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Roger700 Reliable, well built and worth the premium November 28, 2018 28i
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My experience in 4 years of driving my 2011 car up to 75000km from new was near flawless. Nothing went wrong, spent a total of zero on maintenance (scheduled services were free from BMW) and was great on tire and brake wear. A fuel tank sensor was changed as part of a recall. The interior although a bit austere in black, stood up well to use. Passenger and trunk space is great. Overall very highly recommended.
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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
2020-462
Recall date
2020-09-30
System affected
Visual System
Model year(s) affected
2021
Manufacturer Recall Number:
61 85 20RC
Units Affected:
12
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, a small part of the rearview camera image could be blocked. Canadian regulations require the full rearview image to display while the transmission is in reverse gear. Safety Risk: A rearview camera image that is not fully displayed could reduce a driver's ability to see behind the vehicle while backing up. This could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: None of the affected vehicles have been sold to retail customers. BMW will instruct dealers to inspect, and if necessary, update the rearview camera software.
Recall number
2020-385
Recall date
2020-08-18
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2020 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
2020-116
Recall date
2020-03-19
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
72 82 29RC
Units Affected:
573
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, there may be a problem with the front seat belt buckle sensors. This could cause the seat belt warnings to turn on, even if the front seat belts are buckled. If the driver ignores these warnings, the seat belt pretensioner and airbag systems may not function properly. Safety Risk: A seat belt pretensioner or airbag system that does not work properly in a crash could increase the risk of injury. Corrective Actions: BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to check the front seat belt buckles and replace them, if necessary.
Recall number
2020-008
Recall date
2020-01-15
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2008 2009 2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
32 80 20RC / 32 81 20RC
Units Affected:
47
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: This recall is for certain vehicles that had an airbag inflator replaced as a part of an earlier recall campaign. This recall provides a final repair. 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 Actions: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to inspect the driver-front airbag inflator. The driver-front airbag module or inflator will be replaced as necessary. 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
2019-521
Recall date
2019-10-16
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
7
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, the steering pinion gear was manufactured incorrectly. As a result, the gear could break and cause a loss of steering. Safety Risk: A loss of steering could create the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: BMW will replace the steering gear on all affected vehicles prior to sale.
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
2019-470
Recall date
2019-09-25
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
71
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain xDrive models, the front axle swivel bearing(s) (steering knuckles) may break due to a manufacturing defect. This could affect handling and cause reduced steering control. Safety Risk: A sudden change in handling and reduced steering control could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: None of the affected vehicles have been sold to retail customers. BMW will instruct dealers to replace the front axle swivel bearing(s) before the vehicles are sold.
Recall number
2019-373
Recall date
2019-07-31
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
G01
Units Affected:
1
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On one vehicle, the front passenger seatback frame may not have been properly welded. This could cause the seatback to fail if it is loaded heavily (like in a crash). Safety Risk: A seatback that fails in a crash could create an increased risk of injury. Corrective Actions: The company will notify the owner by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to replace the front passenger seat structure.
Recall number
2019-177
Recall date
2019-04-11
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
2
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, the instrument trim panel could cause the passenger-front airbag not to deploy properly in a crash. Safety Risk: A passenger-front airbag that does not work properly could cause increased injuries in a crash. Corrective Actions: BMW dealers will replace the instrument trim panel prior to vehicle sale.
Recall number
2018-587
Recall date
2018-10-26
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2015 2016 2017
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
2019
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
2018-366
Recall date
2018-07-06
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
779
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, a problem with the rear brake system may cause gas bubbles to form in the brake fluid. This could cause a soft brake pedal feel and a reduction in brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will bleed the rear brakes.
Recall number
2018-340
Recall date
2018-06-22
System affected
Lights And Instruments
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
2
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Certain vehicles may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CVMSS) 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. The rear turn signal lamps on the tailgate of the vehicle may flash in amber, while the outboard rear turn signal lamps flash red, which is contrary to the requirements of the standard. This could result in following road users being confused by the turn signal lamps simultaneously flashing red and amber, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the rear turn signal lamps and replace them if necessary.
Recall number
2018-297
Recall date
2018-06-07
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
25
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with the "Active Lane Keeping Assistant" option, sensors in the steering wheel may not adequately detect if a driver has their hands off the wheel. As a result, the vehicle may not provide proper warnings to the driver. This could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the steering wheel, and replace as necessary.
Recall number
2018-117
Recall date
2018-03-07
System affected
Structure
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
G01
Units Affected:
4,189
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the rear spoiler may not have been properly attached during assembly. This could allow the rear spoiler to detach from the vehicle while moving and become a hazard for other road users, which could increase the risk of injury and/or damage property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the rear spoiler for any missing fasteners and install new ones as necessary.
