling were to occur, the driver would be unable to maintain vehicle speed or accelerate. Steering and braking, while possible, would be difficult. Depending on traffic conditions and the driver's reactions, this could lead to a crash. Correction: Dealers will replace the digital engine management control unit.
Recall number
2004-196
Recall date
2004-06-11
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2004
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
1,005
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with an 8-cylinder engine, the circular retention clip at the quick-release coupling along the fuel supply line was inadvertently omitted. As a result, it is possible that in a severe frontal crash, the quick-release coupling could separate. If this happens, a small amount of fuel could leak and potentially ignite. Correction: Dealers will install a circular retention clip.
Recall number
2003-259
Recall date
2003-10-24
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2001
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
1,135
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, a microprocessor in the airbag control module could cause one or more airbag(s) to deploy when placing the key in the ignition ON position, or when starting the vehicle. In this case, unexpected deployment of the airbag(s) could cause serious injury if an occupant is too close to the deploying airbag(s). In addition, the Battery Safety Terminal (BST) may also be activated. It this happens, the starter cable would become disconnected from the battery, and the engine could not be restarted. Correction: Dealer will replace the airbag control module.
Recall number
2002-049
Recall date
2002-03-18
System affected
Structure
Model year(s) affected
2002
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC2002-049
Units Affected:
284
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain 325I, 330I, 525I and 530I vehicles during the strut mount manufacturing process, the thrust bearing was not properly positioned and secured. If the suspension is fully unloaded, the front strut could separate from the upper mount. This could affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will replace both front spring strut upper mounts.
Recall number
2001-301
Recall date
2002-01-15
System affected
Tires
Model year(s) affected
2000 2001
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC2001-301
Units Affected:
208
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain 740ILA, 750IL and M5 vehicles equipped with 18-inch tires. (18-inch tires are standard equipment on the M5 and optional equipment on the 7-series models). The machine used to mount and inflate the tires on the wheels at the assembly plant may have damaged the sidewall of one or more tires. The damaged area could weaken to the point where a sudden loss of air from the tire could occur. Handling and control would be drastically affected increasing the risk of a crash. Correction: dealers will inspect the tires and if damage from the mounting machine is found, the tire will be replaced.
Recall number
2001-271
Recall date
2001-11-14
System affected
Tires
Model year(s) affected
2002
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC2001-271
Units Affected:
105
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain passenger vehicles built with standard (non-sport) suspension and equipped with continental ContTuringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires in the size 225/65R16 95H, having dotted codes 4001, 4101, or 4201. During the tire mounting process, the outer sidewall surface may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash. Correction: dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced.
Recall number
2000-065
Recall date
2000-03-09
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2000
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
1,132
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain 323I, 328I, 528I, 528IT, 540I, 540IT, 740I, 740IL, 750IL and M5 vehicles, the brake light switch capacitor housing may be cracked and in high humidity conditions the capacitor and switch housing could become overheated and deformed. As a result, a short circuit or an open circuit could occur in the switch. This could cause the switch to remain either in the "brake lamps off" position or the "brake lamps on" position. If the switch remains in the "off" position, the brake lamps will be rendered inoperative. Conversely, if the switch remains in the "on" position, the brake lamps will be continuously illuminated when the ignition switch is in the "on" position. Correction: Brake lamp switch will be replaced with an improved switch.
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