Recall number
2018-048
Recall date
2018-01-24
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
1
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the backrest adjustment mechanism (recliner) of the front seats may not have been welded correctly during the manufacturing process. As a result, the welds could crack and lead to a failure of the latch mechanism. This could cause the seats to fold forward or rearward in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupants. Correction: Dealers will replace the backrest frame of the front seats.
Recall number
2017-561
Recall date
2017-11-15
System affected
Lights And Instruments
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
683
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Certain vehicles may not comply with Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 101 – Location and Identification of Controls and Displays. Due to a software error, the instrument cluster may not turn on when the vehicle is started. This could disable various control telltales and warning symbols, thereby failing to meet the requirements of the standard. This could also result in the driver not being aware of malfunctions, which could affect vehicle performance and increase the risk of injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will update the vehicle software.
Recall number
2017-471
Recall date
2017-09-28
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
12,894
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
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: Dealers will replace the occupant detection mat.
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
2017-388
Recall date
2017-08-09
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
886
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the housing of the driver's frontal airbag inflator may have been incorrectly welded during manufacturing and could separate from the base plate during an airbag deployment. If the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, metal fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants, which could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the driver's frontal airbag. Note: This is an expansion of recall 2016-461. Additional Note: For 6-Series vehicles, only 2012-2013 model year M6 Cabriolet's and 2013 model year M6 Coupe's are involved in this campaign.
Recall number
2016-579
Recall date
2016-11-17
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
25
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) control unit may be missing a weld holding a contact pin due to a manufacturing error. A missing weld could lead to a gradual increase in pin contact resistance, which could result in a fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Also, a loss of power steering assist could increase steering effort and increase the risk of a crash resulting in injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the EPS control unit.
Recall number
2016-461
Recall date
2016-09-21
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
395
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the housing of the driver's frontal airbag inflator may have been incorrectly welded during manufacturing and could separate from the base plate during an airbag deployment. If the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, metal fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants, which could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the driver's frontal airbag.
Recall number
2016-242
Recall date
2016-05-20
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
30,023
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the lower anchor bars that are used for installing child seats using the European-ISOFIX-type rigid-style connector may become damaged during vehicle operation. If the lower anchorage bar(s) were to become damaged, this would increase the risk of injury to a child seated in a child seat using this style of connector if involved in a crash. Correction: Dealers will weld a reinforcing bracket to the lower anchor bars and the vehicle body. Note: Child restraint systems using LATCH-type flexible style connectors, which reflect the vast majority of child restraint systems used in Canada, do not cause this issue.
Recall number
2016-142
Recall date
2016-03-31
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2007 2008 2009 2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
104,151
Notification Type:
Recalls Audit
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. Correction: Dealers will replace the front driver air bag inflator or air bag module, depending on the vehicle model.
Recall number
2014-459
Recall date
2014-10-16
System affected
Visual System
Model year(s) affected
2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
2
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Certain vehicles do not comply with the requirements of CMVSS 111 - Rearview Mirrors. Affected vehicles were produced with a driver's side exterior rearview mirror designed for the non-Canadian market, which would cause objects seen in the mirror to appear farther than they actually are. This could increase the risk of a crash during a lane change, which could cause injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will replace the driver's side exterior rearview mirror.
Recall number
2014-435
Recall date
2014-10-03
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2013 2014
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
2013-405
Recall date
2013-11-14
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2011 2014
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
2
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, a manufacturing defect in the dashboard could result in improper deployment of the passenger front airbag in a crash. This could increase the risk of injury to the front passenger. Correction: Dealers will replace the dashboard.
Recall number
2013-330
Recall date
2013-09-27
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2013 2014
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
2013-238
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
2012-129
Recall date
2012-04-12
System affected
Label
Model year(s) affected
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
67,771
Notification Type:
Inconsequential
Certain vehicles fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Specifically, the compliance label does not indicate the wheel rim size, as required by the Standard. Correction: Due to the inconsequential nature of this non-compliance, no action will be taken.
Recall number
2011-242
Recall date
2011-06-29
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
9
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the control module for the Electric Power Steering (EPS) unit may not function properly and could switch off while driving. This would cause a loss of steering power assist, which may result in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the Electric Power Steering unit.
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
2004-053
Recall date
2004-02-10
System affected
Label
Model year(s) affected
2004
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
233
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
On certain vehicles, the compliance label does not meet the requirements of CMVSS 120. The Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the front axle is missing and the GAWR for the rear axle is incorrect. Correction: Dealer will install new correct labels.
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